Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2023

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Carnival Celebration is introducing an expanded youth program including new enrichment activities for children, teens and families, as well as an update to Carnival's popular Dr. Seuss Bookville. Many of the new offerings will be imple- mented fleetwide by spring 2023. "The updates we're making to our youth programming ensure our young cruisers have even more to be excited about when they come aboard. We've already seen early success with our launch on Carnival Celebration, and I'm looking forward to expanding the reach of our new additions to families sailing with us across our fleet," said Melissa Mahaffey, director of youth experience for Carnival Cruise Line. New Turtles Program, Updated Dr. Seuss Bookville Engages and Entertains Young Children Carnival Celebration debuted the most expansive offerings to date for Carnival's youngest guests, children under the age of two, with a new Turtles program. The new program introduces an array of special activities, including Turtle Playdates, Turtle Band, toddler sensory activities, and Baby Turtle Trek – an interactive event featuring fun facts about sea turtle conservation, which wel- comes toddlers to reenact the journey of a baby sea turtle's development as they crawl on a custom-made ocean mat to their cheering family on the other side. The program also offers designated drop-off time in Camp Ocean and late- night babysitting. The Nautical Explorer program cre- ates an opportunity for children in Camp Ocean to participate in exciting, mar- itime-themed activities to learn nautical knowledge and earn their seafarer book – from designing their own giant cruise ship and having fun with nautical flags to using a compass and meeting a ship's officer. Dr. Seuss Bookville is already one of the most popular activities for Carnival's youngest cruisers, and now it will be more unique and interactive as iconic characters from the world of Dr. Seuss come to life. Thing One and Thing Two will help families put on their very own circus, while The Cat in the Hat stops by to conduct a science experiment and Sam-I-Am leads a hunt for green eggs. In addition to Carnival Celebration, Dr. Seuss Bookville is featured on Mardi Gras, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama and Carnival Vista. Enrichment Activities Immerse Teen Cruisers in Cultural Experiences Building on the successful Holi Festival of Colors enrichment enjoyed B M & T ••• March/April 2023 ••• 45 C R U I S E N E W S New activities include anime drawing lessons, Japanese crafts and pop culture games A cultural program inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan celebrates the beauty of life and new beginnings CARNIVAL CELEBRATION INTRODUCES NEW ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES AHEAD OF FULL FLEET DEBUT New Enrichment Programs for Children and Teens, Plus Updated Dr. Seuss Bookville Among Additions to Carnival's Popular Youth Programming

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