What are Youth Programs?

Youth Programs is the umbrella of programs for children 6 months to 17 years old which consists of:

Guppies Programs The Guppies Program offers parents many opportunities to interact with their infants/babies/toddlers and promote growth and development of infants/ babies/toddlers 6 months - 3 years old. Please refer to the Guppies activity program for the location, dates, and times. The schedule varies per ship and itinerary. The programs are:

1. Guppies Open Play: A play space for parents and babies to play together with a variety of toys, balls, interactive games, and blocks. This is offered across the fleet and is not a drop off program.

2. Guppies Hosted Activities: Activities are hosted by the Early Years Coordinator (or Nursery Attendants on the Norwegian Escape) for parents and babies. This is offered across the fleet and is not a drop off program.

3. Guppies Nursery: Only onboard Norwegian Escape, a fee-based drop off nursery for children 6 months to under 3 years old. The Guppies Nursery requires an onboard registration per child and reservations for available time blocks throughout the sailing. The programs are created and implemented by certified Nursery Attendants and offers infants/babies/toddlers a wide range of toys and engaging, sensory and developmental activities linked to a daily theme.

Splash Academy is a drop off program for child ages 3 - 12 (Turtles, Seals, Dolphins) offering high energy, interactive, themed based programming.

Entourage is the teen hang out for 13 -17 year olds. (Refer to Entourage FAQ What does Entourage have to offer teens 13 -17 years old?)

For Guppies Nursery, Splash Academy, and Entourage, it is recommended that parents register their child(ren) and teen(s) as soon as they board the ship. Any Youth Counselor on board the ship is available to assist. Guppies Nursery also requires reservations onboard Norwegian Escape, to secure a time block session throughout the sailing.

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 age groups does each youth program cater to?

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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