Fun isn't just for adults on a Royal Caribbean Family Cruise...

Royal Caribbean offers exciting programs for guests of all ages, starting at just 6 months old!

Adventure Ocean is a complimentary program specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun.

Every cruise is different. But one thing never changes: your child will get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments, and make great new friends.

From 6-36 months of age, Royal Caribbean's tiniest guests and their parents are invited to participate in the Fisher-Price Aqua Babies and Aqua Tots Programs.

Developed by Fisher-Price exclusively for Royal Caribbean International, these activities are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver MUST accompany children during activity sessions.

Adventure Ocean, Royal Caribbean's kids' program, offers activities in-port, at sea, and in the evening. Kids enjoy educational and culture-based activities blended with the daily itineraries, ports of call, games, and team sports.

There are five categories to Adventure Ocean:

  • Aquanauts (3-5)
  • Explorers (6-8)
  • Voyagers (9-11)
  • Navigators (12-14)
  • and Guests (15-17)

Using edu-tainment, Royal Caribbean blends educational activities, daily itineraries, ports of call, games, individual and team sports, art, performance, and a general good time into a unique, onboard experience for children, teens, and parents.

There are kids-only activities as well as those for the whole family.

Royal Caribbean also offers kids a special menu of hamburgers, pizzas, and other kid-friendly meals.

Royal Caribbean's Adventure Family Program is for kids and their parents to get together and participate in fun onboard activities like ice-skating and karaoke, as well as beach games that are played shoreside. It's a great way for the entire family to have some fun.

Royal Caribbean - Ice Skating on Voyager Class Ships

Royal Caribbean's Adventure Family Program is for kids and their parents to get together and participate in fun onboard activities like ice-skating and karaoke, as well as beach games that are played shoreside. It's a great way for the entire family to have some fun.

Age-Specific Activities

Aquanauts: Ages 3-5

  • Science Experiments
  • Art Classes and Projects
  • Un-Birthday Parties
  • Cookie Creations
  • Ice Cream and Rock-N-Roll Parties
  • Talent Show
  • Pajama and Carnival Parties


At Sea: 9 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In Port: Thirty minutes prior to the first shore excursion to 5 p.m. or return of last shore excursion, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Every time Aquanauts participate in Adventure Ocean activities they earn Adventure Ocean credits. At the end of the cruise vacation kids can trade their credits in for cool Adventure Ocean prizes like T-shirts, visors, even stuffed animals!

Explorers: Ages 6-8

  • Science Experiments
  • Art classes and Projects
  • Wacky Olympics
  • Name That Tune
  • Pirate and County Western Night
  • Movie Mania

Voyagers: Ages 9-11

  • Science Experiments
  • Art Classes and Projects
  • X-Games
  • Rockin' Through the Decades
  • Reggae Beach Party
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Backstage Tour
  • Sports Tournaments

Navigators (12-14) and Guests (15-17)

  • Pool Party, Toga Party
  • Mix and Mingle
  • Sports Tournament
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Prom and College Night
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Dancing Under the Stars
  • Tae Bo
  • Talent Show

In Port Activities

Aquanauts, Explorers and Voyagers can participate in sandcastle building, family water-balloon toss, relays, parachute games, and tug of war.

Baby Sitting

Group babysitting is offered at a cost is $5/hour. In-cabin sitting can be booked through Guest Relations and fees start at $8/hour and children must be at least six months old. Children must be potty trained (no diapers, no pull-ups).

Ocean Potion Card

On a Royal Caribbean Cruise, cruisers 18 years and younger can have as many fountain soft drinks as they like for a fixed price with an Ocean Potion Card.

This card is available for purchase in the ship's lounges and beverage service counters. Kids-only dinners hosted by expert youth staff give children the opportunity to meet and mingle while parents enjoy a quiet dinner alone.

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Did You Know?.

CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) 62 cruise line members represent more than 90 percent of global cruise capacity, with 482,000 berths on CLIA Member ships. With more than 22 million people cruising worldwide each year, the cruise industry will invest $25 billion to launch 55 new ships between 2015 and 2020. In 2015, the industry will introduce six new oceangoing cruise ships and 16 new river cruise ships.

Top 2014 Cruise Trends (CLIA)

Rebound in luxury cruising (luxury category ships, onboard upgrades) based on an improving economy and increased consumer confidence

Multigenerational and celebration travel increase for all passenger source markets with larger sized family as well as social/ affinity groups traveling together

Continued development and availability of technology to facilitate and lower the cost of onboard communications as well as to provide more efficient passenger servicing

Expectation of first-time passenger growth driven by the 95 million Millennial generation based on population size and positive experiences cruising with their parents

Cruise lines offering more all-inclusive options and packaging in accommodations, services and amenities for increased ease in booking and ship enjoyment

Cruises increasingly attracting consumers seeking active vacations with extreme excursions, longer stays in ports for sightseeing and high-energy onboard facilities

Seeing the world in comfort and ease, especially exotic locations, will continue to drive new itinerary creation and cruise ship deployment

Hot destinations for 2014 according to CLIA cruise line members include: Trans Pacific, World Cruises, U.S. Rivers, South America, Antarctic, Middle East, Canada/New England, Africa and Exotic Rivers