Finding activities for kids, teens, and families to share while cruising can be difficult. Carnival Cruise Line is doing something about it.
Carnival will introduce an expanded youth program in Spring 2023, introducing several new activities and updates to the Dr. Seuss Bookville program.
Some updates apply to specific cruises, some are fleet-wide changes.
“The updates we are making to our youth programs will make our young cruisers even more excited when they come on board,” said Melissa Mahaffey, Director of Youth Experience at Carnival Cruise Lines.
The Sea Turtle Program is designed for children under the age of 2. Several activities are included such as sea turtle play, sea turtle banding, baby turtle trekking and other sea turtle conservation activities.
In this program, children can crawl on ocean mats while recreating the journey of baby sea turtles.
The program also offers evening babysitting for parents who want to keep dinner to themselves.
Nautical Expedition Program
This program allows children to participate in marine-themed activities. They design cruise ships, learn and play with nautical flags, and learn to use compasses.
Dr. Seuss Bookville
This popular program has long been part of Carnival, but it’s given a new twist. cat in a hatSam-I-Am, Thing One, and Thing Two are all part of activities for kids to do science experiments, find green eggs and ham, and build a circus.
For older children, Carnival has a program focused on cultural events. The latest one is inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival.
Students ages 12-14 take painting lessons and play pop culture games.
Many other activities take place on several Carnival ships, including programs with NASA, a top-deck roller coaster, a suspended ropes course, and three slide water parks.
“We look forward to expanding our range of new additions to families sailing with us across our fleet,” said Mahaffey.