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  Cruise hack: 6 ways to turn a voyage on a mass-market ship into a luxury experience Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Luxury lovers have a lot of choices when it comes to cruise ships. Nearly a half dozen so-called luxury lines such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn offer a travel experience at sea that is every bit as elegant, …Luxury lovers have a lot of choices when it comes to cruise ships.

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Contrary to popular opinion, crop tops can be elegant. Just look at Nicole Kidman, who wore an evening-ready version to Giorgio Armani's pre-Oscar party last night, in honor of her nomination for Best Actress.

For the event, Nicole ditched the standard cocktail dress, and instead, opted for an ab-revealing shirt that was plunging, sequined, slightly sheer, and tastefully showed off her midsection. The abbreviated, glitzy top was from Armani, as was her black tuxedo jacket that hung from one shoulder and tailored trousers. And rather than stilettos, Kidman surprised again, wearing pointed-toe flats.

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She accessorized with a diamond wristwatch and dangling earrings. Nicole's signature strawberry blonde hair was worn down in loose waves, and for an additional pop of color, she painted her nails fire-engine red.

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Kidman is up for the Best Actress honor at tonight's Academy Awards for her role as Lucille Ball in the biopic Being the Ricardos. The film, directed by Aaron Sorkin, follows real-life Hollywood power couple Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) — who starred in the iconic 1950s sitcom together, I Love Lucy – through their personal and professional struggles.

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So you think you want to take a cruise? First, let me just say that you’ll likely love it. I’ve been cruising for more than 25 years, on just about every line that’s out there, and I can tell you it’s a wonderful way to travel. It’s not for everyone, of course. There are plenty …First, let me just say that you’ll likely love it. I’ve been cruising for more than 25 years, on just about every line that’s out there, and I can tell you it’s a wonderful way to travel.

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