Monday, February 11, 2008

Carnival Cruise Lines' "Circle C" is Fun for "Tweens"

Family cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced a new on-board program called “Circle C” aimed specifically at the 12- to 14-year-old age group, with expansive new clubs, trained staff, and a full schedule of activities--including everything from sports such as basketball, volleyball, ping-pong and various water games to late night movies and “swimming under the stars” pool parties.

Designed to complements the line’s other youth-oriented programming, including “Camp Carnival” for younger kids and “Club O2” for 15- to 17-year-olds, the focal point of “Circle C” activities are custom-designed clubs, providing the "tweens" a place to truly call their own. With a sleek modern design created especially to appeal to younger teens who want to hang out with new friends, the areas are decorated in a vibrant motif, with oversized picture windows and plush comfortable seating. Facilities feature a dance floor with high-tech sound and lighting system, along with 42-inch plasma-screen TVs to display movies and music videos, a touch-screen jukebox stocked with the latest hits, and gaming pods with the latest video games and consoles, with 20-inch plasma-screens positioned throughout the room.

“Circle C” is just the latest enhancement to kid-centric amenities aboard the “Fun Ships.” Children ages 2-11 can enjoy diverse activities and dedicated facilities of “Camp Carnival,” which continues to evolve with new 1,600-square-foot play areas on “Fantasy-class” ships and new programming fleetwide. For older kids, there’s the “Club O2” teen program featuring teen dance clubs, just for teens shore excursions, and more. Also new is Carnival WaterWorks, an aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long twister water slide, dual-lane racing slides and water spray apparatus, currently rolled out as part of the “Evolutions of Fun” refurbishment program on select ships. Carnival Splendor, set to debut in July, will boast Carnival’s largest play area to date and a water spray park.

Carnival Cruise Lines expects to host 600,000 kids this year– the most in cruising. Other family-friendly features include babysitting services, stroller rentals, children’s menus, and a variety of spacious accommodation categories, with dozens of inter-connecting cabins ideal for large families or family gatherings.

Pictured above is an artist's rendering of "Circle C"--Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

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