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Policies for Shipboard Water Sports

Published 03/11/2015 10:00 PM   |    Updated 08/29/2018 02:19 PM

Please note the following policies, rules and restrictions for using the pools, waterslidesspray parks and whirlpools on board our ships. 

Pools
Pools are generally open 8:00am to midnight; hours may vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Pool Safety
Carnival Cruise Line is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all of our guests in all aspects of their cruise experience. This includes pool safety, which we have always taken very seriously.

Vigilance and awareness is clearly proven to be the best means for ensuring safety when using water facilities such as pools and waterparks and everyone, including parents and employees, share in that responsibility.  To that end, we have made and will continue to make significant investments in training our employees through highly respected water safety training organizations on water safety, CPR and first aid as well as being prepared to initiate proactive intervention if necessary. All ships in the Carnival fleet provide complimentary swim life vests for use in ship pools. To learn more, click here.

Pool Rules
No lifeguard on duty | Parents are responsible for their children | No children in diapers or who are not toilet-trained | Use pool at your own risk | Showers are required prior to use | Watch your step on wet surfaces | Use ladder and handrails to ender and exit the pool | Do not use if you are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or fever | No running, horseplay, jumping or diving | No glass containers, eating or smoking | Take children on frequent bathroom breaks


Waterslides
Waterslides are generally open 9:00am to sunset; hours may vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Twister Waterslide
Ships: All ships 

  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 265 pounds (Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Vista, Carnival Panorama)
  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 300 pounds (all other ships) 

Kaleid-O-Slide (with rafts)
Ship: Carnival Panorama, Carnival Vista

  • Minimum Height: 48 inches | Maximum Weight: 265 pounds

The Cat's Hat Slide (with rafts)
Ship: Carnival Horizon

  • Minimum Height: 48 inches | Maximum Weight: 265 pounds

Fun Things Slide
Ship: Carnival Horizon

  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 265 pounds

Speedway Splash Racing Slides
Ship: Carnival Sunshine

  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 265 pounds

Drainpipe
Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic

  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 300 pounds

Aqua Tunnel
Ship: Carnival Glory, Carnival Sunrise

  • Minimum Height: 42 inches | Maximum Weight: 300 pounds

Green Thunder Thrill Slide
Ships: Carnival Legend, Carnival Pride and Carnival Spirit

  • Minimum Height: 48 inches | Maximum Weight: 300 pounds

Mini Racer Slides for Children
Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Magic, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Vista


Waterslides

Waterslides are generally open 9:00am to sunset; hours may vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Waterslide Rules

No lifeguard on duty | Parents are responsible for their children | Enjoy our water features at your own risk | Read and obey all posted signs and follow all instructions given by attendants | Showers are required prior to use | Watch your step on wet surfaces | Special caution should be taken by pregnant women, children and older adults | Do not use the slides if you are pregnant or suffer from a back condition | Consult a physician before use if you are on medication or have high or low blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or other medical conditions | No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed in the WaterWorks area | No glass containers, eating or smoking | Do no use if you are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or fever | No running, horseplay jumping or diving | Take children on frequent bathroom breaks | No children in diapers or who are not toilet-trained 


Spray Parks  
Spray Parks are generally open 9:00am to sunset; hours may vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.
Ships: 
Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Magic, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Vista.   

Spray Park Rules
No lifeguard on duty | Parents are responsible for their children | No children in diapers or who are not toilet-trained | Enjoy our water features at your own risk | Showers are required prior to use | Watch your step on wet surfaces | Do no use if you are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or fever | No running, horseplay jumping or diving | No glass containers, eating or smoking | Take children on frequent bathroom breaks


Whirlpools
Whirlpools in the Serenity area are for guests 21 years of age and older. Select whirlpools in other locations on board are for guests 18 years of age and older; For all other whirlpools, children must be accompanied by an adult - we strongly recommend children under 6 do not use the whirlpools. Whirlpools are generally open 8:00am to midnight; hours may vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Whirlpool Rules
No lifeguard on duty | Parents are responsible for their children | Use whirlpool at your own risk | Wear suitable attire and remove all jewelry | Showers are required prior to use | Watch our step on wet surfaces | Check water temperature before entering | Use handrails when entering and exiting the whirlpool | Use of the Whirlpool should not exceed 15 minutes | Special caution should be taken by pregnant women, children and older adults | Leave the Whirlpool immediately if you experience any adverse symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath or drowsiness | Consult a physician before use if you are on medication or have high or low blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or other medical conditions | Do not use if you are immunocompromised or are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or fever | No running, horseplay, jumping or diving | No glass containers, eating or smoking | Take children on frequent bathroom breaks | No children in diapers or who are not toilet-trained

 

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