Family Cruising: Youth Programs

Freestyle Family Fun
Norwegian Cruise Line offers what you want, what your kids want- good times all around, for all ages, at all times.

Experience an unforgettable family vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line. Only Norwegian offers exclusive sport by Kings Camp and circus programs by Hilario Productions, Inc. Plus, with plenty of things to do all over our ships, there's something for everyone in your family.

We just made fun… funner.

Introducing Splash Academy and Entourage. Our newly redesigned, complimentary kids and teens programs. Here, with our well-trained staff your kids will explore and experience engaging activities with kids their own age. Maybe even make a new friend or two. So enjoy a bite to eat, a relaxing massage or get a little shopping done. You can be certain your kids are having fun in a safe and supervised area.

For more information please visit the Youth Programs frequently asked questions page.

Splash academy for kids

Splash Academy is here and making a big, well, splash! Our new program is specifically designed to engage active and creative kids ages 6 months – 12 years old. Whether it's learning to juggle at circus school and performing at the "Big Top at Sea" show presented by Hilario Productions, working on arts & crafts projects or getting the high score on the all new Nintendo Wii™ U, there's plenty of fun for everyone throughout the ship.

Age Groups
Guppies: 6 mo. - 3 yrs.*
Turtles: 3 - 5 yrs.
Seals: 6 - 9 yrs.
Dolphins: 10 - 12 yrs.

*At least one parent must attend with the child.


Juggling. Spinning. Tumbling. Your kids will learn and perform all kinds of cool tricks in our family circus show presented by Hilario Productions.


Supervised by our kid-friendly youth counselors, our innovative arts and crafts programs are fun, educational and where your child's imagination can run wild.


Here, kids are the center of attention. With lots of activities, age appropriate Wii™ games and a surround sound cinema, your kids will never want to leave.

Splash Academy Sea Day Hours of Operation as of 5/16/13
Morning: 9:00am – 12:00pm*
Afternoon: 2:00pm – 5:00pm*
Evening: 7:00pm – 10:30pm**

*Center closes at 12:00pm and 5:00pm. Children need to be picked up at these times.
**Splash Academy ends at 1030pm nightly. Fifteen minute transition time offered before Late Night Fun Zone charges apply.

Splash Academy Port Day* Hours of Operation
Arrival into Port to 10:30pm

*On Port Days, children ages 3-12 are combined from Arrival to Departure or 6:00pm whichever comes first.
*During Port Day lunch and dinner meal times, Splash Academy will not facilitate drop offs.
*10-12 year old sign out authorization does not apply when the ship is docked.

Please refer to the FAQ's for additional information.

Norwegian Youth Programs is proud to announce the use of EYouth Automated Tablets in Splash Academy and Entourage on the Norwegian Breakaway, Dawn, Epic, Gem, Getaway, Pearl, and Pride of America. The eYouth Tablet system is the onboard automated system for registration of participants ages 3-17 year olds, and drop off and pick up system during operational hours for children 3-12 years old.

Entourage for teens

Introducing Entourage, our latest and greatest program for teens ages 13-17. Play a pickup game of soccer. Take part in a theater or fashion workshop. Dive into an interactive pool party. With so much to do around our ship, your teens can choose the activities they want to do. Now let's have some fun!


Basketball. Ultimate Frisbee. Rounders. Triangle Ball. Some of over 20 interactive sports around the ship that we've developed with King's Camps to encourage teamwork, bonding and confidence building.


Between watching scary movies for vampire night to singing your favorite pop songs while playing an air guitar to a nighttime pool party, there's something exciting happening every night.


Chill in our teen lounge with flat-screen televisions, Wii U, air hockey, foosball and more. Then dance the night away to the beats of our video jukebox.

Group sitting services

Sometimes you just want some adult or grown-up time together. For kids 3–12, Port Play (when ship is in port) and Late Night Fun Zone (nightly) services are offered so you can have fun too! The services take place in the Splash Academy and are supervised by the youth staff.


Want some alone time while in port? Then drop off your kids at Port Play for free. (For a small fee during lunch and dinner hours.)


Planning a romantic dinner for two? Then leave your kids with us at Late Night Fun Zone, which is open every night. (For a small fee.)

* Hours: 10:30pm - 1:30am. If no children are signed up or dropped off by 11:30pm, the center will close for the evening.
* Sign up: By 8pm the day before for either group sitting service.