Carnival Fascination®: Kids Activities and Family Fun

Cruises in the Caribbean provide an adventurous way to spend a family vacation. When you’re planning a cruise from Barbados or San Juan with your loved ones, you can count on Carnival Fascination® to offer tons of fun for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Find out more about Carnival Fascination’s® family-friendly activities and amenities.

little boy crawling out of an igloo in camp ocean

Kids’ and Youth Programs

Camp Ocean

Teens from ages 2 through 11 can enjoy summer camp aboard Carnival Fascination®. Camp Ocean offers a wide range of activities, including songs, crafts, dancing and movies, for kids in different age groups:

  • Penguins (2 to 5 years old)
  • Stingrays (6 to 8 years old)
  • Sharks (9 to 11 years old)

Circle C®

Children from 12 to 14 years old have their very own hangout spot at Circle C®. Your kids can have dance parties, watch movies outdoors, play games, and meet other kids their age at Circle C.

Club O2®

Kids from 15 to 17 years old can play video games, have karaoke jam sessions, play sports, and take part in other teen-friendly activities at Club O2®.

Night Owls®

Kids from 6 months through 11 years old can stay up late and have a great time while the adults enjoy time on their own. Night Owls® provide supervised activities for kids until as late as 1 a.m., for an additional fee.

Family Fun Activities

Hasbro©, The Game Show

If your family likes playing board games, they’ll love being able to play huge versions of popular games at Hasbro©, The Game Show. Bring the whole family along to play CONNECT 4, YAHTZEE, OPERATION, SORRY, and other larger-than-life board games, so you can win prizes and engage in some friendly competition.

Lip Sync Battle: Carnival

The whole family can participate in this lip-syncing competition, which became part of Carnival Fascination® experience in March 2018. Cruise staff provide you with music, props, choreographers and more, so you can become the new Lip Sync Battle Champion.

man competing in lip sync battle: carnival on carnival fascination

CLUE®: The Murder Mystery

You and your loved ones can work on solving this classic murder mystery with the help of your CLUE Case File. CLUE®: The Murder Mystery, which was added to Carnival Fascination® in March 2018, offers a great way for your family to put your sleuthing skills to the test for a big prize.


Cool off while having a blast at WaterWorks, Carnival Fascination’s® onboard water park. Kids and adults can slide down the Twister Waterslide, race at Speedway Splash, and enjoy the park’s other water rides. Keep in mind that there are height and weight restrictions for these rides.

Video Arcade

Carnival Fascination’s video arcade features tons of games that you and your family can play at any time. In fact, the arcade is open 24 hours a day. All you need to play are tokens from on-site vending machines, and you and your loved ones can play some of your favorite arcade games.

Mini Golf

Put your golfing skills to use or work on perfecting your swing at Carnival Fascination’s® onboard miniature golf course. The whole family can enjoy a round or two while surrounded by the sounds of the waves and beautiful ocean views. The course features a windmill, treasure chest, and other props to make your golfing experience fun yet challenging.

Seuss at Sea

Fans of Dr. Seuss both young and old can watch famous characters come to life. Seuss at Sea gives you and your family a chance to see a character parade, take part in interactive story time activities, and do Seuss-themed arts and crafts. You can even have breakfast with Dr. Seuss characters during your cruise.

dr seuss and his friends dancing in dr seuss palooza on carnival fascination

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea

Your kids can add to their collection with Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea. Kids can choose their new stuffed friend from among many options, including a shark, and customize it to look the way they want. Keep in mind that these stuffed toys and accessories are available to purchase for an additional cost.

Family-Friendly Dining

Guy’s Burger Joint

When your family is in the mood for something other than seafood, head to Guy’s Burger Joint for delicious cruise dining. Available since March 2018, this burger place offers roadside burgers that you can customize at the toppings bar, hand-cut fries, and more.

BlueIguana Cantina

Bring your entire family down to BlueIguana Cantina for authentic Mexican food for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy a basket of homemade tortillas and salsa with your tacos and burritos before heading to your next onboard family activity.

Pizza Pirate

For a casual dinner, you and your family can dine at Pizza Pirate, which offers several different types of pizzas to choose from. If you’re all up late looking for a snack or want to indulge in some pizza for breakfast, Pizza Pirate is open 24 hours a day.

mother feeding her daughter pizza from pizza pirate on carnival fascination

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast experience, which is available for an extra fee, gives you and your family a chance to try some green eggs and ham, along with pancakes, fruit, and more, in the company of the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters.

Cherry On Top

This candy shop, recently added in March 2018, features a huge selection of sweets for you and your family to purchase. Load up on your favorite candies to enjoy throughout your cruise at Cherry On Top, or stop by for a special treat at the end of a long day of activities and sightseeing.

When you’re looking for a fun family cruise, Carnival Fascination has so much to offer. Whether you want to cruise the Caribbean from San Juan or Barbados, Carnival Fascination can provide you and your family with an exciting cruise vacation.