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Wife is nervous about potential cruise with one year old


I want to take my wife on a cruise with our one year old, and she is hesitant to do so due to being a light sleeper and not sure how our daughter will handle a vacation like that. She is nervous we won’t actually enjoy the vacation. Does anyone have suggestions on how to cope with nervousness, and how to prep the family for a cruise?

  • Laura
    Apr 04

    Have you done any kind of overnight trip where you sleep in the same room? Will the room on the boat be big enough to put the baby's pack and play in the closet?

  • Jennifer
    Apr 04

    We took our son across the us to CA for vacation and I was really nervous too. It was a lot of work but as long as you share the workload and be a bit lenient on things your normally not such as juice and screen time you will make it just fine. My son slept in the same room at the hotels and didn’t sleep well so we let him sleep with us for that week. Didn’t ruin anything she slept fine in his bed again when we got back.

  • Megan
    Apr 11

    I get her hesitation. It’s a lot of money to spend on something potentially not very fun. Also, you’re on a boat. If it sucks, there’s no escape. Maybe ask her what her specific worries are and come up with a plan on how you would handle it.