Understanding Family Rates For Cruises
Did you know;
Cruise lines third/fourth passenger rates apply to children as well as adults. This rate is always lower than the rate for the first two guests. Some cruise lines offer a special third/fourth cruise fare just for children. But what about for infants and toddlers? Some cruise lines let infants under 2 years sail for free. Children must be under 2 years at the time of sailing (not at the time of booking), and parents must pay the applicable port charges and government fees. Oher cruise lines may offer a discounted rate for children under 2 years.
If your family has 5 or more guests, reserve an inexpensive inside cabin, then reserve an outside stateroom ( with a balcony! ) across the hall. That way the family has two bathrooms, very handy when dealing with lots of kids. Some ships have more options than others for larger families, such as connecting staterooms, or 4 or 5 guests sharing a stateroom. Some ships have designated family suites that can sleep up to five; and suites that sleep up to seven.
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