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Cruises prove to be a fantastic family holiday, from children’s clubs to all manner of activities. We have gathered all of this information here for you – even on what food you can expect to find on board! There is always something to keep the kids entertained from morning to night! For a little adult time, make sure you choose a liner with children’s clubs and babysitting. We also have guides for Teenagers facilities as well as Babies facilities; this should help cover all pre-cruise questions you may have.

Cruise Line

Kids Clubs

Sample activities in children clubs

Drinks packages for children

Shore excursion options for children

Azamara

Not available

Not available

Soft drinks are included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Carnival

2-5 Toddlers 6-8 Junior cruisers 9-11 Intermediate Cruisers Circle C: 12-14 years old

Toddlers 2-5 years: Sing-a-longs, play dough sculptures, picture Bingo, story time, talent shows, puppet shows, face painting. Junior cruisers 6-8 years: PlayStation 2 and iMac time, spin Art, Sand Art and Candy Art, cartoon time, face painting, pizza parties, arts and crafts. Intermediate Cruisers 9-11 years old: PlayStation 2 and IMac time, board games, bingo, Coke-tail parties, pizza Pig-Out, eduCruise - Educational activities, talent show. Circle C PlayStation 2, board games, talent show, trivia games, dance parties, Indoor/outdoor games, Ping-Pong tournaments, karaoke

Unlimited soft drinks and juices for only $12 per child for a three night cruise and $28 for a 7 night cruise

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Celebrity

Toddler Timeunder 3 years old Ship mates 3-5 years Celebrity Cadets 6-8 years Ensigns 9-11 years old.

Toddler time- suitable toys for this age group, including Leapfrog interactive toys. Ship mates, Cadets and Ensigns for 3-11 years old crafts, music, karaoke, treasure hunts, theme parties, movies, entertainment centre filled with the latest gaming technology, LeapFrog interactive toys: crafts, music, karaoke, treasure hunts

Unlimited fountain and canned drinks during the duration of your cruise.$8.05 per guest, per day

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Mini from 3 to 6 years Maxi from 7 to 11 Teen Junior from 12 to 14

Mini & Maxi: Preparing costumes for themed evenings, Volleyball, Basketball, Table tennis, Table football, Hoops, Games in the pool

Boys & Girls beverage card for 10 soft drinks for 23 euros

No shore excursions specifically for children, there are, a number of shore excursion activities well suited to them at special rates

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Crystal

For three age groups between 3 and 17. Called Fantasia

Scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, karaoke, and games. There are books and videos in the library for guests to take back to their staterooms

Soft drinks are included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Cunard

The Play Zone 2-7 year olds The Kids Zone 8-12 year olds

The Play zone - Arts, crafts, books, puzzles, toys and computer games. The Kids Zone - Games consoles, sport competitions, arts, crafts and scavenger hunts.

Soda package- unlimited soda drinks= $3.95 per child per day (plus 15% service charge)

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Disney

Clubhouse Series 6 and under Solve it Series 6 and older In the spotlight series 8 and older Edge 11- 14 year olds

Clubhouse Series- Puzzle playtime with Mickey and friends, little Einstein’s Adventure, Pluto PJ party Solve it Series- Goofy files, Stitch’s great adventure. Spotlight series- Mickey mania, All for one, Monsters inc open mike night Storybook series- Do Di Do with snow white, once upon a Edge- Piazza perfection, ship factor, a pirates life for me LITE (teens only on-board social network

Free soda is available from the beverage stations

Parents are welcome to disembark in Castaway cay whilst children stay on board with the children clubs, but this is the only port where this is available

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Black Watch, has a Games Room for Table Tennis, but is adapted to a Children’s Playroom on cruises falling within the main school holiday periods. Balmoral has an Arts and Crafts Room that again will be converted to a Children’s facility during the main school holidays.

Not available

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Club HAL 3 to 12 year olds

Club HAL- putt golf, candy bar bingo, t-shirt painting and arcade games, air hockey, foosball, karaoke, Internet access, Sony PlayStations & dance revolution Teens- comfy hammocks, hang out under the nine-foot-high waterfall, or dance to a state-of-the-art sound system and laser light show

Soda fountain- unto 20 sodas= $25 (plus service charge)

Port day activities on-board if parents are ashore, children must be registered and signed in and out of the programme

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Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Palmys kids club for 3 - 11 year olds

Storytelling, team challenges, mini discos, treasure hunts

All inclusive

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Mini Club 3 to 6 years Junior’s Club 7 to 11

Mini club & Junior’s club- age-focused kids’ activities from arts and crafts to swimming, sports tournaments, treasure hunts, parties, live shows, talent contests and on-board adventures

All inclusive soft drinks package £10.50 per child per day

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Costa

Cruise & Maritime

Fred Olsen

Holland America

Hurtigruten

Island Cruises

MSC


Children’s Menu

Babysitting services

Not available

Not available

Yes featuring hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and more. On some nights, your kids can even eat with the other kids, leaving you to enjoy a quiet evening on your own

Babysitting Services (from 10PM to 3AM in Camp Carnival for ages 11 and under) $6 per hour

