Crystal’s Alaska season offers enticing adventures for families
Crystal Serenity’s Alaska voyages are offering far more than the comprehensive exploration of the Last Frontier that has drawn luxury travellers to the region for years. For all seven 2017 Alaska cruises aboard the award-winning vessel, luxury travellers can enjoy a host of value propositions and savings that specifically apply to families travelling with children and multiple generations. The voyages sail between Vancouver and Anchorage from June through August on seven-, nine- and ten-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 travelling together, with one free berth for every 10 full-fare guests and shipboard credit for each guest. Additionally, “Crystal Clear Choices” allow travellers 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 favourite among families with children, who are seeking 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 specialised 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.