Carnival Amplifies Onboard Youth Programming
with New Music, Dance and Education Activity Available Fleetwide for Young
Children and Their Families
(April 22, 2019) – Carnival Cruise Line expands its onboard youth programming
with an exclusive partnership with Zumbini offering high-energy early childhood
activities and classes that combine singing, dancing and playing.
by Zumba and BabyFirst, Zumbini's mixed-age music and movement curriculum
features group sing-alongs, activities and musical instruments to keep children
engaged and energized while learning.
Carnival's trained youth staff and aimed at Carnival's youngest cruisers, the fleetwide
onboard Zumbini program,
which will be free of charge, will encompass two class options taking place
within the Camp Ocean children's play areas and other
- All voyages: 30-minute drop-off
class for Carnival Penguins age group (two-to-five years old);
of six days or longer: 30-to-45-minute family class for children up to six
years old focused on parent/child bonding.
carries 800,000 children annually, the most in cruising, so we're always
expanding and enhancing our onboard programming to provide even the youngest
cruisers an unforgettable experience," said Chris Nelson, vice president of
entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. "We are so excited to bring Zumbini to
our ships and to give families and their children a unique experience."
realized that Zumba was transforming the fitness community and turning rigorous
dance and aerobic movements into fun, approachable and sharable experiences, we
saw the potential to make classes specific to families and children," said
Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba.
on the revolutionary Zumba exercise programs for adults, Zumbini's classes have
soared in popularity on land, so I can only imagine how wonderful they will be
on the high seas," said Jonathan Beda, CEO of Zumbini. "We knew Carnival was
the perfect partner to take Zumbini seaside and cannot wait to give Carnival's
guests the ultimate bonding experience and a new way to Choose Fun."
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Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating
three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the
Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships
scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020
and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.
Created by Zumba and BabyFirst, Zumbini is an
early childhood education program for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.
The Zumbini program has been carefully designed to promote cognitive, social,
behavioral and motor skill development for young children at a critical age,
all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for them and their families.
Zumbini is the first early childhood education program to create a true
"360°" experience, with live classes, the "Zumbini Time"
interactive TV show on BabyFirst TV, and take-home music, books and toys that
families receive when they sign up for a Zumbini class. Zumbini strives to
bring early childhood education to families around the world, while making the
experience fun for both children and their parents. Zumbini classes can
be found throughout the U.S., Canada, and UK, with over 1,000 locations