Kids have free reign of Deck 17 aft. The closed-off area is home to three small pools -- including one for teens -- as well as the youth center, which is divided into three groups: Princess Pelicans (ages three to seven), Shockwaves (ages eight to 12) and Remix (ages 13 to 17).
Princess Pelicans keeps little ones entertained with magic tricks, crafts and T-shirt coloring during the day. Fun nighttime activities include a pajama party and face painting. Children under three are allowed in the Princess Pelicans facility, as long as they are accompanied by a parent.
Shockwaves is made up of lounging areas and gaming stations, featuring Wii, PlayStation and karaoke machines. Kids also can take advantage of Princess' Discovery at Sea program. Activities are both fun and educational, and range from 3-D puzzles and rocket building to a glimpse at the culture and wildlife of the destination they're sailing. Movie nights and theme parties keep kids busy at night.
Group childcare is available in the kids' club for $5 an hour, per child; there is no in-cabin babysitting.
Remix activities run the gamut from air hockey and video games to mocktail-making and hip hop dance classes. Craft activities might include T-shirt and backpack design classes. At night, teens can enjoy late-night movies and dance parties. Additionally, Ruby Princess hosts a teens-only dinner on formal night.