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Toddlers in pools

Postby Camela » 07 Aug 2017 19:29

DS and DIL have discovered today that our 2 year old grandson won't be allowed in the pool on Navigator wearing a Baby Swim Nappy. Cruise is later this month and they are really annoyed given that they chose RCI having done 3 cruises - pre babies - with them and always thought they were family friendly. I guess it's US regulations but how would they know that when they booked?
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Postby Mungo » 07 Aug 2017 19:48

Oh that's disappointing to now find out. :(

I think only Royal Caribbean ships that have a Splash pool allow toddlers in nappies. Independence does.

I do think cruise lines should offer far more information at the booking stage rather than expecting people to Research every single thing about the ship.

P&O are very reserved in telling you how many child places are available, having to phone up to check.

My little grandson despite only being 11 weeks has 3 cruises booked. :lol: Most cruise lines only allow babies aged 6 months to sail so he'll be 6 months and 2 days on his first ever cruise! My daughter has just bought a little blow up pool that she intends using for him on board! :mrgreen:
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Postby tomvet » 07 Aug 2017 19:58

MSC and Costa had a similar policy but they rarely enforced it. Did I say 'rarely' - I mean never!

We are now beyond that stage of life and don't even have to pack swim nappies any more!
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Postby Camela » 07 Aug 2017 21:28

Rites of passage Tom! We said that it might not be enforced but DIL has been online and found all the negative comments. Oh well, there's nothing they can do now but to go with the positives.
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Postby keith6400 » 10 Aug 2017 17:07

Camela wrote:DS and DIL have discovered today that our 2 year old grandson won't be allowed in the pool on Navigator wearing a Baby Swim Nappy. Cruise is later this month and they are really annoyed given that they chose RCI having done 3 cruises - pre babies - with them and always thought they were family friendly. I guess it's US regulations but how would they know that when they booked?


Some people take their own inflatable pool on board. Used on a quiet deck with a small pool on it you can fill it up from that. Obviously an air pump and a bucket will also be needed. Finally dump the water down the drainage system all ships have for rainwater.

Regarding children and clubs RCI start at 3yrs and P&O 2yrs which is an important difference to some cruisers.

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Re: Toddlers in pools

Postby Camela » 11 Aug 2017 10:28

That's an idea, thanks Keith will pass that on.
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Postby Camela » 11 Aug 2017 10:30

Sorry Mungo, I'd missed that you suggested a blow up pool too.
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