Leading luxury brand recognized during annual celebration of top partners and suppliers
LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 – Crystal Cruises has garnered the esteemed recognition of the professionals of Vacation.com, who hosted its 18th annual International Conference & Trade Show in Hollywood, Florida. Crystal earned the organization’s coveted Pinnacle Award as the overall top performing supplier in hotel, car, tour, insurance and cruise in North America. The top honor – also called the North America Partner of the Year – is voted on by Vacation.com members, and is Crystal’s first from the organization.
“Accolades that represent the admiration of our peers and the savvy professionals of the luxury travel industry are always high praise,” says Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. “We are honored to have been part of this venerable conference and continue to be recognized as a leader and respected partner in this distinguished business.”
Crystal’s capacity for powerful partnership continues to grow, as the line continues the most significant brand expansion in its 25-year history. The company’s expanding fleet of luxury travel experiences now includes Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal AirCruises, Crystal Exclusive Class cruises and Crystal Residences – all designed to cater to the world’s most discerning travelers, offering virtually any type of exclusive global adventure one might seek.
This latest award was presented during a farewell cocktail reception hosted for all participating partners attending the conference at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
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, introducing three new classes of cruising – the recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (July 2016), Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises (Fall 2019), Crystal Luxury Air (April 2016) and Crystal AirCruises (2017).