Sunday, December 07, 2014

Carnival Introduces Spin U

It’s not always easy to cruise with older teens, those 15 –17 year old (I speak from experience)! Finding something for them to do onboard that’s interesting and engaging is not easy! However, Carnival Cruise Line is committed to fun for all ages and has come up with a new and exciting program…Spin U!

Spin U was developed as part of Carnival’s Club O2 teen program in partnership with legendary DJ Irie. The program is a great for kids that love music, the idea of sharing it with others and as a starting point in learning how to DJ. Whether they want to spin at a party, club, be the next DJ superstar, or just pick up a new hobby, Spin U teaches the fundamentals of mixing, blending, and scratching.

Different packages will be offered including a free 30-minute introductory session that includes an overview of equipment basics and spinning and mixing techniques. A 45-minute program called DJ 101 expands upon the intro class with a comprehensive overview of mixing and scratching ($20). Three DJ Master classes follow ($99 for all 3) that help participants master the art of mixing, mic skills and understanding song structure and transitions. One lucky student may even get to try out their new skills entertaining guests poolside on the Lido deck.

Spin U is currently being piloted on six and eight day cruises on the Carnival Freedom with fleetwide rollout expected by the end of 2015.

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