Splendour of the Seas Children's / Kids' Programs & Babysitting
The Splendour of the Seas has kids' programs to entertain the younger cruisers.Youth groups are divided based on age. There are five age groups, and each has its own area and activities.
The Aquanauts is for ages 3 to 5,
Explorers are ages 6 to 8,
Voyagers covers ages 9 to 11,
Navigators for ages 12 to 14
Teens are covered in ages 15 to 17.
Navigators and older kids get access to parties at the "Optix Teen Disco" along with a soda bar, games and several flat screen TVs. The teen area is adjacent to the video arcade. All of the Adventure Ocean programs are located on Deck 10.
Royal Caribbean Programs for Children Under Age 3
Supervised programs on Royal Caribbean are not available for kids that are not potty trained or who are younger than 3. However, in partnership with Fisher-Price, there are special programs for Royal Babies that are 6 to 18 months old and Royal Tots for kids 18 to 36 months old. These programs are scheduled for parents and their little ones together throughout the cruise.
Babysitting on the Splendour of the Seas
Babysitting is available on the Splendour of the Seas as a group or in-stateroom if personnel are available. Babysitting runs $10.00 per hour for one or two children in the same family and $15.00 per hour for three kids.
For a detailed overview of the Adventure Ocean program, what to expect, costs, late night babysitting services, slumber parties, and child care, click here. There are even childcare options for when the Splendour of the Seas is in port -- this allows parents go into port and leave the kids on the ship.
Splendour of the Seas Children's / Kids' Programs Tips:
The daily activities for the various kids' programs are delivered to cabins every evening. They are also handed out by their respective Directors.
The Splendour of the Seas has a curfew. Youth 17 and under must be in their cabins by 1:00 AM unless they are supervised by adults or they are in an organized activity.
Generally, babysitting runs $10.00/hour for one or two children in the same family and $15.00/hour for three kids. The minimum age is twelve months. Rates are subject to change, and babysitting arrangements also depend upon staff availability.
All Royal Caribbean ships have certification for being Autism Friendly, so there are games, movies, and activities for use in cabins as well as in youth activities!