Crystal Named to American Airlines’ American Way Magazine’s 2020 Platinum List

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The award recognizes Crystal among the ‘Best Boutique Cruising Experiences’

MIAMI, September 11, 2020 – Crystal has earned top honors from American Way magazine, the publication for American Airlines, in its prestigious 2020 annual Platinum List Awards. Crystal was recognized among the ‘Best Boutique Cruising Experiences’ by a panel of 11 distinguished judges including editors from the magazine and Pauline Frommer, the co-president of Frommer Media, The Daily Beast travel editor William O’Connor, and Juliet Kinsman, the founding editor of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and sustainability editor at Condé Nast Traveller.

Every year, the Platinum List Awards highlight winners including the world’s best hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, cruise lines and others with an aim to share the most extraordinary travel experiences with the magazine’s readers. This year’s Platinum List recognized 117 winners across 22 different countries. The Platinum List recognition is the latest honor in Crystal’s 30-year history of prestigious accolades, as the company has led the luxury cruise industry for decades with an unwavering dedication to a personalized, welcoming atmosphere aboard all of its vessels. The magazine applauded Crystal for its luxurious offerings and abundant destination experiences.  Crystal has long been celebrated for the all-inclusive luxuries on board, from multiple Michelin-inspired dining experiences (including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurants) to holistic wellness options and a diverse marquee of entertainment and enrichment. But it is the personal, genuine service that each guest experiences upon coming aboard that has earned Crystal a reputation among luxury travelers as a home away from home.

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 Traveler Readers’ 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 24 years, including, in 2017 and 2020, Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises; 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.

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Susan Robison or Christina Baez

Crystal Global Public Relations              

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