Kids -- Learn to be a Presenter or be Pampered with Ocean Village

September 12, 2008
Last week Princess Cruises announced it would be introducing yoga for kids, and now British line Ocean Village is getting in on the act and offering youngsters some great new activities to keep them entertained.

Teens aboard the relaxed Ocean Village Two can now learn how to master the skills of becoming a television presenter with a fun workshop.

Coached by seasoned TV presenter David O'Reilly, teenagers are filmed reading from an autocue, conducting interviews and creating a travelogue, all using Ocean Village's Action Ashore programme for background material. Each week participants pick the best show reel, and this is then shown around the ship's plasma screens. They can also purchase their own show reel as a souvenir for £9.95 (approx $20).

While parents can indulge in a spa treatment as they like, the kids are often left out of this equation. This isn't the case anymore -- Ocean Village has created a 'Girls Night In' package, which is available on both of the line's ships (Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two).

This new concept is a weekly evening spa pampering package for girls split into two groups: 9 - 12's and 13 -17's. For £20 ($40) per person, the young ladies can have their hair styled, learn how to apply makeup and get a manicure.

Both are bookable once onboard.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor