Record 20th World’s Best Award for Crystal Cruises

Crystal Serenity Antarctica

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2015 – It’s a 20-consecutive year reign for the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, as Crystal Cruises has been voted the “World’s Best” Large-Ship Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure readers in the prestigious magazine’s 2015 annual survey.  Recognized as a T+L Hall of Fame winner, Crystal is the only vacation experience–cruise line, hotel or resort–to have been voted #1 in its category every year since the awards’ inception.

“It is a great honor to win this prestigious award even once, but to earn the highest ranking from some of the world’s most refined travelers for the 20th consecutive year is an incredible accomplishment of which we’re extremely proud,” says Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises.  “This award is a testament to our shipboard and shore-side teams who consistently strive to deliver such an extraordinary Crystal vacation; it’s gratifying that our Six-Star service, enhanced luxury product offerings, and beautiful ships continue to resonate with discerning world travelers and respected professional travel agents.”

Thousands of jet-setting readers rated cruise lines on service, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value, culminating in the overall score, which is published at and in the magazine’s August issue.

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sail on worldwide luxury cruises of five to 100+ days and this year marks the 25th Anniversary for Crystal Cruises. Novel features like restaurants with cuisine by Nobu Matsuhisa, ultimate wine experiences, Feng Shui-designed spas, and over-the-top Crystal Adventures in all seven continents distinguish the Crystal vacation.  In recent years, Crystal has invested more than $100 million in the extreme ship makeovers of its luxurious and spacious ships, which included the industry’s first hypoallergenic staterooms, new dining experiences, an outdoor fitness garden, and an artfully-crafted Modern Cuisine in its fine dining rooms.

Crystal Cruises is the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, having earned more “World’s Best” awards 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 21 years; voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20-consecutive years; the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso; and both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity were rated as two of the “Top 5 mid-size ships” by the 2015 Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships.

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