Kids sail free, additional perks for families and tailored value sweeten vacation memories
Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travelers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travelers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families traveling with children and multiple generations. The voyages sail between Vancouver and Anchorage from June through August on seven-, nine- and 10-day itineraries that call in some of the region’s most spectacular destinations. Crystal’s “Kids Sail Free” offer allows kids age 17 and under to sail in a complimentary third berth with two full-fare adults, while the “Crystal Memories” program affords additional perks for larger families traveling together, with one free berth for every 10 full-fare guests and shipboard credit for each guest. Additionally, “Crystal Clear Choices” allow travelers to tailor the savings to best suit their needs, with the option to select shipboard credit, air credit, or cruise fare savings.
“Summer voyages to Alaska have always been a favorite among families with children, who are seeking close-to-home adventure with all the luxuries included in the Crystal Experience,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “These savings opportunities make a family vacation with the best in the world even more appealing for guests who crave the natural wonders that are so abundant in Alaska.”
Aboard Crystal Serenity, junior cruisers enjoy numerous entertainment and enrichment options, just as their parents do, with dedicated facilities and programs for younger kids and teens. Fantasia and Waves were redesigned in 2016 and are fully equipped with arts and crafts, dozens of games appropriate for all ages, plush spacious seating areas and flat-screen TVs for movie nights and interactive play on PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Wii™, and Xbox One™. Junior Activities Directors curate specialized programming throughout summer voyages related to the destinations, bringing the travel experience to life for children.
Ashore, there are dozens of Crystal Adventures ashore that showcase this natural beauty in ways to suit virtually any interest, from virtually every vantage point – by air, land, sea and even glacier. Dogsledding camp visit and trekking through Tongass National Forest, will increase guests’ heartrates, while numerous flightseeing opportunities to explore the majestic glaciers of the region and several whale-watching and educational wildlife experiences highlight the delicate magnificence of the remarkable landscapes.
Crystal Serenity’s 2017 summer Alaska voyages start at all-inclusive cruise-only fares of $2,585 per person. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Crystal’s website, www.crystalcruises.com .
As it expands its reach to all luxury travelers across the globe, Crystal evolves to The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line ™, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class™ with Crystal Residences.