Cruises has announced plans to expand its Discovery at Sea partnership with reimagined
youth centres, including new experiences and centre designs to help young
Princess explorers learn, play and create fun memorable memories while on a
This multi-million investment is currently rolling out fleet-wide
through 2017 as part of the cruise line's partnership with Discovery Consumer
Products, with the program implementation taking place early this year and new centre
designs planned for installation during scheduled ship renovations.
Catering to specific age groups, the new offering will feature three
centres where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in a range of
specially designed activities.
ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans):
A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed centre including captivating
creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity
and the world around them.
The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the
great outdoors, this cozy centre is filled with sports activities and fun
places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.
House, for ages 13-17 (formerly Remix) offers a contemporary surf-themed
lounge, featuring a cool place for teens to hang out and socialise.
New child and teen centre programming also includes MythBusters science activities with three hands-on challenges,
featuring the show's star, Tory Belleci.
In addition, new Camp Discovery destination-themed programs focusing on
the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe will immerse young cruisers into the culture,
nature and customs of these regions.
Sea Princess will be the first ship in Princess Cruises' Australasia-based
fleet to offer the new centres to young cruisers and teens from October 2017. Sun
Princess will follow in May 2018.
Princess Cruises Vice President, Australia & New Zealand Stuart
Allison said the cruise line was recommitting to its youngest cruisers and
their families as part of the Come Back New promise.
"Through the Discovery brands, we have enriching new content to add to
our already popular youth offerings and we're excited to incorporate interactive
and age-specific design elements to share with our younger cruisers to give
them the ultimate onboard experience," Mr Allison said.
Discovery Communications Senior Vice President, North America Licensing
and Global Location Based Entertainment Robert Marick said the new youth centres
aboard Princess Cruises' ships were a true collaboration between Princess
Cruises and Discovery Consumer Products.
"This was a great opportunity to expand our Discovery at Sea partnership
to refresh the youth program by incorporating popular shows and immersive
activities and designs from the popular Discovery brands," Mr Marick said.
In partnership with Discovery Consumer
Products, Princess Cruises introduced Discovery at Sea in 2015 offering
memorable holiday experiences for the whole family to enjoy including Shark Week and MythBusters. Interactive experiences are designed to bring to life
the nature, wildlife and history of the regions in which guests are sailing.
Guests let their imaginations set sail with a variety of activities including
stargazing, exclusive Discovery and Animal Planet shore excursions and onboard
Key experiences in the new children's programming on offer in the Camp Discovery (ages 3-12) categories
Play – indoor and
outdoor gaming, sports and physical activities:
Shark Hunters: Investigate
mysterious Caribbean sharks on an interactive scavenger hunt
Explorers: Hunt for clues to the connections between Alaska's animals and people
Try your skills on PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™, XBOX
Kinect consoles, board games, air hockey and ping-pong
Join dance classes and engage in friendly competitions
Enjoy sports including basketball, mini golf, yoga and
Discover – places,
animals and hands-on experiments:
Activities: Try three hands-on challenges, featuring Tori Belleci from the show
Survive Alaska: Invent tools
to survive the harsh environment of The Great Land
Animal Planet uncovers ferocious secrets in Shark Attack, and learn squid anatomy in
Just Squiddin' Around
Learn the science of magic or become an engineer for a
day with programs from the California Science Center, home of the Endeavour space shuttle
Inspire a love of nature from the regions we sail with
Animal Planet Endangered Species
activities and our Glacier Bay Jr. Ranger program
Huddle – fun
interactions with peers:
Carnival: Caribbean music, dance, trivia and crafts light up the night for the
Festival: Celebrate Alaskan nature at this family theme night
Discovery at Sea™ theme days with activities inspired
by Shark Week and Animal Planet
Talent shows showcase singing, dancing, musical skills
Theme nights: Include Pirate Night, with eye patch
making, tattoos and a treasure hunt; Mexican Fiesta with music, Spanish
lessons, traditional dances and costume making; Challenge Night with puzzle,
riddle and physical challenges
Create – arts,
crafts, science exploration:
Make Animal Planet puppets, masks and paintings
inspired by regional wildlife
Create a solar system or build a "stomp rocket,"
inspired by Science Channel
Catch: Design your own invention to help you explore the ocean
Compete: Join the Klutz® paper airplane challenge or
Lego® boat-building contest
JrChef@Sea: Learn cake decorating and enjoy the
results with your family
Klutz art projects: Craft bracelets, velvet art,
jewelry and more
Meanwhile, activities for teens at The
Beach House (ages 13-17) include:
Rock the Boat
Party: It's the occasion to dress up, stroll down the red carpet and flash
your VIP badge, then enjoy an evening of mocktails, awards and celebrating with
Movies: Get your scream on at Scary Movie Night or catch some recent hits at Late Night Movies.
Teen makeovers and glitter tattoos
Dance Classes: Perfect your moves with guidance from
one of our crew dancers, then show what you've got at dance competitions and
Competitions: Give your skills a workout in our video
game tournaments. Or play to win in air hockey, foosball and ping pong tables
For more information visit www.princess.com, call 13 24 88 or see a
licensed travel agent.
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