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Carnival Dream: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

When you think of embarking on a family cruise to the Caribbean, you can’t help but imagine all the fun you’ll be having both on the cruise ship and at all the tropical ports of call you’ll visit. And when you book your cruise vacation on Carnival Dream®, you are guaranteed a fun, magical, memorable, and exciting cruise that the whole family will enjoy.

Because Carnival Dream® isn’t your ordinary cruise ship–it’s packed from bow to stern and port to starboard with family fun activities everyone can participate in, kids and youth programs for young ones and teens, delicious cruise dining options, and much more!

2 girls going down a water slide from waterworks onboard carnival dream

Family Fun Activities

Carnival Dream® offers a number of exhilarating activities and magnificent entertainment options for the whole family, including:


If you’re ready to get wet, then head on over to WaterWorks, Carnival Dream’s® onboard waterpark, featuring thrilling waterslides, the exhilarating Speedway Splash, and the astonishing PowerDrencher–possibly the biggest bucket of water you’ll ever see (and be soaked by)! If you’re young or young at heart, you’ll love this incredible waterpark.

boy ready to go down a water slide from waterwords onboard carnival dream

Mini Golf

There’s nothing quite like playing a round of Mini Golf or two with your family while under the open blue sky and surrounded by the gentle blue waters of the Caribbean. The whimsical mini golf course features a number of fun obstacles and challenges designed to amuse and entertain all ages.

parents watching their son play mini golf on board carnival dream

Video Arcade

Teens will love visiting the Video Arcade for a few hours to play some of the newest (and some classic) video arcade games. It’s open 24 hours a day, so any time you feel like challenging your family to a round of Air Hockey, head on down, get some tokens, and show them your skills!


Teens need some spa-time too. While the adults are relaxing and rejuvenating at their own spa appointments, teens can make an appointment at ZSpa, a spa specially geared towards helping teens look and feel their best. From fitness classes to manicures to the hottest hairstyles, ZSpa is the ultimate in spa indulgence for teens.

Dr. Seuss Activities – Seuss at Sea

Carnival Dream brings the Dr. Seuss classic to life with a series of remarkable, whimsical, and memorable activities featuring The Cat in the Hat and other zany characters from the world of Dr. Seuss.


The young ones will delight in this story time extravaganza, where the whimsical characters from the Dr. Seuss books come to life before their very eyes. SEUSS-A-PALOOZA Story Time is also interactive, giving the children a chance to take part in the story and meet characters from their favorite stories.

man reading cat in the hat at seuss-a-palooza story time onboard carnival dream


The whole family can join this jolly SEUSS-A-PALOOZA parade of peculiar and quirky Dr. Seuss characters as they promenade across the deck of Carnival Dream. It’s a parade of Seuss-ical proportions!

Kid’s and Youth Programs

Carnival Dream also offers a multitude of fun activities for young ones and teens–it’s like a summer camp at sea!

Camp Ocean (ages 2-11)

At Camp Ocean, supervised groups of children can take part in as many activities as they desire, from making arts and crafts to dancing and singing. There’s a nighttime option too, so that parents can enjoy some of the evening activities while your kids are in good hands and having fun.

camp ocean teacher and children playing with building blocks

Circle “C”® (ages 12-14)

Young teens can make some new friends at Circle “C”®, where they can have fun dance parties, watch outdoor movies, and play an assortment of games, all while under the supervision of energetic and cheerful counselors.

Club O2® (ages 15-17)

There’s plenty for older teens to do on their own as well at Club O2®! Enjoy music, movies, sports and video games with other teens that are bound to become new friends. There’s even a teen prom you can attend!

teenagers hanging out at club o2 on board carnival dream

Night Owls®

On Carnival Dream, the fun definitely doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down, and both kids and adults get to stay up late having as much fun as they want. Night Owls® is perfect for children 11 and under, featuring a wide range of activities to keep them occupied while the adults take in some evening entertainment.

Family-Friendly Dining

There’s plenty of cruise dining options on Carnival Dream®, offering some mouth-watering favorites for the whole family.

Guy’s Burger Joint

Step up to the counter and sink your teeth into the best burger you’ll ever have at sea Guy’s Burger Joint dishes up fresh-off-the-grill burgers and hand-cut fries, all made just the way you want with an assortment of toppings to choose from.

delicious burger and fries from guys burger joint onboard carnival dream

BlueIguana Cantina

Featuring an amazing menu of build-your-own tacos and burritos, the Mexican fare at BlueIguana Cantina is top-notch. Add some fresh and flavorful salsa and tortilla chips, and you’ll be too busy enjoying your food to remark on how delicious it is!

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que

It’s a classic BBQ joint at sea! Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que serves up authentic, mouthwatering barbecue, such as Championship Pork Butt, famous Blue Ribbon Chicken, Smoked Andouille Sausage, and Smoked Round of Beef. Add some classic sides and some delectable BBQ sauce, and it’s a meal made for finger-lickin’!

whole smoker from guy’s pig and anchor bbq onboard carnival dream

Pizzeria del Capitano

Serving up tasty-lip-smacking pizza 24-hours-a-day, Pizzeria del Capitano uses fresh ingredients to offer a choice of 5 classic pizzas made to order, or you can make your own with your own selection of toppings.


The perfect thing after enjoying some of the cruise dining listed above is dessert, of course! And what better treat than a cup or cone of ice cream or frozen yogurt at Swirls, scooping up ice cream for you 24-hours-a-day!

woman adding a cherry on top of ice cream sandwiches from swirls onboard carnival dream

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Dr. Seuss is in the kitchen as well, with a feast-ful menu of yummy, playful, and fantastical treats for breakfast! Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast also features Dr. Seuss characters come to life, perfect for photo ops with the kids!

On Carnival Dream®, we know how important it is for everyone in the family to have a great time. And we’ve made sure that the great time never ends, and the memories last a lifetime! So what are you waiting for? Book your family cruise to the Caribbean on Carnival Dream® today!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.