Carnival Cruise Line may offer family-friendly vacations, but like many parents across the globe, the company is now setting a curfew for all kids and teens.
According to Travel+Leisure, the new curfew policy states that all minors 17-year-old and younger must be out of public areas after 1 a.m.
“Everyone has a better time when children are supervised, and this guideline is consistent with our commitment to safety,” a Carnival spokesperson told T+L.
Like most rules, there are some exceptions. An adult accompanies minors in their traveling party who are at least 21 years old; they will stay out past the 1 a.m. curfew. Young passengers participating in Club O2 or Circle “C” teen activity will also be exempt from this policy. Club O2 is open to kids 15 to 17, while Circle “C” is open to kids 12 to 14.
This curfew is not the only rule that Carnival has in place to ensure that, hopefully) responsible adults supervise younger passengers are supervised by). For years, the cruise line has required all guests under 21 to travel with a relative or guardian who is at least 25 years old.
For parents looking to enjoy an evening without their children or party late into the night at one of the onboard nightclubs, Carnival offers a “Night Owls” program for children six months to 11 years old from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Overall, Carnival Cruise Line has always been very kid friendly and offers several amenities for families and their young ones. That includes onboard activities like mini golf, roller coasters, water slides, kids’ clubs, kid-friendly food, and flexible bed configurations in staterooms.
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