A Celebrity cruise is the perfect family vacation, featuring special children's programs for ages 3 - 17. Along with activities and play areas just for children - all closely supervised - Celebrity offers programs for the entire family. Celebrity's children's programs are available year-round and activities take place daily. During the summer and holidays a full program is offered for four age groups: Ship Mates (ages 3-5), Cadets (ages 6-8), Ensigns (ages 9-11), and Admiral T's (ages 12-14 and 15-17). A limited program is offered during other sailings.
Youth activities are directed and organized by a special staff of youth counselors. Youth Counselors have a formal education in recreation, education, child development or related fields. In addition, Youth Counselors have experience working with large groups of children, 3-17 years of age, in school/community sponsored youth programs or summer camps. Youth Counselors hold certifications in CPR and some speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese.
All Celebrity ships carry a minimum of three Youth Counselors plus one manager (Century and Millennium Class) and four Youth Counselors plus one manager (Solstice Class) year round. During holiday sailings, Celebrity ships carry 8-12 Youth Counselors (this number varies).
Celebrity's Four-Tier Family Program
Ship Mates (ages 3-5)
Arts & Crafts
Dancing and Musical Games
Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
Celebrity Cadets (ages 6-8)
Arts & Crafts
Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
Ensigns (ages 9-11)
Late Night Pizza Parties
Admiral T's (ages 12-17 During regular season / 12-14 & 15-17 during peak season)
Teen Late Night Dancing
The Celebrity X-Club Youth Program provides activities for children and teens 3 to 17. Children must be a minimum age of 3 years old to participate in organized and counselor supervised activities. Proof of age may be requested. At the discretion of the Youth Program Manager, parents may accompany their toddlers to utilize the Fun Factory and participate in Shipmate activities.
*Children participating in the Celebrity X-Club Youth Program organized and counselor supervised activities without a parent, must be completely toilet trained and diaper/pull-up free.
*Children with Disabilities:
Any child over the age of 3 who must wear diapers or pull ups due to a disability may participate in the Youth Program as long as the parent submits a signed copy of the ADA XClub Accommodation Request Form.
The Celebrity Youth Program is available year round with a full, four-tier age group program during President's Week, Easter, Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sailings. On all other sailings, a combined age group program is offered.
The Children's Playroom / Fun Factory is open daily from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. each day. Slumber Party from 10:00pm - Midnight is offered each night on a sign up basis for a fee of $6 per child, per hour. Children ages 3-12 years old who wish to participate in various sitting services offered by the X-Club Youth Program; Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. and Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. (port days only)
Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm (complimentary while @ sea)
Slumber Party from 10:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. daily (complimentary on the last night of the cruise).
On the last evening of the cruise, the Celebrity Youth Program hosts a "Parent's Night Out" in which children participate in a Pizza Party, evening activities, and complimentary Slumber Party, while their parents enjoy their last evening of fine dining and world class entertainment. Ensign (9-11 years) and Teen (12-17 years) activities are hosted by the Youth Staff. Ensigns and Teens are free to enter and leave activities as they please.
Children ages 3-8 must be signed-in and signed-out of the Celebrity Youth Program by their parents, who must present their Celebrity Signature Card for identification. Children and teens ages 9-17 are free to come and go as they please from activities hosted by the Celebrity Youth Program, but are required to follow the basic rules of the ship for those under 18 years old. After 10PM, Ensigns require an adult to sign them out of activities. Due to the liberty afforded to Ensigns, please tell your children never to enter someone else's stateroom and to always let someone know where they will be. When outside of the Celebrity Youth Program, parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. Celebrity also asks that you refrain from allowing your children to utilize the pool or jacuzzi without your supervision.
Babysitting (Youth Program)
For a nominal fee of $6.00 per hour per child, children participating in the Celebrity Youth Program, ages 3-11 years old, can participate in the Afternoon Party from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on port days and/or the evening Slumber Party from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. daily. Children participating in the Celebrity Youth Program Afternoon and Slumber Parties must be a minimum of 3 years old and completely toilet trained (diaper/pull-up free). Celebrity Youth Program Afternoon and Slumber Parties are available on all Celebrity vessels year round (except Celebrity Xpedition).
Babysitting (Cabin Services)
For a nominal fee of $19.00 per hour, for up to two children within the same family, parents can arrange for a private, in-cabin babysitter. Children have to be twelve (12) months old or older to be eligible for in-stateroom babysitting and there are to be not more than two children per babysitter. Babysitting services are available through the Cabin Services Desk onboard all Celebrity vessels. Parents are asked to make all private, in-cabin babysitting requests 24 hours in advance. Private, in-cabin babysitting is subject to personnel availability.
Toddler Time (Children under 3):
Parents can now accompany their toddlers to a special event held only for toddlers and their parents. Youth Staff will provide toddler appropriate toys and equipment for these junior cruisers to feel like part of the fun. Celebrity has also provided changing tables and baby wipes in either the Fun Factory lavatory or the washroom closest to the Toddler Time venue.
Celebrity Youth Program Behavioral Policy:
Inappropriate behavior will not be permitted during Celebrity Youth Program activities. Youth demonstrating inappropriate behavior will first receive a verbal warning, second receive an age appropriate time out for continued inappropriate behavior and third, parent notification and dismissal from the Celebrity Youth Program activities.
Celebrity would like to offer pagers to use while onboard should they have a child with disabilities, special needs, allergies or in the event you wish to participate in their fun filled youth activities. Pagers are first come-first serve and have limited availability. (Not available on Celebrity Century & Celebrity Mercury).