Forgot to mention, e thing im concern most is food. Do they hav proper meal for young children?
This is a discussion on Cruise within the Travel & Leisure forum, part of the MummySG Lifestyle category; Hi, Im planning to take my 19 months gal on a cruise with me, husband mother in law n sister In law. But im ...
Im planning to take my 19 months gal on a cruise with me, husband mother in law n sister In law. But im not too sure what necessity to bring along. its my first time bringing her on a trip. can anyone give me a checklist?
Forgot to mention, e thing im concern most is food. Do they hav proper meal for young children?
me also bring my boy to cruise at 18-19months that time
ok , Virgo rite? All foods can be eaten ~ buffet style mah
but my boy got upset stomach on day one due to sea-sick i think, end up i panick coz scared not enuf diapers....
1) milk bottles
3) diapers (bring more)
4) baby medicine
5) swimming trunks
6) sweater (very cold)
7) a pair of covered shoes (high-class dining) and a pair of slip on sandals (swimming)
heres some pictures we took~
Last edited by CanCanMum; 18-04-2009 at 04:54 AM.
Thanks cancanmum! what medication did you bring? Need to bring thermo flask for hot water? Nice pics! Does your son enjoy on cruise?
thanks thanks hehehe~
i did not bring , coz i get hot water from the housekeeping pple...
oh i bring those finger foods, baby biscuits.....coz when we go for land tours, need to travel on bus and can feed him. (lazy to bring milk powder and bottles too heavy~~)
medicine are those from pediatrician , meaning fever, flu, cough, diarrhoea, gas or wind. Will bring whole set out....
he enjoyed the swimming session and the jacuzzi only....rest all basically just eat sleep eat sleep hahhaha
but quite fun , and he still remembers , 2 years ago ~
when you going?
I will be going during may. Yah...heard that cruise is basically eat n eat + gamble! You mean you went to pediatrician before going on cruise?
Is there any prob with your boy sleeping in e cabin? Im quite worried my gal wil, first time bringing her on a trip so im getting quite paranoid.
And also, iszt difficult to bathe your boy? I heard e toilet is very small.
Do i need to bring a pram?
For buffets, are there foods tats more plain e.g teochew porridge, mee sua, clear soup.
Did you put your son at e childcare? I hope i can put my gal in childcare for a while so that i can go casino. Hehe...
no did not bring pram....laychey lols
i did not bring baby to pediatrician, only bought a set of the most common medicines.
bathing yeah....quite difficult....and dont hab bathtub , so stand bathing lols
my boy slept like a log....but quite cold , gonna take care . He slept between us and middle of the night he rolled over to the floor....luckily got mattress on floor lols
food got rice, fish, porridge, fries, nuggets, cakes fruits all kinds......except land tours its more difficult to find plain food esp we went phuket where they serve thai food.
nope i dont trust their childcare ...hahahha
Thanks for your reply, cancanmum. Bathe while standing is ok for her but i think e difficult part is dress her up in e small bathroom,bcos if were to bring her out of bathroom n do it will b very cold rite?
orrhs i wrap him in two towels then bring him out....must be fast hands fast legs ....hahahha
anyway its quite fun , my boy was SCREAMING when we went on deck at night for the sea winds....HE WAS REALLY SCREAMING !!!! COZ winds very strong and blow towards his face lols~~~
btw, charbabe babe, how much is the cruise now? how many days you bringing yr baby?
I suggest you check with your regular pediatrician on what to give your kid, in case of seasickness ... people who cannot overcome this condition could end up feeling nauseous, vomitting all day.Originally Posted by Charbabe
The usual stuff adults use actually blocks the channel between the ear & the brain ... so that the brain only receives non-conflicting signals from the eye. But I dont know whether there is any side-effects when used on young children.
cancanmum, im bringing her on a weekend cruise, 3days 2nights. Total 5 adults+1baby= $2000++. Im not too sure of e exact amt. We had chosen inside staterooms as baby wont know hw to appreciate balcony view now. hahaha... your boy is so funny... screaming against e wind... tink if my gal wld to do that.. i will keep laughing away...
Hi vroomvroomboys, thanks for your advice! I did go to guardian pharmacy n check for seasick medication but e pharmacist told me its for 2yrs n above. So am not too sure if pediatrician clinic has it. Oh dear... after hearing what you said about e syptoms of seasickness, im getting so worried.
Can anyone help me with this??
dont worry so much ... I only wanted to highlight that there is such a thing called seasickness.Originally Posted by Charbabe
Anyways, the passenger liners usually already took precautions ... for example, the cruises will not head out to the open South China Seas during the NE monsoon season, but offer locations found in the more sheltered Straights of Malacca instead.
It is around the change-over period now ... so, even if your cruise heads out to South China Seas, it should still be reasonably calm.
However, nothing is absolute ... your gal can still be one of the rare ones who cannot take the slightest rocking of the ship, on a consistent basis. Just like my ex-wife ... who I brought onto a naval ship once & she immediately felt like puking because the ship was rocking a wee bit due to the wind, although it was secured firmly to the pier.
If this should be the case, dont feed her too much liquid ... even if you fear dehydration,, let her sip on the water-intake. You see, the nauseousness comes about becoz of the tummy (filled with lots of liquid) being swung from left to right ... besides that, it is also the liquid which forms the main bulk of what gets puked out.
my boy had diarrhoea first day on board the cruise
after changing about 4-5 diapers within 3 hours, he was fine .....but i almost freaked out coz i brought about 3 days supply only....luckily still ok....heee
it wasnt so bad afterall coz its quite stable on board.
anyway i did ask my doc if my son got sea sick how? He did not advise on anything say just let it be ......
hi mummies, anyone been to cruises before. which is nice, n hw do i start about gg into it? what do we exactly do in e cruise? reali blur n clueless. feedback pls. thanks a million =)
Been to sun cruise twice, the cruise that sank a couple of years back. Its quite a nice getaway. You can go swimming, spa, mini golf, exercise, etc. depending on the facilities they have there.
The cruise staff will organise games and activities for the children and parents such as face-painting, movie marathon etc. Its quite fun! The food is free for every meal so you can choose the cuisine you want. There is casino too if you are interested.
eh, been on star cruises before.
there is casino, arcade, swimming pool and some indoor playground if i rmb correctly.
went there when i was very young, so cant rmb much. n didnt do much stuffs, they might have change the facilities, you can check their website for more details perhaps.
Had been on Star Cruise Virgo to Penang & Phuket recently.
My activities is like eat, sleep, eat, sleep, totally relaxed.
It included breakfast, lunch, high tea, dinner and supper, so eating non-stop.
I did not got off at Penang, need to transfer on the bumboat to go to the jetty and i'm pregnant, so give it a miss.
As for Phuket, it stops just beside the jetty and we signed up for the shopping excursion about $45 each pax, so the local guide will bring you shopping around Phuket, we went to cashew nut factory, sea products wholesale, lunch at thai restaurant, shop at the Central mall and Patong beach.
As for in the ship, we played arcade, watch movies(not much choices though) and also their special shows every night. The crews will also organise bingo game, dances, art & craft, alot of activities you can feel free to join in.
I would say it's a great experience totally, especially for a first-time cruiser.
but its very cold on board!!
need to bring more warm clothings~
Hate to get wet with sea water, covered with sand, dripping to find a place to bathe so .... Didnt do much on Phuket beach cos having a special needs child + her barang made us 'relax' at the beach for a few hours, ate MacDonald (ya, all the way to Phuket just to eat Mac Donald, a bit crazy and blow sea breeze).
When we got time to swim on board, it drizzle so it was super cold. The pool is just next to arcade and THERE'S NO BATHROOM/CHANGING ROOM at the pool. you only get towels to dry n return to yr rm for proper shower.
Suppose the best part on Virgo trip was buffet.... 2yrs ago. The trip could be a satisfactory one if the last night had no rocky sea ... sea sick.
Think I prefer my Star cruise to nowhere when I was still single 10yrs ago... I could even go play jackpot ... with kids, I'm strapped!
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thanks so much for e feedback mummies, seem like you gals do enjoy your cruises. if i were to book, it wil be t star libra, is there any diff frm star virgo? but it seem expensive, my hubby , me n my cumin to 2yrs old gal cost bout $1200+. is e price suppose to be in this range. once again, thanks for all e feedback. =)
To me, cruising is like eat, eat, eat all the way....
SuperStar Virgo is their latest cruise ship. More impressive actually, more facilities also.
They are having promo now isn't it?
Just wondering if anyone has been on a short cruise holiday with young kids. I have three kids aged 4, 6 to 10. Been looking at the many ads in the papers (eg Royal Carribean & Star) they look like fun. Hoping if someone could share experience, recommendations or tips on how to survive