Crystal is a sophisticated cruise line that focuses its attention on adults but, more than any other line in the luxury end of the market, it also does its part to cater to the little people. Each ship has a bright children's playroom, primarily used during holiday and summer cruises (mostly in Europe or Alaska), when some 100 kids may be aboard. Both ships also have another room with PlayStations, computers, and arcade machines for older kids and teens, with counselors on hand to supervise activities such as scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, karaoke, and games that take place during several hours in both the morning and afternoon, for three age groups between 3 and 17. There are kiddie books and videos in the library for guests to take back to their staterooms, and a children's menu in the main dining room, as well as kid favorites at the poolside Trident Grill.
For children as young as 6 months, in-cabin babysitting can be arranged privately through the concierge at an hourly rate of $10 for one child, $15 for two kids, and $20 for three kids. Cribs, highchairs, and booster seats are available. As for food, if you notify the line ahead of time, it'll special order jars of baby food at no charge, or the chef will puree organic food for your baby. Note that children ages 11 and under pay 50% of the lowest adult fare when accompanied by two full-fare guests.
The minimum age for sailing is 6 months.
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