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Crystal Cruises

Fine food & service are priorities

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Laid-back refined lifestyle

SeaDream Yacht Club

Small ships visit non-touristy ports

Silversea Cruises

Smart decor and furnishings

Yachts of Seabourn

Shallow-draft ships for small port access

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Azamara Cruises

Top cruise line of Royal Caribbean's family

Oceania Cruises

Offers long (up to 36 days) cruises

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1   Civitavecchia  Gateway to Rome

2   Piraeus  Gateway to Athen

3   Venice  Italy

4   Livorno  Gateway to Florence

5   Istanbul

6   Dubrovnik  Croatia

7   Naples  Gateway to Pompeii + more

8   Marseille  Gateway to Provence

9   Nice  Gateway to French Riviera

10 Malaga  Spain

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