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Royal Caribbean Cruises - Childcare

Royal Caribbean welcomes cruise guests of all ages onboard its ships, which makes the cruise line a perfect choice for families and groups with varying wants and needs.

What ages are Royal Caribbean childcare options for?

An exciting programme of activities and childcare options are available on a Royal Caribbean cruise for children aged from 6 months to 17 years old. Parents can feel confident leaving their children, over three years of age, with staff onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise because every member of the team is qualified to work with children.


What is available for babies onboard?

From 6-36 months of age, even the tiniest Royal Caribbean cruise guests and their parents are welcomed and invited to participate in the Royal Babies and Royal Tots Programmes. These enriching programmes are filled with activities and hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver MUST accompany children during activity sessions.

Is there a Royal Caribbean babysitting service?

Royal Caribbean Cruises babysitting service is available for children over 12 months of age. This can be either in a group setting or individually in your stateroom depending on your requirements. The service is available on selected ships and starts from around $19 per hour for up to three kids (of the same family).

What can my kids do on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Children from 3-17 can participate in the complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Programme. Adventure Ocean has been designed to blend educational activities with good old fashioned fun. To participate in the Adventure Ocean programme, children must be at least three years of age and potty-trained (nappy and pull-up free).


Are there different activities for different age groups?

Yes. The Royal Caribbean Adventure Youth® Programme caters for a wide range of ages but also offers age appropriate activities to suit different age groups. This ensures that younger children receive ample supervision and teenagers have dedicated areas to hang out with new friends.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Aquanauts Aged 3-5 Years
Potty-trained kids from 3-5 years of age can play games and even become Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Explorers Aged 6-8 Years
Kids 6-8 years of age can join themed parties, compete for prizes, make kites and masks or even learn to make fruit gum sweets.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Voyagers Aged 9-11 Years
Kids 9-11 years of age will have a range of activities that makes learning cool and fun.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Teen and Tween Aged 12-17 Years
Tween and teenagers can play games and sports, join parties and contests or just hang out at their very own teen lounge. Adventure Ocean and teen spaces are open late with an hourly rate applicable after 10pm.

Other fun activities for teenagers onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise include rock climbing, dodgeball, talent shows, BBQ’s and movie nights.


In addition to the dedicated Adventure Ocean® Youth Programme, Royal Caribbean Cruises ships are bursting with fun things to see and do whilst onboard. Research your ship and you could find waterslides, mini golf, surf simulators, ice skating, west end style theatres and much more.

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