The changes to the Lido Deck in particular are seriously ambitious -- not many cruise lines would be brave enough to remove a swimming pool. But the risk seems to have paid off, and the new outdoor seating and eating area seems genuinely popular. The whole ship, in fact, is looking stunning now, full of light, space and understated elegance, comfortable yet perfectly contemporary, a combination Crystal always does well.
Decide for yourself and follow our photographic tour of everything that's "new" this time round.
--by Sue Bryant, Cruise Critic Contributing Editor