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First Timer's Guide to Carnival's Onboard Activities

Posted on 10/27/2017

From friends sharing all the fun they had on their Carnival cruise to Hawaii last year to people chatting away in the supermarket check-out line, people everywhere are experiencing the joys of cruise vacations. Now, the time has come for you to enjoy your very own cruise. Cruises are as much about onboard adventures as they are about shore excursions.

Look for Your ‘Fun Times’ Newsletter

The ‘Fun Times’ Newsletter is your guide to upcoming activities. Each evening, the ‘Fun Times’ Newsletter arrives in your stateroom, full of all the great activities you can enjoy the following day. Make sure to grab one and star planning!

Cruising With Kids & Teens

Get ready for a family vacation your kids will discuss for months to come. When the kids want to head off on their own, they’ll have plenty of options on any given day. Circle “C” and Club O2 are designed for young teens (12-14) and older teens (15-17), respectively. These clubs provide a great place to hang out without the parents. Teens can also enjoy Digital Play, Party Time and Active Play, all designed to foster group engagement. Younger kids can take part in Camp Carnival or Camp Ocean, which are supervised programs designed to enlighten and entertain young minds. From the whimsical and always wonderful world of Dr. Seuss comes Cats in Hats, Fish Red and Blue, and both kinds of Things — 1 and 2, with Seuss at SeaTM .  A Carnival cruise gives kids plenty of chances to make new friends… but never before quite like this. With the Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea  where kids can use their small hands and big creativity to bring a new stuffed friend to life.

Fun Activities for Families

Family time should provide fun for all. As a family, you can enjoy great activities like SkyRideLip Sync Battle and an onboard water park at Carnival WaterWorks,. Movie lovers will enjoy an IMAX® Theater, Thrill Theater and Carnival Seaside Theater, while theater fans will jump at the chance to see one of many stage shows. Any fans of the board game Clue? Take part as a family in CLUE: The Murder Mystery, and work your way around the ship picking up clues along the way. Who, what and where? Winners receive a fun prize.

How to Have a Parents’ Night Out 

When it’s time to enjoy a night out without the kids, you will relax knowing they’re in good hands. Night Owls is a nightly babysitting service for kids between the ages of six months and 11 years. Night Owls is open nightly from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Planning Your Evening Activities

Evening can be one of two things. It can be a time to wind down under the stars or it can be a time to get the party going. Regardless of your preference, you’ll discover new activities every evening that offer the perfect accompaniment to your daily thrills. How about settling in at the bar? From the Piano Bar to the SkyBox Sports Bar and from the Wine Bar to the Library Bar, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a drink or two amid excellent company. If you’d rather hit the party scene, check out great spots like the NightclubMega Deck Party or the Limelight Lounge. Casino enthusiasts can play gambling at numerous tournaments, such as Blackjack, Poker, slots, table games and more. For a relaxing end to the day, head up to the deck for Dive-In Movies. Whether you’re traveling with kids or with a group of friends, your cruise vacation is sure to be a blast. After you travel to a cruise destination like the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii or The Bahamas, you’ll soon be starting your own supermarket line conversations. To learn more about all the great destinations Carnival sails to, speak with your Travel Professional today!

Note: Onboard activities vary by ship.

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