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Norwegian Cruise Line's Childrens' Program - Kid's Crew

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NCL's Kid's Crew is a program of things to do, places to go and kids to meet. It's like recess, only longer. Sleep-away camp, only better. Because your children won't get homesick, but they also won't get underfoot. You can enjoy a massage while they're on a treasure hunt. Play roulette while they're camping out, or head for the Chocoholic Buffet while they're having a pillow fight at a pajama party.

Every minute they spend in Kid's Crew is carefully supervised by a staff of youth counselors from leading universities and organizations. Prior to coming aboard, they attend a special training course on team and confidence building, communication skills, safety and working with children who have special needs. Together they've come up with an impressive bag of tricks for your kids.

There are circuses, crafts, parades, sports, games, stories and parties. Campouts with flashlights and tents, and cooking classes where they can make pizza or pancakes with funny faces. There is T-shirt painting, face painting and poolside root beer floats. Treasure hunts and sand castle competitions on our private island. And even shore excursions designed just for families. Of course we promise we'll give them plenty of time to spend with you, too. Shoot some hoops at the basketball court. Take them to the magic show. Let junior beat you at table tennis. (Or maybe try hard not to.)

What's for dinner?
That's for you to decide. You can make it a family affair in one of the elegant dining rooms, or have dinner for two while the kids are served up meatballs and spaghetti. NCL offers eight delicious children's menus to tempt the most finicky eaters. And of course, there's always peanut butter and jelly on hand.

As a matter of fact, it's a toss-up who loves Kid's Crew more. Because while they're doing their thing, you're free to do yours. An aerobics class? Step right up. An intimate dinner at Le Bistro? Follow me please. A few hands of blackjack? You bet.

As you can see, your kids won't be having all the fun. And since almost everything is included, your kids won't be constantly pestering you for money. (And neither will NCL.)

Think about it. You get to do something that's entirely in the best interests of your children, while it frees you up to do your own thing at the same time. You've never had a vacation like this - a family vacation The Norwegian Way.

NCL's Complimentary Kid's Crew Package
In addition to regularly scheduled hours on days at sea, NCL’s "Kid’s Crew" program is now available on the first evening of each cruise from 8:00-10:00 p.m. as well as on port days from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., providing children with even more occasions to enjoy the creative activities that have been specifically designed for them. Activities are organized according to age group.

  • Junior Sailors (ages 3-5)
    Activities for Junior Sailors are now available year-round. Junior Sailors are amused by storytelling, T-shirt painting, arts and crafts, face painting, magic shows, and Circus at Sea. Outdoor and indoor games provide endless hours of fun.
  • First Mates (ages 6-8)
    Onboard NCL, First Mates participate in wacky cooking classes, decorative T-shirt painting, sing-alongs, and poolside root beer float parties. The "Kid’s Crew" program also coordinates on-shore activities including a treasure hunt and sandcastle building competition on NCL’s private island.
  • Navigators (ages 9-12)
    Navigators test their skill at Sega and video games, explore the bridge on a private tour, and search for treasures on scavenger hunts. Evenings are filled with pajama parties, movies, and camp-outs with flashlights and tents.
  • Teens (ages 13-17)
    NCL entertains Teens throughout the daytime and into the evening. By day, Teens enjoy pool parties, volleyball and basketball, The Newlymet Game, and trivia contests. Evenings are filled with NCL’s Broadway-style shows and spectaculars, line dancing, teen disco, and special theme parties.

Program and age groups subject to change.

Kid's Crew Includes:
The "Kid’s Crew" program includes a plethora of supervised games, T-shirts for design painting, and a Mom and Dad’s Night Out. Children receive their own Cruise News detailing daily events. A complimentary chef’s hat, also included in the program, is essential for creative cooking classes where children can make decorative pizzas or cookies. NCL’s autograph/scrapbooks make perfect mementos of the kids’ experiences and friendships. Junior cruisers can even celebrate their birthdays on the high seas with NCL’s special "Kid’s Crew" birthday parties.

An exceptionally qualified staff of trained counselors run NCL’s "Kid’s Crew" program in a safe and secure environment. The staff attends special training courses on team and confidence building, communication skills, safety, and working with children who have special needs. The fleet-wide program is available year-round and is free of charge.

Source: Norwegian Cruise Line

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