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Norwegian's Kids Program
And who said cruises aren't for kids? Norwegian offers what you want, what your kids want... good times all around, for all ages, at all times, just the way you like it. Plus, complimentary activities happen every day-whether your child wants to paint, have a pajama party or put on a show. And just think of the new friends they'll make-you might even have to schedule time just to see them.
Norwegian Cruise Line has recently updated its Youth Program in conjunction with several organizations promoting active entertainment for kids. The company offers Splash Academy, which was designed to engage active and creative kids ages 6 months – 12 years, and has integrated Cirque Du Jour, a New York-based company that specializes in teaching children real circus skills such as scarf juggling, ball juggling, plate spinning, clowning and acrobatics. Circus workshops and shows will also be offered for the entire family. Entourage is Norwegian’s latest and greatest program for teens ages 13-17. Play a pickup game of soccer. Take part in a theater or fashion workshop. Dive into an interactive pool party. With so much to do around our ship, your teens can choose the activities they want to do!
In addition, the youth programs will be expanded to utilize other areas of the ships, including the sports courts, rock walls, theaters, lounges and public spaces and will feature more family events such as parades and scavenger hunts.
Turtles (Ages 3-5)
Seals (Ages 6-9)
Dolphins (Ages 10-12)
The Entourage teen program for kids 13-17 features entertainment and activities like:
FreeStyle Free Play
The Youth Staff
Splash Academy Specifics & Restrictions
Safety and Emergency Information
Group-Sitting for Kids
The "Port Play" is offered from arrival in port to departure of port during port hours. During overnight in port hours, "Port Play" is offered from arrival in port until 8pm. Norwegian accommodates those parents booked on Shore Excursions. Sign up is 8pm the evening prior to the desired "Port Play".
The "Late Night Fun Zone" is offered nightly from 10:30pm-1:30am. The charges are $6.00 per hour, per child, and $4.00 per hour for each additional sibling in the same immediate family. Charges are applied directly to your onboard account. Sign up is 8pm the evening prior to the desired "Late Night Fun Zone". If no children are signed up or dropped off by 11:30pm, the center will close for the evening.
A reminder, if your child requires you to keep a beeper, a parent or guardian must stay behind on the vessel during either activity, as the beepers do not work off the ship. Also, no private or in-cabin babysitting is available on any Norwegian or NCLA vessels. The Youth Staff is waiting for you to sign up now. Your kids will have a blast!
Youth Program Discipline Policy
Your children are important. Norwegian wants your kids to have as much fun and be as safe as possible. Here is the four-step Discipline Policy to ensure this happens.
STEP 1: Warning: The Youth Counselor addresses the child and it is explained that his/her behavior is unacceptable and needs to be improved immediately.
In regards to 2-5 year olds, after 15 minutes of continuous crying, the parent will be called to pick-up their child as Norwegian is not able to have one-on-one care within their Youth Programs.
More Family Friendly Features
Cannon balls welcome here. Just for Junior cruisers, Norwegian offers splash pools on Norwegian DAWN, STAR, SPIRIT, GEM, JADE, JEWEL, EPIC and PRIDE OF AMERICA. Each ship has its own children's themed wet and wild fun areas- slides, water squirters, and splash areas far away from mom and dad's main pool area.
Think about this-Norwegian has arcades on every ship, but the bigger the ship the bigger the arcade and how much fun can you have in a day!
Move over Tarzan, Norwegian has kids coming in! All Norwegian ships now offer jungle gyms with ball pits and tunnels. Just check out the youth facilities-registered participants can jump in anytime.
Time to go surfing? The onboard Internet Café is perfect for kids to send emails to friends, access AOL accounts and just surf the net. Basic time charge is .75 per minute and Norwegian offers great packages too. Parents wishing to block their children from Internet access can do by requesting the ship's Internet Café Manager onboard to de-activate their accounts.
Family Friendly Accommodations
The staterooms are designed with your family in mind - just the way you like them.
Freestyle Dining for All
Not a lima bean in sight-Norwegian gives kids what they want to eat - all day long in the Kid's Café -the newest addition to the fleet: the NORWEGIAN DAWN, STAR, AMERICA, JEWEL and all of the future ships. Kids can dig into the Kid's Buffet: sandwiches, hot dogs, fruits, yes, some veggies, French fries and cookies. They'll love the tables and chairs just their size too. Plus each itinerary offers a special Kid's Crew Dinner-sorry mom and dad, it's kids only this time. Sign up with the Youth Program staff.
Entourage Specifics & Restrictions
Teen Safety & Emergency Information
Teens are responsible for reporting to their assigned emergency stations in the event of a ship emergency. Crewmembers throughout the vessel are trained to assist those in need.
Teens participating in Norwegian’s youth programs are prohibited from smoking, drinking alcohol, and using profanity while attending Teen activities. Violence and vandalism will not be tolerated, ever.
A Teen exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be asked to stop immediately. If they do not stop, they will be dismissed from the activity. After dismissal, Parents and the ship's Security will be notified. Any behavior reported to a Youth Staff member taken outside of the Teen Program will also be reported to Security. Teens should be advised that all public areas are under 24-hour surveillance.
** All events and activities are subject to change.