As part of the Oasis of the Seas preview cruise, I attended an informational session about and tour of the Youth Programs. The programs and facilities are extremely impressive. Hearing about the activities and seeing the toys, games and beautiful setting for little ones made me want to book a cruise on the spot.
- 37 Youth Staff. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required as well as 3 to 5 years experience working with kids.
- 12 % of passengers on Royal Carribean are under 17.
- Youth programs curriculum is based on age and there are enough programs so that your child will never do the same thing twice in a week-long cruise.
- Adventure Ocean – Huge Youth Zone occupying the front of the ship. Includes, Play (an area for parents to play with kids independent of formal programs), Nursery, Science Lab, Art Studio, Theater, Arcade with rated G games, and age specific classrooms.
- Teen Facilities – Located separately from Adventure Ocean so 12 – 17 year olds have some independence and includes Living Room Lounge, Back Deck Lounge, Fuel Nightclub. Situated near the FlowRiders, Zip Line, Putt Putt Golf Course, arcade, basketball and table tennis courts. Many activities are divided into 12 – 14 year olds and 15 – 17 year olds.
Adventure Ocean Program Highlights
- Adventure Ocean Theater: the first-ever children’s theater at sea – complete with a stage and curtains, audience seating and state-of-the-art production equipment – where children of all ages can learn about theatrical productions, take part in talent shows, or sign up for hip hop dance classes. Features original program Imagine Ocean created by John Tartaglia and Little People Live.
- Imagination Studio: Arts and crafts connected to ports of call, features Crayola products.
- Adventure Science Lab: Fully stocked lab for educational and fun science projects.
For more information, and to book your cruise, check out OasisoftheSeas.com and RoyalCaribbean.com.