Sure, a cruise is a simple vacation to plan once you pick your ship – book once, and you have your lodging, meals, entertainment and transportation, all in one.

But traveling with babies, toddlers, and other young children requires a little more consideration. Some lines (such as Disney and Royal Caribbean) are more geared toward serving families than others, so do your research before booking to make sure your needs will be met, and then follow our top ten tips for what to do before and during your cruise: