MIAMI, December 15, 2017 – The readers of Travel Weekly have once again named Crystal Cruises the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” for the third year in a row in the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. During an awards gala Thursday night in New York City, accolades were presented to the most celebrated travel companies in 77 categories including airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and destinations. Each award was voted on by Travel Weekly readers – thousands of savvy travel professionals dedicated to knowing and offering the best travel experiences to their worldwide clientele.
“The acclaim of our travel partners and agents is incredibly rewarding, as the readership of Travel Weekly represents some of the most esteemed professionals in the industry,” says Carmen Roig, senior vice president of marketing and sales. “As our brand expands to new markets and new audiences, we remain committed to always delivering the very best luxury travel experience in the world, and the very best service and standard of excellence across all of our brands.”
As part of this commitment to its ocean experiences, Crystal Symphony emerged from her dry dock redesign in October, boasting added butler-serviced Penthouse and Penthouse Suite accommodations, state-of-the-art high-tech amenities, new dining venues and open seating dining. Crystal Serenity’s dry dock will take place in the fall of 2018, allowing the Crystal Ocean fleet to continue to raise the bar in the luxury cruising industry.
Adds Roig, “We are honored to earn such recognition from the expert travel professionals with whom we have enjoyed valuable relationships for years, and look forward to expanding the possibilities of luxury travel together as we move forward.”
By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years.
Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.