Carnival Celebration Introduces New Activities for Kids and Families

Carnival Celebration

The Carnival Celebration is introducing an expanded youth program with new activities for children, teens and families, as well as an update to Carnival’s Dr. Seuss Bookville.

Many of the activities from the newly-expanded program will be implemented to the Carnival Cruise Line fleet by the spring of 2023, according to a press release.

“The updates we’re making to our youth programming ensure our young cruisers have even more to be excited about when they come aboard,” said Melissa Mahaffey, director of youth experience for Carnival Cruise Line.

“We’ve already seen early success with our launch on Carnival Celebration, and I’m looking forward to expanding the reach of our new additions to families sailing with us across our fleet,”

The Carnival Celebration introduced a new Turtles program, the most expansive offerings to date for children under the age of two. The new program includes a range of activities including Turtle Playdates, Turtle Band, toddler sensory activities, and Baby Turtle Trek. The Turtles program also offers drop-off time in Camp Ocean and late-night babysitting.

There is also the Nautical Explorer program for children in Camp Ocean in which Carnival’s youngest guests participate in maritime-themed activities such as designing their own giant cruise ship and using a compass.

The Carnival Celebration is also expanding its popular Dr. Seuss Bookville program by bringing iconic characters from Dr. Seuss such as Thing One, Thing Two and The Cat in the Hat to life. The program is available aboard the Mardi Gras, the Carnival Freedom, the Carnival Horizon, the Carnival Panorama and the Carnival Vista.

The Carnival Celebration is launching another cultural program inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. At Circle C, younger teens ages 12-14 can take part in activities like anime drawing lessons and pop culture games. Those in the 15-17 age group can experience an authentic tea ceremony, Japanese crafts, and games at Club O2.


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