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Pregnant Women and Infants

Restrictions for Pregnant Women and Infants

Cruise lines requesting a physician's letter (faxed in advance or hand delivered at time of check-in) will require this letter to state that woman and baby are in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the expected date of the child's birth.

American Cruise Lines

Pregnant Women: Permitted to board during any phase of pregnancy. There are no restrictions.

Infants: Minimum age is 1 month old.

Blount Small Ship Adventures

Pregnant Women: Permitted to board during any stage of pregnancy. No restrictions.

Children: Minimum age is 14 years.

Holland America Cruise Line

Pregnant Women: Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. If you are pregnant or sailing with a guest who is pregnant they must provide a physician’s letter stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.
Please fax your letters to our Access & Compliance Department at 800-577-1731.

Infants: Minimum age is 12 months of age for trans-Atlantic sailings or any other itinerary which in the opinion of the Medical Department present a significant risk to infants between 6 and 12 months of age; minimum age is 6 months for all other sailings.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Pregnant Women: Norwegian will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you will not enter the 24th week of pregnancy at any point during the cruise. Please include your cruise details in an email to the Access Desk ( with a medical certificate establishing your due date prior to your cruise.

Infants: Minimum age is 6 months. For sailings with three or more consecutive days at sea, infants must be 12 months old at the time of sailing.


Pregnant Women: Women who are over 6 months pregnant are not authorized to board.

Infants: Minimum age is 3 years. Children under 8 years old are accepted subject to agreement at the time of booking.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Pregnant Women: Royal Caribbean International cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy at any point before or during the cruise or cruise tour.

Infants: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Hawaii, select South American cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour.

Seabourn Cruise Line

Please see Cunard Cruise Line's guidelines.

Silversea Cruise Line

Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of embarkation. A medical certificate establishing fitness is required.

Infants: Minimum age is 6-12 months depending on cruise ship. Parents must notify Silversea of any children 6-12 months and sign a waiver. Silversea does not provide for the care or entertainment of children, and reserves the right to limit all children under 3 years old.

Windstar Cruise Line

Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of disembarkation. A physician's letter must be faxed to Access and Compliance (800-577-1731) for women in any stage of pregnancy.

Infants: Minimum age is 8 years.