Cruise lines are always looking for new ways to keep passengers entertained. Our kids spend so much of their time looking at screens that we hope that vacation is a time to set those phones down. But no need to limit screen time here. Cruise lines have put together fun, interactive programming where your family become the show. Here are some fun favorites you might want to check out on your next cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival brings your family’s favorite Hasbro game shows to life! Hasbro The Game show brings Hasbro games like Connect 4, Yahtzee, Simon Flash and more to a game show experience where passengers compete for Hasbro themed prizes. Or if Clue is your favorite, you might enjoy Clue: The Murder Mystery. The ship is the game board and you’ll find clues at different events throughout the cruise to help you figure out who killed Mr. Body.
Carnival Cruise Line lets you participate in a Lip Sync Battle. Passengers become contestants in Carnival’s version of Spike TV’s fun show Lip Sync Battle. Get ready to show off your sweet skills. Contestants will be chosen at the beginning of the cruise. Competition rounds will be performed during the cruise until just 2 finalists remain. They will battle it out in two rounds to select a champion! The final round will be a show everyone can enjoy with props, lights and costumes.
Carnival’s children’s programing brings Dr. Seuss characters to life with parades, story time, and themed areas that are as colorful as a Dr. Seuss book they’re based on. These favorite characters will make children smile and bring back great memories for the adults onboard.
Celebrity Cruises offers Top Chef at Sea. Based on the popular Bravo television show, passengers can participate in Quickfire Challenges and show off their culinary skills. There is even a Top Chef night in the main restaurant on some sailings. Be sure to check out your activities guide each day you’re on board so you don’t miss out on this fun.
If you have a preschooler, you’re probably familiar with Peppa Pig. Peppa Pig makes appearance onboard Costa Cruises sailings. With meet and greets, dance parties, and special character lunches, your little ones will enjoy meeting this popular character!
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line of course features tons of characters and activities based on their popular movies and television shows. But it’s not just Mickey and Minnie you will find onboard. Disney offers special Star Wars and Marvel days at sea on select sailings that feature fun for everyone.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line has partnered with America’s Test Kitchen. Guests can participate in hands on workshops, view cooking shows and more.
Nature lovers will love BBC Earth programing that can be found onboard. Activities include concerts, games, films, and special fun for kids. Holland America Line also offers BBC Earth featured cruises that will feature personalities from BBC Earth programs.
Princess Cruises offers activities and shore excursions based on popular shows from Discovery and Animal Planet with their Discovery at Sea program. Fan of Shark Week? Princess will be celebrating Shark week on select sailings with screenings of Shark Week programing, themed activities and specialty drinks. You can find activities and fun based on shows like Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, How Its Made, and more.
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean offers the Dreamworks Experience on many sailings where you can meet characters from of your favorite Dreamworks movies, watch Dreamworks movies in 3D, and more. Families are sure to love this.