The cost of a family cruise -- or any family vacation, for that matter -- is expensive. But some cruise lines offer discounted or free rates for kids! Cut down on costs by choosing one of these kids sail free cruises.

LEGO Character with Kids on MSC Cruises

1. Kids Sail Free on MSC Cruises


On MSC Cruises, kids 17 and under sail free on select sailings, based on availability, when sharing a stateroom with two other guests. On other sailings, children 11 and under sail free, while those 12 to 17 sail at a significantly discounted rate. And children under 2 years of age always sail free as a third or fourth guests. MSC offers cruises in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and more, as well as kids' programming that includes LEGO-themed experiences. Visit MSC Cruises for more information.

Cooking Class on Crystal Cruises

2. Kids Sail Free on Crystal Cruises


Crystal Cruises is allowing children ages 17 and under to sail free with two paying adults on select cruises in 2018 and 2019. The cruise line allows kids ages 11 and under to sale at 50-percent off rates on all other sailings. Crystal Cruises travels to the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Australia and more. Visit Crystal Cruises for more information.

Norwegian Water Park Cruise Line

3. Kids Sail Free on Norwegian Cruise Line


In 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a Free at Sea promotion that enables passengers to choose up to five complimentary offers: free unlimited open bar; free shore excursions; free specialty dining; free Wi-Fi; and, our favorite, the opportunity for friends and family to sail free! Visit Norwegian Cruise Line for more details and to check out its newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, which debuted in 2018.

Rock Climbing Wall on Symphony of the Seas

4. Kids Sail Free on Royal Caribbean International


Yes, Royal Caribbean offers kids sail free cruises! Kids ages 12 and under can sail free on select sailings. Royal Caribbean offers sailings all over the world, with popular itineraries including Alaska and the Caribbean. Visit Royal Caribbean for more information.

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Written by Amanda Norcross


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