10 Kids Activities on a Carnival Cruise

Cruises are a fantastic option when planning a vacation with kids. Your family can experience multiple destinations in one voyage. You never have to unpack or repack, worry about transfers with children in tow or wonder where your next meal will be. Everything is planned out for you.

Some of the newer cruise ships launched recently are so large they are literally floating cities with so much to do on board you might not even experience everything there is to see and do in a week long voyage.

10 Kids Activities on a Carnival Cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines is the industry leader  with 24 ships, operating 1,500 voyages annually, calling on ports from Cozumel to Alaska. The fleet's largest and newest ship, the Vista, will accommodate 4,000 guests when it launches in 2016. That’s a ton of family cruise options.

Here are 10 kids activities you will find when sailing with Carnival.

Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast on Carnval

1. Dr. Seuss Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast

Have your kids ever wanted to try Green Eggs & Ham after reading the story? Carnival Cruise Line gives them that opportunity on select mornings while at sea. Adults can opt for the Fox in Socks Steak and Eggs while the kiddos munch on Horton’s Cereal Crusted French Toast, Truffula Tree Pancakes and yes, even Green Eggs & Ham. This breakfast experience comes with special surprise visits from story characters who interact and pose for photos with guests.

What Ships Is This On: All

Cost: $5 per person

Carnival's Seuss-a-Palooza Parade

2. Seuss-a-Palooza Parade

Join a mischievous cat with an extra big hat in the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade. “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” with Thing 1 & Thing Two and a whole lot of you.

What ships is this on: All

Cost: Free

Carnival's Seuss-a-Palooza Story Time

3. Seuss-a-Palooza Story Time

Seuss-a-Palooza story time brings Dr. Seuss characters to life. Your children will be able to join in the fun as they sit on stage with a special narrator and listen to iconic stories told and then reenacted by fellow passengers and Dr. Seuss characters.

What ships is this on: All

Cost: Free

Carnival Dr Seuss Bookville

4. Dr. Seuss Bookville

Want some relaxed story time with the kids? You can find it in Dr. Seuss Bookville. Pick a book or two from this whimsical library and pull up a bean bag chair.

What ships is this on:  Freedom & Vista

Cost: Free

Carnival's Hasbro The game Show

5. Hasbro the Game Show

Life size renditions of your favorite board games and you get to play with them. Step on stage and test your skills at giant Yahtzee, Connect Four and Scattergories and win prizes!

What ships is this on:  Breeze, Conquest, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Sunshine & Vista

Cost: Free

Carnival Sports Square

6. Sports Square

Up on the top deck of the ship in the fresh ocean air you will find the Carnival Sports Square with activities to keep kids active and occupied like mini golf, basketball, ping pong and billiards.

What ships is this on:  Breeze, Magic, Sunshine & Vista

Cost: Free

Carnival WaterWorks Water Park

7. Carnival WaterWorks Water Park

Water slides and splash pads are where its at for kids during the day. Parents can lounge on deck chairs while the kids splish and splash in the  WaterWorks Water Park.

What ships is this on:  Breeze, Dream, Ecstasy, Fantasy, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Magic, Pride, Sensation, Sunshine & Vista

Cost: Free

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship

8. The Pool

Make every day a pool day. You know your kids will love it!

What ships is this on: All

Cost: Free

Carnival Dive In Movies

9. Dive In Movies

Free popcorn and blankets and first run movies shown at night up on the big screen while you lounge underneath the stars.

What ships is this on:  Breeze, Conquest, Dream, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Magic, Spleandor, Sunshine, Pride, Triumph, Valor, Victory & Vista

Cost: Free

Carnival Camp Ocean

10. Camp Ocean

Kids have their own “mom-and-dad-free-zone” when cruising Carnival. Your children might be begging you to take them to the kids club at Camp Ocean with rooms themed to penguins, sting rays and sharks!  All camp counselors have education or childcare experience and fully immerse kids in supervised activities throughout the day and into the night.

What ships is this on:  Breeze, Conquest, Dream, Ecstasy, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Liberty, Magic, Triumph  & Vista

Cost: Free

For more information on everything Carnival Cruise Lines has to offer visit Carnival.com or call 1-800-764-7419 to speak with a cruise specialist.

Carnival Cruise Line provided complementary passage for the purpose of this review. As always all opinions are our own.