THE SAIL-FOR-FREE DEAL

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - — Mary For­gione

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

CRYS­TAL CRUISES’ of­fer ap­plies to the Crys­tal Seren­ity, left, and the Crys­tal Sym­phony.

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