Crystal's Kids Program
Crystal Cruises' commitment to excellence and quality of experience does not end with grown-up cruisers. Kids have a variety of great activities to choose from on select Crystal sailings! During Holiday cruises and most summer sailings, junior activities feature games, arts and crafts, and other programs under the supervision of experienced Junior Activities Directors. Plus, Crystal offers a children's playroom and babysitting services on all cruises.
Crystal's Junior Activities Program has three tiers:
3-7 year olds
8-12 year olds
13-17 year olds
Please Note: Crystal is unable to accommodate children less than six months of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those less than three years of age aboard the ships.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board. Activities usually occur between 10:00am and Noon, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Teen activities will also be offered between 10pm and 12 Midnight. Longer hours are typically offered during summer sailings.
Activities are determined by age and the number of children on board. On those sailings with Junior Activities Directors, a detailed schedule of events is created at the beginning of each cruise. Once on board, you'll receive Surf Runner, or Teen Scene, the teenagers guide to special activities, the daily newsletter for kids with details for the following day's schedule and other pertinent information. Summer sailings feature destination-related enrichment, which includes activities relevant to the voyage. Here is a small sample of the activities that are offered:
- Scavenger Hunts
- Hide And Seek
- Story Times/ Ice Cream / Pajama Parties
- Stretch-ercise / Dress-Up Playtime
- Bridge / Galley Tours
- Cookie Baking / Pizza Making
- Fashion Shows / Coke-tails / Card Games
- Karaoke / Special Artists’ Performances
- Mask Parade / Trivia
- Movies / Dancing
- Mini Olympics / Relay Races
- Pool Games / Paddle Tennis
- Water Polo / Swimming
- Shuffleboard / Volleyball
- Late Night Pool Parties / Teen Disco
- Trivial Pursuit Teen Karaoke
- Twister Popcorn Parties
- Pizza Parties
Fantasia, the children's playroom, offers tables and chairs for arts and crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® and Microsoft Xbox® game titles, a large screen television set, personal computers and board games. Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity also feature a teenager's video arcade, Waves. The Library offers children's books and children's videos or DVDs for enjoyment in staterooms.
Kids may choose from a special Junior Cruiser's menu, and Crystal's executive chefs and other culinary staff can prepare custom dishes. The Trident Grill serves complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and more. Baby food, high chairs and booster seats are available.
For a small fee, all vessels offer in-stateroom baby-sitting. Guests should contact the concierge on board for this service at least 24 hours in advance.