What are Youth Programmes?
Youth Programmes is the umbrella of programmes for children 6 months to 17 years old which consists of:
Guppies Programmes The Guppies Programme 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 programme for the location, dates, and times. The schedule varies per ship and itinerary. The programmes 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 programme.
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 programme.
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 programmes 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 programme 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 Counsellor 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.