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Carnival Spirit®: Kids Activities and Family Fun

A family cruise to Hawaii or Alaska brings adventure, thrilling discoveries and a whole lot of fun! When you’re not exploring new destinations, it’s time for exciting vacation activities onboard. Carnival Spirit® delivers an action-packed schedule for the kids, allowing you to relax with a cocktail by the pool.

Best of all, you’ll find plenty of time to bond and create lasting memories, with family-friendly activities designed to delight all ages.

father teaching son how to play mini golf on carnival spirit

Exciting Youth Programs

Making new friends and discovering a world of playtime fun is part of the magic for children on a cruise vacation.

Camp Ocean

The Camp Ocean groups include Penguins for children ages two to five years, Stingrays for six to eight-years olds and Sharks for nine to eleven-year olds. Together with their peers, kids enjoy games, movies, dancing, toys, and arts and crafts.

When you want to have a night to yourself, Night Owls® keeps the kids entertained, so you can try your luck at the casino or relax at one of the bars.

Circle “C”®

Teens aged 12 to 14 usually like to hang out with each other, surrounded by their favorite pastimes. Here’s where Circle “C”® comes in, giving them their own space to let loose on the dance floor, watch outdoor movies and enjoy activities around the ship as a group. There’s no need to worry about what they’re up to either, as they’ll be supervised by fun-loving counselors.

Club 02®

Traveling to Alaska or Hawaii with older teens on a cruise is the perfect way to gain a balance between spending time together and letting them do their own thing. Club 02®, for kids aged between 15 and 17, is a fun environment to make friends, play sports and video games, and listen to their favorite tunes.

teenagers talking and laughing in club 02 on carnival spirit

Family Fun Activities

Can’t wait to spend time together as a family? When you cruise from Seattle, Honolulu or Vancouver aboard Carnival Spirit®, you will have plenty of activities to choose from for all ages.

Lip Sync Battle: Carnival

When you’ve always wanted to experience the exhilaration of being on stage, you’ll get your moment to shine in the Lip Sync Battle. It’s an on-stage adaptation of the hit Paramount Network series that lets you unleash your inner superstar. If you make it through to the final, you’ll get your own props, music, lighting, and choreographers to dazzle the audience with.

Video Arcade

Whether you’re all up bright and early or looking for family fun late at night, the Video Arcade is open 24 hours to fulfill your love of games. Challenge each other to a game from a huge variety of options, beat the top scores or simply have fun trying out a different game every time you visit.


A cruise to Hawaii offers endless opportunities for water-based fun, but you can get your fix, with added twists onboard as well. WaterWorks provides thrills and spills to delight the kids, but it’s designed for adults to join in the fun also! Spiral down the Twister Waterslide, race each other on the Speedway Splash, and experience a serious soaking on the PowerDrencher.

woman going down a slide on carnival spirit’s waterworks

Mini Golf

Everyone loves a round of Mini Golf, and there’s nothing like playing while cruising the seas. The course on Carnival Spirit® enchants the whole family, with a manicured fairway and colorful obstacles that even include a windmill, a cactus and a treasure chest.

Seuss at Sea

Chances are, Dr. Seuss stories are among your children’s favorites. Bringing their fantasies to life, Seuss at Sea makes dreams come true with a character parade, interactive story time, a character breakfast and art and crafts.

Build a Bear Workshop® at Sea

Build a Bear Workshop® at Sea gives kids the opportunity to create a very special token to take home. At the Build-A-Bear Workshop At Sea, children customize a stuffed friend of their choice, including dogs, bunnies and even The Cat in the Hat, with clothes and accessories to make a unique friend to call their own.

Family-Friendly Dining

Cruise dining is designed to tantalize the taste buds of every member of your family. From gourmet-seekers to finicky eaters, you’ll enjoy a huge variety of tasty treats.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Even the fussiest of kids will find something to tempt them at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends. From toppling pancake stacks to brightly colored fruit and “Goose Juice,” breakfast takes on a whole new meaning with the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss.

Guy’s Burger Joint

Hands up if you love a juicy burger … or two! Onboard Carnival Spirit, you’ll enjoy the creations from best-selling author and TV personality Guy Fieri, at Guy’s Burger Joint. Try a fresh-off-the-grill burger while you relax poolside, or put your own stamp on a burger at the toppings bar.

girl receiving burger and fries from guy’s burger joint on carnival spirit

BlueIguana Cantina

When nothing but tacos or burritos will do, the BlueIguana Cantina brings you Mexican feasts for the whole family. You’ll love the fresh taste of homemade tortillas, and the casual dining environment is great for kids too.

Pizzeria del Capitano

What could be better than a late-night pizza after a full day of shore excursions? Open 24 hours a day, Pizzeria del Capitano ensures you can have your favorite slices at any time, complete with hand-tossed dough and fresh mozzarella.


It’s always a good time for ice cream, and Swirls lets you make your own mix of refreshing chocolate, vanilla or strawberry soft-serve ice cream. Want frozen yogurt instead? You can get that too, 24 hours a day.

From aged-based group fun to thrilling waterslides and interactive game shows, a family cruise onboard Carnival Spirit will have everyone smiling from ear to ear, long after the adventure is over. The good news is, you can always come back!

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