NCL's Kid's Crew
Our fun and flexible complimentary Kid's Crew Program is designed
for kids from 2 to 17. The well-trained conselors offer and age-appropriate
array of fun-filled options so kids can get as much excitement out
of the cruise as you do. And on NCL, your kids can also learn while
they are having fun! With everything from parties and video arcades
to stimulating learning sessions, we provide so much fun we know your
kids will have the trip of a lifetime! In addition to regularly scheduled
hours on days at sea, NCL also offers group sitting for ages 2 to
12 with the Kid's Crew counselors for a nominal fee.
This exciting package quenches kids' desires with personalized souvenir
cup and unlimited fountain sodas for the entire cruise. Each backpack
also contains a baseball cap, sunglasses, luggage tags, and 'Kid's
Crew Program' T-shirt. Actual backpacks may vary slightly in color,
style and design.
In addition, the Kid's Crew Refillable Soda Fountain Cup offers personalized
soda cup, telescopic plastic straw, and unlimited fountain sodas,
and it can be purchased separately! And for teens ages 13 to 17, the
Teen Passport Program offers 20 non-alcoholic drinks, including non-alcoholic
smoothie in a 12-14 oz. glasses. The teen is also entitled to an afternoon
dance party with the D.J., including pizza and unlimited non-alcoholic
drinks, and an invitation to a 'Farewell Frat Party' on the last evening
of the cruise. Passports are not replaceable if lost.
You want to go here. They want to go there. You want to unwind. They're
just winding up. How do you take a real vacation and still bring the
kids? By taking separate vacations, together.
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 our
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
our elegant dining rooms, or have dinner for two while the kids are
served up meatballs and spaghetti. We offer eight delicious children's
menus to tempt the most finicky eaters. And of course, there's always
peanut butter and jelly on hand, just in case.
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 we).
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.
How are the kid's activities?
Activities are organized according to age group, as follows:
Junior Sailors (ages 2-5) 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' 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, 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.
What does it include?
The 'Kid's Crew Program' 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 Program'
An exceptionally qualified staff of trained counselors run NCL's 'Kid's
Crew Program' 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 fleetwide program is available year-round and is free of