Q. What is the minimum age to travel?

Please note that guests under the age of 18 must travel with a parent or companion aged 18 or over.

We are unable to carry babies under the age of six months on any of our holidays.

Certain cruises and our Exotic fly-cruises have a minimum age requirement of 12 months (please see the "restrictions" section in the brochure for specific cruises this age limit applies to). This is due to the remote itineraries and number of consecutive days at sea.

Children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted to travel in a cabin without a guest who is 16 or over.  Children using the designated pools must be under the supervision of their parent/guardian.  All parents/guardians are responsible for the behaviour of their children.  We also ask parents and guardians to note that children under 16 must not be left unaccompanied on the ship whilst at a port of call.  You may find the following question useful "What is the minimum age a child can occupy a cabin to themselves?"


Adult only ships (Arcadia, Oriana & Aurora*) have a minimum age of 18 years. All guests must be aged at least 18 years of age prior to travel to embark a ship which is exclusively for adults.

Children aged six months (or 12 months as detailed above) to 23 months are classed as infants.
Children aged two years to 18 years are classed as children.
Those aged 18 years or over at time of travel are classed as adults.

There is no maximum age to travel.

*We’re pleased to inform you that Aurora will enjoy a refit and refurbishment in April 2019 and will then move over to cater exclusively for adults; these changes will take effect from cruise R905 onwards.

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