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Carnival Radiance™: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

Close your eyes and imagine going on a family cruise. Where do you see yourself — exploring culture in Europe? Or maybe the Caribbean is calling you — beach time in The Bahamas? Wherever it is you want to go on your cruise vacation, Carnival Radiance is the perfect ship for cruising with kids.

carnival radiance ship

Carnival Radiance is packed with delicious dishes to try, cocktails to sip, a casino and other fun activities at every turn. Because while you’re cruising to exciting and far-flung destinations, you may as well enjoy the ride!

Family-Fun Activities

Carnival Radiance has exciting activities and entertainment for everyone in the family — sports lovers, music fans, movie buffs — everyone. Here’s what awaits you on Carnival Radiance:

Ropes Course

How often do you get the chance to be up in the air and out at sea? Our ropes course is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself, test your skills and catch some thrills. Fun for the whole family.

young boy doing an obstacle on the ropes course

Dive-In Movies

The classic movie going experience just got an upgrade. Join us at Carnival Seaside Theater™ for an unforgettable family night. Pull up a lounge chair, blanket or claim your spot in the pool — and get ready for a blockbuster. We’ll bring the popcorn!


SportSquare is where the competition gets hot — if you want it to. From soccer, sprints and volleyball to pool, ping pong and foosball, you can show us what you’ve got, start a friendly tournament or just horse around with the kids.

family playing foosball together in sportsquare


Zumbini is all about celebrating movement in a fun way. Created by Zumba® & BabyFirst™, Zumbini gets kids aged 2 to 5 grooving to songs, playing special instruments and loving life.

Twister Waterslide

On a Carnival cruise you can expect fun in the sun, but here comes a plot twist — there’s also a spiraling Twister Waterslide aboard Carnival Radiance. Get ready for hundreds of feet of twists, turns and exhilarating fun.

woman coming down from the twister waterslide


Mini Golf

The classic all-ages activity takes on a new life when played on the deck of a cruise ship. Try for a hole-in-one as you take in the sights and sounds of the sea. This fun mini golf course is perfect for golfers big and small.

people playing mini golf onboard a carnival ship

Video Arcade

In our onboard video arcade, you’ll find all the newest games (and some old favorites too). Open 24/7 so you and your crew can strike up a game of air hockey morning, noon or night.


Teens deserve a spa day just like you. ZSpa is a self-care headquarters designed especially for ages 13 to 17. Facials, fitness classes, manicures and massages — it’s all here at ZSpa.

Dr. Seuss® Activities

Celebrate the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with Seuss at Sea, a unique program of activities designed for curious minds. SEUSS-A-PALOOZA Storytime brings your favorite stories to life like you’ve never seen before. At the SEUSS-A-PALOOZA Parade you can stand up and cheer for your favorite characters — and join in the parade if you want.

seuss a palooza storytime onboard a carnival ship

Build-a-Bear Workshop® at Sea

Does your child want a one-of-a-kind memory of your awesome cruise vacation? Build-A-Bear Workshop At Sea lets them create one. The sky’s the limit with a huge array of choices for bears, clothes and accessories.

Youth and Teen Programs

A cruise is a wonderful time to bond with family. But there’s also plenty of time for the kids to branch out and make some new friends. That means a little adult time for parents too. These kids’ and youth programs are designed to meet everyone’s needs.

Camp Ocean

Camp Ocean is a marine-themed wonderworld for ages 2 to 11. Kids dive into the underwater world through games, activities, movies, dancing snacks and more. Conveniently separated into age groups.

little girl doing crafts on camp ocean

Circle “C”®

What’s Circle C? Only the top hangout for teens on the open sea. Here is where teenagers ages 12 to 14 can kick back and relax in their own exclusive lounge. Plus, our awesome counselors will lead and supervise dance parties, karaoke and more.

Club O2®

You didn’t think we forgot about those more mature teens, did you? No way! Kids aged 15 to 17 have their own special club too. Club O2 is where they can hang out and chat, participate in sports matches, karaoke and other activities.

Night Owls®

The kids want to stay up late and play — and so do the adults. Thanks to Night Owls, parents can enjoy “a night on the town” while kids 11 and under have their own party (supervised, of course). Everybody wins!

Family-Friendly Dining

We’re serving up mouth-watering favorites for the whole family. An abundance of cruise dining options on Carnival Radiance means no one goes hungry and everybody’s happy.

a father and his children having breakfast in a stateroom

Big Chicken

Psst, we’ve got chicken biscuits for breakfast! Big Chicken is a brand new restaurant debuting on Carnival Radiance. And it really is BIG on chicken. Name your flavor, from crispy chicken strips to chicken burgers, tasty sides and more.

Guy’s Burger Joint

Where roadside burger shack meets the high seas. Delicious top-your-own burgers, fries, and delectable sides are all on the menu at Guy’s Burger Joint.

BlueIguana Cantina

If tacos and burritos are your love language, BlueIguana Cantina is the place for you. Featuring homemade tortillas and salsas that will woo your tastebuds.

a taco with a lime wedge from blueiguana cantina

Pizzeria Del Capitano

What would life be like without pizza? We don’t want to find out! Come to Pizzeria Del Capitano for mouth-watering, freshly made pizzas in a fun environment. Tell the Capitano we sent you.

the inside of pizzeria del capitano


There’s always room for dessert. And we’ve made plenty of room for it with Swirls, a sweet ice cream joint serving up classic soft serve in everyone’s favorite flavors – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Did you know Dr. Seuss was a chef? Yep, he’s serving up Green Eggs and Ham, Moose Juice, pancakes, fruit and more. Sit and dine with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters at this outrageously fun breakfast.

cat in the hat pancakes from green eggs and ham breakfast

Are you ready to make some great memories with your loved ones? Cruises depart from ports including Orlando, New York, Norfolk, VA and Barcelona, Spain. So, you can start planning your dream vacation today.

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