Carnival's Kids Program
Camp Carnival is a year-round, fleet wide program that provides daily fun-filled and age-appropriate activities for children between the ages of 2 and 11 years old. In addition, there is supervised "free play" and evening babysitting service (for a nominal fee). Scheduled activities are planned for the following age groups: Toddlers (2 - 5 years old), Juniors (6 - 8 years old) and Intermediates (9 - 11 years old).
Carnival also offers programs for teens between the ages of 12 and 17. Circle "C" is for the 12-14 age group and features games, parties and other supervised activities. Club O2, for the 15-17 age group, provides teens with amazing games, music, dance, movies and sports.
Here is more information and a sampling of activities offered for each age group:
Toddlers (ages 2 - 5)
Children also get their very own menus, featuring all their favorite foods. Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni & cheese and spaghetti & meatballs are all available on a Carnival cruise, so even pint-size guests can feel pampered on their "Fun Ship" family vacation.
Carnival provides stroller rentals fleet-wide, for a nominal fee.
Activities for toddlers may include:
Note: Toddlers do not have to be potty-trained in order to be a part of Camp Carnival; parents simply need to provide the youth staff with diapers and toiletries for their child.
Juniors (ages 6 - 8)
Children get their very own menus, featuring all their favorite foods. Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni & cheese and spaghetti & meatballs are all available on a Carnival cruise, so even pint-size guests can feel pampered on their "Fun Ship" family vacation. Camp Carnival provides "Children's Only" dinner most nights. These dinners take place in the Lido Restaurant. On Port Days, Carnival will provide lunch for children whose parents are ashore.
Plus, to make it even easier for parents to enjoy their vacation, Carnival has implemented fleet wide stroller and Game Boy rentals for a nominal fee. That's one less thing to remember to pack!
Activities for juniors may include:
Intermediates (ages 9 - 11)
Parents can take advantage of the evening After Hours services from 10 p.m. till 12 a.m. At this time kids can come and chill with their friends while their parents enjoy the adult entertainment on board. Whether it is arts & crafts, board games or just hanging out with friends and listening to music, it is their choice. From 12 a.m. - 3 a.m. they can join the younger cruisers for the Slumber Party service.
Activities for intermediates may include:
Circle "C" (ages 12-14)
Teens must be registered with Circle "C" in order to participate in the activities, but it's up to them how many -- or few -- they choose to attend. Teens can come and go as they want, with activities running until the early morning hours. For teens that love to dance, Carnival has great news. Every night aboard a Carnival cruise 12- to 14- year-old guests will have the opportunity to "mix and mingle" at the shipboard dance club to the latest hits. Some ships feature a Circle "C" Lounge, where movies, music videos, a touch-screen jukebox and gaming pods are available.
Activities for Circle "C" may include:
Club O2 (ages 15-17)
Club O2 daytime activities are designed to be a little more relaxed. Teens can hang out with their friends while watching a movie, listening to the latest music, playing video games or joining karaoke jam sessions. Carnival has even set up teen-only shore excursions so young adults can enjoy the sites and sounds of beautiful ports with their peers.
Many Carnival ships feature a dedicated lounge designed just for the Club O2 program. These hot spots feature comfy seating, video monitors, a state-of-the-art dance floor and an area to enjoy Coca-Cola products and other non-alcoholic specialty drinks.
Club O2 Directors are hired and trained to spark the interest of the teens and get them involved. Each director brings their own unique style to Club O2. Their motivation and dedication to the program ensures every teen's cruise experience is unlike any they have ever had before. They are hosts, entertainers and often DJ's for the teens.
Activities for Club O2 may include:
Younger teens will only be allowed in the onboard disco until 10:45pm. After 11:00pm, any guests under the age of 18 must leave the disco. The Camp Carnival staff will coordinate late night activities for guests 17-years-old and younger. Activities may include a late night movie, Karaoke, "Swim Under the Stars", etc. Program activities and age groups are subject to change.
Carnival would like to note that Camp Carnival is not a "daycare". The program is designed so that families are able to enjoy quality family time together, and yet also have the choice of being with peers of their own age, whenever desired.
Camp Carnival Counselors