Carnival Cruise Lines Children’s Program

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 Ocean

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.

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 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.