You can request baby food, high chairs, and booster seats in advance of boarding. Special kid-friendly birthday parties can also be arranged with advance notice. Tweens and Teens (7–17 years) Club HAL®—Tweens Tweens aged 7–12 can take part in Xbox tournaments, Olympic relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties. There’s also a BBC Earth Experiences Amazing and Awesome Fact Show designed just for them! The Loft Teens aged 13–17 can enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late-night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip-hop classes, guys vs. girl’s scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes, and teen-only nightclub events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered. (The Loft is not available on the MS Prinsendam.) #9: Crystal Cruises MinimumAge: Six months. Children under 6 are not allowed on Crystal Expedition Cruises. Children’s Programs: Extensive Babysitting: Yes Tickets: http://www.cruisecompete.com/lines/crystal_cruises.html Overview Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury cruise lines in the world and has won an unprecedented number of major awards. They have been voted World’s Best by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more often than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort. There are good reasons for these accolades. While other cruise lines renovate ships every few years or when the ships begin to look tired or shabby, Crystal ships are refreshed and updated often, sometimes every year. In recent years, the company has spent almost $120 million on fleet makeovers and $52 million on the Serenity alone within a two-year period. Staterooms are elegant, and the Crystal Penthouses are drop-dead gorgeous, with furnishings that wouldn’t be out of place in a Manhattan penthouse and state-of-the-art technology. Many veranda staterooms have medical-grade air purifiers; all have top quality bedding, good-sized closet space, and luxurious marble bathrooms. Multiple all-inclusive dining options include restaurants featuring celebrity chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio, as well as several casual dining venues. The award-winning Crystal Spa & Salon, where highly skilled estheticians use Elemis skincare products, equals land-based spas at top resorts. Crystal ships have excellent fitness and sports facilities offering Nordic Walking classes and other instruction. Entertainment options include something for everyone. Music programs range from classical to popular and contemporary. Celebrity performers enhance these programs to a higher-than-average level. There are multiple bars and lounges, each providing a different vibe. There’s a glittering casino and a very well stocked library. And for solo female travelers who like to dance, there are skilled ballroom dancers called Ambassador Hosts. Equally exciting are the distinguished lecturers and teachers who provide the line’s renowned cultural enrichment. Crystal Cruises sails mid-size vessels with a relaxed but sophisticated ambience. The ships have generous, well-appointed common areas; cabins at the higher levels are quite spacious. Crystal’s shore excursions are highly rated. Rather than “one size fits all,” guests may choose from the standard type (similar to what is offered by other lines), small group (more personalized), or private (for groups of four or less). The excursions cater to various interests, including culinary, active/adventure, cultural, and scenic.
Policies subject to change without notice, always check with your travel agent regarding pregnancy policies and children age policies prior to booking your cruise.
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