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From interactive turtle conservation programs to Dr. Seuss’ Thing One and Thing Two to cultural enrichment programs, Carnival Celebration is debuting updated and expanded youth programs that will go on to be part of the offer on every Carnival Cruise Line ship by spring 2023.

“The updates we’re making to our youth programming ensure our young cruisers have even more to be excited about when they come aboard. We’ve already seen early success with our launch on Carnival Celebration, and I’m looking forward to expanding the reach of our new additions to families sailing with us across our fleet,” said Melissa Mahaffey, director of youth experience for Carnival Cruise Line, in a press statement.

Families on your client list with littles are going to love the new Turtles program, specially crafted for those under two years of age. The kiddos will be engaged in all kinds of special activities, including Turtle Playdates, a Turtle Band and the interactive Baby Turtle Trek. They’ll also love the Dr. Seuss Bookville activity, a popular hangout for littles that has become even more interactive as characters such as the twin Things and Sam-I-Am show up in person.

The ship’s Camp Ocean also has a Nautical Explorer program where older kids can do anything from designing their own cruise ship to using a compass and more. The best part? The camp offers designated drop-off times and late-night babysitting so parents can make the most of the ship’s evening entertainment—or simply take a moonlight stroll around the deck sans kids.

Carnival Caters to Big Kids, Too!

On a Carnival ship, no teen gets left behind from the Holi Festival of Colors-inspired program aboard the Mardi Gras that takes them on a multi-colored voyage through that world-famous festival about hope to the new cultural program inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan. Younger teens (12-14) can enjoy anime drawing lessons and pop culture games at Circle “C,” while the 15-17 crew will enjoy Japanese crafts, games and an authentic tea ceremony at Club O2, where they can make new friends and great memories.

If Japan isn’t their thing, never fear: Carnival Celebration’s expanded offer also includes a space program in partnership with Kennedy Space Center Visitor complex, not to mention the new flagship also brings the adrenaline with a top-deck roller coaster, a massive water park with three slides and a new, interactive family show, among other treats.

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