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Fun For (KidS, ParenTS and) all :

Here’s How to Make the Most of Your Family Cruise

By HEidi SARNA

All you need to do is look around the ship to see that Carnival attracts cruise lovers of all ages, young and old alike. In fact, about 700,000 kids have a ball cruising with Carnival every year — nearly half the total number of children carried by the entire North American cruise industry.

LEFT: Taking in all the choices on deck. CENTER: Kid-approved cuisine. BOTTOM: At Camp Carnival, the best seats in the house.

“Children have their own unique vacation expectations, which is why Carnival goes all out to make sure kids have the time of their lives,” says Kristi Ainsworth, the cruise line’s manager of Youth Programs. “As our ships have become larger, they provide us an even greater canvas for dedicated facilities and spaces for kids of all ages.” Where to begin?

Good MorninG! The Fun STarTS BriGhT and early If your stateroom has a balcony, stay in your PJs, order breakfast from room service, and enjoy your juice, cereal and pastries outside on your own private piece of deck. Or head up to the Lido buffet restaurant for a huge range of breakfast foods geared to all ages, including an omelette station, fresh fruit and donuts. At 10 a.m., the big and bright Camp Carnival playrooms open for a full day of fun and games — a world dedicated to kids’ whims and pleasures. Play some dodge ball, make a painting, or check out the day’s arts and crafts projects. Curious kids especially will gravitate to the more educational activities that focus on reading, music, geography and physical fitness. Pick up a copy of the Camp Carnival Activity Schedule at the start of your cruise.

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Carnival FUN ASHORE  

Fun Ashore -- POC (ports of call) book, which includes Carnival Cruise Lines marketing, regional articles and port information.

Carnival FUN ASHORE  

Fun Ashore -- POC (ports of call) book, which includes Carnival Cruise Lines marketing, regional articles and port information.