NCL's Family Freestyle cruising is now even better than ever! Splash Academy for the younger set and Entourage for teens provide an exciting array of age appropriate activities that inspire imaginations and create precious memories for every participant! Teens have themed parties, dances, Wii U, foosball, sports, and more! Children from 6 months to 12 years of age, in four developmentally appropriate age groups, can learn to spin, juggle, and tumble via Hilario Productions, create masterpieces in interactive workshops, enjoy Wii, and watch favorite movies in their own surround sound center! Of course, all of these great opportunities are provided in safe supervised centers. Everyone, including the adults, can enjoy Freestyle, carefree cruise vacations!
Norwegian's youth programs are divided into groups based on age:
- Entourage for Teens (ages13-17)
- Dolphins (ages 10-12)
- Seals (ages 6-9)
- Turtles (ages 3-5)
- Guppies (6 months-3) Please note: at least one Guppie parent/guardian must attend.
Qualification of Kid's Program Staff
Each group in the Norwegian Youth Program has their own Director overseeing the program, their own dedicated space, and age appropriate planned activities for their group. Norwegian’s youth staff are selected from various colleges and recreation programs. They are all trained in first aid and certified in CPR.
This information is provided as a general overview. It is best to verify the availability of services with the Norwegian Youth Program Staff for current pricing and operating hours once you are onboard.
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Norwegian Cruises Kid's Program Costs and Operating Hours
There is no cost for the youth programs between 8 PM and 10:30 PM on embarkation day, 9AM-10:30 PM on sea days and from departure from the port to 10:30 PM at ports of call. Center hours are from 9:00 AM to Noon, 2:00 PM to 5PM, and from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Centers are closed at Noon and 5:00 PM, so parents need to pick up their children at these times.
Babysitting and After Hours Programs for Kids On Norwegian Cruises
NCL now offers "Port Play" when parents want to enjoy some time alone at Ports. This service is complimentary, but there is a small fee for Port Play supervision at lunch and supper times.
From 10:30PM to 1:30 AM every evening, NCL provides group sitting at Late Night Fun Zone. A small fee applies for this service.
For Port Play and Late Night Fun Zone, parents need to make reservations no later than 8:00 PM the day before services are desired.