Disney Cruise Line Kid's Programs
From the teens-only club to a deck of dreams come true for younger kids, every day brings new ways to play for youngsters of every age. Kids will delight in specially created programs and activities that let them play with friends their own age.
Welcome to Disney's Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab. Here, from 9 am until midnight, it's hands-on fun for four distinct age groups. For moms and dads that means the flexibility to be together when you want, or to go your separate ways. For teen's ages 13 - 17, it means having the independence to chart their own course - and have a really cool time doing it. And your kids will be taken care of in true Disney style with 3- to 12-year olds receiving attention and supervision from a large staff of fun-loving Disney counselors.
Disney Cruise Line's children's programming is open to all children ages 3-12, who are completely potty trained and able to interact comfortably with other peers of their own physical size and within Disney's counselor-to-child ratio groups for each programs' age groupings. A child may participate in an older age group, if they are within one month of the minimum age for that group. Example would be a 7-year-old who wishes to join the 8-9 group and is within a month of turning 8.
Pagers to Stay in TouchIf your kids are 12 or under, you'll be given a pager when you drop them off, so you're always just a bleep away. It's a level of care and thoughtfulness that will help to make this vacation the best one you've ever taken.
Baby Sitting ServicesDisney Cruse Line does not offer babysitting in guest staterooms. For an additional charge, children between the ages of 12 weeks and 3 years can receive the special attention of Disney caregivers at Flounder's Reef Nursery, a whimsical soft play area that's open for select hours every day. Reservations are taken on embarkation day and space is limited; available on a first come first serve basis, based on sitter availability.
In order to accommodate as many families as possible, Disney Cruise Line may limit the number of multiple requests per family. The costs are approximately $6 per child per hour, $5 per additional child per hour, 2-hour minimum required. Flounder's Reef Nursery is open each evening and selected times during each day. Again, just be sure to book your child's nursery stay early, because space is limited.
Lil' Cruisers (Ages 3 - 4)From pirate ships and princess visits to moments with Mickey Mouse, a while new world of wonders is waiting for kids ages 3 - 7 on Deck Five at Disney's Oceaneer Club. Your little cruisers will have the time of their lives with others their own age in this special place that's just for them. Here kids have oceans of fun with Disney characters, on playgrounds and computer stations, in costume dress-up areas and with special programs like dancing with Snow White and storytelling with Belle.
Young Cruisers (Age 8-12)Kids 8-12 are off to Disney's Oceaneer Lab, filled with a fantastic variety of hands-on, interactive lab stations filled with gadgets, doohickeys, video screens, computers and mind-boggling scientific stuff. In special programs, they'll learn some of the secrets of Disney animation or provide voices and sound effects for an original radio show. Both the Club and the Lab are endlessly engaging with opportunities for tem and individual play, and your kids can join in the fun for as long as long as they like. In fact, convincing them to leave is about the only thing you'll have to worry about especially with all these things to do:
Teen CruisersImagine your own personal getaway packed with music, DVD's, computers, TVs, a lounge area, a dance floor, Internet caf and atmosphere to spare. This is where teens ages 13 - 17 form around the world gather to cruise in style. It's the teens-only hub for dance parties, sports and teen programs like digital photography, videography and all kinds of group fun. But the most extraordinary thing you'll find in this place is a chance for your teenager to have more than enough personal space to enjoy a vacation every bit as unique and wonderful as yours!
On Disney's Castaway Cay, there's the team challenge of actually designing, building and racing a (hopefully) seaworthy vessel. Plus beach events, sand volleyball and more, including the "Wild Side," a special adventure where they can snorkel, bike and kayak through remote parts of Disney's pristine island.