Carnival Kids Programs~ Fun for all Ages #CruisingCarnival

by Lori on October 19, 2014

Have you ever thought about going on a cruise with your family but not sure if your kids would have a good time? Or maybe you are afraid that instead of you being able to have fun, you will be stuck keeping the kids entertained?


Carnival Cruise Lines makes it easy for you! Not only will kids of all ages have fun but you can finally relax not worrying about the kids!

My kids were 11, 7, and 5 when we cruised and I would do it again in a heart beat! They had the best time and even cried when it was time to get off the ship! They were never bored and I was able to enjoy myself when they were off with the trained Carnival staff having the best time!

Carnival has something for all ages!


For the little ones(Ages 2-11):

Camp Carnival/ Camp Ocean- kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they’ll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Our counselors, each with education or childcare experience, are there to make sure everyone in these small groups has an amazing time. And they do, with tons of fun-filled, age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, dancing, movies, toy-time and video gaming! When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more.

Seuss At Sea-Character Parade and MORE!

Seuss-a-palooza Story Time-Watch your favorite Dr Seuss stories come to life! Interactive stories and surprise guests!

Dr. Seuss Bookville- Bright, Colorful room with shelves of your favorite Dr. Seuss books for hours of reading!



For the tweens(Ages 12-14):

Circle “C”- Supervised activities perfect for your young teen. Dance parties, scavenger hunts, outdoor movies, and more!


For the teens(Ages 15-17):

Club o2- Join kareoke jam sessions, pool parties, and more fun with kids their own age!



For everyone:

Waterworks-Onboard water park! Slides, buckets that drop water and much more!

Carnival Water Works

SkyRide -A new feature! Take a ride around the ship, high above all while peddling away as if you are riding a bike in the air!

Mini Golf- Ever play Mini Golf on a ship?! Now is your chance!

Sports Square – Sports Fanatic?! This is the place for you! SportSquare gets you in the game with soccer and volleyball (the b-ball court converts!), brings pool, foosball and ping-pong to the table, and rounds things out for shaping up with your choice of stationary bikes, elliptical machines, weight-lifting equipment and punching bags.

Carnival Sports Square

Dive- In Theater -Lounge in a patio chair or even in the pool to enjoy the movie of the night under the stars!

Sky Course-A ropes course high above the ship! Let the cool salty air blow through your hair as you challenge yourself on the course and enjoy the breath-taking views!


For a fee:

Night Owls- Ages 11 and under can enjoy staying up late playing games, music, and supervised activities while the parents enjoy a night out! Program lasts till 1am.

Spin U-(Ages 15-17) Interested in learning how to become a DJ?!  Carnival will teach you!  With a free intro course for all, Sessions for those looking to take their spin-n-scratch game to the next level… and maybe even a chance to spin for the whole ship, Spin U is where future party-starters get started.

ZSpa (Ages 13-17)- Spa treatments for your girl! Let her have some time to herself to relax and rejuvenate!

Video Arcade

Beary Cuddly Workshop(Ages 2-11)- Create your very own stuffed animal right onboard! Portion of sales goes to St. Jude!

Carnival Beary Cuddly

Cherry on Top- The over the top candy store right on the ship!

Thrill Theater– Go beyond 3D films and be prepared to FEEL the movie!

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast- Enjoy breakfast with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters!

IMAX-The first IMAX screen at sea!


As you can see, Carnival has you covered when you bring your whole family on board! There is something everyone can enjoy and it will surely be the vacation your family talks about for years!


And when all else fails…..throw them in the pool!




**Program offerings very by ship. Check with Carnival upon booking to see which programs are offered on your chosen ship.

***My family and I sailed with Carnival in exchange for social media shares. No monetary compensation was made for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.



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