They're all a little different but each cruise line has specific programs for kids. More than just keeping them occupied, the programs are fun and engaging. They also keep the kids occupied. In addition they have lots of things for all age groups. Did I mention that they keep the kids occcupied? Yes, you can drop your kids off in the morning and pick them up at night and have a great time without them....or bring them along with you until they turn sour and then take them back to the kids program!
Here is the Celebrity prgram:
What activities will be available for my child(ren) onboard?
Subject: Youth Activities/Family Activities
Youth Activities are directed and organized by a special staff of youth counselors. Youth Counselors have a formal education in Recreation, Education, Child Development or related fields. In addition Youth Counselors have experience working with large groups of children ages 3-17 years of age, in school/community sponsored youth programs or summer camps. Youth Counselors hold certifications in CPR and some speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
All Celebrity ships carry a minimum of 6 Youth Counselors year round. During holiday sailings, Celebrity ships carry 8-12 Youth Counselors.
Ship Mates (ages 3-6)
Arts & Crafts
Dancing and Musical Games
Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
Celebrity Cadets (ages 7-9)
Arts & Crafts
Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
Ensigns (ages 10-12)
Late Night Pizza Parties
Admiral T's (ages 13-15 & 16-17)
Teen Late Night Dancing
The Celebrity X-Club Youth Program provides activities for children and teens 3 to 17. Children must be a minimum age of 3 years old. to participate in organized and counselor supervised activities. Proof of age may be requested. At the discretion of the Youth Program Manager, parents may accompany their toddlers to utilize the Fun Factory and participate in Shipmate activities.
*Children participating in the Celebrity X-Club Youth Program organized and counselor supervised activities without a parent, must be completely toilet trained and diaper/pull-up free.
*Children with Disabilities:
Any child over the age of 3 who must wear diapers or pull ups due to a disability may participate in the Youth Program as long as the parent submits a signed copy of the ADA XClub Accommodation Request Form.
The Celebrity Youth Program is available year round with a full, five-tier age group program during President's Week, Easter, Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sailings. On all other sailings, a combined age group program is offered.
The Children's Playroom / Fun Factory is open daily from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. each day. Slumber Party from 10:00pm - Midnight is offered each night on a sign up basis for a fee of $6 per child, per hour.
Only while the ship is docked will a nominal fee of $6.00 per hour per child, children ages 3-12 years old who wishes to participate in various sitting services offered by the X-Club Youth Program; Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. and Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On the last evening of the cruise , the Celebrity Youth Program hosts a, "Parent's Night Out" in which children participate in a Pizza Party, evening activities, and complimentary Slumber Party, while their parents enjoy their last evening of fine dining and world class entertainment. Ensign (10-12 years) and Teen (13-17 years) activities are hosted by the Youth Staff. Ensigns and Teens are free to enter and leave activities as they please.
- Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. (port days only)
- Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm (complimentary while @ sea)
- Slumber Party from 10:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. daily (complimentary on the last night of the cruise).
Children ages 3-9 must be signed-in and signed-out of the Celebrity Youth Program by their parents, who must present their Celebrity Signature Card for identification. Children and teens ages 10-17 are free to come and go as they please from activities hosted by the Celebrity Youth Program, but are required to follow the basic rules of the ship for those under 18 years old. When outside of the Celebrity Youth Program, parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. We also ask the you refrain from allowing your children to utilize the pool pr jacuzzi without your supervision.
Babysitting (Stateroom Services):
For a nominal fee of $8.00 per hour, for up to two children within the same family, parents can arrange for a private, in-stateroom Baby Sitter. Babysitting services are available through Stateroom Services onboard all Celebrity vessels. Parents are asked to make all private, in-stateroom babysitting requests 24 hours in advance. Children must be a minimum age of twelve months or older and there are to be no more than two children per Baby Sitter. Private, in-stateroom babysitting is subject to personnel availability.
Toddler Time (Children under 3):
Parents can now accompany their toddlers to a special event held only for toddlers and their parents. Youth Staff will provide toddler appropriate toys and equipment for these junior cruisers to feel like part of the fun.
Celebrity has also provided changing tables and baby wipes in either the Fun Factory lavatory or these washroom closest to the Toddler Time venue.
Celebrity Youth Program Behavioral Policy:
Inappropriate behavior will not be permitted during Celebrity Youth Program activities. Youth demonstrating inappropriate behavior will first receive a verbal warning, second receive an age appropriate time out for continued inappropriate behavior and third, parent notification and dismissal from the Celebrity Youth Program activities.