Quick guide to go travel on cruise ship pregnant

Blog
January 01, 2018

Enjoying motherhood is a unique opportunity in a woman’s life, and there are plenty of options to have fun moderately and engage in leisure activities without losing the venturesome spirit.

 

Traveling on a cruise as a pregnant woman, for example, may be a fresh, laid-back and different option. In one single place you find peace, tranquility and tons of fun.

 

But be careful! If you are planning a cruise trip from Miami and you are expecting a baby, then you should inform yourself about the basic requirements and pregnancy-related specific tips to prepare for your journey.

 

Bear in mind that the best and only moment to travel being pregnant is during the middle three months of your pregnancy anytime between the 18-24 weeks.

 

Requirements and travel advice for pregnant women going on a cruise

You are pregnant and planning on going overseas? First things first, you should get in touch with your travel agency or check directly the cruise line’s website you would like to travel with and inquire about the rules and guidelines in place for your case.

  • The first and most important requirement to travel on a cruise liner being pregnant is not to have over 24 weeks of pregnancy. It’s expressly forbidden by most companies in the industry.
  • Before making up your mind, you should read up on the policies established by the cruise line you would like to travel with.
  • Cruise lines deem a medical certificate mandatory indicating your expected date of delivery and any health conditions you may have.
  • The best moment to travel being pregnant is during the middle three months of your pregnancy anytime between the 18-24 weeks.
  •  Inform the cruise management of your circumstances in advance.
  • Keeping the aforementioned in mind, choose a cabin accordingly.
  • Inform about your nutritional and diet needs.
  • Make sure the ship has medical and nursery services
  • Take into account that offshore trips may prompt nausea and seasickness. Talk with your doctor to know which treatment would be appropriate.
  • Travel with your medical history, treatments, prescriptions and nutritional supplements at hand.
  • Verify whether your medical insurance includes international health coverage, otherwise it is advisable to acquire a travel insurance just to be on the safe side during your itinerary.

 

Recommended ships to travel when you are pregnant

The recommended vessels for pregnant women are ships in the ascending range of 40,000 tons, which allows for more stability while the ship is in motion.

The first trimester of pregnancy usually comes with general malaise, drowsiness and vomiting. During this period you must take care and avoid any type of activity that could put the baby at risk.

The second trimester, between weeks 18th and 24th of pregnancy, is the best time to organize your dream trip on cruise from Miami.

After the 27th week you should avoid traveling altogether to protect the baby and prevent a premature birth.

 

Most popular cruise lines policies regarding pregnancy

Aware of the importance that preserving the integrity of pregnant women and preventing life risk situations for the baby has, some of the heavyweights in the cruise industry have set restrictive policies on the subject of pregnancy.

 

NORWEGIAN 

It does not accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Any guest who will have entered her 24th week of pregnancy or greater, at any time during the cruise, will be prohibited from sailing.

 

DISNEY CRUISE LINE

Women who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date or who will enter their 24th week of pregnancy during the cruise will be refused passage due to safety concerns.

 

PRINCESS CRUISE

Women entering the 24th week of pregnancy are not allowed to sail.

 

CARNIVAL CRUISE

Women entering the 24th week of pregnancy are not allowed to sail.

 

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

Women entering the 24th week of pregnancy are not allowed to sail.

 

A BabyMoon

A vacation trend among pregnant women that has been gaining popularity these days is the BabyMoon. A Babymoon is a romantic or relaxing holiday taken by parents-to-be before the baby is born giving parents time to unwind and enjoy holistic activities for their wellbeing.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), the second trimester of pregnancy (18th-24th weeks) is the safest to embark on a Babymoon.

If you want to travel on a cruise during your pregnancy, you should know the holistic medicine services the ship you are boarding provides to plan ahead of time and choose those activities that work best for you.

Going on a cruise in Miami when pregnant is possible, there’s nothing holding you back, as long as you make the pertinent provisions for it, mind you.

 

Bon voyage!!!!!

 

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