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Family Cruises
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Family Cruises

Onboard Celebrity Cruises we have activities and venues designed for every age group. From the Fun Factory, exciting games and activities for younger kids, to X Club, the ultimate hang out for young adults, we have something for everyone. Add in family-friendly dining options, sports courts, pool-volleyball, and our Family Tour Challenges shore excursions, and you’ve got the perfect family holiday. We’ll take care of your crew so you can relax.


Toddler time allows parents and toddlers to interact with other children their age, and toys suitable for this age group. In accordance with USPH standards, each ship offers lavatory-based changing tables and baby wipes. Parents/guardians must accompany their child during Toddler Time and toddlers do not need to be potty trained. Available during select times each day.


Activities, arranged by age group, are available 9AM-10PM every day. Kids can participate in exciting games, sports, crafts, music, karaoke, treasure hunts, theme parties, movies and more.

Shipmates (Ages 3-5): Shipmates must be completely, independently toilet-trained and diaper/pull-up free. Exceptions cannot be made. Shipmates must be signed in and out of the program by an adult age 18 or over who knows the child’s password.

Cadets (Ages 6-8): Cadets must be signed in and out of the program by an adult age 18 or over who knows the child’s password.

Ensigns (Ages 9-11): Based in the Fun Factory, but frequently use other venues throughout the ship. Ensigns sign themselves in/out of programs until 10PM, unless otherwise indicated on their Parental Consent Form. After 10PM, Ensigns require an adult to sign them out.

Please Note: Children must be 3 years old, toilet trained and pull-up and nappy-free to enter youth programme facilities or participate in their activities unless accompanied by a parent. However, families are welcome to borrow toys for their children’s entertainment.


For young adults, Celebrity offers the ultimate hangout place for teens, featuring social activities, the newest gaming consoles and titles, sports activities, even teens-only late night dances. All activities are hosted and supervised by Youth Counselors. All very cool.

Kids Activities on Celebrity Cruises
Kids Activities on Celebrity Cruises


To make your family holiday completely hassle-free, we also provide babysitting services, either in the Fun Factory or in your stateroom, for when you fancy a free day or evening. Children must be at least 12 months old and babysitting should be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Please Note: Babysitting service – available in both the Fun Factory and in staterooms. In stateroom babysitting, for up to 3 children, includes 2 babysitters (subject to availability). Parents are asked to make all private, in-stateroom requests 24 hours in advance, and one parent or guardian must stay onboard during babysitting time. Note: this is a first-come, first-served programme.


Anturus Explorer Academy – “Adventure Through Science” makes the links between science and the everyday world more visible and fun. These sessions are filled with experiments, demos, videos and activities (topics like Time, Navigation, etc). The Anturus Explorer Academy, is designed for Junior Cruisers between 8 and 14 years old where they will learn about the world around us and those beyond. The sessions will be a mix of media on TV screens, activities they’ll do themselves, experiments they’l do together and journeys they’ll take as a group. They’ll hear from The Anturus team at the start of each session and a little bit about what they’re going to be finding out about, then they’ll have fun doing the experiments and activities together.

Lonely Planet for Kids – “You Rule!” activity where children develop their own countries— creating a flag, and developing the topography, type of currency, main sources of income, etc.

Enhanced iTake Program – Young visionaries brainstorm a storyboard for short videos to be created. Then, armed with GoPro Hero 3 video cameras, they’ll head out to get the shots they planned—even underwater! After the filming, they’ll learn how to edit their videos in our Celebrity iLounge℠. Prizes will be awarded. Complimentary program lasts about 4 hours. Available on all ships except in the Galapagos.

Build Your Own Cupcake – Create custom cupcake masterpieces with a variety of flavors, frostings and candies

Baking With the Pizza Masters – Learn how to mix and bake pizza with our master bakers. Cook in our main kitchens while wearing your own chef’s toque and apron. Parents are invited to attend.

Behind-the-Scenes Galley Tour

Non-Alcoholic Flair Mixology – Socialize and mingle with specialty-crafted mocktails especially for kids

Dinner Parties – our junior cruisers have the chance to have an extra hour of their favorite Summer Camp Activities and then a kids-only dinner. Offered every evening.

Creation Station – An immersive art program that allows children and their families to express themselves in a creative and fun way. Every Creation Station utilizes different materials, which allows participants to learn in an artistically tactile environment.

Budsies – Turns kids’ drawings into incredible custom stuffed animals. Additional fee applies.

