LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2011 â€“ Crystal Cruises has been awarded three Travel Weekly magazine Magellan Awards for this yearâ€™s $25 million redesign of its largest ship, Crystal Serenity. Given for top design in the luxury cruise ship category, Crystal Serenity earned Gold Awards for both its Penthouses and Non-Suite Staterooms, and a Silver Award for Overall Ship.
â€œDesigners II BY IV Design Associates Inc. deserve credit for ultimately envisioning our award-winning look,â€ says Crystal President Gregg Michel. He adds: â€œBeing the best is not about being the biggest or the newestâ€”luxury travelers have enormous appreciation for design and space, so appealing to those sensibilities was what guided us the most in our redesign of Crystal Serenity.â€
The accolades honor the highest standards of excellence in a broad range of travel industry segments. Winners are determined by a panel of industry luminaries and will be profiled in Travel Weeklyâ€™s October 31st issue.
With additional 2011 awards such as Travel and Leisure magazineâ€™s â€œWorldâ€™s Best Large-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ for the 16th consecutive year, Crystal has earned more â€œWorldâ€™s Bestâ€ awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in historyâ€”all from the lineâ€™s passion for taking care of guests in an inviting environment of extraordinary space, quality and choices. Itineraries of 7-98 days are available throughout the world, with â€œBook Nowâ€ savings of up to $4,000 per couple until October 31.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.