The Beach 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 activities.
Key experiences in the new children’s programming on offer in the Camp Discovery (ages 3-12) categories include:
Play – indoor and outdoor gaming, sports and physical activities: