Kids' Korner was one of the first purpose-built facilities for young cruisers, and the facility, on Deck 7 forward past a row of paintings, is no less impressive today. It is one of the brightest and friendliest with specific areas for arts and crafts, movies and games, and even naptime.
Computer stations have been added, and the walls are brightly decorated with animals and clouds. Parents can look in on their children without embarrassing them via portholes in the corridor.
Age groups organize the new Splash Academy program: Guppies (6 months to 3 years with a parent), Turtles (3 to 5), Seals (6 to 9) and Dolphins (10 to 12). The Guppies area, within the Kids' Korner facility, features an Under 2 Zoo with art and dance classes that parents take alongside their toddlers. (All Guppy activities require parents.) Regular Splash Academy programming takes place on sea days from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on port days from departure from port until 10:30 p.m. Complimentary group baby-sitting is available at the Kids' Korner on port days for kids ages 3 to 12, but there's a $6 per child charge to take kids to meals (noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.). Late-night baby-sitting (between 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.) for the same age group costs $6 per hour ($4 per hour for each additional sibling in the family).
Meanwhile, teens (13 to 17), likely the most demanding age group afloat, get a separate area on another deck entirely. The Zone is on Deck 11 and features video games, a jukebox, foosball tables and air hockey. At night, it is a teen disco with nonalcoholic drinks.