YOUTH PROGRAM

The Celebrity X-Club Youth Program
There's so much for your children to do in the Celebrity X-Club that keeps them engaged and having a great time in an environment designed just for them. A Welcome Aboard Orientation will fill you in on all the details of the X-Club. Plus, you're invited to stop by the Fun Factory with your children on the first day of your sailing for an Open House. They can explore all the possibilities and you can get answers to any questions you may have. You can also go ahead and get them registered for the activities that excite them.

From teen-oriented explorations and entertainment to special opportunities for toddlers and their parents to interact with each other, the X-Club is designed to make sure your children enjoy their Celebrity experience as much as you do. You can even join your children for X-Club Family Events like Karaoke, Family Disco, Bingo and more.

Programs are available year round From 9 a.m. each morning, or half an hour before arriving in each port.

Pagers
Celebrity would like to offer pagers to use while onboard should they have a child with disabilities, special needs, allergies or in the event you wish to participate in their fun filled youth activities. Pagers are first come-first serve and have limited availability.

*(Not available on Century, Galaxy & Mercury).

Fun Factory
This is where the magic happens and the fun starts. A place exclusively for our junior cruisers. Open from 9:00am until 10:00pm each and every night, entertaining every child and teen onboard the vessel with crafts, games, toys, arcade games, music, karaoke, a ball pit and much much more Come step inside on the first day of the cruise for our Open House, where families can get all the information they need about the X-Club and we plan each junior cruiser's fun-filled vacation.

Age Restrictions:
The Celebrity X-Club Youth Program provides activities for children and teens 3 to 17. Children must be a minimum age of 3 years old. to participate in organized and counselor supervised activities. Proof of age may be requested. At the discretion of the Youth Program Manager, parents may accompany their toddlers to utilize the Fun Factory and participate in Shipmate activities.

Health Restrictions:
*Children participating in the Celebrity X-Club Youth Program organized and counselor supervised activities without a parent, must be completely toilet trained and diaper/pull-up free.

*Children with Disabilities:
Any child over the age of 3 who must wear diapers or pull ups due to a disability may participate in the Youth Program as long as the parent submits a signed copy of the ADA XClub Accommodation Request Form PDF.

Availability:
The Celebrity Youth Program is available year round with a full, five-tier age group program during President's Week, Easter, Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sailings. On all other sailings, a combined age group program is offered.

Program Hours:
The Children's Playroom / Fun Factory is open daily from 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. each day. Slumber Party from 10:00pm - Midnight is offered each night on a sign up basis for a fee of $6 per child, per hour.
Only while the ship is docked will a nominal fee of $6.00 per hour per child, children ages 3-12 years old who wishes to participate in various sitting services offered by the X-Club Youth Program; Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. and Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Afternoon Party from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. (port days only)
Dinner Party from 5:00pm - 7:00pm (complimentary while @ sea)
Slumber Party from 10:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. daily (complimentary on the last night of the cruise).
On the last evening of the cruise , the Celebrity Youth Program hosts a, "Parent's Night Out" in which children participate in a Pizza Party, evening activities, and complimentary Slumber Party, while their parents enjoy their last evening of fine dining and world class entertainment. Ensign (10-12 years) and Teen (13-17 years) activities are hosted by the Youth Staff. Ensigns and Teens are free to enter and leave activities as they please.

Parent Responsibility:

Children ages 3-9 must be signed-in and signed-out of the Celebrity Youth Program by their parents, who must present their Celebrity Signature Card for identification. Children and teens ages 10-17 are free to come and go as they please from activities hosted by the Celebrity Youth Program, but are required to follow the basic rules of the ship for those under 18 years old. When outside of the Celebrity Youth Program, parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. We also ask the you refrain from allowing your children to utilize the pool pr jacuzzi without your supervision.

Babysitting (Stateroom Services):
For a nominal fee of $8.00 per hour, for up to two children within the same family, parents can arrange for a private, in-stateroom Baby Sitter. Babysitting services are available through Stateroom Services onboard all Celebrity vessels. Parents are asked to make all private, in-stateroom babysitting requests 24 hours in advance. Children must be a minimum age of six months or older and there are to be no more than two children per Baby Sitter. Private, in-stateroom babysitting is subject to personnel availability.

Toddler Time (Children under 3):
Parents can now accompany their toddlers to a special event held only for toddlers and their parents. Youth Staff will provide toddler appropriate toys and equipment for these junior cruisers to feel like part of the fun.
Celebrity has also provided changing tables and baby wipes in either the Fun Factory lavatory or these washroom closest to the Toddler Time venue.

Celebrity Youth Program Behavioral Policy:
Inappropriate behavior will not be permitted during Celebrity Youth Program activities. Youth demonstrating inappropriate behavior will first receive a verbal warning, second receive an age appropriate time out for continued inappropriate behavior and third, parent notification and dismissal from the Celebrity Youth Program activities.

*USPH restriction on children in diapers is related to their use of all pools, spas, whirlpools, etc.

The five-tiered program includes:

  • Toddler Time (under 3 years old)
  • Ship MatesSM (ages 3-6)
  • Celebrity CadetsSM (ages 7-9)
  • EnsignsSM (ages 10-12)
  • Admiral TsSM (ages 13-17)

 

Toddler Time  (under 3 years old)
Children participating in organized X-Club events must be age 3 and fully potty trained. However you can accompany your child to the Fun Factory or any organized activity. Toddler Time is also offered to allow the parents of toddlers and their children to interact with other children their age. The X-Club team will provide suitable toys and products for your toddlers. Please check the X-Club daily program for times and locations. In accordance with USPH policies and standards, Celebrity has provided each vessel with lavatory based changing tables and baby wipes.

 

Ship Mates (ages 3-6)
Activities Include:
  • Theme Parties
  • Treasure Hunt
  • T-shirt Decorating
  • Talent Show
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dancing and Musical Games
  • Play Stations
  • Cartoon Trivia
  • Ball Pit (not available on Zenith)
  • Ship Tours
  • Movies
  • Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
     
Celebrity Cadets (ages 7-9)
Activities Include:
  • Theme Parties
  • Relay Races
  • Team Trivia
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Play Stations
  • Movies
  • T-shirt Decorating
  • Fitness Activities
  • Ship Tours
  • Talent Show
  • Outdoor Games
  • Ice Cream & Pizza Parties
Ensigns (ages 10-12)
Activities Include:
  • Pool Olympics
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Karaoke
  • Talent Show
  • Theme Parties
  • T-shirt Decorating
  • Sports Activities
  • Team Challenges
  • Initiative Games
  • Movies
  • Play Stations
  • Late Night Pizza Parties
Admiral T's (ages 13-15 & 16-17)
Activities Include:
  • Theme Parties
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Teen Late Night Dancing
  • Pool Olympics
  • Sports Tournaments
  • Team Trivia
  • Karaoke
  • Talent Show
  • Play Stations