Carnival Cruise Line

Minimum age for sailing will be generally 6 months and 12 months for Transatlantic, TransPacific, Hawaii and South American cruises. Camp Carnival is unable to accept children UNDER the age of 2 during activity times. There are no age exceptions to this policy. Carnival Cruise Lines does not offer in-stateroom services.

Carnival does offer limited services for under 2s each evening from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. and during port times. These services are charged a fee. There are available times on sea day morning’s where the parent can come and play with the child (or drop off for a fee). Check onboard for specific ship details.


Camp Carnival
It’s everything they love about summer camp and their favorite babysitter, all in one! Camp Carnival offers tons of activities designed for children in three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Camp Carnival’s counselors, each with education or childcare experience, are on the clock making sure everyone in the small groups of kids is having fun. When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more. And when the sun goes down, they offer Camp Carnival Night Owls (fees apply) so kids get to stay up late having fun, while their parents also enjoy themselves well into the night.

Besides the complimentary Camp Carnival® activities that are available every day, Camp Carnival also has a little thing they like to call Night Owls. It’s the late-night way for kids ages 11 and younger to have a blast! It runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes video games, movies, board games, snacks and drinks. It’s $6.75 USD per hour per child (pricing subject to change). And Camp Carnival makes it easy by charging it to your Sail & Sign® Card.

Camp Carnival has three different Night Owls parties your kids can partake in, all geared toward their age group to make sure they’re having the time of their lives. Owl Jams from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. is where kids from 2 to 11 can get their arts and crafts on, beat their high score on a video game or just dance to some good ol’-fashioned tunes for $13 USD per child.

Fun ‘Til One from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for kids ages 6 to 8 which is loaded with dancing, singing and video games for $20 USD per child. And finally, Camp Carnival has Fun at Sea …’Til 3:00 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $33 USD per child — the go-to party for sporting events, competitions, plus pizza and ice cream! Perfect for kids ages 9 to11. Party fee includes cool giveaways and yummy snacks. Please note a 15 percent gratuity will be added to all Camp Carnival Night Owls program fees.

All Night Owls activities take place in Camp Carnival. There are NO in-stateroom services available. Daytime services are available for infants two and under on port days for the same price. Contact the Camp Carnival Staff on board for specific times of these services as they vary by port.

Camp Carnival is currently available on the following ship: Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Pride, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory. All other Carnival ships have Camp Ocean Program.

Camp Ocean

Camp Carnival is available on the following ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Triumph and Carnival Vista. Other ships have the Camp Carnival Program.

This marine-themed children’s program for children ages 2 -11 will immerse children in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.

This program is divided into three age related categories. Children aged 2-5 will be dubbed “Penguins,” children 6-8 will be called “Sting Rays, and 9-11 year olds will be “Sharks.”

Distinctive areas and activities have been designed for each age group from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive gaming stations for the Sharks.

The new Camp Ocean program will debut on the Carnival Freedom in May 2014. Camp Ocean will be introduced on Carnival Magic, Carnival Breeze, and Carnival Triumph later in 2014 and the remainder of the fleet by 2016.

Seuss at Sea
Carnival Cruise Lines has partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to offer Seuss at Sea, a fleet wide program featuring exciting youth, family, dining, and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. The program is currently featured on the Carnival Splendor and Carnival Freedom and includes Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, and interactive reading event for kids of all ages hosted in a vibrant, costumed created tent on the stage of the main show lounge.


Tweens: What does the “C” in Circle “C” stand for? Well, “chill,” “connect,” and “cool,” just to name a few. It’s where young teens ages 12 to 14 go to hang out, meet new friends, and enjoy some pretty awesome activities like dance parties, games, outdoor movies and more, in the special Circle “C” area or around the ship. It’s all supervised by friendly and fun-loving counselors who want your young teens to have the best vacation ever.

Teens: So, your parents are, like, so annoying … where do you go to hang out with normal people? You know, people who don’t talk about taxes and stuff all the time? Club O2, duh. Hang out and do stuff like watch movies, listen to music from this decade, play sports and video games, join karaoke jam sessions, maybe even have a pool party or two, all with other high schoolers between the ages of 15 and 17. There are even teen-only shore excursions so you can enjoy the sights at Carnival Cruise’s beautiful ports with people you actually aren’t embarrassed to be seen with.

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