Children with disabilities are welcome in it’s youth programs. Youth program rules, including those related to hours, illness, the administration of medication, and unacceptable behavior while in the program, apply to all children. Children who are less than one year older than a given Carnival youth program age group may move down into the younger age group. Further exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Guests 18 years or older, with or without disabilities, are not allowed to participate at all in the program, as they are legally adults.
In order to participate in any Carnival youth program activities, the parent or guardian will need to complete a registration form. You will also be given a special-needs checklist, which will help the youth staff in determining how to best serve your child while participating in the activities.
Although Carnival does not provide one-on-one attention, the parent, guardian, or assigned care giver is welcome to stay and participate with the child during activity times, if necessary. A beeper or phone will be provided to the adult responsible for the child, if needed.
The youth staff may not administer any medication and/or needles (with the exception of epi-pens) to any child participating in the Carnival youth program. Additionally, no medications (with the exception of epi-pens), diabetic testing equipment, nebulizers, and inhalers are permitted in the facilities.
Should a child still be in diapers and is older/bigger than what the diaper changing table can accommodate, the adult responsible for the child will be called to assist. Youth staff cannot lift children with mobility limitations.
Supervised lunch with youth staff is scheduled for children ages 2-11 years old, during port days only. Supervised dinner with youth staff is scheduled nightly (except embarkation night) for children ages 2-11 years old. Since the youth staff is not able to provide one-on-one assistance, children will need to be able to feed themselves. In the event a child needs to be fed, the adult responsible for the child may remain with him/her during dinner, or dine with the child elsewhere and them bring them back to youth activities.
Special diets cannot be accommodated for meals served in Carnival youth programs. Kids’ menus are subject to change based on availability.
If you need general information about accessibility before you cruise, or have an ADA complaint, please call Carnival’s Guest Access team at 1-800-438-6744 ext.70025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Carnival’s designated ADA Responsibility Officer is Vicky Rey, Vice President Guest Care and Port Services.