Carnival Cruise Line announced that its newest ship, Carnival Jubilee, will have more kid-friendly attractions for families with young children. This includes Seuss at Sea, a cultural festival from the Philippines, and outer space-inspired adventures.
Melissa Mahaffey, the cruise line’s director of youth and family experience, described the enhancements by saying, “Kids and multigenerational families sailing on Carnival Jubilee are set to enjoy a new level of fun with all new experiences tailored to every age group. We’re welcoming new characters, creating new spaces, and telling new stories so everyone in the family can make the most of their cruise vacation.”
Seuss at Sea Breakfast, Parade, and Storytime
A new Dr. Seuss Breakfast will launch on Carnival Jubilee starting January 6, 2024. The event promises new menu options, music, activities, and more. After a soft launch on the Excel-class cruise ship, it will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet.
By February 17 next year, expect a Seuss-a-palooza Parade. The two-deck zone, Currents, will come alive with imagery on the walls and ceilings, creating a breathtaking Seuss-style underwater world.
During Story Time, the book Green Eggs & Ham will be brought to life by interactive and immersive scenes based on the classic children’s story.
Create your Own Sea Creature
LED technology in the Currents zone will encourage kids to create their own sea creatures in a virtual aquarium. Even better, they can admire their own creations as they float through the walls and ceilings.
Night Owls Camp Out, More
This new program will keep children productively occupied with fun activities like building forts, obstacle courses, and singing songs around a “campfire.” It also offers games, contests, arts and crafts projects, giveaways, and dance parties.
Other enhancements are on the way, including a space-themed playground for toddlers based on Planet Play from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the deployment of facial recognition technology to the youth areas.
Children who love space get to drive their own spacecraft. A partnership with Camp Ocean and images from NASA are set to promote STEM subjects and firsthand learning experiences.
Developed with the help of Carnival employees from the Philippines, passengers can witness a flower parade and create their own jewelry while exploring a different culture.
The family market remains an important demographic for cruise operators, particularly Carnival Cruise Line. Each year, the company welcomes nearly a million children to its cruise ships.