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I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to go on a birthday cruise with my dad, step mom and son. We had a blast Carnival Cruises is a inexpensive fun way to get away for a few days, it departs from Long Beach and cruises to Catalina and Ensenada . They call this fleet their “ fun ships” and let me assure you, they are dead-serious when it comes to guests having fun. ..
As a mom, going on a cruise of course I want to know what does the cruise offer for kids.. I want to be able to gamble, see the shows, and dance at night .lol ... well.... Kids ages 2 to 11 years old can participate in Camp Ocean activities. The kids are split up into age-appropriate groups with age-appropriate activities — the Penguins group is for 2 to 5-year-olds, the Stingrays group is for 6 to 8 years old, and all 9 to 11-year-olds are in the Sharks group. .
CampOcean is included in the overall cost of the cruise (aka FREE!) – fees only apply after 10 p.m. when the Night Owls programming begins, which is an additional $6.75 per hour per child, plus a 15% gratuity per child. Night Owls runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night. On select nights, the Night Owls programming host Owl Jams parties which are typically a flat rate of $15 per party, plus a 15% gratuity per child. . Do you have questions such as : -What If There Is An Emergency?
they give you a cell phone that works on the ship so they will call you Incase of a emergency. Also all the kids have wrists bands and have a designated area to meet if the boat was to have any other type a emergency. -Is There Food Available at Camp Ocean? They prefer you pick up your child for meals . Food is free on the ship.
- Tell Me About the Camp Ocean Staff? -
the staff was super friendly and professional.
-What is the Check-In Experience Like at Camp Ocean?
I had a easy experience checking in. They get your room key take pictures and off he goes . They don’t let any kids in or out without checking in /out.
One thing you don’t wanna miss on your next carnival cruise . Is the “Green Eggs and Ham breakfast with Dr. Seuss characters. “ This was my favorite part of the trip. Seeing all the kids faces light up and the decorations, dancing servers and themed breakfast items was a hoot 😄 Some fun things happen when the characters enter the dining room, but I won’t spoil that.. The cost is $5 per person and is typically held on the last sea day of every cruise. Don’t let the green eggs fool you, they taste exactly like the regular thing!
Catalina is a small island. We enjoy renting golf carts and taking a self guided tour up through the hills. Shopping around, you can go see the iconic casino, snorkel, and have lunch. Also Check out Descanso Beach Club . .
Ensenada You should not worry about getting off the ship, they have shuttles that take you to town for $4 round trip. There’s many shops and restaurants, and if your interested in getting your hair braided, there’s girls walking around offering that Or you can do tequila tastings . As far as tours are concerned, La Bufadora (the snort) is about it, that costs $17 It's an undersea gyser with a rather impressive spray. Over there you can ride horses for $37 ($17 included in that) or you can go to Pai Pai ( and see exotic animals) also $37.
We stayed in town and then hopped back on the boat and went straight to the pool. - As with most cruises, if you wait to plan your excursions or activities with the locals, you will find that the prices are cheaper than what the cruise line charges.