Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its popular Kids Sail Free limited time offer on Monday, March 18, 2013, giving children (17 and younger), who are sailing in third and fourth berths, the opportunity to cruise for free when their parents make a new reservation before March 23, 2013.
Kids will love cruising for free on select fall sailings to Alaska, Bahamas & Florida, Bermuda, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Europe, or Hawaii. In addition, select sailings are also eligible for free balcony upgrades, up to $1,000 in air credits, military and AARP discounts.
Families can embark on the ultimate vacation to one of Norwegian’s exciting cruise destinations, such as Hawaii. For a vacation with a view, the entire family will enjoy exploring four spectacular Hawaiian Islands, with more than 100 hours in port, on a seven-day cruise aboard Pride of America. Sailing round-trip from Honolulu, kids can sail free in the fall on sailings from September 28 through December 14, 2013, with fares starting at $1299*.
Norwegian’s award-winning European cruise vacations, give families the opportunity to visit multiple European destinations while only having to unpack once. Families can set sail on Norwegian Jade on seven-day Greek Isles and Adriatic itineraries from Venice, Italy from September 7 through December 7, 2013. For a longer Europe vacation, families can embark on a nine-day Canary Islands cruise on Norwegian Spirit from Barcelona, with ports of call including Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife (Lanzarote), Canary Islands; and Granada (Malaga), Spain, between September 8 and December 10, 2013, with fares from $599*.
Guests of all ages will enjoy exclusive Nickelodeon-themed activities and entertainment as well as the array of other exciting entertainment and dining options while cruising through the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean on board Norwegian Epic. Named “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic and “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row, Norwegian Epic sails a series of seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami, Florida, with stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas from September 1 through December 7, 2013. Fares start at $549*.
For more fun in the sun, families can set sail on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas & Florida on Norwegian’s brand new ship, Norwegian Breakaway. Setting sail from New York City, guests will enjoy stops in Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral); Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau, Bahamas. Also known as “New York’s Ship” for its New York inspired amenities and features, Norwegian Breakaway will bring the best of NYC to sea when she arrives to her year-round homeport in early May 2013, offering the high-caliber dining and entertainment options that New York is known for worldwide.
Kids of all ages will be thrilled to experience the top decks of Norwegian Breakaway which feature the largest Aqua Park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall and more.
Families also have the opportunity to experience the beauty of Alaska before the season ends by setting sail on a seven-day cruise on board Norwegian Pearl or Norwegian Jewel from Seattle or on board Norwegian Sun from either Vancouver, British Columbia or Whittier, Alaska, with rates starting at $429*.
Norwegian Sun’s northbound itinerary departs Vancouver and cruises the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and make stops in the Alaskan favorites of Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau. On her southbound itineraries from Whittier, the ship will cruise the Inside Passage, Sawyer Glacier and Hubbard Glacier, as well as make stops in Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Icy Strait Point.
The line recently enhanced its youth program, Splash Academy, and teen program, Entourage, and this limited time offer is the perfect opportunity for families to experience these new programs, which have received rave reviews from parents and kids alike. Both Splash Academy and Entourage feature a different theme every day. Whether it’s ocean-related, pirates, space cowboys, jungle fever or circus, every day offers kids a new surprise - tailored to their specific age group - Guppies for ages up to 2; Turtles for ages 3 to 5; Seals for ages 6 to 9; and Dolphins for ages 10 to 12.
The enhanced curriculum focuses on team building and assisting in developing children’s interpersonal and confidence-building skills. With activities that are tailored specifically to each age group, the new youth and teen programs focus on creative and unique activities, along with more sporting events, through a partnership with King’s Foundation and Camps. Another highlight of the program is a circus school in partnership with Hilario Productions’ Cirque du Jour, a New York-based company that specializes in teaching children real circus skills. Splash Academy also offers activities for cruisers under three and their parents who can enjoy sensory play classes which include baby art featuring “Wee Can Too” organic art products.
To book a family cruise vacation with Norwegian during the “Kids Sail Free” limited time promotion, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.
*All cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy.