These are all-inclusive, floating palaces for the well-heeled set: Crystal operates the largest ships in the luxury category and manages to deliver a level of service you wouldn't expect from such big vessels. Expect perks akin to an opulent hotel, including attentive butlers and memorably good cuisine.
Although the two primary ships in the fleet — Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity — are getting older, they've been kept "shiny" with multimillion-dollar renovations, though some may argue that the polishing in some areas and not others makes these vessels feel inconsistent.
In addition, in the last few years, Crystal has begun expanding its reach beyond its 1,000-passenger ocean-going ships. Today, in addition to the two large ships, Crystal also has the 64-passenger, yacht-style Crystal Esprit — a different, if equally posh, experience from sailing on her bigger, older sisters. This ship is most well known for carrying with it a submarine in its marina. The line also has a quickly growing fleet of river ships and a private jet service as well as plans for residences on the three ocean-going ships in the luxury line's new "exclusive" class, the first of which is scheduled to launch in 2019.