Linda Garrison

Carnival Cruise Lines is the leader in family cruising, with more than 100,000 kids aboard its ships each year. Carnival's program for kids is called Camp Carnival. The family-friendly cruise line allows infants over 4 months old onboard, but all guests under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 25 years or older in the same stateroom.


Camp Carnival is a year-round, fleet-wide program that provides daily fun-filled and age-appropriate activities for children and teenagers between the ages of 2 and 11 years old. In addition, there is supervised "free play" and babysitting service (for a fee). The playroom on each Carnival ship comes completely stocked with toys, games, and puzzles for children of all ages. In addition, each ship has an electronic game room filled with all of the latest video games.


Camp Carnival is much more than just babysitting. The program is designed so that families are able to enjoy quality family time together, and yet kids also have the choice of being with peers of their own age if they wish. Carnival knows every parent wants the best for their children. That's why they've hired youth counselors who are either college-educated in a related field, have professional childcare experience or both. Carnival Cruises performs a thorough background check on each and every one of the youth counselors.


And every one on the youth staff is fully trained in CPR and basic first aid.