Policies for Shipboard Water Sports

Published 03/11/2015 10:00 PM   |    Updated 02/15/2017 03:45 PM

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

Using the Swimming Pools

Pool hours vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

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

Pool Safety
We do not have lifeguards on duty at our pools. “The best safety measure for children in a pool is close parental supervision. This philosophy is in line with that of not only other cruise lines but also hotels, resorts and beaches around the globe. As such, we provide clear and conspicuous signage to alert guests that lifeguards are not on duty and parental supervision is required for children at our pools.”

To offer an additional layer of safety for our guests who choose to utilize them, swim life jackets for children of various sizes are available free of charge and are on display near the main midship pool.   

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)

  • Guest must be 42 inches in height.
  • The slide is separate from the pool.

Waterslide – Ending in the Pool
Ships: Carnival Elation and Carnival Paradise

  • Guest must be 48 inches in height
  • The slide runs into the pool, therefore, guest must know how to swim.

Speedway Splash Racing Slides
Ship: Carnival Sunshine

  • Guest must be 42 inches in height.
  • The slides are separate from the pool.

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

  • Guest must be 48 inches in height and maximum 265 pounds
  • The slide is separate from the pool.

Tube Slide (with inner tubes)
Ship: Carnival Horizon

  • Height and weight requirements: tba
  • The slide is separate from the pool.

Drainpipe
Ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic

  • Guest must be 42 inches in height.
  • The slide is separate from the pool.

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

  • Guest must be 48 inches in height and maximum 300 pounds
  • The slide is separate from the pool.

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

  • The slides are separate from the pool

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 Park / Splash Zone
Splash Park / Splash Zone hours vary and are listed in the daily Fun Times newsletter.

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 Park/Splash Zone. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks.
  • Lifeguards are not on duty.
  • Use of the Splash Park/Splash Areas 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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