Crystal Cruises Wins Best Luxury Cruise Line in Annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

MIAMI, December 4, 2019 – Once again winning the highest acclaim from the experts of Cruise Critic, Crystal Cruises has been named Best Luxury Cruise Line in the online cruise guide’s 12th annual Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards are decided by a global panel of industry insiders and travel experts, who praised the renowned service, exceptional dining experiences and spacious and elegant designs found aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.

“The Cruise Critic editorial team is extremely well versed in the nuances of cruising that guests around the world care about most when planning their vacations, and we are tremendously proud that they have once again recognized Crystal as the very best for luxury travelers,” said Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “It’s gratifying to know that the hallmarks of the Crystal Experience – personalized service for each guest, superb cuisine, thoughtfully designed spaces – continue to resonate with guests and industry experts alike.”

Cruise Critic’s editors awarded the top honors in luxury to Crystal Cruises based on their comprehensive assessment, mentioning the following highlights:

“Crystal meets the luxury gold standard, with personalized service onboard beautiful ships designed to transport passengers to far-flung destinations. The all-inclusive ships offer spacious staterooms, while knowledgeable butlers and concierges bring service to another level. Excellent open-seating dining, capped by Crystal’s partnership with chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the impeccable Umi Uma and Sushi Bar, keeps cruisers coming back time and again.”

                Crystal ships are renowned for a superior standard of excellence and elegant design, with nearly all guest accommodations boasting private verandahs, many of them butler-serviced Penthouse and Penthouse Suites, numerous dining venues inspired by the destinations Crystal explores and integrated high-tech amenities streamlining the guest experience throughout the ships.

                Sailing voyages of a few nights to epic 100+-night World Cruises, Crystal entices luxury travelers with personalized service and attention to detail; abundant personal and public spaces throughout its ships; superlative luxury and quality; and a bevy of choices that allow guests to customize their perfect Crystal Experience. Global itineraries through 2022 are now available for booking, allowing travelers to plan their grandest vacations far in advance. Guests who do so are also rewarded with compelling value, as Crystal’s Book Now Savings offer thousands off regular cruise fares for those who book early.

About Crystal

Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast TravelerReaders’ Choice Awards for a record 26 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.

 For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437,or visit Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page; @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram; @crystalrivercruises on Instagram; and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises, #crystalrivercruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal.


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