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Carnival Valor: Kids’ Activities and Family Fun

A family cruise to the Caribbean from Galveston or New Orleans is all about fun in the sun and exploring incredible destinations. You’ll certainly find excitement on shore, but the activities aboard Carnival Valor® add a whole new level of fun! From exhilarating waterslides to tantalizing cuisine and relaxing spa therapies, there’s something to thrill every member of your family.

carnival valor docked at port

Fun Activities for Your Family

There’s nothing quite like a twisting, spiraling waterslide to put a smile on your face, especially when you’re squealing toward a total soaking!

The Twister Waterslide is guaranteed to delight little kids and big kids alike, even if you’re just watching from the sunny deck. More sun-filled action awaits with mini golf, played on a manicured fairway surrounded by ocean views.

girl and boy playing mini golf on carnival valor

Can’t get enough of games? The Video Arcade is the spot to challenge one another or beat the top scores. It’s open 24 hours a day, so it’s always a good time for a game when you’re cruising with Carnival Valor.

If your teens are up all night at the Video Arcade, chances are they’ll want some chill-out time. While you relax by the pool with a cocktail, they’ll find a custom-made haven at ZSPA. Services range from cool new hairstyles to pedicures and indulgence programs designed just for them.

little girl holding a bear from build a bear at sea

Are you cruising with younger children? You won’t be able to tear them away from the Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea, where they can customize their own furry friend.

Then, there’s Seuss at Sea, bringing the beloved books to life for the young and young at heart. Get set for interactive fun with Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time, where a member of your family might even find the chance to star in a story!

Kids’ and Youth Programs for All Ages

A cruise on board Carnival Valor gives you plenty of opportunities for family bonding. However, sometimes everyone likes to do their own thing. While you indulge in adult time, exciting, professionally supervised kids’ and youth programs allow children to make friends while doing what they love best.

  • Camp Ocean 

Your little ones will love spending time dancing, playing games, singing and creating arts and crafts at Camp Ocean. Marine-themed groups include Penguins for kids ages 2 to 5, Stingrays for 6 to 8 years and Sharks for children ages 9 to 11. When the sun goes down, the fun keeps going, with Night Owls to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your cruise by night.

  • Circle “C”®

When you’re cruising with older kids aged 12 to 14, Circle “C”® gives them a custom space to chill and connect. With their new cruise ship friends, they’ll watch outdoor movies, show off dance moves at parties, play video games and spend time with fun-loving counselors.

  • Club 02®

Older teens love to escape to their own world, listen to their favorite music and hang out with one another. Club 02® is the spot for 15- to 17-year-olds to play sports, join karaoke jam sessions, watch movies or simply relax and chat about what matters most to them.

group of teens taking a selfie at club o2

Family-Friendly Dining

Even if you have particularly fussy eaters in your family, a cruise on board Carnival Valor offers menus to tempt every kind of taste bud.

  • Guy’s Burger Joint

How would you like to jump straight out of the pool and order a juicy hamburger? Guy’s Burger Joint was created in conjunction with the restaurateur, best-selling author and TV personality Guy Fieri.

Here you can choose a fresh-off-the-grill burger and even create your own version at the toppings bar.

  • BlueIguana Cantina

There’s nothing like a taco to satisfy your hunger, and BlueIguana Cantina is the spot to fulfill your love of Mexican food. Enjoy homemade tortillas and tasty salsa or a burrito or two in a casual dining atmosphere.

  • Pizza Pirate

If it’s always pizza time for your family, you’ll be happy to know that Pizza Pirate offers everyone’s favorite slices 24 hours a day. Pop in for a Margherita, Prosciutto, Pepperoni, Funghi and more, served with scrumptious fresh Caesar salad.

little girl eating pizza with her parents

  • Swirls

When you’re ready for a taste of the sweeter side of life, Swirls is ready to serve up dessert for you. Choose from chocolate, strawberry or vanilla soft-serve ice cream, or create your own mix and swirl it sky high. There’s frozen yogurt too, which is perfect for those hot days at sea.

  • Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Breakfast turns into the ultimate treat when it’s in the company of The Cat and the Hat and Friends. A Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast is cruise dining at its best for children. They’ll delight in bright fruit, toppling pancake stacks and French toast served on colorful table settings.

Plus, you’ll find all the regular morning-menu favorites for breakfast, which means ear-to-ear smiles for everyone in the family.

The only thing that’s perhaps more fun than a cruise to the Caribbean is getting there aboard Carnival Valor. With splashy waterslide thrills, game shows, age-appropriate kids’ programs and dining for all ages, this is a stress-free vacation that’s sure to enchant every member of your family.

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