Kids Cruise Free

MSC Cruises Extends Offer on Caribbean Sailings

By: Jamie Wetherbe

MSC Cruises’ Children Cruise Free offer on 2007-08 Caribbean cruises has proven so popular that the booking deadline has been extended to Aug. 31.

Youngsters ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults sail free (government fees and taxes of $31.52 to $56.32 per person are additional) on select Caribbean itineraries of MSC Lirica, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Rates begin at $579 per person for the ship’s seven-night Western Caribbean Dec. 14 sailing and $849 per person for the following 10-night cruises: 10-night Deep Caribbean set for Dec. 4, Jan. 9, Jan. 29, Feb. 18 and March 9; and the 10-night Panama set for Jan. 19, Feb. 8, Feb. 28, March 19.

“This is an incomparable family vacation value and a wonderful way for multigenerational families to share a special time and make new memories,” said Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA).

Families can enjoy a vacation with a truly Italian flavor while visiting some of the Caribbean’s most memorable destinations. During the 10-night itineraries, guests can enjoy MSC Cruises’ private paradise experience at Cayo Levantado in the Dominican Republic and, from mid-January through mid-March, take part in whale-watching shore excursions.

Onboard MSC Lirica, adults can relax knowing that, while they are working out in the gym, being pampered in the spa or swimming on deck, the youngsters are enjoying themselves, too, participating in activities and facilities designed especially for them while be supervised by trained counselors.

Since accommodations, onboard meals (featuring authentic Italian dishes, international delights and a children’s menu featuring younger-set favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza) and European-style entertainment on the ship is included.

Reservations must be made by Aug. 31, and the offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Restrictions apply and the offer is capacity controlled.