Cruise Deals: KIDS GO FREE with Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise line are offering a fantastic opportunity for families to take a holiday this autumn.  Children aged 17 and younger can travel for free when sharing a berth with their parents.  Families can enjoy soaking up the sun in the Caribbean, inter-island hopping in Hawaii or enjoying learning about European history.  The best thing is, when you are cruising you can keep the kids entertained with visits to different places whilst only unpacking once on your floating hotel.

The Kids Sale Free offer is valid on new bookings made by 7th July 2012, on selected autumn sailings to Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Europe or Hawaii.  Some selected sailings also qualify for up to $500 air credits, with Norwegian’s usual Military and AARP discounts.

 

Taking the Hawaiian Island cruise on The Pride of America between the end of September and middle of December, will give you the chance to explore four Hawaiian Islands, and take in the view of the fantastic Na’Pali coast.  Fares start from just $1299.

If a European cruise is more to your liking, Norwegian Jade will be leaving Venice on its week long Greek Isles and Adriatic tour from the beginning of September to end of October, and fares start at just $479!

The opportunity to take the children to five different countries is available on the Norwegian Spirit, with a twelve-day Grand Mediterranean cruise leaving from Barcelona or Venice from September to October.  She then moves onto nine day Canary Island cruises, again from Barcelona in the beginning of November to middle of December.

Norwegian’s newest ship, Norwegian Epic has fantastic facilities on board with Nickelodeon activities and shows for younger guests and great entertainment and dining options for parents.  Seven day Western Mediterranean cruises are available from October leaving from Barcelona.  Later on in November, she’ll be heading for the sun leaving Miami for seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises.

Bermuda’s pink sand beaches await families sailing from New York City on the Norwegian Star from beginning of September to mid October, or on Norwegian Dawn leaving from Boston on 7 or 14th September.  Norwegian Jewel leaves New York to sail to the Bahamas and Florida from mid September to mid October.  Norwegian Gem will be sailing a nine-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean between October and December.  Better still, fares start at an amazing $449!

Three different departure locations are available for families wanting a Western Caribbean cruise.  Norwegian Pearl sails from Miami in October and November, Norwegian Star from Tampa October to December and Norwegian Dawn from New Orleans in November and December.  Prices start at just $439 for a seven day cruise.

A longer Southern Caribbean family cruise is available on the Norwegian Sun, leaving Miami between October and December for 10 or 11 days.

A chance to see the amazing autumn colours on a Canada and New England cruise starts at just $549.  A seven day cruise is available from Boston to Quebec on Norwegian Dawn and a longer 10 day round trip on Norwegian Gem leaves from New York City.

The Alaska cruise season ends early but families can enjoy a seven day cruise from Seattle from 1st to 16th September pm the Norwegian Pearl or Norwegian Jewel.

For the chance for a family to have a trial cruise, kids sail free on 3 and 4 day Bahamas cruises on board Norwegian Sky leaving Miami from beginning September to end of December.  With fares starting at just $179, this has to be a bargain.

To cater for youth and teens, Norwegian Cruise line has recently updated its Splash Academy and Entourage.  Both feature a different theme every day – whether oceans, pirates, space cowboys, jungle fever or circus, every day offers something different – tailored to their ages.  There is 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 focus is on joining in and developing team building, encouraging confidence and developing interpersonal skills.  The new youth and teen programs offer unique activities and more sporting events, through a partnership with King’s Foundation and Camps.  Children get the opportunity to learn real circus skills with the Hilario Productions’ Cirque du Jour, a New York-based company.  Splash Academy is aimed at under 3 cruisers and their parents and offers baby art and sensory play classes ‘Wee Can Too” organic art products.

*All cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy.

 

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Richard Boyce

Richard Boyce is a cruise travel specialist for Cruise1st Australia.

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