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Kids, Teenagers and Families

Kids will have a blast at our complimentary, award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. Every member of our youth team holds a four-year degree in education, recreation or a related field and has extensive experience working with children. We separate kids and teens into age groups so that they can enjoy specialised programs made to expand their imaginations, in interactive, multi-room spaces designed just for them. It’s an incredibly fun, totally edu-taining adventure.*

Kids, Teenagers and Families

A family holiday with something for everyone.

Parent Time. Kid Time. And Time Together.

Sure, our youth program is award-winning, our teen hang-outs are incredible and Mum is going to be thrilled by the amenities at the spa. But even with special experiences catering for each family member, there's still plenty for the whole family to enjoy together.

  • Family events and activities

    No doubt about it – our ships are built for families. Get together for festivals, poolside games, physical challenges, karaoke nights, theme nights and more.

  • The DreamWorks Experience

    Only onboard Royal Caribbean, share memorable moments with your favourite characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and other DreamWorks Animation films at character dining, shows, 3D movies, photo opportunities and surprise appearances. On selected ships.

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  • Shows for the Whole Family

    Miles from the mainland, marvel at dancing, singing, costuming and special effects of original stage productions, aerial shows, the whimsical black-light magic of the ImagineOcean! puppet show, DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon Ice Show, DreamWorks' Let Me Entertain You Aqua Show and more.

  • Adventurous activities

    Year after year, we've changed the cruise industry by unveiling new, complimentary features like the FlowRider® surf simulator, the rock-climbing wall, the ice-skating rink, merry-go-rounds, zip lines and more incredible innovations – all included in the price of your cruise.

  • My Family Time Dining®

    My Family Time Dining is offered for the first seating time in our main dining room, for children of ages three to 11. Kids enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating, before heading to the evening's Adventure Ocean activities. The program starts on the second evening that you're onboard. After that, you can use it each evening or whenever you wish.

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  • Babysitters At Sea

    While parents enjoy a night out, our Babysitters at Sea can entertain young cruisers (one year and older) right in your stateroom. They'll bring along toys and games and keep a log of the activities your child participated in under their care. An hourly rate applies.

  • Water Safety & Lifegaurds

    The Royal Caribbean commitment to guest safety and well-being continues to evolve with our Water Safety Program. Licensed lifeguards will be rolled out to our fleet as of June 2017 and will monitor our pools during specified pool hours.

A Little Cool. A Little Chilled

Our teen program isn't a structured set of classes or rules – these 'almost adults' deserve a holiday that suits them. So we give them the freedom they deserve to join pre-planned events throughout the day or simply hang out in teen-only spaces – with Adventure Ocean staff that keep the good times coming.

Our Recreational Water Facilities do not have a lifeguard on duty. Children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the pools, whirlpools and other recreational water feature areas.

  • Ages 12 to 14

    Get active with rock climbing competitions, dodgeball and Dance Dance Revolution, then take it down a notch at BBQs and film nights. Plus, the chance to let your star shine with open-mic nights, talent shows and the Scratch DJ Academy.

  • Ages 15 to 17

    Join new friends at theme nights, pool parties and teen dinners. Feeling the competitive spirit? Challenge one another on the karaoke stage, on the Wii or on the basketball court and see who takes home the glory.

  • Teen-only Hang Outs

    Whether you want to chill out or all-out dance, drop into the teen-only spaces where you can hang out until late. Start at the teen lounge, a laid-back hideaway and then ramp up the energy at the teen-only nightclub.

  • Teen Spa

    Our YSpa menu features services made just for teens, including the Acne Attack facial, the Beach Babe deep conditioning hair treatment, the Sole Mate pedicure and more.

  • Video Arcade

    Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest – Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.

  • Pool and Sports Deck

    Get active! Make a splash in the H2O Zone water park or race to the top of the rock wall, conquer a table tennis tournament, play a round on the mini-golf course and try basketball, the FlowRider® surf simulator and ice skating. Features vary from ship to ship – view your ship's page for the activities offered.

Pirates, Scientists, Artists Ahoy!

Onboard, kids aren't just kids. They're scientists exploring the insect world, eye-patched pirates or the next great athlete to take the gold at the Wacky Olympics. With interactive programs and activities designed just for their age group, Adventure Ocean gives kids the chance to discover a whole new side of themselves.

All children participating in Adventure Ocean activities are required to be three years of age, 100% toilet trained and nappy and pull-up free.

Our Recreational Water Facilities do not have a lifeguard on duty. Children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the pools, whirlpools and other recreational water feature areas.

  • Aquanauts (Ages 3-5)

    These little at-sea adventurers will enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr. and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year-olds can opt for pagers so that Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.

  • Explorers (Ages 6-8)

    Space Mud, Fossil Fever, Meteorology Madness! Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of the fine arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theatre. Round off the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.

  • Voyagers (Ages 9-11)

    How about a scavenger hunt with new friends from across the world? That's just the beginning for Voyagers, who enjoy programs including sports tournaments, talent shows, video game showdowns and much more.

  • Late hours

    Kids and teens can enjoy activities into the late evening with extended hours in the Adventure Ocean and teen-only spaces. An hourly rate applies after 10:00 p.m.
    After Dark Fun for Kids on Royal Caribbean After a special family dinner, what better way for kids on Royal Caribbean ships to spend the night than partying with new friends at the Late Night Party Zone!

  • H2O Zone

    Splish, splash, kids have a blast at this water park, loaded with interactive geysers shooting out from colourful, climbable creations, plus water guns, pools and waterfalls.

  • Video Arcade

    Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest – Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious and more.

Caring Details and Quality Time

We've created adventures to keep even our tiniest cruisers entertained. Little ones make new discoveries in a safe environment while parents watch them learn and build their skills.

  • Dedicated nursery

    At our colourful Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery, the littlest guests (aged 6-36 months) are cared for by trained professionals while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off is offered; hourly fee of USD 6.00 in the daytime and USD 8.00 during the evening applies. (Nursery drop off not available on: Empress, Majesty, Jewel, Adventure, Explorer or Voyager of the Seas.)

  • Babies and Tots programs

    Join your child in the fun of Royal Babies® or Royal Tots® interactive playgroup sessions. Each session, held on one of our onboard lounges, offers activities that make playtime learning time as well.

  • Babies 2 Go!

    Our convenient service lets you pre-order Huggies® nappies, wipes and cream and Gerber® organic baby food to be delivered right to your stateroom, when you arrive and throughout your cruise.