It just goes to show that continual excellence gets rewarded. For the 20th time in a row, top cabin Crystal Cruises has won the coveted Best Cruise Line (Midsize) award from Condé Nast Traveler. The luxury, two ship (Serenity and Symphony), Los Angeles, California-based cruise line received a score of 94.9, its highest since 2004 and second highest overall score of all small, midsize and large ship cruise lines—outranking its luxury peers in almost all categories voted on. The survey, which is now available is published on line at www.cntraveler.com/rca, will be featured in the magazine’s November 2013 issue.
In a recent press release, Crystal’s new president and Chief Operating Officer, Edie Bornstein, who joined the line yesterday, October 16, said, “To earn this award once is an incredible achievement; to be recognized by discerning travelers for an unprecedented 20 years is astounding.” “While I have long admired Crystal from afar, it was only when I recently sailed that I fully grasped why this experience receives such consistent accolades. Every single member of the Crystal team works incredibly hard to give discerning vacationers a Six-Star standard of luxury travel that is unwavering, while leading new developments within cruising. I want to personally thank all of Crystal’s crew, employees, associates, and guests for their part in this humbling, momentous win, and look forward to leading the company into the next two decades of record-breaking awards.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are among the most prestigious in the industry honoring the best hotels, airlines, cruise lines, cities, rental car companies, and islands from around the world. The magazine revealed that almost twice as many readers took the survey this year as last, a record 79,268, which ranked their personal experiences with cruise lines’ Itineraries, excursions, service, food, activities/facilities, staterooms, and design.
Crystal is a global luxury cruise line offering voyages as short as five days and as long as 108. The company excels in seamless service, food preparation, ambiance, onboard diversions, stateroom comfortability, room service (you can have full meals in your stateroom or even on your balcony) and a friendly, happy-go-lucky crew that never says "no." For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.