Cruise companies offering free kids packages may be just the incentive you need for a family cruise this year. Cruises are all inclusive — aside from alcohol — so your family can sail for one set price with no surprises. In perusing a list of cruise lines that offer 'kids sail free' packages keep in mind that promotions and discounts change regularly.
Children aged 17 and under sail free with two paying adults in the same cabin aboard the Costa Atlantica cruise ship on select Carribean sailings. This cruise line also offers the Costa Kids Program and is a free service for children between the ages of 3 and 17. There are many activities included such as face painting, pirate treasure hunts, masquerades and pizza parties. Since this is an Italian cruise line, it is only fitting that they offer free Italian language lessons for your kids as well. Your children will have something to do from sun up to sun down as staff are around to keep them busy with many fun activities and entertainment.
Costa Cruises 200 S Park Road, Suite 200 Hollywood, FL 33021 877-882-6782 costacruise.com
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Magic cruise ship offers free sailings for children when accompanied by two full-price guests. This is available on either the seven-night Eastern Carribean cruise or the seven-night Western Carribean cruise. The Disney Magic has much for families to participate in and enjoy together. You will also stop at Castaway Bay — Disney's very own private island with over 1,000 acres of activities in the Bahamas. In addition to the entertainment offered while out to sea, you can incorporate a trip to the Disney theme parks.
Disney Cruise Vacations Guest Communications P O Box 10238 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 800-951-3532
The Mediterranean Shipping Company — referred to as MSC Cruises — is the fourth largest in the world. You can sail to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Africa, Northern Europe or North and South America. On an MSC cruise ship kids under 18 years of age sail free all year if they stay with two paying adults — regardless of destination. Kids have fun in total security — all activities, pools and play areas are supervised — giving parents tremendous peace of mind knowing their children are safe. MSC cruises are not just for little ones. There is also a Teen Club on some of the ships that offers discos, music programs, sports tournaments, games rooms and team games for your children to participate in.
MSC Cruises Suite 532, 5 Lime Street King Street Wharf Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia 011-02-8270-4111 msccruises.com.au