Camp Carnival's facility on Carnival Liberty encompasses some 4,200 square feet. First up is an enclosed play area -- features include an arts-and-crafts center, a video wall, a soft play area, a computer lab, PlayStation 2 consoles and a library. There's also a wading pool just outside.
Carnival divides kids into four age groups and has introduced more edu-tainment offerings into its programs. Among them are Sea Notes, a musical program; H2Ocean, which focuses on hands-on science projects; EduCruise, which features interactive projects on ports of call; and ExerSeas, a series of recreational and fitness activities. Camp Carnival also offers activities that involve family members.
Most impressive was the ship's teen disco. Rather than lump the teens with the rest of the kids, its high-energy O2 disco is in a central location right on the promenade -- a few doors down from the adult disco. The club itself looked quite cool -- the dance floor is outfitted with special sensitive light panels that recreate your footprints as you walk across. Other features include a big juice bar in the center, multiple video screens, flashing lights and arcade games. Next door is another area of arcade games, this one open to kids (and adults) of all ages. Another cool feature: Teen-targeted shore experiences are offered.
Group baby-sitting is available; the cost is $6 per hour for the first child, $4 per hour for each additional kid in the same family.