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Family Cruising
Today families are realizing the ease and enjoyment of cruising with Costa, which offers the perfect setting for a reunion. Onboard there are menus, activities and a variety of entertainment designed to suit every family member from kids to grandparents. From Italian language classes to cooking classes to duty free boutiques and “a la carte” body treatments, plus our youngest guests and their parents are invited to participate in our Costa Kids Program. Indeed, some of the best things do come in small packages – and that’s certainly the case with our Costa Kids Program. From pizza parties and pirate treasure hunts to face painting, masquerades, and even Italian language lessons, supervized activities like these are all in a day’s play for kids lucky enough to cruise with Costa. And that means you and your family can enjoy all the fun of Cruising Italian Style. Morning, afternoon and evening events are scheduled to entertain children from 3 (out of diapers) to 17. Whether it’s an ice cream social or a karaoke contest, Costa knows how to keep kids busy...and we aren’t kidding!
Costa Kids Program - Squok Club
From morning to night our entertainment staff is here to entertain children and teens, giving you the time to relax and enjoy the whole cruise and, if you like, while on excursions. For all children between the ages of 3 and 17, Costa Cruises entertainment staff is available every day from 9:00 am to midday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. This is a free group service. There are four Clubs. 2 for children: Mini from 3 to 6 years, Maxi from 7 to 1. 2 for teenagers: Teen Junior from 12 to 14, Teen from 15 to 17. Teen Junior is only active during certain periods. Children under the age of 3 are allowed to enter and stay in the room only during certain times (not during busy times in high season) and must be accompanied by an adult.

 

ART & CRAFT SPORTS TOURNAMENTS
Preparing costumes for themed evenings Volleyball, Basketball
Painting t-shirts Table tennis
Young sculptors! With plasticine and balloons Table football
Edutainment activities in collaboration with the WWF Hoops
Let's color the giant Squok Games and tournaments in the pool and "steal the flag" in the water
Creativity and imagination courses Bowling 
Sailing knots course Shuffleboard 

BIG GAMES AND DAYTIME ACTIVITIES PARTIES IN THE EVENING
Treasure hunt Ice cream, Nutella and chocolate parties
Interview with the Captain Spooky Halloween party
Sea game and WWF Giant Memory Game Pirate party
Squolympics (Olympics for young athletes and friends of Squok) An evening at the circus
Group dancing lessons Games at the Squokkotheque (Squok's disco)
Ship rally Fun fair and face painting
Fun Quiz Fancy dress parades with Squok

 
.…and also SLURP SLURP!!!  

 
2 THEMED DINNERS PER CRUISE JUST FOR KIDS with a menu designed by our chef for our younger guests. The children's program is called Fun@sea, details are handed out to all children upon boarding by a member of our entertainment staff. The program shows the exact times of the different daytime and evening activities.

TeenZone activities for teens and junior teens
(varying from ship to ship and high or low season):

 
ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES SPORTS AND GAMES TOURNAMENTS
Tattoos and body painting Volleyball, basketball, football, tennis
Painting on TeenZone t-shirts Table tennis, rotating table tennis, table football
Murals Waterpolo, water basketball, water volleyball
Ethnic or pearl necklace making Darts, hoops, Bowling, Shuffleboard
Preparing costumes for themed evenings Video games on giant screen

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES EVENING EVENTS
Treasure hunt Music match
Olympicteen and swimming pool games Election of Miss Teen and Mr Teen or Beato tra le Teen, Beach party
Video quiz and quiz on modern culture Boys against Girls
Ship rally Peace & Love, Kitsch, Tribal, Rave and Funk evenings
Talent show Cupid’s night, surprise messages
International karaoke Pool party with midnight dip
   
LESSONS OR MINI SHOWS BY ARTISTS, DANCERS
AND/OR TEEN ENTERTAINERS
F&B: BREAKFAST, APERITEEN, DINNERS, SNACKS
Capoeira, Hip-hop dance Aperitif at sunset
Latin and group dances Tex Mex or Asian dinners, barbecues and pizzas
Juggling, Pantomime, clownery A group breakfast
Magic and micromagic Nutella party
Video recording and editing Guitar party under the stars with pizzas and soft drinks
Ship Amenities for Kids

Games room
Younger guests can have hours of fun in a pirate ship or giant lego brick room, with a vast assortment of video games.
Shore Excursions
While Costa does not offer shore excursions specifically for children, there are a number of shore excursion activities well suited to them at special rates.
Family Fun
Kids and their parents can get together and participate in fun activities like karaoke, bingo and even a talent show. These activities are a great opportunity for parents and kids to spend time together and have loads of fun while they’re at it!
   
Kids Menu and Beverage Card
 
Children will love the special Kids Menu that is served at every meal for it contains all of the foods that kids like best! Spaghetti, Pizza, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheese, Ice Cream and more - there is always something to please even the most finicky eaters! Plus, Costa offers a Boys & Girls beverage card for 10 non-alcoholic drinks – so kids can have fruit juices and carbonated drinks at any time during their cruise!
Parents Night Out

Costa gives parents traveling with children some time off by organizing two events where kids spend the evening with other guests their age at a fun themed dinner (Squok, Pirates, Circus, Video games world, Halloween, WWF in the Jungle or Underwater) and fun activities designed especially for them. While the kids are being entertained, parents can relax as they enjoy sumptuous cuisine and a romantic evening together, feeling secure that their children are having fun while being supervised by our dedicated Youth Counselors. With this program, parents and children will both be pleased with the variety of shipboard activities and the warmth of Italian Style cruising.
Babysitting
 
While cruising is a vacation for the whole family, Costa also provides quiet time for Mom and Dad. That can be during the day, while the kids are entertained in the Kids Club program, or at night, while the kids are with group baby-sitters. Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children’s area, is a free of charge baby-sitting service until 1:30 am.
There is no night time baby-sitting service available for children under 36 months of age.