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Fine food & service are priorities
Laid-back refined lifestyle
Small ships visit non-touristy ports
Smart decor and furnishings
Shallow-draft ships for small port access
Top cruise line of Royal Caribbean's family
Offers long (up to 36 days) cruises
Key benefits include:
Polished, attentive service
Stylish decor & furnishings
Inspired food quality & presentation
Spacious cabins and public spaces
High-tech electronics in cabins
Very high crew-to-passenger ratios
Sophisticated fellow passengers
Intelligent enrichment programs
While a cruise connoisseur would notice the subtle differences in food, service, and facilty quality level between a luxury and luxury-upmarket, the average cruiser wouldn't.
That average cruiser, however, would certainly notice that luxury-upmarket cruises have lower fares. Those lines do this by paring some costs or by charging for some items (such as cocktails).
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