Families with Children
Most cruise lines welcome children to travel on their ships, though infants must be 6 months or older to
travel and pregnant women are subject to some restrictions.
Families booking more than one cabin may be subject to minimum age requirements for kids staying in a
separate cabin. Your Cruising Weddings travel agent can check these requirements for you, once you
have found a cruise you are interested in.
Guests Under 25 Years of Age
All cruise lines require that at least one person in each cabin meets a minimum age requirement. The
lowest minimum age requirement for any cruise line is 18. The information that follows was provided by
the cruise lines at the time of this writing, is subject to change, and should be verified with your Travel
Agent prior to booking.
Disney Cruise Lines requires that all passengers in a cabin are 18 or older or that at least one person in
the cabin is 21 or older:
The following cruise lines require that at least one person in each cabin is 21 or older:
Celebrity, Costa (25 for holiday and peak season sailings), Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises,
The following cruise lines require that all passengers in a cabin are 21 or older or that at least one
person in the cabin is 25 or older:
Carnival and Holland America.
An exception may be made for underage married couples, as long as they are both 18. These couples
may be asked to show proof of their marriage. This exception is based on individual cruise line policy and
should be confirmed by your Cruising Weddings Travel Agent prior to booking.
Your age on the date of sailing is generally considered your age for the length of the cruise.
Consumption of Alcohol
Once you've left port, the minimum age for the consumption of alcohol varies by cruise line.
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Celebrity and Royal Caribbean ships is 21.
However, on cruises departing from European and South American countries, where the legal drinking
age is typically lower than 21, a parent who is sailing with his or her son(s) and/or daughter(s) who is
between the ages of 18 to 20, may sign a waiver allowing the 18 to 20 year old to consume alcoholic
Carnival, Costa, Disney, Holland America, Norwegian and Princess require passengers to be at least 21
to consume any type of alcohol.
Gambling, a popular form of entertainment on cruise ships, also has age restrictions which differ between
cruise lines. Carnival, Holland America and Norwegian require passengers to be 18 or older to play in the
shipboard casinos. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean require passengers to be 18 or older to play in
casinos except for Alaska cruises (passengers must be 21 or older). Cunard and Princess restrict the
casinos to travelers 21 and older. Costa requires those gambling in the casinos to be 25 or older.
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