The Carnival Celebration has introduced some immersive family activities and programs that the rest of the fleet will enjoy soon as well. By spring 2023, Carnival expects to have rolled out the new activities, including an update to Dr. Seuss Bookville.
“The updates we’re making to our youth programming ensure our young cruisers have even more to be excited about when they come aboard. We’ve already seen early success with our launch on Carnival Celebration, and I’m looking forward to expanding the reach of our new additions to families sailing with us across our fleet,” said Melissa Mahaffey, director of youth experience for Carnival Cruise Line.
Children under the age of two will experience a new Turtle’s program. The program includes Turtle Playdates, Turtle Bank, sensory activities, and Baby Turtle Trek. Parents also know their children will be well cared for during designated drop-off times during the day and late-night babysitting in Camp Ocean.
Camp Ocean guests can also join another program called Nautical Explorer where they can learn nautical terms and participate in maritime-themed activities. They also will be able to design a cruise ship and meet a ship’s officer.
The ever-loved and popular Dr. Suess Bookville will receive an upgrade as well. Thing One and Thing Two will help put on a circus, the Cat in the Hat will perform science experiments and Sam-I-Am will guide young passengers on a green egg hunt. This program will be available on Mardi Gras, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama, and Carnival Vista.
Also debuting on Carnival Celebration is a program for teens that was inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. Cruisers ages 12-14 will learn to draw anime characters and enjoy pop culture games while older teens, ages 15-17, will experience a Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese crafts and create new friendships at Club O2. While you can find all these activities aboard Carnival Celebration now, be on the lookout for these updated programs by spring 2023 across the fleet.