Crystal Cruises’ fares are so all-inclusive they include children. Yup, the luxury cruise line lets kids sail free when accompanied by an adult. So kids don’t try to leave home without your folks. The Los Angeles, California-based cruise company actually just upped the promotion, which allows kids age 17 and under to sail free of charge when sharing a third berth stateroom with two adults, to include more options.
Previously offered on just four luxury European cruises during June and July, families can now choose from seven- to 15-day voyages in the Mediterranean, Western Europe, North Cape, Baltic, British Isles, Canary Islands, and across the Atlantic from May-December aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. What’s more, new Magic Castle at Sea junior cruisers shows and classes will be offered on board during summer cruises, in addition to all-ages shows on every cruise.
“While summer break is a key time for a ‘whole family’ vacation, many families enjoy sharing the history, beauty, and educational journey of Europe at non-break times like autumn, when airfares may be more attractive,” says Jack Anderson, Crystal’s senior vice-president of marketing and sales. “With visits to some of Europe’s most storied and breathtaking locales, such as Monte Carlo, Casablanca, Venice, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Stockholm, and Edinburgh, the additional savings make these voyages an incredible value, sure to create lifelong memories.”
In addition to the new Magic Castle at Sea enrichment, Crystal offers family-friendly learning and entertainment, from iPad Digital Filmmaking classes (in association with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts) to dedicated on-board kids and teens spaces -- a rarity among luxury cruise lines. During school vacation times, junior activities directors host complimentary supervised activities on board, ranging from behind-the scenes tours to cooking classes and scavenger hunts. Every cruise also has babysitting services, “finicky eater” foods, movies, library books, family-friendly excursions, and more available.
All-inclusive, Book Now fares for “Kids Sail Free” applicable voyages begin at $2,495 per person if booked by April 30. 2013. The “Crystal Family Memories” program also offers additional free berths and perks for groups of six or more.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.