By Andrew Gibson
Norwegian Cruise Lines are offering free shore excursions places for children for any family who book a cruise from 16th April until 13th May. The offer is called ‘Little Norwegians Explore for Free’ and will allow children aged twelve and younger, to be able to travel on shore excursions for free as long as they are sharing a stateroom with a paying adult.
Teenagers (from thirteen to seventeen) can have a half price excursion, under the same terms and conditions. This means that for every paying adult in the stateroom that goes on a shore excursion, they can take a child for half price or free, depending on their age. The offer applies to all 2012 sailing and all ports of call and so they have the opportunity to whale watch in Alaska or snorkel in the Caribbean or perhaps explore ancient cities in Europe.
They have also partnered with a children’s clothing company and launched a competition where families can win a seven day cruise to Bermuda or the Caribbean. Details can be found on www.childrensplace.com and all those who qualify will get a coupon for money off at The Children’s Place (this is for US and Canada stores).
The cruise line has many attractions for families with great entertainment and dining options on board. They have Nickelodeon activities and shows on certain ships. They also have youth and teen programs for the older children with different themes and fun activities aimed at their age group to develop confidence and interpersonal skills. They have sporting events, a circus school, sensory lay and baby art.