Kids Programs by Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival’s children programs are set into 5 age groups, with a wide variety of activities for each age group.

Toddlers 2-5 can enjoy "Fun Ship" Bingo, Cartoon Time, Sponge Painting, Sing-Alongs, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Playtime, Coloring, Painting, and Drawing Contests.

Junior cruisers 5-7 can participate in Cookie Decorating, T-Shirt Painting, Puppet Shows, Outdoor Games, Disney Trivia, and more.

Kids ages 9 through 11 have a few more “grown-up options such as Ping Pong, Video Games, Dance Classes, Scavenger Hunts, and Talent Shows.

Teens 12 -15 can enjoy Parties, Games, Tournaments, Disco Parties, Swimming, Outdoor Fun, Computers, PlayStation2, Teen Dinners, Late Night Movies & Munchies, and a special Teen Shore Excursion Program.

Carnival's Club O2 is perfect for older teens with parties, hip music, great movies, video games (PS2 and Xbox), teen shore excursions, teens-only lounges and other great ways to hang out.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Fun isn't just for adults at Royal Caribbean. They offer exciting programs for guests of all ages, starting at just 6 months old! And you can feel confident leaving your children, over three years of age, with Royal Caribbean because every member of their staff holds a college degree in education or other related field, or has qualified experience in working with children.

From 6-36 months of age, the tiniest guests and their parents are invited to participate in the Fisher-Price Aqua Babies and Aqua Tots Programs. Developed by Fisher-Price exclusively for Royal Caribbean International, these activities are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver MUST accompany children during activity sessions.

Kids from 3-17 may take part in our complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. Adventure Ocean was specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun.

Celebrity Cruises
Few things can bring a family together like a Celebrity cruise. Aboard Celebrity, children experience the time of their lives. The Celebrity X-Club Youth Program offers a full compliment of age-specific activities and entertainment all year round. Children can expand their world through the exploration of science and nature or participate in a full menu of activities including talent shows, treasure hunts, dinner parties,* the Late-Night Slumber Party* and more. Special areas of the ship are even set aside as "children only," such as the Shipmates Fun Factory, teen centers and pools. While the ship is docked, guests have the option of leaving their children onboard for an Afternoon Get-Together* and lots of other exciting activities in the Fun Factory.

Guests can feel secure leaving their children in Celebrity's caring hands. A close ratio of professionally trained counselors to children helps to keep an intimate, more personal approach to each child's cruise experience.

Norwegian Cruise Lines
This is the family vacation you’ve been dreaming of. A place where you can unwind while your kids are just winding up. A place where you can all agree on what to do next. Welcome to NCL and NCL America’s Kid’s Crew™ and Teen’s Crew™ programs. They are custom designed for toddlers, teens and everyone in between.

How do they do it? Every exciting moment is filled with age-appropriate entertainment in mind. For kids from age 2-12, NCL offer everything from arts and crafts to pajama parties. Teen’s Crew, for age 13-17, has options like pool parties, a teen disco, a video arcade and much more. Now, you can enjoy a hot-stone massage, a yoga class or a cocktail by the pool while they’re having the time of their lives. But don’t think of Kid’s Crew as babysitting – there’s very little sitting involved. This program is active, energetic, educational and, most importantly, fun. Whether your kids are at NCL’s elaborate children’s facilities, taking a dip in one of the pools, or doing any other activity, they will be under the constant supervision of a carefully chosen staff of youth counselors from leading universities and organizations. Each team counselor attends a special training course on safety, communication skills and confidence-building.

Costa Cruises
Today, families are realizing the ease and enjoyment of cruising with Costa, offering the perfect setting for a reunion. Onboard there are menus, activities and a variety of entertainment designed to suit every family member from kids to grandparents. From Italian language classes to cooking classes to duty free boutiques and “aah la carte” body treatments, plus the youngest guests and their parents are invited to participate in Costa’s Kids Program. Indeed, some of the best things do come in small packages – and that’s certainly the case with the Costa Kids Program. From pizza parties and pirate treasure hunts to face painting, masquerades, and even Italian language lessons, supervised activities like these are all in a day’s play for kids lucky enough to cruise with Costa. And that means you and your family can enjoy all the fun of Cruising Italian Style.

Holland America
With supervised fun for young guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams. Club HAL® provides a wide variety of exciting kid friendly facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 17. Participating youngsters receive an activity program delivered to their stateroom and a Club HAL® t-shirt. Club HAL® cruise activities are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. A variety of activities are offered for all age groups.

You can feel at ease knowing that your child's onboard experience is safe and managed. All activities are supervised by permanent, full-time Club HAL® Youth Program Directors and staff. Club HAL® Youth Program Directors hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies or related fields.

Princess Cruises
Junior cruisers ages 3 to 17 can enjoy a boatload of exciting onboard activities. Princess’s dedicated youth centers are staffed by trained counselors, who are ready to ensure that young sailors stay happy all day long.

On all Vessels except Royal, Tahitian and Pacific Princess you'll find completely equipped Youth Centers. There's everything from arts and crafts corners, games tables, movies, and splash pool area.

Princess operates youth programs on Royal, Tahitian or Pacific Princess, when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17, are traveling on a given voyage. Children under the age of 3 are allowed to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.

The Sun, Dawn, Grand, Golden, Coral, Island, Diamond and Star Princess even offer a toddlers' play area.

Cunard Line
QM2 welcomes families with a beautiful Nursery full of toys, games, and activities that will delight children ages 1-6. The Nursery is supervised daily by fully trained nannies. Older children and teens will enjoy activities offered in "The Zone," including sports, disco, video games, and arts and crafts. Private babysitting is not available. Complimentary group kidsitting is available in the evenings. Please note that children must be a minimum of one-year-old to participate in the Nursery without parental supervision. Children under one-year-old are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

MSC Cruises
There are plenty of activities on board for children including a club just for them! Children are welcome to participate in the Mini Club, which is available on board all cruises. The Mini Club Staff organizes activities, shows and games (Arts & Crafts, Baby-Dance, Painting Courses, Treasure Hunts, Mini-Olympics). The children are divided into appropriate age groups. The Mini Club is open to children up to ten years of age.

Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises' commitment to excellence and quality of experience does not end with the grown-up cruisers. Kids have a variety of great activities to choose from on every Crystal cruise! They offer a children's playroom and babysitting services on all cruises. During Holiday cruises and most summer sailings, junior activities feature games, arts and crafts, and cotillion classes (with dance and etiquette instruction) under the supervision of experienced Junior Activities Directors.

Disney Cruise Line
Discover an awesome world of Disney-style activities for cruisers of all ages. Trained counselors help kids 3-12 join in hands-on fun and Teens 13-17 enjoy an area that's just for them. Adults can keep busy - or just relax - all day and night. Choose to have family time or individual time throughout your cruise; whatever you do, every choice is sure to yield lifelong memories!

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