A full program of age-appropriate entertainment and activities is organized in the ship's Kids Zone (Deck 6), supervised by six dedicated Kids Zone staff. The kids program is delivered to all cabins of junior cruisers at the start of every voyage.
The kids' area has received new carpets and includes a baby changing room, a baby sleeping room, The Play Zone and The Zone, for kids and teens. Located at the back of Deck 6, the space flows outside with easy access to the Minnows Splash pool. Adult supervision is required at all times when children are using the pool. For children to use the splash pool, they must be potty-trained and wearing a special swim diaper.
High chairs are available in all restaurants. There's a special kids' dinner offered in Kings Court from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and a kids' menu is available in all restaurants, with dishes such as pizza, chicken nuggets, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, spaghetti Bolognese and fish fingers, among other options. Children are permitted to order from the regular menus, too.
On port days The Kids Zone opens from 2 p.m. It is possible to leave a child/children in the kids' club and go to port, as long as one adult remains onboard.
Babies and Toddlers
A night nursery service is available from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for babies and toddlers ages 6 up to 23 months. Parents are given a pager for staff to reach them should they need. Parents can either bring their own or pre-order baby food ahead of their voyage at no cost.
Babies and young children are not required to be potty trained to use the indoor facilities. There's a baby changing facility in The Kids Zone and providing parents give their permission, staff are happy to change diapers (there are always two people present when a baby or child is being changed). Diapers are provided free of charge, although most parents carry their own.
The Play Zone (suitable for toddlers to 7 year olds) and The Kids Zone (suitable for 8 to 12 year olds) opens everyday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The brightly painted kids' room with views out to the Minnows pool features a carpeted section for building blocks and other toys as well as tables for puzzles and board games and an arts and crafts corner. The area is equipped with Xboxes and new Nintendo Wii consoles, there's a kids disco, a quiet sleeping area and and outdoor play area. Fun activities are listed in the Kids Zone's Daily Programme, including mask making, a jungle hunt, outdoor playtime, storytelling, chocolate handprints and movie time, among others.
Toddlers ages 6 months to 2 years are also invited to use the facility, but must be supervised by a parent.
The Zone is the ship's dedicated program for 12 to 17 year olds, open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. As well as the games consoles, teens also have access to Apple Mac computers and a tailored program of activities, such as art attack (a chance to create self-portraits), treasure hunts, a fashion show, trivia and movie sessions.