Taking a baby or toddler on a cruise ship? Sounds like a recipe for disaster? Or actually not. We took the plunge and took our 14 month old on a cruise (our third, her first) and we had the most fantastic time, here's why:
1. Travel Made Easy - dropped off at the Southampton terminal and on board within 30 minutes. We arrived with our pushchair loaded with nappies, wet wipes and baby milk. No bag limit and no restrictions on liquids. Suddenly travel got so much simpler.
9. Pool/Spa/Gym - OK so this is more for the adults. I left my husband to babysit one afternoon while I enjoyed a deep tissue massage and a swim in the heated outdoor pool (with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains). There was a fully equipped gym on board and free exercise classes.
10. Price - Many cruises sadly charge full adult prices for a baby or toddler. But when we booked P&O's new ship Britannia, it cost us under £100 to take our baby. That is pretty reasonable when that includes all her food and travel for the week.