When I travel I always have one thing on my mind: FAMILY. I wish I could travel alone or with just my husband but with our busy work week, kids activities, local organizations and my blog I have to make time for my children especially when traveling. Carnival Cruise Lines has taken care of the key element to traveling when they created Carnival Cruise Sunshine. Part of the 155 Million Dollar renovation features fun zones like Waterworks and SportsSquare which is located on the aft of the cruise ship.
Family fun is taken to a entire new level in the WaterWorks area. Waterworks features a 235 foot Speedway Splash, a 334-foot-long and 47-foot-high Twister slide and five different slides which is the longest in the “Fun Ship” fleet. PowerDrencher a 150-gallon tipping bucket and 40 interactive water features give children hours of waterfun aboard the Carnival Sunshine. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall to ride the slides but here is also a SplashZone for younger kids.
If your looking for dry family fun the Sunshine’s SportSquare includes a ropes course, mini-golf course, a basketball court, jogging track, table tennis, Foosball and pool tables and more. The Sky Track (or running track) goes around SportSquare and the basketball court. The Sky Track is a great workout since seven laps equate one mile. I think your children will be ready for a nap once getting a workout in at the SportsSquare!
A fantastic resource to use while aboard Carnival Sunshine is Camp Carnival. As with other ships the Camp Carnival Child Development Center takes excellent care of little ones with age appropriate group fun. Toddlers ages 2-5, Juniors ages 6-8 and Intermediates, ages 9-11 each enjoy their own dedicated space and very own Camp Director. Age-appropriate planned activities are provided throughout the cruise during daytime hours and the child care and children’s programs are free. If you are wanting to enjoy a show in the evening, there are late night babysitting services (no babysitting in the cabins) that are available and come with an extra charge. For more information on Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival Sunshine visit my previous post on docking info in New Orleans, its upcoming home in Florida and ship details.
What is your family must have when traveling to aboard a cruise ship or resort stay?