Royal Caribbean's Kids Program
Kids will have a blast at Royal Caribbean’s complimentary, award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. Every member of the youth team holds a four-year degree in education, recreation or a related field and has extensive experience working with children. The program breaks kids and teens out into age groups so that they can enjoy specialized programs made to expand their imaginations in interactive, multi-room spaces designed just for them. It’s an awesomely fun, totally edu-taining adventure.
For the Whole Family
Sure, the youth program is award-winning, the teen hang-outs are awesome, and Mom is going to be thrilled by the amenities at the spa. But even with special experiences catering to each family member, there's still plenty for the whole family to enjoy together.
Family events and activities:
No doubt about it – these ships are built for families. Get together for festivals, poolside games, physical challenges, karaoke nights, theme nights and more.
The DreamWorks Experience:
Only onboard Royal Caribbean, share memorable moments with your favorite characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and other DreamWorks Animation films at character dining, shows, 3D movies, photo opportunities and surprise appearances. On select ships.
Shows For The Whole Family:
Miles from the mainland, marvel at dancing, singing, costuming and special effects of original stage productions, aerial shows, the whimsical black-light magic of ImagineOcean! puppet show, DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon Ice Show, DreamWorks' Let Me Entertain You Aqua Show and more.
Year after year, Royal Caribbean has changed the cruise industry by unveiling new, complimentary features like the FlowRider® surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, carousels, zip lines, and more incredible innovations – included in the price of your cruise.
My Family Time Dining®:
My Family Time Dining is offered for the first seating time in the main dining room, for children ages three to 11. Kids enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating, before heading to the evening's Adventure Ocean activities. The program starts the second evening you're onboard. After that, you can use it each evening or whenever you wish.
Sitters At Sea:
While parents enjoy the night out, Sitters at Sea can entertain young cruisers (one year and older) right in your stateroom. They'll bring along toys and games and keep a log of the activities your child participated in under their care. Hourly rate applies.
Just for Babies & Tots (6 - 36 mos.)
The program has created adventures to keep even the tiniest cruisers entertained. Little ones make new discoveries in a safe environment while parents watch them learn and build their skills.
At the colorful Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery, littlest guests (ages 6-36 months) are cared for by trained professionals while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off is offered; hourly fee of $6 in the daytime and $8 during the evening applies. (Nursery drop off not available on: Empress, Majesty, Jewel, Adventure, Explorer or Voyager of the Seas.)
Babies and Tots programs:
Join your child in the fun of Royal Babies® or Royal Tots® interactive playgroup sessions. Each session, held on one of the onboard lounges, offers activities that make playtime learning time as well.
Babies 2 Go!:
This convenient service lets you pre-order Huggies® diapers, wipes and cream, and Gerber® organic baby food to be delivered right to your stateroom, when you arrive and throughout your cruise.
Babysitting is offered both in a group setting, and individually in your stateroom. In stateroom babysitting must be reserved through the Guest Relations Desk (Purser's Desk) at least 24 hours in advance. It cannot be reserved prior to the cruise vacation and there is no guarantee that sitters will be available. The service is offered between 8:00 am and 2:00 am when personnel is available. Sitters will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Children MUST be at least 1 year old. Approximate Rate: $19 per hour for up to three children within the same family. Times and prices are subject to change without notice. Payment will be made using your onboard SeaPass card.
Just for Kids (3-11)
Onboard, kids aren't just kids. They're scientists exploring the insect world, eye-patched pirates or the next great athlete to take the gold at the Wacky Olympics. With interactive programs and activities designed just for their age group, Adventure Ocean gives kids the chance to discover a whole new side of themselves.
All children participating in Adventure Ocean activities are required to be 3 years of age, 100% toilet trained and diaper and pull-up free.
Aquanauts (Ages 3-5):
These little at-sea adventurers will enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr., and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so that Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.
Explorers (Ages 6-8):
Space Mud, Fossil Fever, Meteorology Madness! Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of the fine arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theater. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.
Voyagers (Ages 9-11):
How about a scavenger hunt with new friends from across the world? That's just the beginning for Voyagers, who enjoy programs including sports tournaments, talent shows, video game showdowns and much more.
Just for Teens (12-17)
The teen program isn't some structured set of classes or rules – these "almost adults" deserve a vacation all their own. So the program gives them the freedom they deserve to join pre-planned events throughout the day or simply hang out in teen-only spaces – with Adventure Ocean staff that keep the good times coming.
Ages 12 to 14:
Get active with rock climbing competitions, dodgeball and Dance Dance Revolution, then take it down a notch at BBQs and movie nights. Plus, the chance to let your star shine with open mic nights, talent shows and Scratch DJ Academy.
Ages 15 to 17:
Join new friends at theme nights, pool parties and teen dinners. Feeling the competitive spirit? Bring it on the karaoke stage, on the Wii or at the basketball court and see who takes home the glory.
Teen-only Hang Outs:
Whether you want to chill out or all-out dance, drop by teen-only spaces where you can hang out late. Start at the teen lounge, a laid-back hideaway, and then amp up the energy at the teen-only nightclub.
The YSpa menu features services made just for teens, including Acne Attack facial, Beach Babe deep conditioning hair treatment, Sole Mate pedicure and more.
After Dark Fun for Kids on Royal Caribbean:
After a special family dinner, what better way for kids on Royal Caribbean ships to spend the night than partying with new friends at the Late Night Party Zone!
Pool & Sports Deck