Unique twists on popular camp games – Have you ever tried a sing-along that turned into a massive Jenga build-and-battle, or a Capture the Flag mixed with a photo scavenger hunt? We’ve create modern versions of camp favorites that will leave our junior cruisers begging for more. Team building –Various activities will bring our junior cruisers together every session and leave them with lots of new #bestseafriends.

Anki Drive – It’s a racing game like no other. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics to take the best of video games and combine it with the best of physical games. It’s a video game in the real world, offered throughout the entire cruise for all campers.


There are plenty of family friendly restaurants onboard our ships, from evening dining to laid back lunching. The lively atmosphere and delicious cuisine of the Lawn Club Grill is bound to be a hit for all the family. Enjoy sea views in the open air roasting your own meat and seafood, accompanied by our expert chefs.


We offer spacious and comfortable accommodation perfect for families and small groups of up to 4 people. For larger families of 5, our Family Balcony Staterooms have all of the features of a standard stateroom, plus: two beds convertible to queen size, second bedroom with one twin bed, floor to ceiling glass doors leading to a veranda complete with outdoor seating. All our rooms that accommodate more than 2 guests feature Pullman Berth beds, which pull down from the wall to form a bed, and/or a sofa bed.

Please note: Fully occupied staterooms may not be able to accommodate a baby cot. Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted to occupy Pullman Berth beds. Family Balcony staterooms are reserved for groups of 5 guests only and can not be booked online. To book please contact our reservations team or speak to your travel agent.


Do you have budding sports enthusiasts in the family? Whether you’re looking for some friendly competition or just a way to keep the whole family fit during your cruise, there’s a range of sports and tournaments, from basketball to Ping Pong, to choose from.

Did you know our Solstice Class ships all feature a real grass lawn on the top deck? Enjoy a relaxed – or competitive – game of boules or croquet with the kids in the sunshine.

Kids Activities on Celebrity Cruises
Kids Activities on Celebrity Cruises


We’ve kitted our ships with dedicated Xbox stations and mobile consoles to feature one of the largest digital game and entertainment experiences at sea. Whether playing solo, or participating in an Xbox tournament or gaming theme night, there’s something for everyone in your family—from our youngest gamer to our most savvy teens.

Introducing iTake – our latest programme for budding young directors and screenwriters! You can brainstorm a storyboard, before heading out to capture your shots using a state of the art GoPro – which even works underwater! You’ll then be taught how to edit the videos in the iLounge, and prizes are awarded at the XClub Film Festival and Award Ceremony. This complimentary programme takes around 4 hours, and is available on; Celebrity Eclipse, Summit, Silhouette, Reflection, Infinity, Solstice, Millennium and Constellation.


We offer additional services to accommodate families while the ship is in port and during the evenings for a fee of $6 per hour.

Lunch Party: Port days only from 12PM-2PM. Children dine with Youth Staff on the Lido Deck, then carry on into afternoon activities. Pre-registration required before 11:45AM.

Dinner Party: Every evening from 5PM-7PM. Children start out in the Fun Factory from 5PM-6PM, then dine with Youth Staff at 6PM on the Lido Deck, then carry on into evening activities. Pre-registration required before 5:45PM.

Slumber Party: Every evening from 10PM-1AM, children ages 3-11 can Slumber or Party depending on needs and choices. Ends promptly at 1AM. At 1AM, an immediate $20 late fee will be charged. After 2AM, a $25/hr. late fee will apply.


Celebrity’s V.I.P. Pass is a unique opportunity for your child to have unlimited access to all program activities. The one time V.I.P Pass fee offers families over a 40% savings off the cost of individual Lunch, Dinner, and Slumber parties. In addition, V.I.P Pass holders are the only children who will be given special goodie bags and have access to exclusive experiences like a behind-the-scenes ship tour. An additional charge applies.


Celebrity Cruises has achieved Autism Friendly Cruise Line status, having completed Autism Friendly Certification with Autism on the Seas™. Autism Friendly Certification is awarded to cruise lines for their efforts to ensure their products and services are accessible for inclusion and participation by the autism and developmental disability community. Celebrity Cruises has achieved the following Autism Friendly Certifications fleet wide:

Bronze Level: all required autism friendly products and services in place

Silver Level: all Youth staff trained on autism awareness

Celebrity Cruises offers autism friendly initiatives for families living with autism. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Fun Factory staff. Additionally, we offer a wide range of autism friendly products and services, which include:

Priority check-in, boarding and departure

Special dietary accommodations including gluten-free and dairy-free

Fun Factory flexible grouping by ability for children 3 to 11 years old

Fun Factory toilet-trained policy exception

Pagers/phones for parents of children while signed into the care of Fun Factory programs (subject to availability)

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