Celebrity Equinox for Families
The forward area, including the basketball court on Deck 15, is ground zero for kids aboard Solstice. The court is sandwiched between the two dedicated kids' areas: X-Club (for kids ages 12 to 17) on the port side and Fun Factory (for 3- to 11-year-olds) on the starboard side. The rooms are of about equal dimensions and are stocked to the rafters with age-appropriate gear. The teen area also features a soft drink "bar" with a popcorn machine. Clustered with the kids' clubs is the video arcade. In addition to that room's complement of arcade games, kids also have access to video game consoles and foosball and air hockey tables. Xbox Kinect tournaments take place in the Quasar nightclub on an almost daily basis, as well as frequent organized activities like basketball tournaments and Ping-Pong championships.
The well-staffed youth program includes organized activities for five age groups, as follows:
Shipmates, ages 3 to 5, and Cadets, ages 6 to 8, can join dinosaur hunts, Sponge Bob trivia games, face-painting and water games. Ensigns (9 to 11) are engaged in scavenger hunts, pool games, bingo, basketball and game shows. Teens are split up into two groups. Those in the 12 to 14 sector participate in "tweens" activities like pool Olympics, game shows and karaoke, and those in the 15 to 17 group, which has a less structured schedule, have a prom party and a "Dancing with the Stars" event.
Solstice provides lunch, dinner and slumber parties for kids, ages 3 to 11, so parents can lunch, sup and party at night, sans kids. These "parties" (essentially group babysitting) go for $6 per child, per hour. Individual in-cabin babysitting is available for one or two children 12 months or older for $8 per hour, per child.
Family accommodations include four family cabins and 121 connecting cabins.