Crystal Cruises Wins 12 Consecutive Years of Travel + Leisure’s Readers’ Poll for “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line”

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2007 – For a record 12th consecutive year, Crystal Cruises has been voted the “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. While there are several new winners in the various travel categories, Crystal Cruises is the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have won the prestigious award each year since the awards’ inception.

Based on a first quarter 2007 survey to thousands of world travelers, the World’s Best Awards are featured in the magazine’s August 2007 issue. Subscribers, who were allowed only one vote each, were asked to rate cruise lines on cabins, food, service, itineraries/destinations, activities and value. Crystal’s 2007 World’s Best score topped its winning rating for 2006.

“We are honored and gratified that Crystal’s attention to detail and extraordinary staff is consistently recognized by the discerning, experienced Travel + Leisure readers,” says Crystal Cruises’ President Gregg Michel. “This is a tremendous validation of the investment we’ve made in our ships, the meaningful personalized programs we’ve introduced and Crystal’s winning formula of superior service, choices, space and quality.”

Crystal Cruises’ luxurious, award-winning fleet consists of the 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony and 1,080-guest, 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity, which cruise worldwide on itineraries of seven to 108 days. In the past year, the luxury line completed a stylish and sophisticated redesign of Crystal Symphony and expanded the opportunities to personalize one’s experiences ashore with an increased collection of boutique Crystal Adventures® and thoroughly customized Crystal Private Adventures throughout the world. Earlier this year, Crystal’s spas were singled out for their service, facilities and treatments, while its Creative Learning Institute earned accolades for inspiring programs. The line’s glamorous casinos, array of evening entertainment and creative culinary venues and menus – such as the cuisine of master chef, Nobu Matsuhisa – rate high among those seeking quality choices on their floating luxury resort.

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