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Family-Friendly Cruises: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Children’s Programs – Crown Cruise Vacations


Family-Friendly Cruises: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Children’s Programs

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Princeton, N.J. (Nov 30, 2016) – Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding highly recommends Norwegian Cruise Line and its children’s programs for a family-friendly cruise. There are many sailings to choose from in 2017and beyond when you are planning a cruise for family. Here is some information about Norwegian Cruise Line and its Children’s Programs.

Norwegian Cruise Line revolutionized the industry in 2000 when it introduced “Freestyle Cruising,” which allowed passengers greater freedom to dine when they like (with extended restaurant hours), where they like (with a number of alternative venues), with whom they like (with open seating), with freedom to dress as they please (with a “resort casual” dress code at night), and other relaxations of the usual cruise ship procedures. One of the most appealing freestyle elements is Norwegian’s disembarkation procedure, which is far more relaxed and pleasant than is usual on other large vessels.

Minimum Age

Infants sailing on board a Norwegian vessel must be at least six months of age at time of sailing. However, for voyages that have three or more consecutive days at sea, infants must be at least 12 months old at time of sailing.


Norwegian doesn’t offer babysitting but instead Group Sitting Services for children aged 3-12 every night from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and on port days while the ship is docked.

Parents are encouraged to sign up in advance for both services. If no children are signed up or dropped off by 11:30 p.m. for the nightly service, the youth center will close for the evening. The fees are charged to your onboard account.

Pregnancy Policy

NCL will not accept guests who will have entered their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy by the time their travel with NCL concludes. A statement from the expectant mother’s doctor (letterhead form required) stating her due date and fitness to travel must be sent to NCL’s Access Desk at

Children’s Programs

Infants, Toddlers, and Children (6 months–12 years)

Splash Academy for Kids

This program is specifically designed to engage active and creative kids aged six months to 12 years old. Whether it’s learning to juggle at circus school with Cirque du Jour (presented by Hilario Productions), working on arts and crafts projects, or getting the high score on Wii, there’s plenty of fun for everyone throughout the ship.

The Splash Academy operates from 9 to 12pm and 2 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm on at Sea Days; and from Port Arrival Time to 10:30 pm on port days; and 8pm to 10:30 pm on embarkation day. The transition from Splash Academy to Late Night Fun Zone begins at 10:30 PM. Late Night Fun Zone cost is $6.00 per hour per child, $4.00 per sibling per hour. There is a 15 minute transition time between Splash Academy and Lite Night Fun Zone offered before charges are applied.

Hours of Operations
Port Day: Port Arrival Time – 10:30 p.m.
Sea Days: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Teens (13–17 years)

Entourage for Teens

Play a pickup game of soccer. Take part in a theater or fashion workshop. Dive into an interactive pool party. There’s so much to do around the ship, and your teens can choose whatever activities they like.

Sporting Activities 

NCL has over twenty interactive sports on ship that encourage teamwork, bonding, and confidence building, including: basketball, ultimate Frisbee, rounders and triangle ball.

Themed Events

Between watching scary movies for vampire night and singing your favorite pop songs while playing an air guitar at a nighttime pool party, there’s something exciting happening every night.

Teen Center

Chill in the teen lounge with flat-screen televisions, WiiU, air hockey, foosball, and more. Then dance the night away to the beats of the video jukebox.

Freestyle Accommodations

Norwegian Cruise Line has broken the mold when it comes to accommodations and created the most diverse collection of staterooms and suites at sea. Relax in comfort and style with a wide range of staterooms, including The Haven by Norwegian®, its most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations. Whether you want to make it a family affair and stay in a Family Suite, vacation solo in a Studio or enjoy a Balcony Stateroom with some of your best friends, Norwegian has just the room for you.

The Haven by Norwegian®

Your own luxurious enclave at the top of the ship, The Haven by Norwegian is where contemporary elegance, personalized service and privacy combine to create a unique cruising experience.

Studios for Single Travelers

Celebrate your “me” time in style with our award-winning Studios, designed and priced for the discerning solo traveler.

Largest Suites at Sea

From spacious to vast, our suites are perfect for couples or up to eight guests. Expansive balconies, living rooms and lavish baths make this a sumptuous retreat.

Great Sailings to Choose From on Norwegian Cruise Line cruises in January and beyond here

Sophisticated cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations provide exclusive offers, exceptional value & unparalleled service and can assist with experienced cruise information and bookings. To learn  more about Norwegian Cruise Line sailings and offers, please contact a cruise specialist at Crown Cruise Vacations at 1-877-283-1114 (toll-free USA/Canada) +1-609-945-9801 (direct-dial) or visit

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