Thinking of a cruise while pregnant? Know the rules before you book!


Thinking of taking a cruise while you’re expecting? It’s a great idea! Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy this time before your life is changed by a new bundle of joy.

Be aware, however, that the cruise lines do have pregnancy policies in place and most do not allow passengers who are farther along than 24 weeks.

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Please find below a reference list of cruise line pregnancy policies. (Please be sure to confirm these with your agent / cruise line before booking, as they are subject to change.)

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(Please be sure to confirm these with your agent / cruise line before booking, as they are subject to change.)

• Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of or at any time during the cruise or cruise tour. All guests are required to sign a health questionnaire at check-in to ensure they are aware of our pregnancy policy. A physician’s “Fit to Travel” note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) a passenger’s pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that she is in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. The “Fit to Travel” note should be faxed to the Access Department at 1-954-628-9622. Please contact Celebrity at 1-866-592-7225 or at [email protected] if you have already booked a cruise or cruise tour and do not meet this requirement.

• 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. Neither a physician’s medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted. In addition, Disney Cruise Line cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.

• Holland America Line (HAL)-Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. Pregnant guests 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. Letters may be faxed to Access & Compliance Department at 1-800-577-1731 or mailed to Attention: Access & Compliance Department, 2nd floor, 300 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.

• Princess Cruises-Pregnant women are not allowed to sail if they are entering the 24th week of their pregnancy by the last day of the cruise. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery calculated from both last menstrual period and ultrasound (if performed) and may be faxed to the Fleet Medical Department confidential fax at (661)753-0121.