Show your kids a new world. The real one. Cruise West makes it easy to bring the kids on a small ship cruise adventure with 50% savings off the adult fare for all kids 18 years and under and kids age 2 and under travel free. This offer is valid on any Cruise West cruise anywhere in the world. Choose from exciting destinations such as Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Europe and more. As a family owned and operated small ship cruise line Cruise West knows the value of families traveling together. Small ships are the perfect platform for parents, grandparents and children to travel together.
Cruise West is taking this unprecedented step to give families the opportunity to share special lifetime events that will create lasting memories. Although video games may conjure up visions of knights and warriors in far off lands, Cruise West actually takes guests to see the real thing including medieval castles, stunning gold temples, lush jungles and more.
“Our goal in introducing the new kids rates is to attract families with inquisitive kids who yearn for the rich educational and enrichment focus of Cruise West’s itineraries,” said Dietmar Wertanzl, president & CEO. “Coupled with the informal environment on board our small ships, we offer a cruising experience the entire family will enjoy and cherish for years. Imagine yourself, your kids or grandkids admiring an enormous brown bear searching for food on a nearby shore in Alaska, snorkeling in the Sea of Cortés with playful sea lions, or discovering ancient Callanish dating back to around 3000 BC, often described as Scotland’s Stonehenge.”
Cruise West offers a multitude of cruise adventures to all seven continents– 38 itineraries to be exact – so there is a voyage that is sure to spark interest with most families. Choose nature-focused voyages in Alaska, Sea of Cortés, Panama & Costa Rica, Antarctica, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Scandinavia, the South Pacific and British Columbia; more historical and cultural itineraries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, East Coast Canada and USA; and the gentle, scenic rivers in Europe and the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest offering tremendous diversity and intrigue.
A hallmark of all Cruise West voyages is engaging topical and thought-provoking presentations from experienced Exploration Leaders aboard every sailing. The onboard enrichment program, Compass, covers topics such as Marine wildlife, glaciers, native culture and history, local industry, economic issues and more. Examples include learning how to recognize a whale by its tail markings and the history of the making of the Panama Canal. On many itineraries,
recognized experts supplement the already exceptional programming with additional insights.
With most cruises, guests pay extra for every little thing (and big things) such as soft drinks, taxes and port charges, and shore excursions. But with Cruise West, the fare includes everything except alcohol and a few optional excursions in select ports. There are no surprise charges that can easily add up to double the fare or more.
Prices for Cruise West’s “up close, casual and personal” small ships — with capacities ranging from 78-148 guests — range from four nights/five-days to 19-nights/20-days, and start from $1,199 per person. For more information contact Cruise West Small Ship Cruise Experts.