Can I cruise if I’m pregnant?

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Generally, it’s not a problem to cruise during your first and second trimesters, if you’re experiencing a routine pregnancy and your doctor will write a letter permitting you to travel.

Be aware that ocean cruise lines have very strict rules that prevent women over 24 weeks pregnant from cruising.

If you’re considering river cruising, the restrictions are not as tight. Most river cruise lines will allow a pregnant woman to travel so long as her doctor has cleared her to do so.

If you need to fly to or from your cruise port, remember that airlines have their own restrictions and requirements in place for pregnant passengers. Most airlines allow domestic flights up to 36 weeks and international flights up to 28 weeks.