it’s a small world nursery!

For little guests, up to age 3, the it’s a small world nursery! is the place to go hang out so mom and dad can enjoy some adults only time. Disney Cruise Line does not offer any in-room babysitting services for kids of any age. Instead, all children are welcome at age-appropriate Youth Activities Centers during operating hours.

All four ships have an onboard nursery, and I had the chance to visit this space during the Open House on a recent sailing on the Disney Dream.

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Nursery Age Limits

The minimum age to travel with DCL is 6 months for most itineraries and 1 year old for Transatlantic, Hawaiian and Panama Cruise sailings. Your child must be this age prior to the first day of the cruise, and they can utilize the nursery space up until the day of their 3rd birthday.

Booking Prices and Policies

The cost for nursery care is $9 per hour for the first child. Each additional child is $8 per hour.

Pre-booking is highly recommended, and parents can reserve up to 10 hours of nursery time online before your cruise. If you find you need more nursery time, you can check for availability at the nursery’s front desk.

It is recommended that you reserve your nursery time as soon as possible:

  • Concierge Level Guests and Platinum Castaway Club Members: 120 days out
  • Gold Castaway Club Members: 105 days out
  • Silver Castaway Club Members: 90 days out
  • First-time cruisers: 75 days out

You can cancel your reservation without penalty as long as you do so at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled time. Nursery charges will appear on your onboard account.

What to Bring

When checking into the it’s a small world nursery! you will need to bring along the following:

      • Diapers
      • Wipes
      • Pull-ups/training pants if you are potty training
      • Baby food, bottles of formula or breastmilk
      • Pacifier
      • Extra clothes
      • Personal blanket if desired

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