Princess Family Cruises
Junior cruisers ages 3 to 17 can enjoy a boatload of exciting onboard activities. Princess' dedicated youth centers are staffed by trained counselors, who are ready to ensure young sailors stay happy all day long.
On all Vessels except Ocean and Pacific Princess you'll find completely equipped Youth & Teen Centers. There's everything from arts and crafts corners, games tables, movies, and splash pool area.
Princess operates youth programs on Ocean or Pacific Princess only when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17 are traveling on a given voyage. Children under the age of 3 are allowed to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.
Junior cruisers ages 3 to 12 can enjoy a boatload of exciting onboard activities. Fun Zone Activities are divided into two age groups:
"Princess Pelicans" (ages 3-7)
"Shockwaves" (ages 8-12)
On all vessels, except Ocean and Pacific Princess, you'll find completely equipped Youth Centers. The Princess Pelicans and Shockwaves programs offer activities such as:
- Arts and crafts
- Movies and Cartoons
- Exclusive Kids Only Dining
- Video Games
- Edutainment Programs
- Scavenger Hunts
- Karaoke and talent shows
- Afternoon Ice Cream Parties
- Pizza Parties
- Hall of Fame Tournaments
- Shipboard Olympics
- T-Shirt Coloring
- Pajama Parties
- Theme parties
The astounding Remix Teen Centers are packed with Playstation® 2, the latest movies & music, Karaoke, giant screen TVs, card games, board games, ping pong tables and juke boxes. In addition to all these features, on Grand and Golden Princess, teens have a separate Jacuzzi and sun deck area made just for them.
Princess also offers teen-age passengers a wide range of activities such as: teens-only dance parties, the Dating Game, T-shirt painting, sports tournaments, Karaoke and talent shows, Casino night, pizza parties, mocktails, hip hop dance classes, and teen dinners.
Please note that the Ocean and Pacific Princess do not have dedicated Teen Centers.
For your convenience, group kidsitting for children ages 3 to 12 years is offered on all vessels except Ocean, Royal, Tahitian and Pacific Princess, from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for a charge of $5.00 per hour per child.
Port Day Activities
The Youth and Teen Centers are open while in port from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A supervised complimentary lunch service is available with parental consent.
As part of the Princess Kids program, Junior cruisers will also be able to participate in two special dinner evenings designed for each age group.
Younger passengers will enjoy dinner without parents and in the company of newfound friends and counselors in one of their ship's many eateries.
For teens, one of the two evenings will feature a special evening get-together in one of the main dining rooms, complete with group photograph and a night out to enjoy Princess' many evening offerings.
TV programs appropriate for children, including cartoons, movies and award-winning programs may be shown on the in-stateroom television during the early morning hours, midday and early evening. Youth and Teen Centers are also equipped with giant screen TVs for late-night movie gatherings, featuring the latest kids & teen films.
Scheduled on select seasonal sailings, the California Science Center will deliver entertaining interactive science activities for children aboard Princess ships. Whale watching, coral reef studies, building and racing sailboats, marine biology studies, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the activities that may be offered.
Princess also offers the Pete's Pals Program, as a way for Princess kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess sails. Each year Princess will issue a limited edition plush animal depicting a species in danger for all children participating in this program.
For Alaska cruises, Princess' National Park Service Junior Ranger Program teaches kids about glaciers, endangered wildlife & other animals native to the region. Park Rangers provide special presentations and activities for kids & teens, giving them an opportunity to earn a Jr. Ranger badge.