Pregnant Women and Infants
Restrictions for Pregnant Women and Infants
Cruise lines requesting a physician's letter (faxed in advance or hand delivered at time of check-in) will require this letter to state that woman and baby are in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the expected date of the child's birth.
Carnival Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Prohibited to sail if she will enter the 24th week of pregnancy before or at any time during the cruise. A pregnant woman who will not be entering her 24th week of pregnancy before or any time during the cruise, must submit, prior to departure, Carnival's Attending Physician Pregnancy Certification Form. This form must be filled out by the guest's attending physician certifying that her gestational status is in accordance with this policy, and that the expecting mother is fit to sail.
Infants: Minimum age for sailing is 12 months for trans-Atlantic, Hawaii and South American cruises and 6 months for all other cruises.
Disney Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Women who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date, or who will enter their 24th week of pregnancy during their cruise will be refused passage due to safety concerns. Neither a physician’s medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted.
Infants: Minimum age is 6 months on most itineraries. The minimum age for Transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is 1 year.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Royal Caribbean International cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy at any point before or during the cruise or cruise tour.
Infants: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Hawaii, select South American cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour.