Crystal named No. 1 Midsized Cruise Ship Line for 22nd year
LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2015 – For a record 22nd year, Crystal Cruises has been named the No. 1 “Midsize Cruise Ship Line” in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice awards. The world’s most awarded luxury cruise line earned a final score of 90.456, which was the highest of all small and midsize cruise lines. The Readers’ Choice Awards will appear in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, available October 28 on newsstands nationwide. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
“We are extremely grateful and honored to once again be named the No. 1 Midsize Cruise Ship Line by the sophisticated readers of Conde Nast Traveler,” said Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO, Crystal Cruises. “This recognition validates the commitment and passion for service our team at sea and on land demonstrate, particularly as it is awarded by a distinguished group who are incredibly savvy about global luxury travel. We look forward to providing them with the same six-star service and luxurious experiences in the next chapter of Crystal experiences in yachting, river, air and ocean.”
Crystal continues to enhance its overall guest experience to ensure the highest level of satisfaction that the line is lauded for during the last 25 years. In 2015, Crystal introduced new features on board Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity – themselves frequent recipients of the lauded travel magazine’s “Best” awards – including free Wi-Fi to all guests for 60 minutes per day, new spa services including Medi-Spa, upgrades to the in-room amenities to the well-known ETRO luxury brand, and the introduction of new ports into the line’s versatile and immersive itineraries.
In continuing to provide guests with the best luxury experiences, Crystal announced plans to expand beyond its two ships within the next three years with the introduction of Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, and the Crystal Exclusive Class ocean vessels which will feature Crystal Residences.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, having earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 22 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for two-consecutive years (2014 & 2015).
In summer 2015, Crystal embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality, which will introduce three new classes of cruising – Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (March 2017), Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises (late 2018)– and Crystal Luxury Air (fall 2017). For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.