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tsaucedo 06-24-2013 04:32 PM

Did u bring ur stroller?
 
I have a britax b ready stroller and its wheels are pretty big and wide. I'm concerned about being able to push it down the hallways of the ship. Are the hallways narrow, where I won't be able to fit my stroller through them?

cris0809 06-24-2013 04:39 PM

Strollers are not very convenient on the ships because of small elevators, narrow hallways, and housekeeping carts. You will find many people don't bring them (and the rest of us thank them for that)! The ones that work the best are the the most basic sling types.

If you do bring it please oh please fold it up while you're in the elevators.

PrincessShmoo 06-24-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by tsaucedo (Post 48769503)
I have a britax b ready stroller and its wheels are pretty big and wide. I'm concerned about being able to push it down the hallways of the ship. Are the hallways narrow, where I won't be able to fit my stroller through them?

I'd say the hallways are just wide enough for two people to pass (as long as they both turn sideways a little). Maybe about 5' wide (no more). If your stroller takes up too much of the hallway, you won't be able to get it past the housekeeping carts that seem to reside in the hallways.

cris0809 06-24-2013 04:43 PM

Also, they aren't allowed in the dining rooms, you have to park them outside. There is just not enough room for strollers and people and tables and servers trying to do their jobs.

Keurigirl 06-24-2013 04:58 PM

You might want to consider bringing a nice umbrella style stroller instead. Something like a Macleran or similar.

momof2n2 06-24-2013 05:00 PM

I'm bringing a smallish one; it's a bit sturdier than an umbrella stroller, but much smaller than a travel-system one. I can't imagine excursions without one.

feelthenspeak 06-24-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by cris0809
Strollers are not very convenient on the ships because of small elevators, narrow hallways, and housekeeping carts. You will find many people don't bring them (and the rest of us thank them for that)! The ones that work the best are the the most basic sling types.

If you do bring it please oh please fold it up while you're in the elevators.

How would a stroller be helpful if it has to be folded up on the elevator?

feelthenspeak 06-24-2013 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by PrincessShmoo

I'd say the hallways are just wide enough for two people to pass (as long as they both turn sideways a little). Maybe about 5' wide (no more). If your stroller takes up too much of the hallway, you won't be able to get it past the housekeeping carts that seem to reside in the hallways.

I have a double stroller but it is narrow enough to fit through a standard doorway....I have yet to find one that it didn't fit through. Do you think it would fit through doorways on the ship? I mainly just want to use it at the ports. .we have two small children. TIA

grimgrningghost 06-24-2013 06:11 PM

We have our first cruise in Oct. our daughter will be 12 months and I can't imagine carrying her all over a big ship. We will have to have some kind of stroller.

gunka 06-24-2013 06:13 PM

We brought an umbrella stroller on the last two cruises and will do it again on our third.

feelthenspeak 06-24-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by grimgrningghost
We have our first cruise in Oct. our daughter will be 12 months and I can't imagine carrying her all over a big ship. We will have to have some kind of stroller.

Oh I agree!

PrincessShmoo 06-24-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by feelthenspeak (Post 48770168)
I have a double stroller but it is narrow enough to fit through a standard doorway....I have yet to find one that it didn't fit through. Do you think it would fit through doorways on the ship? I mainly just want to use it at the ports. .we have two small children. TIA

The doorway in the standard room is 27" wide. If your stroller is narrower than that you'll have no problem getting through.

PrincessShmoo 06-24-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by feelthenspeak (Post 48770150)
How would a stroller be helpful if it has to be folded up on the elevator?

It doesn't have to be folded up. It's just that the elevators are quite small on cruiseships (think about maybe 6-9 people max). Strollers take up a lot of real estate there.

AZMermaid 06-24-2013 06:52 PM

We are bringing a basic Maclaren for my 17 month old, my 2.5 year old hardly ever sits in one at home so he'll walk. I might rent one from the ship if we walk around town to shop.I am bringing my Ergo for the little one, but she hasn't been in it in 4-5 months, so I'm not sure how that will go! I don't plan on using the stroller much on the boat, mostly for the airport and in port.

swimfly 06-24-2013 07:08 PM

We have the exact same stroller. I wouldn't so much worry about navigating around the ship as I would storing the stroller in the room. We bought the Uppababy G-luxe for the cruise/WDW and loved it. Light enough to collapse and carry up the stairs if the lines for the elevators were crazy long (and they will be around showtimes/dinner), small enough to store in the wardrobe or under the bed, supportive of DDs back (avoid the sling), and reclined for naptime if she fell asleep in the stroller. Great investment as it has turned into our everyday stroller. The b-ready is just cumbersome and big. Also to add my perpective to prior posts. If your LO is asleep you can bring the stroller into the MDR with you. I also don't think it's necessary to collapse in the elevator. What would be the point? Plus you'd have to pull everything out including your LO to do so.


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