Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed 'Camp Ocean' Children's Program

  Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed 'Camp Ocean' Children's

Will Feature More Than 200 New Ocean-Inspired Activities Tailored for Kids
Ages 2-11

PR Newswire

MIAMI, April 18, 2014

MIAMI, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Carnival Cruise Lines, the leader in
family cruising, today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed
children's program coming to its fleet of 24 "Fun Ships." Set to debut on
Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children
ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational
experiences. More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from
educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under
the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts
opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea
Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos.

Camp Ocean, which will replace the line's existing Camp Carnival program, will
welcome youngsters in with light blue and white underwater colored spaces and
friendly, experienced staff. Three age-related categories will each have
their own identity: children ages 2-5 will be dubbed "Penguins," with those
ages 6-8 called "Sting Rays" while 9-11 year olds will be "Sharks."

Distinctive areas and activities have been custom-created for each of the new
age designations – from miniature play igloos for the Penguins to interactive
gaming stations for the Sharks. On Carnival Freedom, which begins a
multi-million dollar refurbishment tomorrow, and Carnival Vista, which debuts
in 2016, a new purpose-built Camp Ocean play area will include Party Reef, a
common shared space that brings each of the groups together, as well as
Creative Cove, a breakout room for arts and crafts activities.

"While our current children's program consistently gets very high marks, we've
challenged ourselves to exceed expectations with a truly dynamic and diverse
program for our youngest guests," said Mark Tamis, Carnival's senior vice
president of guest operations. "With our new highly tailored age groupings and
themed activities connected to the oceans and their fascinating underwater
habitats, we're excited to invite kids to Camp Ocean to have an extra special
and memorable Carnival vacation experience."

Camp Ocean also provides travel agents with an exceptional family-friendly
feature to market to their clients with children, he noted.

Introduction of Carnival Play Panel
In developing the new Camp Ocean program, the company convened a Carnival Play
Panel comprised of experts in child education, media and play to develop and
curate the more than 200 new activities to resonate with today's children and
to continually review and guide updates to the children's programming. The
panel includes:

  oToni Linder, professor emeritus at the University of Denver who consults
    on child development and education for young children both nationally and
    internationally and also serves as graduate coordinator at the College of
    Education at the University of Denver specializing in child engagement and
  oGeorge Arthur Bloom, who has more than 20 years of experience in
    children's media and programming including writing for longtime favorites
    such as Magic School Bus, My Little Pony and the original Transformers TV
  oMatt Brown, recognized expert in play who has been vice president of
    LeapFrog and senior vice president of Scholastic, is an advisor for PBS
    Kids, and currently works as chief gaming officer of Conteneo.
  oChris Byrne, a  30-plus-year veteran of the toy industry and current
    partner in aNb Media LLC who also serves as content director for
  oApril Norris, loyal Carnival Cruise Lines guest and mother of two who
    serves as a trusted advisor to the brand.

The new Camp Ocean activities span across 11 key categories of play, including
the core themes of active play, games, free play, arts and crafts and digital,
coupled with additional categories such as role play, music, party time,
science and discovery, social and food fun, all designed to find the ideal
combination of activities catering to children's varied interests.

New Badge Challenge
Carnival will also introduce a Badge Challenge as part of Camp Ocean, which
will provide the opportunity for kids to earn and collect badges as a special
memento of their cruise. Badge challenges will include a variety of unique
activities that provide an original way for kids to learn about their vessel,
experience onboard adventures and gain a sense of accomplishment. After
completing tasks which may include trying a new food, making an aquatic towel
animal or riding the water slide, children will collect corresponding Camp
Ocean badges.

Continued Leader in Family Cruising
The new Camp Ocean program builds upon Carnival's leadership position in
family cruising with more than 700,000 kids expected to sail on Carnival ships
in 2014. Another recently announced enhancement to the line's children's
programming is a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to introduce the
family-focused Seuss at Sea, with youth, family, dining and entertainment
experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. 

Carnival's popular programs for tweens and teens, Circle C (for 12-14 year
olds) and Club O2 (for 15-17 year olds) will continue across the fleet.

Rollout of Camp Ocean will begin aboard Carnival Freedom in May 2014 following
a major refurbishment which will also include the line's first Dr. Seuss
Bookville interactive reading venue. Camp Ocean will be introduced on Carnival
Magic, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Triumph later this year with the balance
of the fleet implemented by 2016, including Carnival Vista which is set to
debut in early 2016.

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About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is
"The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to
23-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii,
Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and
Tahiti. The company's 25th ship, the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled
to enter service in 2016.

Carnival is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive
alliance also includes Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa
Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment
to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover
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