Costa Cruises Launches ‘Kids Free’ Promotion on Select Europe Sailings

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 9, 2013) – A European vacation is more
affordable with Costa Cruises’ “Kids Free” spring and summer promotion that
lets families of four sail for the price of two guests. With Kids Free, junior
cruisers ages 17 and under only pay government taxes and fees as the third
or fourth guest in a cabin on select sailings through July.
In addition to the Kids Free offer, special low rates are available on select
Mediterranean and northern Europe departures from now through November
2013. Rates start as low as $399 per person, double occupancy, for a sevennight
western Mediterranean cruise.
“Today’s hectic lifestyle doesn’t leave much room for family time,” said Scott
Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North
America. “Our Kids Free promotion offers families great vacation options at
an exceptional rate, making it easy to spend quality time together while
visiting the popular cities of Europe.”
Whether traveling families are looking to take a vacation to educate, relax or
go on an adventure, there is sure to be itinerary selection among Costa’s
diverse itineraries that will please everyone.
Families can turn a shore excursion adventure ashore into an educational
experience by learning about the Acropolis while in Athens, Greece, or the
Colosseum in Rome, Italy. In addition to family-friendly tour options, Costa
offers youth programs onboard that feature games, parties and plenty of
opportunities to socialize with fellow junior cruisers.
Aboard a Costa cruise even the youngest cruisers are big guests. For
children and teens ages 3 to 17, Costa provides extensive complimentary
youth programs broken into four age groups: Mini for ages 3 to 6 years,
Maxi for ages 7 to 11, Teen Junior for 12 to 14, and Teen for those age 15 to
In each group games, sports, crafts, parties, dance lessons and more are
offered throughout the day and late into the evening. Led by a team of
qualified youth staff, several activities also are designed to be fun for the
whole family, including karaoke, bingo and talent shows.
In addition to fun and games, kids can indulge in a special menu served at
every meal with favorites like spaghetti, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers,
cheeseburgers, grilled cheese and ice cream. Costa also offers a Boys & Girls
beverage card for 10 nonalcoholic drinks, so kids can have juice and sodas
any time during their cruise.