What age groups does each youth program cater to?

Guppies Nursery: 6 months to under 3 years (Only onboard Norwegian Escape)

Turtles: 3* - 5 years old, Seals 6 - 9 years old, Dolphins: 10** - 12 years old (6 - 12 years old in low season)

Entourage: 13* - 17 years old

*Age eligibility is based on the age of the child at the time of sailing, according to their birth certificate or passport reflected on the ships manifest.

  • - A child must be 3 years old to register for Splash Academy.
  • - A child must be 13 years old to register for Entourage. (Please refer to the birthday exception.)
  • - A child who turns 18 during the cruise is considered a legal adult and will not be able to continue participation in Entourage.

  • The minimum age eligible for Splash Academy is 3 years old at the time of sailing, based on the child's date of birth, according to their birth certificate or passport reflected on the ships manifest.

    **Refer to FAQ: What do I need to know about the 10-12 year old parent sign-out authorization?

    What do I need to know about the 10 - 12 year old sea day sign out parent authorization?

    Can my child bring in electronics or personal items?

    Can my child move up an age group if celebrating a birthday during the cruise?

    What is offered for 12 year olds who are almost teenagers?

    Are parents/guardians/adults allowed in the Guppies Nursery, Splash Academy and Entourage facilities?

    Who and how many can be authorized as drop-off and pick-up people?

    What does an authorized drop-off and pick-up person need to make the process simple for Guppies Nursery and Splash Academy?

    How are the age groups divided on port days for Splash Academy?

    Is one-on-one care or are babysitting services provided for children?

    How is my child identified in the youth programs (Splash Academy: sea day, port play and late night)?

    What if my child is in diapers?

    Can the youth staff assist my child in the washroom?

    Will the youth staff contact me if my child is crying?

    Is there a schedule of activities for Guppies Programs, Splash Academy and Entourage?

    What can my child pack to be prepared for the interactive activities and theme nights?

    What does Entourage have to offer teens 13 - 17 years old?

    What is the youth discipline policy for youth and teens?

    What is the Guppies Nursery discipline policy for children under 3 years old?

    What is the Entourage safety and emergency information?

    What is the teen discipline policy?

    What if my child/teen is not feeling well?

    Is special-needs care provided in Guppies Nursery, Splash Academy or Entourage?

    What if my child/teen has an allergy or medical condition?

    What is the Splash Academy and Guppies Nursery safety and emergency information?

    What fire and safety guidelines do youth programs adhere to?

    Do my children have access to the internet and arcade?

    We like to travel and participate in activities as a family, what activities can I expect on board?

    Are there proper protocol guidelines for the teen passengers?

    Where do I drop off my 10 - 12-year-old for their program?

    What are Youth Programs?

    How do I register my children for the youth programs: Guppies Nursery, Splash Academy, and Entourage?

    Do I have to pay for Splash Academy, Entourage or Late Night Fun Zone programs on sea days and port days?

    What are the hours of operation for the Splash Academy?

    What other fees should I be aware of?

    Will children in other age groups be able to play together during program hours?

    What is Freestyle Free Play?

    Can I or the authorized pick-up people, leave the ship on a port day while my child is in Splash Academy?

    What is the Safety Assimilation Drill?

    Does Splash Academy provide meals for the children?

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