The discerning readers of Britainâ€™s CondÃ© Nast Traveller magazine again voted Crystal Cruises their â€œFavourite Cruise Line: Large Ship.â€ Crystal Cruises also received the highest scores for â€œfacilities/activitiesâ€ and â€œvalue for money.â€ The award marks the second time the ultra-luxury line has won in three years. The publicationâ€™s 12th annual Readersâ€™ Travel Awards were announced in London this week and will be published in the October 2010 issue.
â€œIâ€™m thrilled that all the efforts of the Crystal Cruises staff, both onboard and shoreside, have been publicly recognized once again by the readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveller,â€ says Philip Ordever, Crystalâ€™s UK-based vice president of international sales and marketing. â€œThis is a fantastic achievement for Crystal Cruises and one which would not have been possible without the hard work of our team in the UK and the loyal support of all our travel agent partners.â€
CondÃ© Nast Traveller subscribers were asked to rate cruise ships on a 100-point scale. Scores are percentages based on votes from the readers in 12 categories, which include service/staff, pre-/post-cruise facilities, environmental friendliness, ambience/dÃ©cor, nightlife/entertainment, facilities and activities, and standard/comfort of cabins, among others.
Sailing on worldwide itineraries of seven- to 100+ days, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are consistently distinguished as the highest rated ships in the world. This recognition from UK travelers closely follows the announcement of the lineâ€™s record 15th consecutive win as the â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Large-Ship Cruise Lineâ€™ by the readers of U.S.-based Travel + Leisure, and Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity being voted the â€˜Best Large Ships in the Worldâ€™ by CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s U.S. readers.
As an innovator in the luxury travel realm, Crystal continues to offer its guests sophisticated options, including its recently announced Priority Check-in and Planning Center, streamlining the pre-cruise process, and Perfect Choice Diningâ„¢ with Open Dining by Reservationâ„¢ â€“ a complement to the lineâ€™s classic main and late seating options.
For more information and Crystal Cruises reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625.