Any recommendations? We would consider any Itinerary leaving out of the states.
Thank you for any suggestions!
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and loved it...Also gone on Seabourn(again GREAT) and Seadream(too small and no balcony)..The Crystal ships aren't as large as you quoted. The Symphony is 922 passengers and the Serenity is 1070 passengers. Because Crystal has the least expensive single supplement, a "full" ship is never "full".
So many things to consider,,,check out ALL the details before,read the many reviews,,etc.Find what important to YOU,,everyone different.
I start with ship size,,don t like the Larger,,luxury lines,,ie...Crystal ships 1200 passengers..and then SeaDream too small (100),,,find 400 to 700 JUST RIGHT>..sounds like the 3 bears...haha
Then chose itinerary,,,dates,length,room size,dining options,,can go on and on..
Look for best prices and find travel agent to help,,mine even gives %5 cash back on luxury cruises.
Give it a try and see if its the one for you,,,or (like me),,,try many and enjoy them all(just ea.a little different) ..good luck PS.. also may want less expensive optoions like Oceana,Azamara.Step up from lines you ve tried.
It really depends upon your likes and dislikes. A few of major differences in the luxury cruise lines are:Sounds like Regent for me. The less smoke the better
1. Silversea is the most formal of the luxury lines followed by Seabourn and Crystal. Regent is Elegant Casual.
2. No smoking in Suites or balconies on Regent. No smoking on balconies -- but smoking in suites -- on Silversea and Crystal. Smoking in suites and balconies on Seabourn.