With its acclaimed children’s programs and activities, Crystal is the luxury operator best suited for the family market.
Both ships feature a fully supervised Junior Activities program for kids between the ages of 3 and 17 on Holiday voyages and nearly all summer sailings, each with dedicated play areas for both young kids and teens. Children are supervised during their activities with the Junior Activities Directors, and children with parents’ permission are free to come and go as they please. The Junior Activities program is not intended to be utilized as a babysitting service or daycare facility. Children under the age of the 3 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
Fantasia welcomes children ages 3-7 and 8-12, with games, crafts, popular Sony PlayStation® and Xbox 360TM kiosks and large-screen televisions, board games and personal computers with entertainment and education. A video arcade at Waves keeps teens ages 13-17 entertained as well. The Library offers a selection of children's books and videos for in-room viewing; children can also see recently released films in The Hollywood Theatre.
On sailings with a Junior Activities Director, children receive their own daily newsletter – Surf Runner or Teen Scene, depending on their age – letting them know of the next day’s adventures. The hours of operation vary depending on the itinerary and number of children on board.
- 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 Computer University@Sea®
- E-mail Services
Children 11 and younger pay 50 percent of the minimum fare when accompanied by two full-fare paying adults. Throughout the year, the line occasionally sets special promotions in which children can sail free when sharing a room with two adults.
Crystal Symphony offers ten connecting staterooms and 89 staterooms with a third berth available. On Crystal Serenity, there are 50 connecting staterooms and 154 staterooms with a third berth available.
Please note: Crystal Cruises 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.