Camp Carnival

Example of future Camp Ocean aboard Carnival Cruise Ships.
Photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Cruise Lines is maximizing its relationship with the ocean with its new Camp Ocean. Launching in May 2014 on select ships, cruisers ages 2-11 will have the opportunity to immerse in fun, engaging and educational activities surrounding the oceans, ocean life, and the communities that live upon them.

Camp Ocean Announcement

At a recent media trip for the revitalized Carnival Sunshine, Mark Tamis, Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Guest Operations, shared this new upgrade to many of the ships within the Carnival fleet. “More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.”

Camp Carnival Turns Into Camp Ocean

Multiple times during this 2-night voyage and our previous trip on the Carnival Breeze, both my almost 3 year old and 7½ year old spent a number of hours at the Camp Carnival, Camp Ocean’s predecessor. The staff was exceptionally friendly and professional. The facility was clean with exciting games and activities for the kids. Best of all, they loved going – giving Mom and Dad the chance to have some more adult time.

Camp Ocean

Photo taken by Caroline Murphy.
Camp Carnival on the Carnival Breeze.

This upgrade to the “child care” program on Carnival ships makes better sense with the connection to what cruisers of all ages experience – being surround by ocean. The program was developed with a variety of experts from a frequent mom cruiser to George Arthur Bloom one of the developers of the acclaimed Magic School Bus to Matt Brown vice president of LeapFrog and senior vice president of Scholastic.

The fleet will begin its roll-out of Camp Ocean in May 2014 with the Carnival Freedom – a ship currently in dry dock being updated with the latest Carnival innovations.