THE SAIL-FOR-FREE DEAL
Sales at Crystal Cruises and Holland America Line could provide a break for families with children-sail-for-free deals.
The deals: Crystal Cruises is offering perks for those traveling with children from September through December. Kids younger than 17 sail free as the third person sharing a cabin along with two paying adults. Families of six or more people will receive onboard credits up to $400 for each stateroom and a $500 credit toward a land excursion. The offer applies to cruises to New England and Canada, the Caribbean and South America aboard the Crystal Symphony. It also applies to Mediterranean cruises aboard the Crystal Serenity. The Kids Sail Free offer is good through April 30.
Holland America Line has a sale that allows third and fourth passengers — think kids or family members — in the same cabin to sail for free or at reduced prices. Those who sail seven to 10 days receive a shore excursion credit of $200 per stateroom; 11 days or longer, $400 per stateroom. The sale applies to selected sailings this summer and into 2016. It covers lots of destinations, including the Panama Canal, Caribbean and Alaska. The sale is through June 1.
Info: For either deal, contact a travel agent or the cruise line: Crystal Cruises, (888) 722-0021, www .crystalcruises.com ; Holland America Line, (877) 7245425, www.hollandamerica.com .
CRYSTAL CRUISES’ offer applies to the Crystal Serenity, left, and the Crystal Symphony.