Carnival Cruise Line Announces Partnership With Zumbini For Young Cruisers

Carnival Amplifies Onboard Youth Programming with New Music, Dance and Education Activity Available Fleetwide for Young Children and Their Families

Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its onboard youth programming with an exclusive partnership with Zumbini for young cruisers, offering high-energy early childhood activities and classes that combine singing, dancing and playing.

Created by Zumba and BabyFirst, Zumbini’s mixed-age music and movement curriculum features group sing-alongs, activities and musical instruments to keep children engaged and energised while learning.

Zumbini on Carnival Cruise Line

Led by Carnival’s trained youth staff and aimed at Carnival’s youngest cruisers, the fleetwide onboard Zumbini programme will be free of charge and will encompass two class options taking place within the Camp Ocean children’s play areas and other lounges.

  • All voyages: 30-minute drop-off class for Carnival Penguins age group (two-to-five years old)
  • Voyages of six days or longer: 30-to-45-minute family class for children up to six years old focused on parent/child bonding

“Carnival carries 800,000 children annually, the most in the cruise industry, so we’re always expanding and enhancing our onboard programming to provide even the youngest cruisers an unforgettable experience,” said Chris Nelson, vice president of entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. “We are so excited to bring Zumbini to our ships and to give families and their children a unique experience.”

“When we realised that Zumba was transforming the fitness community and turning rigorous dance and aerobic movements into fun, approachable and sharable experiences, we saw the potential to make classes specific to families and children,” said Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba.

“Based on the revolutionary Zumba exercise programmes for adults, Zumbini’s classes have soared in popularity on land, so I can only imagine how wonderful they will be on the high seas,” said Jonathan Beda, CEO of Zumbini. “We knew Carnival was the perfect partner to take Zumbini seaside and cannot wait to give Carnival’s guests the ultimate bonding experience and a new way to Choose Fun.”

Click to find out more about Carnival kids facilities for young cruisers. And check out our family cruise hub for tips for cruising with kids.

Sarah Christie
Sarah Christie

Sarah also writes over at Extraordinary Chaos Family Travel and Lifestyle Blog. An award winning blog with a luxury travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys aged 13 and 18, who all love cruising as a family.

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