If you thought the modern luxury experience wasn’t for kids, think again.
One of the best parts of a vacation is spending time with friends and family bonding over activities you just never find time to do at home, like a pickup game of basketball or an exciting Xbox tournament. That is why Celebrity Cruises introduced a whole range of modern, upscale activities and programs created with the whole family in mind—even the more particular members of Generation Z.
And when family time is over, kids and teens will be happy to know the ships have expansive areas geared to specific age groups: the Fun Factory for kids and the X-Club for teens. Scheduled activities and chaperoned children’s programs happen from morning to night, often for no extra charge. There are also engaging CelebrityLife Activities created to help discerning younger travelers discover new passions.
Like playing games?
Try: Experience Xbox
Celebrity offers one of the largest Xbox experiences at sea—with more dedicated areas and dynamic spaces created to play across the fleet. The enhanced onboard programming offers more activities than ever before, including theme nights for the kids. Adults can get in on the gaming fun, too, with free play and sports tournaments on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles at different venues.
Like to call the shots?
Try: iTake Video Project
This is no doubt the coolest video project afloat. Budding young directors brainstorm short movie concepts, create storyboards, then head out armed with a GoPro video cam to make their vision a reality. They then learn how to edit the footage in the Celebrity iLounge. The takeaway is a great vacation video and a treasure trove of knowledge.
Autism on the Seas, a national travel organization catering to guests with autism and other developmental disabilities, awarded Celebrity Cruises with Autism Friendly certification in early 2015. This means there are autism-friendly products and services on board including sensory-friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and autism-friendly training for Fun Factory staff. “Celebrity Cruises has been exemplary in its efforts,” said Mike Sobbell, founder/president of Autism on the Seas.
Exclusive Autism Toy Lending Catalog
In an effort to deliver top-rated products with both play and educational value, Celebrity Cruises partnered with Fat Brain Toys, one of the most highly regarded toy companies by occupational, physical, and play therapists, to offer an exclusive Autism Friendly Toy Lending Catalog. Also available: non-toxic crayons, markers, water colors, building blocks, dominos, and picture books. Tote bags filled with Fat Brain Toys of your choice are available upon request.
Ready to be pampered?
Try: Teen Bliss Spa Services
Canyon Ranch SpaClub has a wide range of health and wellness activities curated for young guests, including a special menu of treatments for teens. During the Teen Skin Care Consultation, expert advice helps budding adults sort through all the confusing information out there about what’s best for young skin. They’ll even learn what ingredients to look for when selecting products for specific skin types.
Hungry for more?
Try: Future Chefs Classes
Young foodies can indulge in a wide range of culinary experiences geared toward the particular tastes of up-and-coming gourmands. There are hands-on classes in cupcake decorating, pizza making, and more. Don’t miss the back-of-the-house tours that let kids see Celebrity’s chefs in action.
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