Carnival Cruise Lines Camp Carnival Program “Cruising With Kids”

Carnival Cruise Lines Camp Carnival Program "Cruising With Kids"

Carnival is a cruise line where travelers jump on board to have a good time—and we’re not just talking about the adults here. With Camp Carnival, children of all ages have a special place on the high seas to both celebrate their vacation time and exercise those energetic free spirits!

Some parents might be a bit apprehensive to leave their children alone, but with a staff of wonderful youth counselors—who are as friendly as they are experienced—parents can leave their children in full confidence. And, hey, parents might even be able to sneak off for a private lil’ poolside drink. Parents will get a break (now, not that we’re saying parents would EVER want a break from their kiddies) and the young ones will be able to strut their stuff in style (Fact of life: parents just aren’t cool enough—especially on vacations).

Carnival Cruise Lines Camp Carnival Program "Cruising With Kids"

Here’s a bit more about the fantastic Kids Carnival Camp:

It’s everything they love about summer camp and their favorite babysitter, all in one! Camp Carnival offers tons of activities designed for children in three different age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 11 years. Our counselors, each with education or childcare experience, are on the clock making sure everyone in the small groups of kids are having fun. When it’s mealtime, kids get their own menus, with faves like mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and more. And when the sun goes down, we offer Camp Carnival Night Owls (fees apply) so kids get to stay up late having fun, while their parents also enjoy themselves well into the night. [http://www.carnival.com/onboard/cruise-entertainment/camp-carnival.aspx]

So book your ticket today and, if you have little ones, don’t be afraid to send them off. They’ll have a great time in their small groups. But if you’re the type of parents who want to spend time with their kiddos as much as possible–which makes sense since you’re on a family vacation!–just set some boundaries: A bit of time at the camp for activities (especially during Sea Days) and set mealtime meet ups, for example. The great thing about cruising is its flexibility—each family will be able to construct their own personalized vacation.

Have you been cruising with children? If so, tell us how they liked hanging out with other kids their age—and how you felt about letting them run off by themselves!

Also did you know Carnival Cruise Lines offers a 110% guarantee that you’ll love cruising with them.  Check out all the details [CLICK HERE]

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43 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Amberlee Cave October 2, 2013 at 4:07 am - Reply

    Sounds like so much fun. I hope to be able to take my girls someday soon! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Kyle October 2, 2013 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Ive never been but I think I might when they get older and its more affordable

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 2, 2013 at 6:55 am - Reply

    That’s great that Carnival offers this. With all the trouble on cruise ships the past few years, though, I’ll stick with Disney :)

  4. Jutta@HungryLittleGirl October 2, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Never been on a cruise, but I always wanted to. Still waiting on my husband giving me one as a present (maybe for Christmas haha)

  5. BusyBee October 2, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    A cruise sounds like a great idea for families

  6. Rosey October 2, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I’d like to get the WHOLE family together to do a cruise. i think that would be fun.

  7. Lisa Ladrido October 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I think our best vacations were when we all went on a cruise. In the end they are very affordable to do. My kids enjoyed them a lot! They were older so we didn’t need to use the childcare services but the children looked like they were all having so much fun.

  8. Terry (My Journey With Candida) October 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I am big time into cruises. We usually go at least once a year…. we didn’t go this year because my Hubs had surgery… but I am sure we will be going next year.

  9. Bobbi Burleson October 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I hope to go on a cruise, someday (wishing hard).

  10. Kristen @ kristenione October 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I love this! I’ve never been on a cruise but would want to do something like this so me and the hubby could have some date time and our son could have fun too!

  11. Amber Edwards October 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I love that cruises are focusing a lot more on family friendly trips and offering features for kids too!

  12. T. Marie October 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    What a great addition to a cruise. Definitely makes it way more family friendly than before. I would love to have some break time while on vacation without having to worry so much.

  13. Karen October 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Love how they break it up into age groups

  14. HilLesha October 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    I’d LOVE to go on a cruise someday!

  15. Melanie October 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Great looking cruise! I have never been but want to go on one

  16. Pam October 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I have never been on a cruise but have always wanted to go on one!

  17. Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade October 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I guess if my kids were little I’d want to go on a cruise with them but since they are not, I don’t want to be trapped on a boat out to sea with hundreds or thousands of kids. LOL
    But nice that they have cruises like this.

  18. BabsProjects October 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Cruises…oh how I wish I could go on one of those, but I have to wait patiently at least till my little one is a bit older.

  19. cynthia L October 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to take a cruise and one day I will. The kids area looks great! I don’t think I would have a problem leaving my daughter there and let her be entertained while I relaxed.

  20. Growing Up Madison October 3, 2013 at 12:11 am - Reply

    We’re planning a Disney cruise but this sounds like a much cheaper alternative. Will have to get hubby to take a look at this as well. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Allie October 3, 2013 at 2:20 am - Reply

    This looks fantastic, perfect for children!

  22. Janelle October 3, 2013 at 2:21 am - Reply

    What a fun way to entertain children, and adults!

  23. Le-an Lacaba October 3, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

    very fun atmosphere! really great way to give way for kids!

  24. Noor Unnahar October 3, 2013 at 8:21 am - Reply

    It looks so cool . I am sure parents would love this places as kids would.

  25. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita October 3, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    We took a Carnival cruise in august and had the opportunity to check out the Camp Carnival, and it was amazing. Kids love it and gives the parents more ME time!

  26. Pamela October 3, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    This looks like fun for all the family!

  27. Pam October 3, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I have only been on one cruise to Alaska and I loved it. I have a lot of friends who have taken their kids and they have said they have such a good time. I have heard a lot of good things about Carnival Cruises.

  28. Margaret, Margs World October 3, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    The breakup into age groups is so appealing to me for the grandkids. Thanks!

  29. Mel Cole October 3, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Never experienced a cruise yet. That kids section is really cool. I could imagine how excited the kids are in it.

  30. Jenny October 3, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

    boy you really love teh cruise life, eh? xD not for me though. nope.

  31. Areeba October 3, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Oh I never been on a cruise and it would be awesome to attend this carnival, awesome!!

  32. Nancy October 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I never been on a cruise it sound like so much fun!

  33. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy October 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    My kids absolutely loved Camp Carnival!

  34. DD October 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Carnival definitely needs to work on their brand reputation!

  35. Erin October 4, 2013 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Looks like they have a lot of family friendly options.

  36. DD October 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    fun times

  37. erin October 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    My kids would love something like that.

  38. Jocelyn October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I would LOVE to take my kids on a cruise like that. It would be so great!

  39. Tonia Sanders October 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    This is the second Carnival Cruise mention to me in three hours. I’m thinking it’s a sign. Especially with the all the stuff for kids available.

  40. jordyn @ Almost Supermom October 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    We haven’t been cruising yet with our kids, but it is on our bucket list for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  41. pattie October 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    This is so cool! We haven’t been on a Carnival Cruise yet, but I would love to take the whole family. And it seems so kid-friendly!

  42. Chelsea Day October 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    My little ones would love that but they are still a little too young for a cruise. Can’t wait til they are old enough though.

  43. Full Circle November 1, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Yes, it’s amazing and my children had a blast! We will be returning soon.

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