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HEAT UP THE MED
What: Crystal Serenity
Where: The Mediterranean
Perfect for: Those looking for top-notch everything, and who know that a cruise is a smart way to see Europe: You may be paying top dollar, at least you're not paying in euros.
Youth Factor: Of the luxury lines, Crystal Cruises has a slightly younger demographic, especially on its shortest trip, the seven-day sailing from Rome to Athens, which hits hip and out-of-the-way ports like Taormina in Sicily; Santorini and Mykonos in Greece; and Kusadasi, Turkey.
Cruise Mates: Mostly Americans, ranging from empty-nesters to multigenerational families. You won't be the only young peopleyou'll see plenty of Wall Streeters and dot-com success stories who finally have time to enjoy their loot.
High Seas: Some of the best service afloat: The server at the ice cream bar will remember not only your name but your favorite flavor. The Serenity also has a Nobu restaurant that's popular with in-the-know urban types. Ask your waiter about off-menu delights, including Japan's favorite comfort food, pork katsu.
Rough Sailing: The cabins are smaller than those on some of the other luxury linersand you're not likely to find discounts on the price.
The Deal: Seven-day Med cruises start at $2,780 per person.
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