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Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises is expanding its opportunities for family-friendly summer travel with new "Kids Sail Free" offers in
Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. On four June and July voyages, junior cruisers age 17 and under can travel for free when sharing a third berth stateroom with two adults.
This is the first time ever the popular program has been offered in the Baltic, with three Crystal Serenity sailings of 10 days each on
July 20 and 30, through
St. Petersburg, Russia (two overnights);
A seven-day sailing through the Mediterranean departs
July 6 on Crystal Symphony, visiting
Istanbul and Kusadasi,
Sicily/Taormina, Sorrento, and
"With attractive savings for bringing the kids along, combined with incredible opportunities to see and learn about
Europe's history firsthand, these cruises offer not only great value, but also invaluable experiences in terms of family bonding, world education, and memories," explains
Jack Anderson, Crystal's senior vice-president of sales and marketing.
Crystal Cruises' dedicated on-board kids and teens spaces is a rarity among luxury cruise lines. During summers and holidays, junior activities directors host complimentary supervised activities on board, ranging from behind-the scenes tours to cooking classes and scavenger hunts. The Crystal Visions Enrichment Program also offers entertaining education, including Magic Castle at Sea shows and classes, iPad Digital Filmmaking classes in association with
USC's School of Cinematic Arts, and presentations from expert speakers. Every cruise also has babysitting services, "finicky eater" foods, movies, library books, family-friendly excursions, and more available.
All-inclusive "Book Now" fares for the four
luxury European cruises start at
$2,495/person if booked by December 28. The Crystal Family Memories program also offers additional free berths and perks for groups of six or more.
With sophisticated tours worldwide, enriching learning opportunities, international gourmet cuisine, complimentary voluntourism 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.