Celebrity Cruises Gets Kid-Friendly With Their New “Healthy” Interactive Onboard Program

Celebrity Cruises is now catering to kids – in a healthy way!

Known for their chic decor, contemporary design, warm spaces, luxurious staterooms and personalized service, as well as for their spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms, healthy gourmet cuisine in their AquaSpa Cafes, rejuvenation seminars and  fitness classes, Celebrity ships offer an ideal backdrop for wellness-themed experiences. But why let the adults have all the fun? Now for the very first time, the line is actually bringing children into their wellness lineup by offering a program with a playful twist.

Celebrity has been collaborating with The Nerdel Company to offer a new, interactive program featuring activities themed around healthy choices and starring a puppet named NERDEL, known for his endearing, lovable “personality.”

Activities for the”Shipmates” (children from ages three to five) and “Cadets” (children from ages six to eight) will include:

  • Live puppet performances
  • Puppet workshops
  • Children’s puppet performances
  • Lessons on the art of puppeteering

The kids will also have opportunities to explore The World of NERDEL, which includes a custom-designed Celebrity Cruises activity book with crossword puzzles, word searches, matching games, coloring, custom-designed and standard sing-along songs and a video by the “Chef Mangel” (pronounced Mahn-gell) puppet, followed by a healthy pizza-making class.

The Nerdel Company was developed by a team that has included doctors, nutritionists, chefs, fitness professionals, educators and entertainment experts, in order to address the issues of children’s obesity, hunger, fitness and health in an educational and entertaining way.

All the fun doesn’t have to end when you leave the ship. The World of NERDEL also has iPad applications, an interactive website – www.nerdel.com – and animated presentations, that will allow Celebrity’s youngest guests to continue learning about making healthy choices.

This new NERDEL program was just recently introduced on the brand-new Celebrity Silhouette, which debuted in Europe this summer, and is scheduled to launch on all the other ships (with the exception of Celebrity Xpedition) by October 15, 2011.

For more information or to book, please visit Celebrity Cruises.