Carnival Cruise Circle C kids club for 12-14 year olds. A club where younger teens can gather, meet new friends and take part in age appropriate activities.

Carnival Cruise Circle C Program (12-14 Year Olds)

What is Carnival Cruise’s Circle C?

Carnival cruise Circle C is the kids club for 12-14 year olds.  Information, activitis and our experiene with Carnival's Circle C.
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The Carnival ships all have a separated designated room for Circle C and have designated staff.

You will have to register your kids for the Circle C kids club. This can either be done online ahead of time or onboard.

The 12 year olds will be issued a wristband that they must wear through out the cruise. The wrist band will show their muster station (emergency gathering spot).

The Circle C participants are able to come and go as they please. A parent does not need to sign them in and out like they do in the younger kids clubs.

Carnival Horizon Circle C teen area
Carnival Horizon Circle C

Tip – Have your young teens go to the meet and greet.

Going to the meet and greet on the first day of your cruise is the best way to get them familiar with the activities available and to meet other same age cruisers.

If they wait until later in the cruise, they may find it more intimidating to go as they can feel like the other kids already know each other and have made their friend groups.

In the Circle C room and on the Carnival HUB app you’ll find the Activity Schedule for the week.

On sea days there are activities often from 10:00 am until 1am with some breaks during the day.

On port days it doesn’t open until later, on our cruise they started at 2pm. There was also a dinner break each day.

Carnival Circle C (Horizon)

Carnival Circle C kids club explained
Carnival Circle C

Carnival Circle C Activities {2024}

Carnival Circle C kids club area

Active games

Most days they had “Active” scheduled which could include:

  • Circuit
  • King Elephant
  • On the ship
  • Gaga ball
  • Octopus soccer
  • Ladders
  • Coke & Pepsi
  • Statures
  • Act it out
  • Back to back

Scavenger hunts


Mini golf

Dance parties

Giant Jenga

Waterworks area on Carnival Horizon

Other activities

There were several other activities planned such as:


Movie time

Video games – PlayStation (ex/ Minecraft, NBA)

Video game tournaments

Tricked! (game)

Card games

Craft sessions


Build a Bear Workshop (for an extra fee)

Most days they had “U Choose” time, this is where the kids could choose what they wanted to do. Video games, board games, and arts and craft supplies were all set out for them.

Keep in mind as always that things can and do change. The type of activity, hours, costs and procedures can be different for your cruise. This is meant to give you an idea of they types of activities offered in this kids’ club.

On the activity schedule you will notice that some activities are unsupervised and some have an additional fee. These of course are optional.

The unsupervised activities were ones that are out and about on the ship such as scavenger hunts and deck parties.

The activities on our cruise that had an additional fee were the Build a Bear Workshop and the Groove for St. Jude deck party.

Some of the Circle C Carnival activities included taking the teens to other scheduled activities like going to watch a show in the theatre, play mini golf or other activities like the ropes course (depending on the ship).

Printable kids cruise journal

Tip – Point out to your teens the phones on the walls throughout the ship. They can use these to call your stateroom.

To call your stateroom from any of these phones simply dial your room number.

As mentioned, activities and procedures can and will change sailing to sailing and ship to ship but hopefully this gives you an idea of what you can expect at Carnival Cruise Line’s Circle C.

Years ago, both my kids attended Circle C together on the Carnival Dream and both loved it.

What is Carnival's Circle C Kids Club (12-14 years) all about?  Top images are of Carnival Dream and the bottom image is kids club schedule and Carnival towel
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Happy cruising!