Thanks in advance for all the advise I received on this board.We are leaving tommorrow and just happened to come up with so many questions I didnt think about in the last 8 months. I feel strongly about giving back and will definitely do so with a trip report and message board replies when we get back from our very first cruise.
I've read about the Carnival kids program for my 13 yo, the Club O2 for my 16 3/4/year old, but I'm wondering what activities they have for my 19 yo. He's too young to go to the clubs and drink. Is he still allowed in the discos even though he's under legal drinking age? Do they try and get this age group together to meet each other. Do they address this age group at all our is he on his own. Thanks so much.
According to CCL's website the programs are from age 2 to 15 so I'm not too sure about your 16 3/4 y/o.
Is there a program for my children?
Camp Carnival is a year-round, fleet wide program that provides daily fun-filled and age appropriate activities for children and teenagers between the ages of 2 and 15 years old. In addition, there is supervised "free play" and babysitting service. Scheduled activities are planned for the following age groups:
2 - 5 years old
Juniors 6 - 8 years old
Intermediate 9 - 11 years old
Teens 12 - 15 years old
Camp Carnival is not a "Day-Care". The program is designed so that families are able to enjoy "quality family time" together, and yet also have the choice of being with peers of their own age, whenever desired.
The program for children, ages 2-15 Hours on Sea Days: Scheduled activities run from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. This service is complimentary.
Guest must be 18 years of age or older to play the tables and the slot machines. Guests under 18 years of age are not permitted in the casino.
Spa Carnival and Gym:
Guests under 16 years of age are not permitted in these facilities. Guests between the ages of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Lounges, Shows, and Disco:
Guests under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult in all public areas of the ship. Guests under the age of 16 must vacate the disco by 10:45pm.
For the 19 y/o he can use the spa, casino and disco but just no drinking. He could also go to the Singles Mingles or whatever they call it and meet others his age.
Have a great cruise.
Teresa and Larry
#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean
Let me see if i can help. Your right about having something for each of your children, except the 19 year old. We will have a 18 year old this time, and the teen club ends at 17, but my 18 year old is going to the welcome teen party at the beginning of the cruise. There he will hopefully meet others who are to old. But if there is room and not that many teens, he probably will be allowed to stay with the group. If they have a big crowd, then your son and mine, will have the run of the ship. They can not drink, but he will be allowed to do other things. They are even allowed to gamble on Carnival ships.
Please keep in mind, that he will also be allowed to stay in the adult rated show at midnight, if this might be a problem for you.
If you have anymore questions, please let me know.
CA Cruiser..........Carnival's website STILL isn't up to date on their kids/teens programs; really makes it hard for people to plan. Their brochures, however, do have the new information. Anyway, with the addition of Club02 for ages 15-17, the 12-15 age group is now the 12-14 year old group. I'm so glad they added something for the older teens; my kids (15 and 17---how convenient!) had a blast.
cbros.....your 19 year old can go to the adult disco, just cannot order alcohol. There is a singles meet on the first night for ages 18-25 (big age span.....). Other than that, does he like basketball? If there's a hoop on your ship, have him bring his own ball. He'll make instant friends on the court. That age group also enjoys the late night comedy shows (R rated). If he wants, have him go to the Club02 meet and greet, as suggested by Luanne above, to see if anyone his age shows up. There were some 18 year olds who met friends that way on our last cruise.
We took our 19 y/o daughter with us in July. Kinda awkward for her because she couldn't drink, although we allow wine with dinner at home. I'm sure she "partakes" at college also........We could order her something, but the waitress said she could not hand it to her.................we did have several situations where free alcohol was served, Captains cocktail party on formal night and past cruisers party. She was refused alcohol both nights by some wait staff and others said, "If you take it and give it to her, I haven't served it to her, your decision........." It really made her feel uncomfortable and "unloved" as she said it. She could go to the adult shows, R rated ones........No program for her, but I don't think she wanted one anyway. My girls found other girls and laying around the pool seemed to be the thing to do with their age group. The slide was a big hit with the older boys........Our 21 y/o daughter was also with us and she couldn't get away with ordering for her sister...........Carnival is getting pretty strict with enforcing the 21 y/o drinking age on their ships............
Its been a while but if I remember back to when I was 19, the last thing I would have been interested in would have been organized activities for my age group. Honestly being on a ship in the ocean, surrounded by beautiful turquoise water, a place to go dancing, a way to meet other young singles, fun things like Hairy Chest contests, Austin Power's dance contests, Art Auctions, Not so Newlywed Game (this was so funny I still die laughing everytime I think of it) , All you need to do is to hand him a copy of the Capers and turn him loose. There is so much fun to be had. Alcohol is not necessary. I got a copy of Caper's from a previous cruise on our ship before we left so I could plan our activities in advance. There is so much to do it was overwhelming.
Hmmmmm, 19 year old boy on a ship where the main daytime activity is laying in the sun listening to Caribbean Music. And there are many attractive young ladies in bikinis. I don't think he will find a lack of activities to keep himself busy. (Are you going to tell him about the sun deck by the stack????)