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Carnival Sunrise™: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

A Carnival Sunrise cruise from New York, Ft. Lauderdale or Norfolk may be the perfect family vacation, whether your kids are toddlers or teens. That’s because Carnival family cruises cater to all members in your group, with activities tailored especially to kids.

Carnival Sunrise takes you to The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and New England on an amazing ship packed full of fun times, great food and magical memories just waiting to be made.

So come aboard and leave your worries behind. You and your family are in for the best cruise vacation ever!

an aerial view of carnival sunrise

Family Fun Activities

Get the action started with one or more of Carnival Sunrise’s amazing activities for kids of all ages:


Kids ages 2 to 5 can move to their own beat at Zumbini, a special 30-minute class featuring music and dancing. Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst™ for the younger set, Zumbini will get their giggles flowing.

Dive-in Movies

Even better than drive-in movies, Dive-in Movies are magical for the entire family. Watch current movies and sporting events poolside on a comfy lounge chair or even from inside the pool. There’s even popcorn!

family settling in to start watching a feature movie onboard a carnival ship


Whether you play to win or just for fun, SportSquare has you covered. Choose from a selection of sports such as ping-pong, basketball and volleyball — even a jogging track — all on deck so you can enjoy the fresh ocean air.

people enjoying ping pong at sportsquare

Ropes Course

See it all from above on Carnival Sunrise’s challenging ropes course. Navigate this high ropes course along two levels—choose the one you’re comfortable with. Of course, you’re tethered in for safety. All ages are welcome, though there are height and weight restrictions.

a child making their way through the ropes course


From pedicures and fitness classes to hair-styling sessions, ZSpa offers a variety of indulgent and relaxing services designed especially for teens. Created for 13- to 17-year-olds, ZSpa is a place for teens to take it easy and unwind.

teens enjoying a facial at the zspa

WaterWorks and Twister Waterslide

Carnival Sunrise’s onboard WaterWorks features exciting slides and splash zones for the entire family.

Fans of waterslides shouldn’t miss the spiraling Twister Waterslide, which takes you through hundreds of feet of twists and turns from high above the ship. You’ll splash down into a pool on deck, wet and happy.

a young boy getting off the twister waterslide


Video Arcade

No matter the time of day or night, the 24-hour Video Arcade is open for a game of air hockey, a ride on a virtual motorcycle or a turn at a classic video game. Play with a friend or try to beat the high score.

friends playing ski-ball in the video arcade

Mini Golf

All ages can try their skill at Mini-Golf. Avoid the windmill and other course challenges, while enjoying the sun and open seas.

father and son playing mini golf onboard a carnival ship

Dr. Seuss Activities

Perhaps no other stories and characters have the appeal than those of Dr. Seuss, loved by kids of all ages. Carnival Sunrise caters to its youngest passengers with the wonderful and whimsical Seuss at Sea program.

Seuss-a-palooza Story Time

Join the interactive Seuss-a-palooza Story Time for live readings of Dr. Seuss favorites, along with appearances by classic, colorful and sometimes silly characters.

Seuss-a-palooza Parade

Don’t just let the Seuss-a-palooza Parade pass you by. Become a part of the show as you march through the ship alongside some of the most iconic Dr. Seuss characters.

seuss-a-palooza storytime onboard a carnival ship

Kids and Youth Programs

Carnival Sunrise also offers a selection of camps and clubs where kids can hang out with other kids and make new friends!

Camp Ocean (ages 2 to 11)

At Camp Ocean, kids join the Penguins, Stingrays or Sharks — depending on their age — and engage in age-appropriate activities and fun. Activities range from arts and crafts and singing and dancing to playing video games and watching movies. Kids have all this fun while under the watchful eye of experienced, hands-on counselors.

little girl singing songs with other kids in camp ocean

Circle “C” (ages 12 to 14)®

The Circle “C” club has its own exclusive lounge aboard the Carnival Sunrise, where young teens get to “hang out and chill” while connecting with peers their own age. Along with fun counselors, they also get to watch movies, play games and go on adventures around the ship.

Club O2 (ages 15 to 17)®

Older teens looking for a little independence will find friends and fun at Club O2. They’ll join other teens listening to music, watching movies, competing in sports games, playing video games and maybe even attending the ship’s teen prom!

Night Owls®

On Carnival Sunrise, the fun doesn’t end when the sun sets! While adults choose their nighttime activity, kids ages 6 months to 11 years old can join the Night Owls in supervised parties and games, staying up well past their typical bedtime until as late as 1 a.m.

little boy happily holding a plush blue owl

Family-Friendly Dining

Cruise dining caters to all, from the pickiest eater to the most discerning foodie. This makes mealtime not just delicious, but also stress-free. Family-friendly dining on the Carnival Sunrises includes:

BlueIguana Cantina

BlueIguana Cantina’s comforting brick and blue décor is the setting for casual, Mexican-inspired breakfast and lunch fare. Build your own burritos and tacos with an unmissable salsa bar!

custom made tacos from blueiguana cantina

Cucina Del Capitano®

Cucina Del Capitano is a classic Italian trattoria serving classic, hearty Italian food. Antipasti, arancini, handmade burrata—they’ve even got Nonna’s meatballs! As always, save room for dessert.

family dining on an italian feast from cucina del capitano

Pizzeria Del Capitano 

Any time is a good time for pizza, and Pizzeria del Capitano obliges. The pizzeria is open all day, every day, serving up a selection of classic pizza pies.

pizza on display onboard a carnival ship

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

No family cruise is complete without the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, a culinary celebration of Dr. Seuss. Choose from a selection of whimsical breakfast meals and dine along with the storybook characters themselves.

horton’s cereal crusted french toast

Experience Carnival Sunrise

Family vacations and family cruises are a perfect match. From group activities and kids programs to a variety of family-friendly dining choices, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time away. Make memories you’ll always look back on when you book a Carnival Sunrise cruise today.