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Traveling with kids can be fun, crazy and — just perhaps — a little loud and chaotic. Adults-only destinations and resorts are hardly a new concept but, over the last few years, no-kids-allowed policies have been spreading beyond resorts to include airplanes and cruises.
(And by the way, the newest splashy kid-free destination in the US is a brand-new all-inclusive resort in Key Largo that looks pretty amazing.)
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To get a feel for the broader state of “no kids allowed,” here’s a list of major airlines, cruise lines and resorts where children aren’t allowed to travel.
Viking Says No to Kids
Viking Cruises already had restrictions in place regarding children on its various cruises, but according to its terms, the cruise line took things a step further last year. For all cruises booked after Aug. 1, 2018, passengers must be 18 years old on or before the day they embark. However, cruises through 2019 that were booked before Aug. 1 may still have passengers under 18 as long as they were booked before the child ban went into place — just don’t expect kid-focused amenities.
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Richard Branson Launches Adult-Only Cruises Next Year
In April 2020, Virgin Voyages will set sail with free Wi-Fi, “rock star” suites and even a vinyl record store and tattoo parlor. But one thing that won’t be on board are children as all sailings are for those 18 and up. While the cruise line is still a year from bon voyage, you can make your bookings now for ports like Havana and Virgin’s private island in the Bahamas. Prices for various cruises start at $1,500–$4,000 per cabin for two, with the first few cruises pricing at the highest rates. There are also solo cabins at single-traveler rates that start at around $1,000.
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Airlines With Child-Free Zones
How many times have you heard an adult passenger complain about crying babies or energetic toddlers seated near them on an airplane? A quick search on social media brings up plenty of pleas for child-free zones on airplanes, even if it costs extra.