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Kids Sail Free On Three Crystal Symphony Holiday Cruises

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Crystal Cruises invites kids 17 and under to cruise for free on three Crystal Symphony Pacific Coast voyages next spring and fall.

The new offer, valid for children sailing in a third berth with two full-fare adults, is available for the seven-day sailings between Los Angeles and Vancouver: April 10 and 17, plus a seven-day Thanksgiving cruise sailing round-trip from Los Angeles November 20.

The April 17 voyage – ending on Easter Sunday – and the Thanksgiving itinerary are ideal options for families with children on Spring Break and seeking to spend the holiday together at sea.

Crystal’s April Pacific Coast cruises explore the northern Golden Coast of California and British Columbia with visits to Santa Barbara, San Francisco, California; Astoria, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Victoria, British Columbia.  The November itinerary features Crystal’s first-ever overnight in San Francisco, plus stops in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.  A fourth seven-day southern Pacific Coast cruise sails round-trip from Los Angeles December 4.

Also ideal for families, Crystal’s Family Memories program offers two savings options: $500 credit toward a Crystal Private Adventure, kids under 17 sail free in third berth, plus other perks for six full-fare bookings; all of this, plus one complimentary berth for 10 full-fare bookings.  Promotional, Two-for-One cruise fares start at $2,650 per person, double occupancy, and include $500 per couple ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credits, complimentary air transportation.  The credits and air transportation apply only to full-fare bookings.

Crystal zeros in on teens!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Forget pizza parties and ping pong tournaments, Crystal is raising the bar on teen activities with cool new stuff to do this summer, from sushi making classes — the Junior Activities Directors teach teens the techniques practiced by Nobu-trained chefs in the ships’ Silk Road and The Sushi Bar — to group dance lessons taught by the ships’ onboard dance professionals and dance parties hosted by the ships’ DJ. Teens can also take a golf lesson with the PGA pro instructors onboard or attend the ships’ Berlitz language classes.

And it’s not just teens who are catered to. In response to an increase in family and multigenerational travel aboard its pair of elegant ships, the 922-passenger Crystal Symphony and 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity, the hours and scope of the supervised kids programming during the summer months has been expanded for all kids ages 3 to 17.

Destination-oriented activities range from a Swedish lesson en route to Stockholm to Olympic-style competitions sailing from Athens. Each ship has a cheerful play room and a teen centre with PlayStations, arcade machines and computers. Extras include free ice cream bars and there is babysitting available upon request.

Crystal’s “Family Memories” program offers even more perks when a family group books at least six full-fare guests, including $100 per person shipboard credits, pre-paid tips, “Private Adventure” shore excursion credits, and free group photo (book 10 full-fare guests and also get a free berth).

Crystal offers free ride for kids in Baltic

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Kids under age 17 sail free on a pair of Baltic cruises this summer when sharing a cabin with two adults.

  • The 7-night June 14, 2010, departure (cruise #0213) of the Crystal Symphony round-trip out of Dover, England, calling on Guernsey, Channel Islands; Waterford, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; and Liverpool, England; fares start at $4,210 for each of two adults in cabin (the child is free).
  • The 7-night Aug 7, 2010, departure of Crystal Symphony sails from Copenhagen to Stockholm and visits Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Stockholm, Sweden; fares start at $4,375 for each of two adults in cabin (the child is free).

Standard cabins accommodate three people, so the promotion is ideal for families with one child.

The ship’s playroom, Fantasia, welcomes children ages 3-7 and 8-12, and offers supervised activities from arts and crafts, to board games, and use of Sony PlayStation® and Xbox 360TM kiosks and personal computers with entertainment and education.

A video arcade at the Waves teen center is geared to the 13 to 17 set. The ship’s library has children’s books and videos for in-room viewing; children can also see recently released films in The Hollywood Theatre.

These two cruises also include other perks, namely $1,000 per couple “As you Wish” spending credits for onboard purchases (drinks, spa, shops and shore excursions). Certain restrictions may apply.