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BIG PIMPIN' ON A BUDGET
What: SeaDream Yacht Club
Where: The Mediterranean
Perfect for: Lovers of caviar and Champagne on a chips-and-Corona budget. Unlike on other posh ships, a week of the finer things won't cost you $10,000.
Youth Factor: The least mainstream of the mainstream luxury lines. No dress-up days, P.A. announcements, or assigned seating. Otherwise it has all the niceties of a small, upscale shipincluding fine dining with wine service and comfy cabins.
Cruise Mates: Empty-nest couples and younger sun-seekers who've heard about the low-key atmosphere, the Balinese daybeds, and the late-night visits to hip island bars.
High Seas: Book a caviar and Champagne picnic onshorethe staff floats out the food and libations on inner tubes. Also, SeaDream lends out iPods and laptops, and cabins are equipped with Bose stereos, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players.
Rough Sailing: Ships are slightly older than average, so passengers won't find the balconies now considered standard at this price point.
The Deal: Seven-night Med cruises start at $2,199 per person.
SeaDream Yacht Club
800 707 4911