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Carnival Sunrise: Kids' Activities and Family Fun
A Carnival Sunrise cruise from New York, Ft. Lauderdale, or Norfolk may be the perfect family vacation, whether your kids are toddlers or teens. That's because Carnival family cruises cater to all members of your group, with activities tailored especially to kids. Carnival Sunrise takes you to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, and Boston and New England, on an amazing ship packed full of fun times, great food, and magical memories just waiting to be made.
So come aboard and leave your worries behind. You and your family are in for the best cruise vacation ever!
Family Fun Activities
Get the action started with one or more of Carnival Sunrise's amazing activities for kids of all ages:
Kids ages 2–5 can move to their own beat at Zumbini, a special 30-minute class featuring music and dancing. Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst™ for the younger set, Zumbini will get their giggles flowing.
Even better than drive-in movies, Dive-in Movies are magical for the entire family. Watch current movies and sporting events poolside on a comfy lounge chair or even from inside the pool. There's even popcorn!
Whether you play to win or just for fun, SportSquare has you covered. Choose from a selection of sports such as ping pong, basketball, volleyball, mini golf—even a jogging track—all on deck so you can enjoy the fresh ocean air.
See it all from above on Carnival Sunrise's challenging SkyCourse. Navigate this high ropes course along two levels—choose the one you're comfortable with. Of course, you're tethered in for safety. All ages welcome, though there are height and weight restrictions.
Teens get pampered at ZSpa, a place for those 13-17 years old. From pedicures to fitness classes to hair-styling sessions, ZSpa offers a variety of indulgent and relaxing services designed especially for teens.
WaterWorks and Twister Waterslide
Carnival Sunrise's onboard WaterWorks water park features exciting slides and splash zones for the entire family.
Fans of water slides shouldn't miss the spiraling Twister Waterslide, which takes you through hundreds of feet of twists and turns from high above the ship. You'll splash down into a pool on deck, wet and happy.
Hasbro, The Game Show
Your family takes the spotlight in Hasbro, The Game Show—a fun and exciting twist on traditional board games like Connect Four, Simon Flash, and Yahtzee. Show off your skills and compete for prizes in front of a live audience!
No matter the time of day or night, the 24-hour Video Arcade is open for a game of air hockey, a ride on a virtual motorcycle, or a turn at a classic video game. Play with a friend or try to beat the high score.
All ages can try their skill at Mini Golf. Avoid the windmill and other course hazards, while enjoying the sun and open seas.
Dr. Seuss Activities
Perhaps no other stories and characters have the appeal of Dr. Seuss's, beloved by kids of all ages. Carnival Sunrise caters to its youngest passengers with the wonderful and whimsical Seuss at Sea program.
Join the interactive SEUSS-A-PALOOZA Storytime for live readings of Dr. Seuss favorites, along with appearances by classic, colorful, and sometimes silly characters.
Don't just watch the SEUSS-A-PALOOZA Parade pass you by. Become a part of the show as you march through the ship alongside some of the most iconic Dr. Seuss characters.
Kid's and Youth Programs
Carnival Sunrise also offers a selection of camps and clubs where kids can hang out with other kids and make new friends!
Camp Ocean (ages 2–11)
At Camp Ocean, kids join the Penguins, Stingrays, or Sharks—depending on their age—and engage in age-appropriate activities and fun. This ranges from arts and craft and singing to dancing and playing video games to watching movies, all under the watchful eye of experienced, hands-on counselors.
Circle "C" (ages 12–14)
The Circle "C" club has its own exclusive lounge aboard the Carnival Sunrise, where young teens get to hang out, "chill," and "connect." Along with fun counselors, they also get to watch movies, play games, and go on adventures around the ship.
Club O2 (ages 15–17)
Older teens looking for a little independence will find friends and fun at Club O2. They'll join other teens listening to music, watching movies, competing in sports games, playing video games, and maybe even attending the ship's teen prom!
On Carnival Sunrise, the fun doesn't end when the sun sets! While adults choose their nighttime activity, kids ages 6 months to 11 years old can join the Night Owls in supervised parties and games, staying up well past their typical bedtime until as late as 1 a.m.
Cruise dining caters to all, from the pickiest eater to the most discerning foodie. This makes mealtime not just delicious, but also stress-free. Family-friendly dining on the Carnival Sunrises includes:
JiJi Asian Kitchen
Enjoy dinner in a slightly upscale Asian-inspired environment at JiJi Asian Kitchen. Try familiar dishes or be adventurous and go for something a little more exotic, like Chairman Mao's Master Stock Pig.
BlueIguana Cantina's comforting brick and blue décor is the setting for casual, Mexican-inspired breakfast and lunch fare. Build your own burritos and tacos with an unmissable salsa bar!
Cucina Del Capitano
Cucina Del Capitano is a classic Italian trattoria serving classic Italian food for hearty appetites. Antipasti, arancini, handmade burrata—they've even got Nonna's meatballs! As always, save room for dessert.
Pizzeria Del Capitano
Any time is a good time for pizza, and Pizzeria Del Capitano obliges. The pizzeria is open all day, every day, serving up a selection of classic pizza pies.
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
No family cruise is complete without the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, a culinary celebration of Dr. Seuss. Choose from a selection of whimsical breakfast meals and dine along with the storybook characters themselves.
Experience Carnival Sunrise
Family vacations and family cruises are a perfect match. From group activities to kid's programs and teen clubs to a variety of family-friendly dining choices, you'll be able to relax and enjoy every moment of your time away. Make memories you'll always look back on when you book a Carnival Sunrise cruise today.
In Rachel's past life she was a technology analyst, and she still trusts data and research as the basis of business writing. She has been a freelance writer and editor for 25+ years, with experience writing about technology, travel, nutritional products, domain names, autism, food, exercise, general topics, and more.