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     2   Piraeus 
     3   Venice 
     4   Livorno 
     5   Istanbul 
     6   Dubrovnik 
     7   Naples 
     8   Marseille 
     9   Nice 
   10   Malaga 

 

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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

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Smart decor and furnishings

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Oceania Cruises

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Key benefits include:

All-inclusive fare
Polished, attentive service
Stylish decor & furnishings
Inspired food quality & presentation
Open seating
Spacious cabins and public spaces
High-tech electronics in cabins
Very high crew-to-passenger ratios
Sophisticated fellow passengers
Intelligent enrichment programs

Luxury-Upmarket

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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