We believe in opening the world for children through enriching and inspiring family experiences. Onboard Celebrity Cruises® we have activities and venues designed for every age group. Our fully customisable Camp at Sea programme features uniquely designed activities, meaning your kids will enjoy a new Camp at Sea experience on every Celebrity cruise.

Add in family-friendly dining options, sports courts, pool-volleyball, and shore excursions, and you've got the perfect family holiday. We'll take care of your crew so you can relax.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY CRUISING

Our cruise ships are the perfect place for your family holiday.

Family Luxury at The Retreat®

The ultimate luxury holiday, The Retreat is our entire Suite Class experience. Families staying here will not only enjoy spacious Suite accommodations, but access to our exclusive sundeck, lounge and private restaurant in addition.

Relax in large lounge areas and expansive balconies – perfect for spending quality time together. For those travelling with multiple family members our Penthouse Suite or Iconic Suite are ideal – spanning over 2,500 square feet. Plus with a dedicated butler and a host of other luxury amenities included, you won't have to lift a finger. 

Family Friendly Dining

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.

Family Shore Excursions

There's nothing quite like exploring a new destination with your family by your side. One of the top reasons we’re one of the best cruise lines for families is because we offer an array of family-friendly shore excursions at over 300 port destinations. From cultural adventures in the cities of Europe to exploring the great outdoors in Alaska and the Caribbean, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained, no matter their age.

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Discover your perfect family holiday across the school holidays onboard our award winning fleet, including brand new Celebrity Apex℠.

KIDS CLUBS

Something to suit every age.

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 and tailored to the individual interests of our junior cruisers are available 9AM-1AM every day. 


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 6-9): Cadets must be signed in and out of the program by an adult age 18 or over who knows the child's password.


Captain's (Ages 10-12): Based in the Fun Factory on Solstice® Class ships and Camp at Sea on Edge and Millennium Class ships, but frequently making use of other venues. Captain's sign themselves in/out of programs until 10PM, unless otherwise indicated on their Parental Consent Form. After 10PM, Captain's 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. 

By partnering with worldrenowned companies, including Anturus, Xbox and Fat Brain Toys, we’ve created four fun-filled categories of interest—Art, Recreation, Culinary, and S.T.E.M., and we’ve designed more than 500 activities overall. 

 

Art: 

We unleash inner artists with Creation Station, a program that uses different materials for participants to express themselves in different ways. Our unique series of art activities allow your little ones to create their own masterpeices. 

 

Recreational: 

For those who like to be active, we’ve created a wide range of games and challenges to sharpen their reflexes, build their skills, and teach them the importance of teamwork. From modern twists on popular camp games to Xbox tournaments to our Challenge Series Sessions that engage mind, body, and silliness—there’s something for everyone. 

 

  • Xbox Program - Enjoy one of the largest Xbox 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. We even have programming for adults (but we won't let the kids in on that little secret). Free Xbox gameplay will be available during specified hours at Camp at Sea and the Teen Club.

 

  • Fat Brain Toys - Delivering the latest and greatest toys from around the world. We will also be offering a fast-paced “Challenge Series Session” where our junior cruisers will have to beat the clock in various activities that challenge the mind, body and wackiness of its participants. (They also created our exclusive “Autism Friendly Toy Lending Catalog, but that should be included in the Autism Friendly section).

 

  • 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 created whacky versions of camp favorites that will leave our junior cruisers begging for more.

 

  • Team building – We will be offering various team building activities that will bring our junior cruisers together every session and leave them with at the end of the cruise with lots of new “best friends at sea” (or #bestseafriends). 

 

Culinary: 

For our young “foodies” we offer a variety of culinary experiences geared toward the tastes of these upand-coming gourmets. They’ll love Build Your Own Cupcake, Baking With The Pizza Masters, and going behind the scenes to see where our chefs work their magic. It’s a mouthwatering set of activities sure to please everyone—taste buds and all.

 

  • Pizza Making – “Baking with the Pizza Masters” - Learn how to mix, proof and bake pizza with our master bakers.  Cook behind the scenes in our main kitchens while wearing your own chef’s toque and apron.  Junior chefs will even receive a special certificate of achievement and photo at the end of the class.  Parents are invited to attend. 

 

  • Behind the Scenes Galley Tour

 

  • Non-Alcoholic Flair Mixology Demo – Socialize and Mingle with specialty crafted mocktails especially for kids!

 

S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths): 

These activities are powered by experiments, demonstrations, and everyday science that will amaze young minds. Through our partnerships with Anturus Explorer Academy, we’ve created exclusive experiences that engage, entertain, and inform in ways that will keep them interested long after the vacations is over.

 

S.T.E.M at Sea with Frost Science Museum 

We’ve partnered with Miami’s Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for two new Camp at Sea programmes. Power of Plankton investigates the world of tiniest marine organisms and highlights their importance to our own lives from oxygen to dinner. Mission Microplastics zooms in to the plastic pollution problem for our oceans and encourages lifestyle choices that can help lead to positive solutions. Activities are geared to various ages from young children to the young at heart – yes, parents can also get involved. 

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.

Group Babysitting

Parents, enjoy a night out. Use our babysitting at Camp at Sea. For a fee of $6 per hour per child, children ages 3-12 can participate in the Afternoon Party from noon-2PM on port days and/or the evening Slumber Party from 10PM-1AM. Private In-Suite Babysitting for guests of The Retreat®    

 

Private in-suite babysitting

Available to children 12 months and older for a nominal fee of $30/hr. for up to three children from the same family who are guests of The Retreat®. Requests must be made 24 hours in advance through Guest Relations. Availability for this service is limited to guests of The Retreat® and operates on a first come, first served basis. Subject to personnel availability.

 

Please note: Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance by filling out a babysitting form through Camp at Sea, Guest Relations, Retreat Lounge or with the Butlers. Availability for this service is limited and operates on a first come, first served basis for suite-class guests and above only. Private, in-suite babysitting is subject to personnel availability. If In-Suite babysitting is being requested on a port day, one parent / legal guardian is required to be onboard the vessel while the child is under the supervision of a babysitter.

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.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

With so many activities onboard our ships, what will your kids choose first?

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.

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 for children ages 3-12.


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 at Camp at Sea from 5PM-6PM, then dine with Youth Staff at 6PM in a designated area in the Oceanview Cafe, then carry on into evening activities. Pre-registration required before 5:45PM.


Slumber Party: Every evening from 10PM-1AM, children ages 3-12 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Relax and enjoy your family holiday, we've got it covered.

If your child has a disability, special needs or allergies, our luxury family holidays have a limited number of pagers available for your use while on board.

Celebrity Cruises offers autism friendly interactive initiatives for families living with autism. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options. 

 

In our efforts to deliver top-rated products with both entertainment and educational value, Celebrity Cruises partnered with Fat Brain Toys—one of the most highly regarded toy companies among occupational, physical and play therapists—to offer an exclusive Autism Friendly Toy Lending Catalog. A Social Story Book about cruising is also offered pre-cruise to help families with autism prepare for their cruise holiday.