Kids Program

Holland America provides a wide variety of exciting youth- and teen- friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.
Safe and Managed Supervision
You can feel at ease knowing that your child's on board experience is safe and well-managed. Your child will have the opportunity to join other kids their age for array of Kids’ Club activities, supervised by permanent, full-time staff. Adult guests are not permitted to remain in Kids Club unless attending to a special-needs child.
Programs Available

  • Kids’ Program (ages 3-6): Highlights for kids ages 3 to 6 include “Painting Picassos,” and “Sing-Along Storytime,” as well as theme parties, such as “Dino-Mite Night” and “Ships Ahoy Pirate Treasure Hunt Adventure.”  Children in pull-ups or diapers are not allowed in the youth facilities, due to mandates from US Public Health. Exceptions to this rule cannot be made.
  • Tweens Program (ages 7-12): From ice-cream eating contests to gaming tournaments and theme parties, tweens will have plenty to enjoy. There’s also a BBC Earth Experiences Amazing and Awesome Fact Show designed just for them!
  • Teens Program (ages 13-17): Teen cruisers enjoy mocktail parties, karaoke and trivia contests, jewelry making, video games, staff vs. teens volleyball tournaments, themed events and more.

Daily Programs

Times vary based on age group, number of children on board and staffing:

Kids and Tweens

  • Sea Days: 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Port Days: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


  • Sea Days: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Port Days: 8:00am – 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Additional Family Services
Holland America Line is dedicated to making your family's cruise vacation memorable and happy for each member of your family. Holland America serves a wide variety of kid-pleasing food, including special sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. Baby food, high chairs and booster seats may be requested in advance of boarding. Special kid-friendly birthday parties can also be arranged with advance notice. Xbox and Wii games are available for all youth ages 3 – 17. Please see the Youth Staff for details. Completion of a parental permission form is required for checkout of all equipment.

Special Needs
HAL Youth Programs recognize that some children may have special needs. Special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. HAL Youth Programs have many staff trained to work with special needs children. Guests should make HAL aware of this when booking their reservation.

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