MIAMI, January 28, 2019 – Travel advisors have once again named Crystal Cruises the very best in luxury. During a gala ceremony held in New York City on Wednesday, January 23, the travel industry’s best and brightest were honored at the fifth annual Travvy Awards, hosted by travAlliancemedia and voted on by thousands of actively working travel professionals. Crystal was recognized with the Gold Award for “Best Luxury Cruise Line” as more than 280 individual awards were given to destinations, hotels, tour operators and services and more.
“We are incredibly grateful to the travel advisor community for their continued support of the Crystal Experience,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Awards like the Travvy’s – which are decided by experts who are actively working with travelers to create the very best vacation experiences – are extremely gratifying, as they reaffirm that Crystal’s commitment to luxury and exceeding the expectations of our guests continues to resonate with their most trusted advisors.”
More than 130,000 votes were cast in the 2019 tally across all award categories, more than any previous year.
“The Travvy’s are the Oscars of the travel industry,” travAlliancemedia President and CEO Mark Murphy told Janeen Christoff of TravelPulse.com. “This year, a record number of votes were cast to honor the best of the best in travel. Travel agents—the people who actively book and provide insight to millions of travelers every year—are the ones who cast the votes, helping set the Travvy’s apart from every other award.”
Crystal Cruises’ ocean-going global experiences continue to represent the heart of the long-celebrated travel innovator’s brand, which remains the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. The company has reaffirmed its investment in its two ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, as the two have both emerged from the most extensive dry dock redesigns in their respective histories within the past year, both sporting new butler-serviced Penthouse and Penthouse Suite accommodations, elegant and globally-inspired dining venues, streamlined and interactive technological amenities and elaborate new entertainment experiences. Across all of its brands – Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, and Crystal Yacht & Expedition Cruises – the company remains dedicated to a superlative, seamless guest experience highlighted by personalized service.
Crystal also maintains a steadfast commitment to the travel advisor community, offering travel pros a bevy of tools to equip them to sell Crystal and grow their luxury business. Crystal’s Partner Resource Center and Travel Advisor University are filled with resources to educate travel partners including videos and webinars; personalized URL services; sales and marketing kit; CruiseBuilder 2.0 and training modules that will keep them up to date on the most recent developments of the ever-evolving Crystal brand.
The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, and Crystal Yacht & Expedition Cruises – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.
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