Yes kids meals such as hot dogs, chicken nuggets, Mac and cheese. Request special meals 24 hours before

Evening slumber party for 3-11 year olds 10pm-1am charged $6 per hour, or in room babysitting available upon request $19 per hour

Yes, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, fish n’ chips, chicken dippers and more

Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children’s area, is a free of charge baby-sitting service until 1:30 am

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Yes Crystal’s chefs are always pleased to prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more

Available for $10 per hour

Special children’s supper/ tea served between 17.00 – 18.00 daily, allowing parents to have dinner by themselves

Night nursery service available from 6pm-11pm free

Yes menus are available including hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza. Character dining available as well as children’s meal options

Group babysitting is available form $6 per hour

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Yes including sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizzas

Only available on sea days bookable through reception for a small charge. Club hal afterhours is also available from 10pm-midnight for a charge of $5 per hour

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Yes, including pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs

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Yes including pizza, Pasta also healthy options available with vegetables and salad

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Family

Friendly

Cruises prove to be a fantastic family holiday, from children’s clubs to all manner of activities. We have gathered all of this information here for you – even on what food you can expect to find on board! There is always something to keep the kids entertained from morning to night! For a little adult time, make sure you choose a liner with children’s clubs and babysitting. We also have guides for Teenagers facilities as well as Babies facilities; this should help cover all pre-cruise questions you may have.

Kids Clubs

Sample activities in children clubs

Drinks packages for children

Shore excursion options for children

Turtles: 3 - 5 yrs. Seals: 6 - 9 yrs. Dolphins: 10 - 12 yrs. Nickelodeon on board featuring SpongeBob, Dora the explorer and more

Turtles- Storytelling, development activities, circus school, arts, crafts, painting, treasure hunt, family activities and sensory messy play. Seals- Wii games and challenges, treasure hunt, learn circus tricks, pizza making, games. Dolphins- Wii games and challenges, circus school, sports and family activities, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt, movies, team building challenges. Nickelodeon on board featuring SpongeBob, Dora the explorer and more

Children’s soda package available form $4 per day plus 15% service charge

Port play availablechildren can be dropped of whilst parents venture into port, small charge applies if covers lunch/ dinner

Not available

Not available

Soft drinks included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

P&O

4 Children’s clubs available, splashers for 2-4 year olds, surfers for 5-8 year olds, scubas for 9-12 year olds

Splashers includes ball play, puppet shows and colouring competitions, surfers includes sports challenges, appearances form Mr Bump, mini Olympics, Scubs includes gameshows, sport sessions, pool parties

Soft drinks package includes 20 refills cost £35.00

Family shore excursions including waterparks and beach transfers. Children cannot stay on board if parents and venturing ashore

Princess

Youth centre for 3-12 ye ars

Youth centre includes dance parties, movies, t-shirt colouring, video games, scavenger’s hunts.

Soda package available from $4 per day

Children’s excursion prices available on certain trips

Tibu club for 3-6 year olds, capi club 7-11 years,

Activities for all groups include face painting, dress up, shows an mini disco.

All inclusive

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

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Not available

All inclusive

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Aqua nuts 3-5 years. Explorers 6-8 years. Voyagers 9-11 years

Aquanuts - Story time, face painting, theatre, Explorers - kite making, karaoke, science experiments, talent shows. Voyagers - backstage tours , GaGa ball.

Unlimited fountain soda package available from $6 per day

Family shore excursions include swim with dolphins and pizza making in Naples

Seabourn

Not available

Not available

Soft drinks included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Seadream

Not available

Not available

Drinks included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Silver sea

Not available

Not available

Soft drinks included

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Star Clipper

Not available

Not available

No drinks packages available

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Swan Hellenic

Not available

Not available

No drinks packages available

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Kidzone children clubs 3 - 12 years

A variety of activities including face painting , treasure hunts, games, mini discos

Children’s drinks packages available from £69 per week

Children must accompany adults on excursions and cannot stay on board

Voyages of discovery

Reservations for under 11 are not recommended

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Voyages to antiquity

Reservations for under 12 are not recommended

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Children are not encouraged to sail with Windstar

Not available

Soft drinks are included

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Cruise Line

NCL

Oceania

Pullmantur

Regent

Royal Caribbean

Thomson

Windstar cruises


Children’s Menu

Babysitting services

Yes, includes hamburgers, pizza , pasta and healthy options

Group babysitting and late night fun zone for 3-12 year olds available for $6 per hour

Not available

Not available

Yes including sausages, fish fingers, vegetables and pasta

Night nursery available 6 months to 8 years and free of charge

Yes, includes Pizza, fries, burgers, sandwiches and more

Group babysitting is available between 10pm1m for 3-12year olds for $5 per hour

Plenty of children’s food options are available including pizza, hot dog, pasta

Babysitting service available for 3 years plus with a small charge

Not available

Baby sitting available upon request $25 per hour

Yes, includes Burgers, Hot dogs, Sandwiches and more. Also character breakfasts

Sitters at sea babysitting service $10 per hour

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Children’s portions available on-board

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