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Looking for a Family Vacation that also Incorporates the Experience of Summer Camp?

Summer camps at sea give your children the best of both worlds and create wonderful childhood memories with activities and programs that give the very best land-based counterparts a run for their money.

Do you have an Imagineer in the making? Disney Cruise Line has created some of the most memorable characters - from royalty, to monsters, to superheroes - in history. Interactive summer camp programs on Disney Cruise Line immerse your child in a world of creativity. This is how Imagineers are created. Read more here: Disney Cruise Line Children's Program. Below is a sampling of what some popular cruise line’s children’s programs have to offer. Be sure to read about each program in its entirety and click here to see a comprehensive listing of all the cruise lines’ children’s programs. Also see Sea Tales 2023 Family Cruise Travel Planner. Do you have a bourgeoning environmentalist? Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a program for children and teens, ages 7-15 in partnership with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation. Read more about Paul Gauguin’s Children’s Program here.

Royal Caribbean offers nursery programs for children and toddlers ages 6-36 months. Their programs for children are divided into different age groups, ranging from ages 3-17. Read more about Royal Caribbean’s Children’s Program here. Princess Cruises offers a variety of activities for children aged 3-17, grouped by age. These groups have their own set of age-appropriate activities, often with separate facilities. Princess’s larger ships feature sprawling youth centers with indoor and outdoor areas. To make planning simple, a schedule outlining the next day's youth activities is delivered to your cabin each evening. Read more about Princess Cruises Children’s Program here.


Norwegian Cruise Line – For the littlest cruisers, the Guppies Open Play offers a play space for parents to interact with their infants/ babies/toddlers 6 months - 3 years old and/or children in diapers. Kids of all ages 3-17 can find their happy place thanks to complimentary youth programs – Splash Academy and Entourage. Read more about Norwegian Cruise Line’s Children’s Program here. Celebrity Cruises offer babysitting services in both the Fun Factory and individual staterooms. The fun starts at Camp At Sea onboard entertainment center and program designed exclusively for kids ages 3 to 12. Read more about Celebrity Cruises Children’s Program here. Carnival Cruise Line – Guests aboard Carnival Cruise Lines will delight in their many family options. They offer limited services for children under two each evening from 10 pm to 1 am and during port times. Their programs for children are divided into different age groups, ranging from ages 2-17. Read more about Carnival Cruise Line’s Children’s Program here. Holland America Line activities program, Kids Club, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17. Kids can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza-making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties, and a farewell pajama party. Read more about Holland America Line Children’s Program here. MSC Cruises – offers limited babysitting on board. In the Mini Club infants are looked after by qualified and dedicated staff who will let them play. Read more about MSC Cruises’ Children’s Program here.



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Rosy Pearl
Rosy Pearl
May 29, 2023

Bea - Thanks for telling us about all these wonderful Travel Choices ! 😀

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Thank you, Rosy! I wish there were more things like this around when I was a kid!

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