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Focusing on Families: More 3rd Berths on Serenity

A Family Focus:

Crystal Increases Third Berths On Serenity

Photo of Crystal Serenity goes here.To assist families, Crystal Cruises has added 20 third berth accommodations to Crystal Serenity; that represents a 15% increase in third berths on that ship. 

Crystal is introducing new in-room sofas that fold out to single beds in the sitting areas of several categories of staterooms. The changes reflect current trends and expand flexible travel options for future sailings, including Crystal Serenity’s upcoming Thanksgiving voyage in which kids sail free.

Crystal Serenity now features 157 flexible third-berth travel options in every category and on every passenger deck, including all Penthouse Suites and many Deluxe Staterooms with private verandas and picture windows.

Every passenger deck also offers a variety of staterooms and suites with connecting capabilities, including a number with third berth capacity, expanding the options for extended groups of families and friends traveling together.

“The popularity of family and multi-generational travel is one of the year’s top travel trends,” says Bill Smith, Crystal’s senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Families seeking great style and service, especially in overseas travel, appreciate our spacious ships and destination-rich itineraries. In the luxury sector, Crystal offers an attractive mix of activities, amenities, and shoreside adventures for every age, with the chance to introduce children and grandchildren to the world’s great cities and sites while sharing valuable time together.”

Kids Sail Free for Thanksgiving

Travelers will have the perfect opportunity to take advantage of Crystal Serenity’s new flexible accommodations during the ship’s upcoming Thanksgiving voyage in the Caribbean and Panama Canal, Nov. 19 – 30, 2007, on which kids 11 years old and under sail for free when traveling with two adults in a third berth suite.

The voyage offers the chance to explore the beaches and rainforests of Costa Rica, have up-close encounters with marine life in the Caribbean, and experience the fascination of transiting the Panama Canal. Offering family friendly activities and interests for all ages, the sailing is also a Mind, Body & Spirit theme voyage featuring instruction in Tai Chi, yoga and Pilates, and lecturers from the Cleveland Clinic. 

Crystal Serenity’s 2007 Thanksgiving voyage departs from Miami and ends in Caldera, Costa Rica. Along the way, guests will enjoy port calls in: Turks & Caicos/Grand Turk; St. Barts/Gustavia, French West Indies; St. Maarten/Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles; Aruba/Oranjestad, Dutch West Indies; as well as transit of the Panama Canal. Fares begin at $3,380 per person double occupancy, depending on stateroom selected.

Junior Activities

Crystal Serenity has a fully supervised Junior Activities Program for kids ages 17 and under.  Fantasia – the ship’s dedicated children’s playroom – is outfitted with games, craft materials, Sony Playstation® and Xbox 360TM video games, and personal computers with entertainment and education software.

The line’s staff of Junior Activities Directors includes grade school, high school, and physical education teachers on summer vacation along with seasoned camp counselors. There is at least one counselor for each 12 participants, a ratio that supports a variety of age-appropriate activities tiered for toddlers through teens.

For More Information

Talk to your travel agent or contact Crystal at 800-446-6620 or www.crystalcruises.com.

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