FAQ: Youth & Teen Programs
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Children and Teen Programs
Cruising with Princess is a complete escape for all ages. There's everything from arts and crafts, sports tournaments, movies, and splash pools (on select cruise ships) to Teen Lounges with fooseball tables, juke boxes, and the latest video games.
All Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are fully supervised by our experienced staff of Youth Activities Managers and counselors.
Children are welcome on all Princess cruise ships, but facilities vary. Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess do not have dedicated Youth and Teen Centers (programs are available only when 20 or more children are sailing). However, when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17 are traveling on these ships, they will enjoy a varied schedule of supervised activities organized by a Youth Activities Manager.
|Princess Pelicans, ages 3 to 7, are entertained with non-stop activities:|
|Shockwaves, ages 8 to 12, is always busy with activities such as:|
|Remix, designed for teens ages 13 to 17, offers a wide range of activities:|
Note: Age groups may differ on Caribbean Princess, Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess, Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess.
Dining with Children
The dining options onboard our ships allow parents the freedom and flexibility to dine with their children or on their own. Parents may wish to spend time with their children while they eat an early dinner at the pizzeria, in the 24-hour Horizon Court buffet, or in their stateroom with 24-hour room service. Or, families may wish to dine together in one of our elegant, upscale restaurants, which offer a special children’s menu. Anytime Dining is recommended for families who want to dine together, so children may fully participate in the evening youth activities.
|Hours of Operation|
|Sea Days:||9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|1 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|6 p.m. - 1 a.m. *|
|Port Days:||8 a.m. - 5 p.m. †|
On Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess, the Princess Youth and Teen Programs are available when 20 or more children are sailing.
Please note: no group kidsitting on Pacific Princess and Ocean Princess.
* A $5 USD per child/hour group kidsitting charge is applicable from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. for youth guests ages 3-12.
† A supervised, complimentary lunch service is available with parent consent.
Children's TV Programming
TV programs appropriate for kids, including cartoons, movies, and award-winning programs may be shown on the in-stateroom television during the early morning hours, midday and early evening. Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are also equipped with big-screen TVs for late-night movie gatherings, featuring the latest films.
Children with Special Needs
Princess welcomes all children and teens ages 3-17 to participate in our exciting programs. Let our Youth Staff know of any medical and/or special needs, and we will make every effort to accommodate them. Please be advised that Youth Staff may not offer individual one-on-one supervision or administer medication.
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