Voyager of the Seas for Families
The ship's Adventure Ocean club rates as one of the finest children's facilities afloat with indoor and outdoor play areas. Indoors, the play area offers computers with Internet access, a rock-climbing wall, videos, books, a large video arcade, crafts area and more. Outdoors, the children have shuffleboard, deck checkers, tricycles and tic-tac-toe, not to mention Adventure Beach with a pirate ship splash pool and water slide. Teenagers have their own club and disco, Optix.
Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean Youth Program is a free, year-round children's program for kids 3 (must be toilet-trained) to 17, organized into five age groups. Aquanauts (the program for ages 3 to 5) may feature activities like "Alphabet Scavenger Hunt," story time and Adventure Theater acting classes by Camp Broadway. Explorers (ages 6 to 8) play backwards bingo, make gummy candies and learn about local customs of their ports of call and engage in basic science activities. Voyagers (ages 9 to 11) take backstage tours, play "List-o-Rama" and engage in science experiments that range from earthquakes to hailstorms. Even the teens are divided into two groups. Ages 12 to 14 have "open-mic" karaoke contests and a rock-wall challenge. Ages 15 to 17 has its own dance parties and arcade competitions. In addition, Royal Caribbean has partnered with Fisher Price, Mattel and Crayola to offer a variety of kid- and family-friendly games and activities for all ages.
Babysitting is available in group settings in the Adventure Ocean club from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $5 an hour per child; children must be at least 3 years old. For in-cabin babysitting of children at least one years old, contact the Guest Relations Desk at least 24 hours in advance; available ship staff members supervise in-cabin sitting. The charge is $19 per hour for up to three children within the same family.
A soda package for children up to 18 years of age allows unlimited soft drinks (prices based on cruise length; $31.50 for a seven-night cruise).