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Carnival Paradise®: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

Enjoy an extraordinary adventure with your family when you cruise on Carnival Paradise to breath-taking destinations in the Western Caribbean. Family fun starts as soon as you set foot onboard, and the journey is as exciting and memorable as your time ashore.

Newly upgraded in March 2018, Carnival Paradise delights its young passengers with an endless choice of kids and family activities, dining options and entertainment. Whether you are hanging out with your family or indulging in much-needed time to yourself, you can be confident that your kids are having the time of their lives.

Kids’ and Youth Programs

Carnival has fun-filled programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Young travelers make new friends, enjoy fun activities and keep active, giving the adults some “adult-time“.

New: Camp Ocean

There are three different groups at Camp Ocean:

  • The Penguins — Ages 2-5
  • The Stingrays — Ages 6-8
  • The Sharks — Ages 9-11

The little marine explorers bond with other kids of similar age and participate in a variety of fun projects in beautiful ocean-themed settings. Activities range from musical games and sporting competitions to designing an aquarium and creating an ocean mural.

boy crawling out of an igloo in camp ocean

Circle C®

Circle C is the perfect hangout for 12- to 14-year-olds, where they get to dance, watch movies, play video and board games, compete in sports, and connect with other young teens. The Circle C kids have access to their exclusive lounge and are supervised by friendly staff, qualified to work with teens.

Club O2®

The older teens, ages 15-17, are invited to join their own special club, Club O2. Think lots of fun in a safe and comfortable environment: karaoke sessions, games, movies, sporting challenges and much more, organized by dedicated directors.

teenagers dancing and having fun at club o2

Family Fun Activities

While kids-free time is great, cruising is also a family experience. On Carnival Paradise, you will discover plenty of activities that the whole family will enjoy.

New: WaterWorks

If you want to make a hot day in the Caribbean cooler and more fun, what you need is a water park. Splish, splash and spiral down the Twister Waterslide at WaterWorks. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the exhilarated faces at the end, and make sure it is waterproof.

2 boys going down a yellow water slide in waterworks

Towel Animal Theater

When you find a new towel monkey, elephant or frog in your stateroom each day, you may be wondering, “How do they do it? What else is possible?” Learn how to make a whole zoo of these cuties in a special workshop and then… watch the towel animals turn into seasoned performers and put up a spectacular show for you at the Tower Animal Theater.

Seuss at Sea

If your family loves Dr. Seuss, you will love immersing yourself in this whimsical world filled with fun characters and tongue-twisting rhymes. See your most loved books come to life through character parades and interactive story readings during Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time. Have you ever wondered what green eggs and ham might taste like? This is your chance to find out. Do not miss the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with some of the most popular Dr. Seuss characters.

host interacting with the children during seuss-a-palooza story time

Family-Friendly Dining

With plenty of food choices to please even the fussiest eaters, family dining on board Carnival Paradise is an experience not to be missed. Most venues have kids’ menus available featuring the ever-popular spaghetti, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, and, of course, fresh fruits and veggies to keep your little ones healthy.

New: Guy’s Burger Joint

At this hamburger joint by restaurateur and TV personality Guy Fieri, choose a burger from the menu or create your own, making it as plain or as fancy as you like. Guy’s Burger Joint is located poolside, so lunch will not distract you from swimming for too long. The ambiance could not be more casual — shoes and a shirt are NOT required!

family enjoying a burger from guys burger joint

New: BlueIguana Cantina

Who doesn’t love Mexican dining? BlueIguana Cantina is the perfect place to find freshly made burritos and tacos your kids will devour. Build your own specialty burrito and add all the toppings you would like from the salsa bar. The options are endless!

Pizza Pirate

Do real pirates eat pizza? On Carnival Paradise, they do. Open 24 hours a day, the Pizza Pirate will serve freshly baked pizza, including the kids’ favorite Margherita or pepperoni, no matter when you and your little pirates get hungry from all the adventures you are having.

Sweet Spot

The desserts at the Sweet Spot will delight big and little guests alike. Chocolate, cheesecakes, sweet pies and fruit medleys — you will find something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, as well as plenty of negotiation points in case your kids will not eat their veggies.

During your time on Carnival Paradise, you will never hear your kids utter the dreaded “I am bored”. Best of all, you will not have to cook, clean, organize play dates and taxi your kids around. You can relax, join the fun and create meaningful memories with your family.

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