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Old 01-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone gone a cruise pregnant?

Just wondering if it would be ok to go on a Disney cruise pregnant. Curious to hear about pregnant women's experiences.

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I can't answer your question directly, but I suspect that quite a number of people have been pregnant when they got off their Disney cruise.
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Originally Posted by fairytalelover View Post
Just wondering if it would be ok to go on a Disney cruise pregnant. Curious to hear about pregnant women's experiences.
Yes, many have.

Here is Disney's policy:

QuestionCan I sail if I am pregnant?
AnswerWomen who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date 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.


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Old 01-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yes! I went on my first cruise when I was 5 months pregnant. It was a RCCL cruise on the Nordic Empress (which is something else these days). It was great! Of course I couldn't drink, but no issues what so ever. As long as you're not past the 24 weeks and have had a healthy pregnancy so far, I don't see any problem with it. Definitely run it past your ob/gyn though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:09 PM   #5
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I sailed at around 16 weeks with my first. I had no issues at all on the cruise. It was wonderful and relaxing. I had a touch of morning sickness too but I would have had that at home as well so I guess I'd choose the cruise!

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I cruised celebrity century at 23 weeks. It was great! That was when the limit was 28 and not 24 weeks. I just stayed hydrated and out of the hot tubs and away from alcohol!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
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I read the title of this thread quickly and thought it said "Has anyone ever gotten a cruise pregnant?"

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #8
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Cruised at 18w with no issues. Ate whatever I wanted, swam in the pool, napped when I felt like it, did low-intensity port adventures. Only downsides were that I couldn't enjoy the specialty alcohol drinks/tastings or the hot tubs.

Being my second pregnancy I was also showing pretty significantly, so we took advantage of the Shutters CD and had "maternity" pictures taken. While most of them could have been recreated on land had we not cruised, they also had me pose for the ones with Tinkerbell added later... she's sprinkling pixie dust on my baby belly. :D :D :D
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #9
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I cruised about 23 weeks pregnant. All cruise lines are very strict regarding gestational age of the pregnancy. Disney was actually the most liberal stating that women must be 24 weeks at the START of the cruise. The other cruise lines wouldn't let you on if you are 24 weeks at ANY POINT of the cruise.

I joked with my DH stating that I was lower risk than some of our traveling friends with mobility issues (falls) or those guest that imbibed too much, but in reality the issue is the age/viability of a fetus and the medical center's inability to care for a pregnant women/fetus after they hit a certain point.

I had no issues on the ship, obviously wasn't able to drink, but having to schelp around luggage, carry-ons, a stroller and a 21 month old on and off a plane was a lot for this former momma to be!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:39 AM   #10
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DW was 26 weeks along, no issues. Cleared it with her Doctor. It was on RCCL, even checked with them. They had no restrictions, but this WAS back in 1986. Only thing we noticed was she got a wide berth on the dance floor.
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I was 23w pregnant on HAL 5 years ago. I am not a big drinker even when not pregnant, so that wasn't an issue.

It was totally fine, except one day, when I was at a cooking class -we were told that we would be eating there, but the class was running REALLY late, so the food was delayed by a long time. (We also had to stand for a long time... this all added up.) I suddenly felt terrible, so I left and went back to our room; I knew that I just needed to eat (it felt like low blood sugar - it wasn't subtle), but it totally freaked out my husband because I looked awful. This had nothing to do with the cruise, of course, except that on land I made sure I always had snacks with me - it didn't occur to me on the cruise that this would be an issue (I mean, seriously - it's a CRUISE).

After that, I was not allowed to leave the room without a stash of granola bars and the like.

Otherwise, it was fine. I was extra careful about water on excursions, but that's just a good idea anyway.
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I suspect that quite a number of people have been pregnant when they got off their Disney cruise.
Apparently DCL thinks so too…
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Originally Posted by maria-fan-22

Apparently DCL thinks so too…
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We went when I was 14 weeks. I had been suffering from pretty bad morning sickness that thankfully went away about a week before we sailed. I will caution you not to over do it. We had a great time till the last two days. I decided to always take the stairs to counterbalance all the food I was eating and ended up bleeding. At 14 weeks there was not really anything I could do but rest. I was very anxious till I was able to get an ultrasound when we got home. Everything was fine but it was very upsetting.
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