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Family-Friendly Luxury With Crystal Cruises - Kids Sail Free on Select 2013 Voyages

Posted March 26, 2013

Crystal Cruises - Kids Sail Free
Luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises, recently announced the expansion of its 'Kids Sail Free program'. Originally scheduled for just four European itineraries in June and July 2013, 17 additional voyages have been added departing between May and December 2013. Families can now choose from 7-to 15-day sailings in the Mediterranean, Western Europe, North Cape, Baltic, British Isles, Canary Islands and across the Atlantic on the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.

Under Crystal Cruises' Kids Sail Free promotion, children 17 and under can sail for free when sharing a stateroom with two adults. All-inclusive, fares for Kids Sail Free applicable voyages begin at $2,495/person if booked by April 30. The 'Crystal Family Memories' program (details below) also offers additional free berths and perks for groups of six or more.

The Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are designed with staterooms that can accommodate a maximum of three guests. It is only possible to accommodate a single free child in a stateroom, when accompanied with 2 full fare paying adults. Since there is a very limited number of staterooms that can accommodate three guests, we recommend reserving your stateroom as soon as possible.

Crystal Cruises is also creating Magic Castle at Sea enrichment with new shows and activities specifically for their 'junior cruisers' on summer sailings in Europe.

A rarity for luxury lines, both the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony feature a fully supervised, family-friendly Junior Activities program on nearly all summer sailings for children between the ages of 3 and 17.


Fantasia welcomes children ages 3-7 and 8-12, with games, crafts, popular Sony PlayStation and Xbox 360 kiosks and large-screen televisions, board games and personal computers with entertainment and education. A video arcade at Waves keeps teens ages 13-17 entertained as well. The Library offers a selection of children's books and videos for in-room viewing; children can also see recently released films in The Hollywood Theater. Activities

On sailings with a Junior Activities Director, children receive their own daily newsletter - Surf Runner or Teen Scene, depending on their age letting them know of the next day's adventures. The hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board.

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Hide and Seek
  • Story Times / Ice cream / Pajama Parties
  • Stretch-ercise / Dress-up Playtime
  • Bridge / Galley tours
  • Cookie Baking / Pizza making
  • Fashion Shows / Coke-tails / card games
  • Karaoke / Special Artists' Performances
  • Mask Parade / Trivia
  • Movies / Dancing
  • Mini Olympics / Relay Races
  • Pool Games / Paddle tennis
  • Water Polo / Swimming
  • Shuffleboard / Volleyball
  • Late Night Pool Parties / Teen disco
  • Trivial Pursuit Teen karaoke
  • Twister Popcorn Parties
  • Pizza Parties Computer University@Sea
  • E-mail Services

  • Dining

    Kids of all ages will enjoy a special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and culinary staff are always pleased to prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more.

    Babysitting Services

    In-stateroom babysitting services are available onboard for your convenience. Arrangements can be made through the Concierge located at the reception desk. One days notice is not required, but appreciated. Fees are $10 per hour for one child, $15 per hour for two children and $20 per hour for three children. To satisfy safety concerns, the maximum number of children/babies watched by one babysitter is three.

    Crystal Family Memories Program: 6 full-fare, full-payment guests

    If you are planning on celebrating a special occasion, or family reunion, luxury line Crystal Cruises would like to welcome you aboard with a special offer.

    For every 6 guests who book and pay in full, Crystal Cruises will provide shipboard credits and more (see benefits below). Sail with 10 guests and receive additional value 11th free berth!

    Crystal Family Memories Program: 6 full-fare, full-payment guests

  • $200 per person shipboard credit (maximum 2 per stateroom)
  • One 8 x 10 activity photo and a USB memory drive with digital photo files of all purchased photography, one set per stateroom
  • Third-berth kids sail free (17 years and under with waiver)
  • $500 credit for a minimum $2,500 Crystal Private Adventure
  • $100 nonrefundable service fee applies. $500 credit is applied at time of payment. Standard request procedures apply
  • All guests in staterooms must be full fare. Applies to first two full-fare guest in a stateroom or Suite

  • Crystal Family Memories Program: 10 full-fare, full-payment guests

  • 11th berth is FREE when sailing with 10 full-fare guests

  • With sophisticated tours worldwide, enriching learning opportunities, international gourmet cuisine, complimentary voluntour-ism excursions, and a host of other activities for all ages, the Crystal experience gives families exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime access to creating intimate bonds, gleaning a global education, and building lifelong memories while sailing in elegance, making Crystal Cruises the leader in family-friendly luxury cruising.

    Last Updated : Mar 2013
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