Aboard Disney Cruise Line, it’s great to be a kid! Children can let their imaginations set sail in nearly an entire deck customized just for them, teens and tweens have places to gather, and the smallest seafarers are cared for in colorful spaces with whimsical themes. Dedicated areas and customized interactive programs inspire, entertain and spark the imagination of children ages 6 months to 17 years.
While children are enjoying the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship “worry-free,” thanks to an onboard mobile phone service that allows kids and counselors to contact parents anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, all Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained counselors and feature some of the longest operating hours at sea, providing greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.
It’s a Small World
Babies and toddlers up to 3 years old enter a whimsical world inspired by the classic Disney theme park attraction at It’s a Small World Nursery. Trained counselors care for and entertain children with toys, books, videos, crafts, and games. The nursery offers some of the longest operating hours and some of the lowest hourly rates for baby and toddler care in the cruise industry, allowing parents to explore adventures ashore, relax on the ship and enjoy time on their own. Please note an additional, nominal fee is charged for It’s a Small World Nursery.
Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab
Disney’s Oceaneer Club transports kids to magical lands filled with toys, costumes, arts, crafts, games, storytelling, musical fun, dancing and more. Uniquely themed areas inspired by Disney whimsy create a fun-filled play place on all Disney ships.
At Disney’s Oceaneer Lab a seafaring twist with a pirate-theme takes children on a nautical journey of discovery, exploration, and adventure. Kids can sketch original, hand-drawn art and bring to life computer-animated characters. Crazy interactive science experiments, character experiences, sing-alongs, sports challenges are just some of the many activities kids can participate in.
In both the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, kids can have real-time conversations with Crush, the animated sea turtle from “Finding Nemo” or Stitch the mischievous animated space alien. A Magic PlayFloor gives kids the chance to soar above London with Peter Pan, hop around the bayou as frogs or use their own movements to control the tilt of a giant virtual maze.
On all Disney ships, children can personalize their cruise vacation by selecting activities and events based on interest. Kids and parents select programs to create a customized experience for each child. Best of all, children of different ages—siblings, extended family, and friends—can participate in youth activities together.
Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are open to children ages 3 to 12. Popular activities include:
- Children are immersed in the world of Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” with Toy Story Boot Camp Led by Corporal Green, young “recruits” participate in interactive activities for a fun-filled toy tour of duty.
- Jedi Training: Experience the Force (Disney Dream) is an action-filled training adventure with a Jedi Master who teaches kids how to use the Force to move objects and play Jedi mind tricks on Stormtroopers and Imperial Officers.
- During Become Iron Man (Disney Magic), young hero hopefuls virtually wear one of Iron Man’s suits during a simulated training experience on a video screen display. The simulation gives recruits the opportunity to test out the suit’s repulsor system and flight mode—just like Iron Man.
Vibe and Edge
Vibe (ages 14 to 17) and Edge (ages 11 to 14) are ultra cool teen- and tween-only hangouts. These trendy and tranquil areas offer an elite getaway for teens and tweens to set their own vacation agenda—whether socializing with new friends, playing the latest video games or just chilling out. Plus, organized activities such as dance parties, trivia games, and sports contests keep teens and tweens engaged and entertained.
At Vibe on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, teens have their own private deck area outside for fun in the sun without ever leaving the teen club. Hot tub included!
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