It's a Small World Nursery

This group babysitting center is designed for little ones from 6 months to 3 years of age. This is the only option open to parents of the little ones as there is no in-room babysitting service on the ship. Unlike the planned programs for the older children, the nursery has a charge of $4.50 per hour with a minimum of 1 hour. For additional children in the same family, the charge is $4 per hour. Cancellations can be made without penalty 4 hours in advance.

The theming is inspired by the Disneyland Resort classic attraction and original artwork by Mary Blair.  The floor even has a blue "river" running down the middle of it.  The nursery is filled with hands-on features that will keep the kids busy for hours, such as horns to honk, wheels to spin and buttons to press. Kids will enjoy the crafts, books and games and love sitting at the tables that are just their size.  There is a second room that is kept dimly lit and calm, perfect for naptime.

There are a maximum of four infants (those not yet walking) and 16 toddlers allowed, depending on the number of Counselors on hand. Parents are required to provide their own diapers/Pull-Ups, baby wipes, extra clothing/pajamas, pre-made bottles of milk/formula labeled with the child's name, baby food in jars, sippy cups and security items such as blankets, pacifiers or a favorite toy. Parents will need to carry their Wave phones with them so they can be contacted in case of a medical or emotional need. Caregivers are not qualified to administer medication but there is a trained CPR/First Aid Crew Member present at all times.


Only solid food is provided for children.  Juice and crackers are available for snacks and meals (mac and cheese, ham and cheese sandwiches, chicken nuggets, etc.) will be served at lunch and dinner.  Please inform the counselors of any special dietary requirements in advance.  For children who do not eat solid food, you will need to provide your own baby food or formula. No food containing peanuts or nuts are allowed in the nursery.


It's a Small World Nursery must be reserved in advance. 10 hours worth of reservations can be made online up to:

  • 120 days in advance for Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club Guests
  • 105 days in advance for Gold Castaway Club Guests
  • 90 days in advance for Silver Castaway Club Guests
  • 75 days in advance for First-Time Cruisers

You can also make or alter your reservations during the open house on Embarkation Day on a first-come, first-served basis. Because space is extremely limited, be sure to book your child's nursery stay early. Additional times may be added later based on availability.

Toddler Time

Everyday from 8:00 - 9:00 am, parents may join their toddlers in the nursery for family play time. This may be a good way to introduce a nervous child to their new surroundings.

Splash Zone

(Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream): Every day from 2:30-3:30 pm*, Nemo's Reef on Deck 11 is reserved just for toddlers and their parents.  The youth counselors will provide toys for the kids for a fun-filled hour of water play activities.

*Check the Navigator to verify times.