Crystal Launches Advisory Council of Expert Industry Partners

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MIAMI, April 27, 2018 – Today, Crystal announced the launch of its new Crystal Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), a group of 13 luxury global travel partners.  Led by Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, the council will meet regarding travel partner programs and advancements, future new builds, and client demand for specific luxury experiences.

“As we continue to change the landscape of luxury travel with the expansion of the Crystal brand, it is more imperative than ever that we engage our expert partners for their invaluable insights and feedback,” Roig said. “We always strive to be a pleasure to do business with and we feel that an enhanced open dialogue between us will even further enhance our partnership as well as greatly impact our mutual businesses.”

In addition to on-going dialogue, the CPAC will participate in quarterly meetings reviewing Crystal’s Strategic Plan, lending insight into the market shifts, and client feedback they receive. For the inaugural advisory council, which is a two-year term, Crystal has tapped: Oded Battat of Traveland; Leah Bergner of Coastline Travel; David Brandon of Savenio; Deborah Deming of Frosch Travel; Michelle Fee of Cruise Planners; Susan Gannon of Ensemble Travel; Jason Jenkins of Cruise Vacations Inc.; Edwina Lonsdale of Mundy Cruising; Eric Maryanov of All-Travel.com; Craig Pavlus of Pavlus Travel; Gary Pollard of Ambassador Tours; Mary Jean Tully of Tully Luxury Travel; and Ruth Turpin of Cruises Etc.

The CPAC’s first meeting will take place in Los Angeles in July.

About Crystal

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 Ravel river ship, 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 ASTA.

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