Norwegian Cruise Line was the only major cruise line to not charge for children aged 6 months to 2 years old. However NCL has changed their fares for the young ones and they will be priced the same as other 3rd and 4th persons in a cabin. Newborns that are not yet 6 months old are not allowed to cruise.
The first two passengers in a cabin are priced the same regardless of age on Norwegian. Additional berths in the same stateroom will be at a discounted price, plus port fees and taxes.
This change puts Norwegian on the same or similar terms with Carnival and Royal Caribbean who have been charging for kids under 2. Disney is slightly different offering children 3 and under a 50% discount off the price for children 3-12.
This change shouldn’t come as a surprise since cruise lines often match the policies of the other, especially when it comes to price increases.
We can see both sides of the coin on this one. We understand that children under the age of 2 do not add much extra cost to the cruise line. How much food does an 18 month old eat? However, they still need to be served and children can usually require more work to clean up after than adults. Cruise Fever would love to hear your thoughts on charging children under the age of 2 to cruise.