Princess Cruises - Kids Programs

Families on board a Princess Cruise Ship

have all the fun!

Passengers ages 3 to 17 will enjoy many exciting onboard activities. Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are staffed by experienced counselors, who are ready to ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy all day long. There’s everything from art projects, game tables, the latest movies, pizza parties, talent shows, video games, and much more.

All vessels, with the exception of the Ocean and Pacific Princess, have dedicated Youth Centers and Teen Lounges. These two vessels offer youth programs when 20 or more children, ages 3-17, are traveling on a given voyage. Children under the age of 3 are welcome to visit the Youth Center, if accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times. Please note: Activities vary from ship to ship and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the cruise line.




Cruising to Alaska? Princess has special programs for youth and Teens

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Insider's View of Alaska

Libby Riddles comes aboard in Juneau to share her adventures as the first woman to win the grueling 1,100-mile Iditarod sled dog race. In Skagway, you'll enjoy the entertainment of an Alaskan storyteller. And in Ketchikan, a U.S. Forest Service naturalist will present a program about the largest forest in the country, Tongass National Forest.

Girl with Alaska National Park Ranger - Princess Cruises Alaskan Iditarod champion Libby Riddles on Princess Cruise

Rangers and Naturalists

Alaska's intriguing flora, fauna and geology come to life by the full-time on board naturalists who sails with you the entire length of the cruise. While in Glacier Bay National Park, rangers from the National Park Service will board the cruise ship to serve as Princess guides and ansPrincessr questions about this national treasure. Rangers also lead Princess Junior Ranger and Teen Explorer programs in Glacier Bay, which teach kids about the wildlife and scenery in a fun and entertaining way.

For Alaska cruises, Princess' National Park Service Junior Ranger Program teaches kids about glaciers, endangered wildlife & other animals native to the region. Park Rangers provide special presentations and activities for kids & teens, giving them an opportunity to earn a Jr. Ranger badge.


Princess Princess Pelicans and Shockwaves Programs are exclusively designed for young cruisers.

Youth Centers, ages 3–12

Princess Youth Centers are staffed by entertaining and experienced counselors, all of whom are dedicated and trained to make sure kids are having the best vacation ever.

“Princess Pelicans” (ages 3-7)
Little ones will want to stay all day while counselors entertain them with:
  • Kindermusik® at Sea
  • Kids-only dance parties
  • Movies and cartoons
  • Ice Cream and pizza parties
  • T-shirt coloring
  • Pajama parties
  • Theme nights
  • Fun Fairs
  • Art Projects
“Shockwaves” (ages 8-12)
Older kids will enjoy a boatload of exciting activities including:
  • Kids-only dinners
  • Dance parties
  • Movies
  • PS2/PS3, Wii and the latest games
  • Video Games
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Karaoke and talent shows
  • Sports tPrincessnaments
  • California Science Center workshops
  • Jr.CHEF@Sea
  • Klutz® projects
  • Theme nights

Please note that the Pacific and Ocean Princess do not have dedicated Youth Centers


Princess Teens-only Lounges are packed with Playstation games, movies, karaoke, and more.

Teen Lounges, ages 13–17

In Princess Teens-only exclusive Lounges, passengers ages 13-17 can make new friends while enjoying all of the coolest amenities. Princess Lounges are packed with PS2/PS3 and Wii games, the latest movies, music, and foosball tables. Princess also offer exciting events including:
  • Teens-only dance parties
  • Late-night movies
  • Sports tPrincessnaments
  • Casino Night
  • Talent shows
  • Formal dinners
  • Mocktail competitions
  • DJ workshops
  • Teen makeovers
  • Hip hop dance classes

Once registered for the Program, Teens are Princesslcome to come and go as they please. No sign in or out necessary.

Please note that the Pacific and Ocean Princess do not have dedicated Youth Centers.


Sea and Port Day HPrincesss of Operation.

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Sea Days HPrincesss of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Group Kidsitting for ages 3 - 12*; Teen Program complimentary)
Port Day HPrincesss of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. †
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Group Kidsitting for ages 3 - 12*; Teen Program complimentary)

*A $5 USD per child/hPrincess group kidsitting charge is applicable from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. for passengers ages 3-12.

† A supervised, complimentary lunch service is available with parent consent.

Please be advised that Youth Staff do not provide lunch service on sea days or dinner service on sea days/port days. HoPrincessver, there are special kids dining events scheduled throughout the voyage. Please check the schedule once onboard.


For added convenience, you can now complete yPrincess registration early.


As an added convenience, parents may review registration materials and prepare associated forms for the Youth and Teen programs prior to embarkation day.

To register your Princess child, please complete the following:

Step 1:  View the Safety and Registration Video.

Safety and Registration

Watch Video (04:01)

Step 2:  Review the program guidelines and complete/print the last page for submission once onboard.
Youth Guidelines & Registration

Download PDF

Teen Guidelines & Registration

Download PDF

It's that easy!


From dissecting squid and building roller coasters to learning about endangered species, kids will have fun and learn too!


At Princess, they believe learning is fun. Through Princess exclusive partnership with the California Science Center, Princess Youth Staff are trained to deliver exciting interactive science activities for kids ages 3-12. Whale watching, rollercoaster building, chemistry experiments, and squid dissection are just some of the activities that may be offered.

Princess also offers the Pete’s Pals Program as a way for Princess kids to learn more about threatened and endangered species in the areas in which Princess sails. Children participating in this program will receive a limited-edition plush animal to take home as a souvenir.

On Princess Alaska cruises, the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program teaches kids about glaciers, endangered wildlife and other animals native to the region. Park Rangers provide special presentations and activities for kids, giving them an opportunity to earn a Jr. Ranger badge.


Princess offer special dining events for each age group.


As part of the Princess Youth and Teen Programs, kids and teens will be able to participate in special dining events designed for each age group.

Kids-only dinners are offered on select evenings during your Princess voyage. Kids get the chance to eat with their new friends and Youth Staff, while parents enjoy dinner on their own.

Princess offers a teens only dinner on a formal night, with a section of the dining room reserved just for teens. It's a chance for them to eat a formal dinner with their new friends.

Princess also offers fun ice cream and pizza parties throughout the voyage.

Please be sure to alert Youth Staff if your Princess child has any food allergies.


Late Night Group Kidsitting

For your convenience, group kidsitting for children ages 3 to 12 years is offered in the Youth Centers from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am for a charge of $5.00  per child, except on Ocean and Pacific Princess. Kids can relax and watch movies or play games with their friends while mom and dad have a relaxing night out.

Port Days

Princess Youth Centers and Teen Lounges are open while in port from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Depending on the time the vessel arrives/departs from port, Princess may be expanded. Check the schedule once onboard. The Program is complimentary during port days and advanced bookings are not required. For lunch during port days, Youth Staff will take your children to one of the ships' many eateries (with parental consent).

Children Under 3

To participate in Princess Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Small Ship Sailing

Children are welcome on all Princess cruise ships, but facilities vary. Ocean Princess and Pacific Princess do not have dedicated Youth Centers or Teen Lounges. Programs are available on these vessels only when 20 or more children ages 3 to 17 are sailing.

Group kidsitting is not available on Ocean Princess and Pacific Princess.

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