Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity the two highest-rated ships in the world, voted 'World's Best' by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, resort or hotel in history.
While the rest of the world was buried under volcanic ash or GFC gloom, the happy isles of Oceania were putting on a growth spurt. Or so it seems from the number of cruise ships aiming to base themselves here.
The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the world’s most popular cruising regions for a reason: it is the access point for waterways such as the Bosphorus and Black Sea that link southern Europe’s great cities to exotic Russian and Middle Eastern ports. Words: David McGonigal.