I am excited to embark on the Sapphire Princess.  I will be traveling with three generations.  As a Mom and daughter, I have been torn between my callings but so far so good. My biggest concern at this point is my smaller child (almost five)  and his willingness to embrace the supervised youth program.   Family vacations on cruises  are so much FUN.

The cruise that I am traveling on is a 7-day Mexican Riviera itinerary. We go roundtrip from Los Angeles and call on Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. There are three full sea days and two formal nights. The kids program is designed for children 3 – 17.  Families with younger children and non potty trained children are allowed to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times.

The Youth Center has everything from arts and crafts corners, games tables, movies, and splash pool area. 

Fun Zone – Youth Center
Junior cruisers ages 3 to 12. Princess Fun Zone Activities are divided into two age groups:  “Princess Pelicans” (ages 3-7) and the “Shockwaves” (ages 8-12).

The Princess Pelicans and Shockwaves programs offer activities such as:

  • Afternoon Ice Cream Parties
  • Arts and crafts
  • Discos
  • Edutainment Programs
  • Exclusive Kids Only Dining
  • Hall of Fame Tournaments
  • Karaoke and talent shows
  • Movies and Cartoons
  • Pajama Parties
  • Pizza Parties
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shipboard Olympics
  • Theme parties
  • T-Shirt Coloring
  • Video Games

Teen Center
The astounding Teen Centers are packed with Playstation® 2, the latest movies & music, Karaoke, giant screen TVs, card games, board games, ping pong tables and juke boxes.  Princess also offers teen-age passengers a wide range of activities such as: teens-only dance parties, the Dating Game, T-shirt painting, sports tournaments, Karaoke and talent shows, Casino night, pizza parties, mocktails, hip hop dance classes, and teen dinners.

What’s not to like about the Princess Cruises youth activity program?  Maybe they will let me hang out for a bit.  If you have any questions about cruise travel with children contact your cruise travel experts at Cruise Holidays of Mission Viejo at 888-203-3012.