Sailing through the Mediterranean and Western Europe; New England/Canada and the North American East Coast; South America and the Caribbean, the voyages feature a bevy of locales rich in history and cultural pursuits as well as enriching adventures that only Crystal can deliver. Crystal Adventures ashore provide inquisitive guests and junior cruisers to explore the ruins of Pompeii (from Sorrento, Italy); take painting lessons from a local artist in Santorini, Greece; experience an up close encounter with dolphins at Prospect Reef (Tortola, British Virgin Islands); explore the rich array of marine life aboard a submarine in Aruba; and even enjoy South American holiday customs in Brazil.
On board, stimulating enrichment opportunities continue for the young travelers. Crystal's purpose-built Fantasia and Waves children's and teens' facilities—the only ones of such kind in luxury cruising—also feature events and top video games and toys. On select voyages, junior activity directors arrange organized programs for little ones, older kids and teenagers.
Voyages featuring the "Kids Sail Free" offer and other family-friendly incentives include:
-- Sept 13 (7 days)/New England & Canada (New York to Montreal)Crystal Serenity
-- Sept 27 (7 days)/New England & Canada (Montreal to New York)
-- Oct 24 (7 days)/New England & Canada (Round-trip New York)
-- Oct 31 (14 days)/U.S. East Coast & Caribbean (New York to Miami)
-- Nov 14 (14 days)/Caribbean (Round-trip Miami)
-- Nov 28 (14 days)/Caribbean (Round-trip Miami)
-- Dec 19 (15 days)/South America/Holiday (San Juan to Rio de Janeiro)
-- Sept 6 (7 days)/Mediterranean (Venice to Istanbul)"Our guests are discerning travelers who recognize that travel is one of the most enriching and educational experiences we can share with our families," says Crystal's president, Edie Rodriguez. "The additional incentive offers for families on these voyages make it even easier for parents traveling with children of virtually any age to broaden their horizons in ways not possible from text books, television or a digital device."
-- Sept 13 (7 days)/Mediterranean (Round-trip Istanbul)
-- Sept 20 (12 days)/Mediterranean (Istanbul to Rome)
-- Oct 11 (7 days)/Mediterranean (Athens to Venice)
-- Oct 18 (7 days)/Mediterranean (Venice to Monte Carlo)
-- Oct 25 (12 days)/Mediterranean (Round-trip Monte Carlo)
-- Nov 6 (7 days)/Mediterranean & Western Europe (Monte Carlo to Lisbon)
-- Nov 13 (9 days)/Mediterranean & Western Europe (Lisbon to Monte Carlo)
-- Nov 22 (7 days)/Mediterranean (Monte Carlo to Marseille)
-- Nov 29 (12 days)/Mediterranean (Marseille to Lisbon)
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