NEW YORK -- Crystal Cruises said cruisers ages 17 and younger
jumped 12% during its 2002 Alaska season, according to a
spokeswoman, so the line is encouraging more kids to join them this
Alaska season by giving free cruises away.
Children ages 12 and under will sail free on nine cruise
itineraries to Alaska aboard the Crystal Harmony when sharing the
same stateroom with two adults.
The line offers the Junior Activities Program, which offers
age-appropriate activities for kids through their teens.
Crysatl's Alaska season begins May 23.
For more information, contact Crystal at (800) 446-6620 or visit
In other under-20 news:
• Disney Cruise Line welcomed Aladdin and his magic lamp aboard
its two ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.
The carpet-riding hero and his genie companion now are part of
Disney's programming for 3- and 4-year-old passengers. Highlights
of the program include a treasure hunt for "jewels," memory games
and sing-alongs and a flying carpet game.
For details, call (800) 511-1333 or visit www.disneytravelagents.com.
• Princess Cruises partnered with the Miami Seaquarium to expand
the line's joint educational programs for junior cruisers on its
The Onboard Princess Kids program offers a series of new,
specially designed videos on such topics as "Baby Animals,"
"Whales, Dolphins and Training," "Fun Fishy Facts," and "Aquatic
Kids also can participate in a number of new activities designed
by the Seaquarium in tandem with the videos.
Details can be found on line at www.princesscruises.com.