New Explorer Academy To Inspire Young Minds Takes To The Sea With Celebrity Cruises


An exciting new Explorer Academy to inspire young minds takes to the sea.

A huge part of cruising is the sheer volume of family and kids friendly activities. Kids want to be stimulated, excited and disembark feeling their time on-board has been of real value. Getting the balance between family, pool, shore and club time is key. And being a seasoned cruiser I know how much our boys love the organised activities.

But being at sea open up a host of educational opportunities, with young minds being willing to explore new and exciting activities.


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Explorer Academy on Celebrity Cruises

Science and innovation comes out of the classroom for family holidaymakers

Celebrity Cruises have just announced the all new Anturus Explorer Academy, exclusive to Celebrity Cruises. Free for children on-board, the Anturus Explorer Academy is the ultimate mix of education and entertainment. Offering fantastic science experiences, live demonstrations and fun challenges. No two days at sea will ever the same.

Based on bringing to life STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and maths. The new activities will engage and excite young minds. Designed to nurture the next generation of inventors and innovators, the Anturus Explorer Academy is delivered in exclusive partnership with Wales-based adventure business Anturus, who provide content to schools throughout the UK.

The Anturus Explorer Academy is one element of Celebrity Cruises’ re-launched Camp at Sea on-board programme that provides children and teenagers with opportunities to uncover the world around them through a series of specially tailored activities.

These include making weather stations and understanding how they work. Also getting the opportunity to test each other’s creations. Plus children will develop the skills to become an explorer by creating flags, developing a new nation and exploring survival skills.

Sam Otter, sales and marketing director, Celebrity Cruises UK and Ireland explains:

“Children who join their families on cruise holidays are embracing what it means to be an explorer and an adventurer. Our enhancements to Camp at Sea and the new Explorer Academy will inspire our young guests to find out more about the world around them, and to embrace their curiosity. In setting off to explore the world from their cruise we hope to inspire a lifetime of learning and inventing.”

Highlights of the new Anturus Explorer Academy include:

  • Creating a wind-powered car and learning about alternative fuels, whilst designing and trialling the vehicle of the future
  • Searching the ship for materials to build your own mini-ship that must be able to carry some cargo, including even learning about navigation for ships using the stars
  • Planning and building a shelter, and testing it out like a true Explorer in a special camp-out evening on the real grass lawn on the top deck
  • Designing and building a mini-aeroplane before testing its performance in a wind tunnel
  • Creating a compass to navigate like an Explorer and finding out more about the Earth’s magnetic field
  • The Explorer Olympics to enhanced and test the skills needed to be an explorer
  • Learning about weather and collecting data to apply this information to expedition plans, including by building your own weather station and anemometer
  • An Explorer Game Show for the entire family highlighting the fun and adventure in exploration and science

All children taking part in the Anturus Explorer Academy activities during their cruise graduate at the end of their sailing as an Explorer. And the great thing is that no two cruises will offer the same series of Camp at Sea programming. The on-board youth teams can deliver fun learning across a diverse range of topics to suit that individual itinerary and the interests of the children on-board.

Anturus Explorer Academy- Celebrity Cruises

The newly relaunched Camp at Sea will continue to feature Celebrity Cruises favourites such as a Scratch DJ tournament to learn how to mix music, and iTake where children and teenagers on-board shoot their own movies using a Go Pro camera and screen a film to their family and friends on-board.

In addition to STEM subjects delivered via the Anturus Explorer Academy, the Camp at Sea activities also include dedicated fun learning sessions around the themes of culinary, recreation and art.

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  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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