Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines
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No. 1 Crystal Cruises
The World’s Best Large Cruise Line winner for 16 years running, Crystal Cruises continues to get top marks for its exemplary service (there’s almost a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio), onboard enrichment programs (Yamaha keyboard classes, Berlitz language lessons), and world-class cuisine (case in point: Nobu’s Silk Road restaurant and sushi bar).
What’s New: The recently renovated Serenity—one of two ships in the fleet—now features 535 velvet-accented suites furnished with tufted leather headboards and romantic lighting.
Number of Ships: 2.
Destinations: Crystal sails 59 itineraries, calling at 183 ports in New England, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America.