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Carnival Panorama®: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

Kids spend lots of time with their eyes down. They’re often focusing on a screen, typing out essays or looking intently at a problem that needs solving. Picking a vacation that lifts a child’s eyes, and their spirit, is easier than you think. A cruise vacation that offers high-energy activities, kid-friendly food and a chance to make new friends is an eye-opening experience for children and teens.

The word “panorama” is defined as a “wide view in all directions.” That’s exactly what Carnival Panorama, the newest ship in Carnival’s fleet, provides. With destinations like Cozumel and Ensenada in Mexico, this action-packed family cruise provides a host of options for children and teens.

Booking a cruise on Carnival Panorama means you’ll hear your child exclaim, “Wow, I can’t believe a cruise vacation offers that!” Let’s take a peek at all of the activities Carnival Panorama provides for both family bonding and kid-centered fun.

carnival panorama ship

Fun Activities for Your Family

Clue™: The Murder Mystery

A cruise aboard Carnival Panorama provides plenty of opportunities for families to reconnect and spend time together. Want to work as a team to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy? Play Clue™: The Murder Mystery to figure out “whodunit” on the high seas.

a game of clue the murder mystery game going onboard a carnival ship


SportSquare gets the whole family’s competitive juices flowing with a space dedicated to mini-golf, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, pool, foosball and some high-flying activities.

the interior of sportsquare onboard a carnival ship

Ropes Course

Check out our ropes course, where you will find an awesome view high above the sea. Cruising from Los Angeles to Cozumel, Mexico on a family cruise looks a little different when you’re navigating ropes high above the deck!

a family making their way through the ropes course onboard a carnival ship

Sky Zone

How can you get air while you’re at sea? Sky Zone® just opened its very first indoor trampoline park on Carnival Panorama. From toddlers to teens, Sky Zone’s trampolines let the whole family dunk, flip and bounce. Make sure to check out Sky Zone at night, when blacklight glow parties light up the evening.

the interior of sky zone onboard carnival panorama

Twister Waterslide and WaterWorks

Spending time in your swimsuit is a must when you’re on a cruise. Splash over to WaterWorks, Carnival Panorama’s onboard water park, where the whole family can get some sun and have lots of fun! Look up and you’ll see the Twister Waterslide, Carnival’s swirling and twirling ode to high-speed aqua adventures.

a young girl about to go down the twister waterslide

Lip Sync Battle™: Carnival

If you’ve seen your child watching the hit show on TV, now your whole family can try being a real life rock star. Lip Sync Battle™: Carnival lets you try to work, twerk and hit those high notes to score an on-stage victory. Win the final battle and take home the coveted LSB belt.

a game of lip sync battle happening onboard a carnival ship

Video Arcade

Carnival Panorama’s “The Warehouse” Video Arcade might be the one exception to your family’s “no screen” rule on vacation. It’s open 24 hours, accessible for all ages and keeps the excitement buzzing while you’re at sea.

father and daughter playing a video game in the video arcade together

Dr. Seuss’ Activities

For families with younger children, Carnival Panorama provides a host of Dr. Seuss Activities to share with your littlest travelers. SEUSS-A-PALOOZA™ Storytime allows families to interact with live action Dr. Seuss characters and watch your favorite stories come to life.

Reading comes alive again in Dr. Seuss’ Bookville, an engaging library with colorful wall characters and whimsical furniture.

girl reading a dr. seuss book in dr. seuss’ bookville

Finally, all Seuss fans young and old have been told – join the SEUSS-A-PALOOZA™ Parade which you’ll talk about for days! On your cruise to Mexico, Carnival Panorama includes wholesome, educational and downright exciting options for the whole family.

the seuss-a-palooza parade making its’ way through the carnival cruise ship

Kids’ and Youth Programs for All Ages

Even on a family vacation, kids still want a chance to spend time on their own. On Carnival Panorama, they can do just that in a structured, productive and safe environment. Geared for ages 2 to 11, Camp Ocean takes summer camp and moves it onboard.

Crafts, songs, games, toys, dancing, video games and movies are supervised by our experienced counselors. When the sun goes down and parents want some time to themselves, our Night Owls® program provides supervised music, games and activities for an additional fee.

young girl singing songs at camp ocean

Teens also get their own “parent-free” zones with Circle C® and Club O2®. At Circle C, for kids aged 12 to 14, the “C” stands for “cruise”, “chill” and “connect” with other travelers their age. Club O2 is for teens aged 15 to 17, with karaoke sessions, movies and even our own version of prom.

group of teenagers coming together to take a photo at club o2

Family-Friendly Dining

Cruise dining on Carnival Panorama keeps everyone’s bellies full and ready for action! Keep fortune in your favor at Ji Ji Asian Kitchen®, where modern Asian cuisine is served in a contemporary setting.

young girl grabbing a dumpling with her chopsticks at jiji asian kitchen

Tacos don’t have to wait until a specific day of the week at BlueIguana Cantina™, where every day is Taco Tuesday. Homemade tortillas and salsa accompany burritos and tacos at this Mexican cantina.

a custom made taco from blueiguana cantina

Looking for red sauce and meatballs? That’s the road to amore at Cucina Del Capitano®, Carnival Panorama’s Italian trattoria. All food is served family-style so you can all mangia authentic Italian cuisine.

family sharing a spaghetti at cucina del capitano

Ask your kids if they want pizza for dinner, and the answer is always, “Yes!” That’s why Pizzeria Del Capitano is such a hit on Carnival Panorama. With hand-tossed dough and fresh ingredients fired in a real pizza oven, this ‘za is truly bellissima.

Dr. Seuss™ Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

A fantastical feast with Dr. Seuss and friends awaits you at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends™. Brightly-colored fruit, silly menu names, (“Moose Juice” anyone?) and character meet-n-greets take your first meal of the day right to Who-ville!

It’s time to change your daily view and a cruise on Carnival Panorama will do just that. Expand your perspective and give your family ample time and space to wonder at the beautiful sights of Mexico on a cruise vacation. Reconnect, reinvigorate, recharge and remember why you love seeing the sparkle in your family’s eyes.