Princess Cruise Lines make kids feel special. There is so much for kids to do onboard a Princess Cruise ship, plus, Princess makes it easy for kids to connect with people their own age in a safe and fun environment. For the adults, this means the peace of mind and a little extra time for couples to reconnect as well. However, while there are plenty of ways for the kids to "do their own thing", there is ample opportunity for family time as well.
Princess' youth program is divided into groups based on age ranges:
- Remix for ages 13-17.
- Shockwaves for ages 8-12.
- Princess Pelicans covers ages 3-11.
Qualification of Kid's Program Staff
Each group has their own staff members overseeing the program and age–appropriate planned activities for their group. Some ships have dedicated space. Princess youth staff have experience and/or education in child-care.
This information is provided as a general overview. It is best to verify the availability of services with the Princess Youth Program Staff for current pricing and operating hours once you are onboard.
Princess Cruises Kid's Program Costs and Operating Hours
Hours for the Princess youth program vary between ships. Normally, the activities are from 8AM-5 PM on days in port and from 2pm-5pm on sea days. The “After Hours” program is available from 7PM-1AM on sea days, with a charge of $5/child/hour for ages 3-12 and is not available fleet wide. The little ones must be toilet trained to participate. Some of the youth programs have a minimum number of kids to operate. However,in most cases, some groups will be combined when not many kids are sailing.
Remix (Ages 13-17)
Remix features a more casual way for teens to hangout and connect in an environment that suits them. They can watch movies, listen to tunes, play video games and participate in pizza parties. There is even more to do including basketball, ping pong, pool parties and even their own dance parties.
Shockwaves (Ages 8-12)
The Shockwaves crowd can enjoy watching movies, video games, air hockey, foosball, and scavenger hunts – just to name a few. There are also special activities planned for them including pajama parties and disco night. With the carful supervision of the Princess Youth Staff, they will have plenty of fun making new friends in a safe environment.
Princess Pelicans (Ages 3-7)
Princess Pelicans get to do backstage tours, arts and crafts, movie and cartoons and afternoon ice cream.. There are also special activities planned for them including pajama parties and kid’s dance parties. With the careful supervision of the Princess Youth Staff, they will have plenty of fun making new friends in a safe environment. Princess provides an “After Hours” program that is available from 7PM-1AM on sea days, with a charge of $5/child/hour for ages 3-12, however it is not available fleet wide. The little ones must be toilet trained to participate.
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Babysitting On Princess Cruises
Princess does not offer in-room babysitting. Instead, an after-hours program is available to take care of kids after 7PM on sea days.
Princess Cruises After Hours Programs For Kids
Princess does not offer in-room babysitting. There are after hours programs on some ships for children ages 3-12 operating from 7 PM-1AM on sea days The cost for the after hours services is $5 per hour/per child.