Camp at Sea
Fun, engaging and enriching family cruise experiences. Never the same camp twice.
Teens can hang out at the Teen Club, a space designed exclusively for young adults, where they can socialize with other cruisers in their same age group. Teen-focused activities and events at the Teen Club include sports competitions, silent disco parties, culinary classes, and Xbox tournaments.
Older kids are known as Captains in our Camp at Sea program, and they enjoy more freedom while on board. You can spot Captain cruisers on scavenger hunts throughout the ship, mastering the art of pizza making on one of our culinary experiences, and competing in various sports and gaming tournaments.
Adventure awaits on board for our Cadets, who can enroll in a one-of-a-kind nautical program, where they’ll learn the basics of sailing including navigation, time, weather patterns, and more. Cadets can also participate in activities spread throughout various venues, including Lawn Club games, campouts, and movie nights.
Young cruisers that are fully potty trained can enroll as Shipmates at our Camp at Sea program, where they’ll work on their art skills at the Creation Station, learn new camp songs, and interact with other kids under the supervision of our experienced youth staff.
At Toddler Time, you’ll find fun and games for even the littlest ones in your family. Parents of young toddlers can spend the afternoon playing with Toys and mingling with other children. While our Camp at Sea staff are there to lend a hand, parents and guardians must accompany their children during Toddler Time.
Camp at Sea is the only fully customizable kids cruise program in the industry. With over 500 activities to participate in, our schedule changes every sailing depending on the interests of our young cruisers. From arts and recreation to science and technology, we cover all types of subjects and hobbies, making sure every kid (no matter their interests), feels entertained and engaged during their family cruise.
We understand the importance of exposing young minds to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and that’s why we partnered with The Frost Science Museum* and Anturus to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience onboard. Our STEM at Sea program offers exclusive activities and events that will engage, entertain, and inform kids on varying topics such as marine wildlife, ecological conservation, and nautical exploration.
*Available on Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Apex
Budding artists will love the Creation Station, a program that uses materials and tools for junior cruisers to express themselves through painting, collaging, and more. During our unique art activities, kids will create precious souvenirs and a number of masterpieces they will cherish long after their cruise has ended.
For more active kids, there’s a wide range of games and challenges onboard to sharpen their skills and teach them the importance of teamwork. From modern twists on popular camp games to our Challenge Series that engages mind, body, and silliness—there’s something for everyone.
Young foodies will want to try out the variety of culinary experiences geared towards developing the tastes of up-and-coming gourmets. They’ll love Cupcake Creations, Pizza Masters, and going behind the scenes to see where our chefs work their magic. It’s a mouthwatering set of fun family cruise activities sure to please everyone—taste buds and all.
Kids will love celebrating the holidays on our cruise ships. With festive decorations and themed events, we make it easy to get into the holiday spirit. Children will love building gingerbread houses, singing along with carolers, and enjoying a visit from Santa, who always makes a special appearance bearing gifts.
We offer a welcoming, autism-friendly environment on all of our cruise ships. Onboard, kids with special needs can enjoy sensory-friendly films, toys, and dietary menu options. Additionally, we offer a number of autism-friendly services including priority check-in and boarding.
Our Camp at Sea program and Teen Club are open every day and provide loads of entertainment, guaranteeing your kids will never be bored on board. But don’t take it from us—listen to these junior cruisers describe why Celebrity Cruises is one of the best cruise lines for kids.
Taking a cruise offers something for everyone in the family, from a quiet romantic getaway to a fun-filled vacation for kids and teens. Between the silent disco and exciting shore excursions, kids like Lily enjoy every second of a Celebrity Cruises.
From evening campfires for Celebrity's Kids Camp at Sea to dancing with new friends at the silent disco, there are endless options for kids entertainment onboard a Celebrity Cruise.
We understand the importance of your family time together. That’s why we focus our attention on creating opportunities for you, your kids, and your entire family to create a vacation full of experiences that will stay with you long after your vacation has ended.
Is babysitting offered?
Camp at Sea is open to all children ages 3 to 12, who are potty-trained. Children ages 3 to 12 enrolled in the Camp at Sea program can participate in the Afternoon Party from 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm on port days and the evening Slumber Party from 10:00pm - 1:00am.
In-suite babysitting services are available for guests of The Retreat on a first come, first served basis at a nominal fee of $30 per hour. Children must be twelve (12) months old or older to be eligible for in-stateroom babysitting. One (1) parent/legal guardian is required to be on board the vessel while the child is under the supervision of a babysitter.
What is the minimum age for infants on board?
Infants must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/Cruisetour. On some cruises/Cruisetours, infants must be 12 months old.
Is there a special children’s menu?
Yes, in the main dining room.
What are the hours of the children’s facilities?
The Camp at Sea is open from 9:00am - 10:00pm daily. A Slumber Party from 10:00pm - 1:00am is offered nightly on a sign-up basis.
Are kids’ programs offered while the ship is in port?
Yes, Services are complimentary during the hours of 9:00am - noon, 2:00 -5:00pm, and 7:00 - 10:00pm. Other times the fee is $6 per hour per child.
Are there any age restrictions for kids’ programs?
Activities are provided for children and teens 3-17. Children must be fully potty trained (no diapers or pull-ups) to participate.
Are there any restrictions governing when children can come and go on their own?
Children ages 3-9 must be signed in and out of the Celebrity Youth Program. Children ages 10-12 are free to come and go as they please but are required to sign themselves in and out. Children ages 13-17 may come and go as they please.
Are changing tables provided in public bathrooms?
Yes, restrooms in the youth facility or in the public restrooms nearest the youth facility offer lavatory based changing tables and baby wipes in accordance with U.S. Public Health policies and standards.
Are toddlers or children who are not potty trained permitted to use the youth facility?
Yes, but only during scheduled Toddler Time activities and they must be accompanied by an adult. Toddlers are not permitted in any pool.