The 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity and 922-passenger Crystal Symphony appeal to those who like a big ship without the crowds and their luxury slightly over-the-top. You get the glitzy casino, the lavish spa, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to explore. Plus, there are dedicated facilities for kids. The experience is first class all the way. The educational programming is especially impressive (you can even take piano lessons on board). Nobu Matsuhisa (of Nobu fame) has restaurants on each ship, and penthouse guests can even order Nobu room service.
New and Newsworthy: The Crystal Symphony underwent major refurbishment in September 2009, including a completely redesigned pool deck.
Price: Weeklong cruises from $2,480 (plus a $500 shipboard credit) per person.
Geographic Areas: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Caribbean, South Pacific, South America, Mediterranean, Canada/New England, Middle East, Mexican Riviera, Northern Europe, Central America, Transoceanic, World Cruise, Antarctica.