Best Cruise Experience of 2016


A destination-intensive, sun-drenched, volcano-discovering, island-hopping, cove-exploring week-long cruise around the Greek isles on Celestyal Cruises' Crystal in August gets my vote for my best cruise experience this year. Why? -- a combination of the above. Visiting at least one, sometimes two, tiny islands per day, often by tender as there is no real port; each one holding a secret, whether it's a live volcano which heats the water round the coast, or a thriving honey industry, or breath-taking coves only reachable by boat, or having lunch -- literally -- on the beach. Onboard, the service is exemplary and the ship is charmingly quirky. Watching my boys swim in the warmish waters of the Med was a special highlight.

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Adam Coulter,