Policies for Shipboard Water Sports

Published 03/11/2015 10:00 PM   |    Updated 05/02/2017 02:17 PM

Please note the following policies, rules and restrictions for using the swimming pools, waterslidessplash areas and whirlpools onboard ship.

Using the Swimming Pools

Pool hours 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 lifeguards are on duty
  • Use pool at your own risk
  • Parental supervision is required for children under 13
  • Use ladders to enter and exit the pool
  • Watch your step on wet surfaces
  • Showers are required prior to use and recommended after use

The following is strictly prohibited:

  • Children who are not toilet trained (and those in diapers or swim diapers) are not allowed in any of the water facilities onboard, as per United States Public Health Services. This includes the children’s wading pool on the Carnival Elation, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Victory. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks. 
  • Diving or jumping in the pool. All pools are too shallow for safe diving
  • Glass containers
  • Smoking and eating
  • Horseplay – Act responsibly at all times


Using the Waterslides
Waterslide hours vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Twister Waterslide
Ships: All ships (excluding Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise)

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

Waterslide
Ships: Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise
Note: The slide runs into the pool, therefore, guest must know how to swim.

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

Speedway Splash Racing Slides
Ship: Carnival Sunshine

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

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

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

The Cat in the Hat (with rafts)
Ship: Carnival Horizon

  • Minimum Height: not available at this time
  • Maximum Weight: not available at this time

The Fun Things Slide
Ship: Carnival Horizon

  • Minimum Height: not available at this time
  • Maximum Weight: not available at this time

AquaTunnel
Ship: Carnival Glory

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

Drainpipe
Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic

  • 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 Horizon, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Vista


Waterslide Policies

  • The minimum height of the guest is determined by the manufacturer for the safety of the guest using the equipment.
  • If under 13 years old, must have their parents' permission
  • Multiple riders are not permitted
  • There are no weight restrictions but guest must be able to fit through the enclosed slide
  • Bathing suits must be worn
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation not permitted
  • Eye glasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps
  • Jewelry and accessories should be removed before using the slide
  • No floatation devices may be worn or carried on the slide
  • Children who are not toilet trained (and those in diapers or swim diapers) are not allowed in any of the water facilities onboard, as per United States Public Health Services. This includes the Kiddie slides. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks.
  • The slide is not recommended if there are any physical limitations, impairments, under the influence of alcohol or under a doctor’s care.
  • Guest must use the slide on his/her back, feet first. No sitting, standing, or turning around on the slide in order to face forward.
  • Do not attempt to slow down, stop, twist or rotate your body
  • Exit landing area immediately after going down the slide
  • Follow attendant’s instructions and proceed only when instructed
  • Follow all rules and instructions to avoid injury to you and others
  • Use slide at your own risk
  • Alaska Cruises: The slide is not operational during the Alaska season.


Using the Splash Area 
Splash area hours vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter. The Carnival Splendor has a Splash Park.

Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Vista

  • Children who are not toilet trained (and those in diapers or swim diapers) are not allowed in any of the water facilities onboard, as per United States Public Health Services. This includes the Splash area. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks.
  • Lifeguards are not on duty.
  • Use of the Splash area without adult supervision is prohibited.


Using the Whirlpool
  
The whirlpools on the aft section of the ship are for ‘Adults-Only’ as well as those in ‘Serenity’. For all other whirlpools, children must be accompanied by an adult. Whirlpool hours vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

Whirlpool Rules

  • No lifeguards on duty
  • Use the whirlpool at your own risk
  • Use ladders to enter and exit the whirlpool
  • Watch your step on wet surfaces
  • Water temperature varies; check before entering whirlpool
  • Showers are required prior to use
  • Use of the whirlpool should not exceed 15 minutes
  • Leave the whirlpool immediately if you experience any adverse symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath or drowsiness

Please consult a Physician prior to using the whirlpool if ‘you are taking prescription drugs, under the care of a physician, pregnant, or have high blood pressure, a history of heart disease, diabetes or similar conditions’. 

The following is strictly prohibited:

  • Diving or jumping into the whirlpool. All whirlpools are too shallow for safe diving
  • Use of the whirlpool by children without adult supervision. All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children who are not toilet trained (and those in diapers or swim diapers) are not allowed in any of the water facilities onboard, as per United States Public Health Services. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks. Note: This includes the whirlpools.
  • Use of the whirlpool by those who are immuno-compromised
  • Glass containers
  • Smoking and eating
  • Horseplay – Please act responsibly at all times

 

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