LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2009 â€“ For a record 16th year, Crystal Cruises has once again been voted the â€œBest Large-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ for 2009 by the readers of the prestigious CondÃ© Nast Traveler magazine (U.S.). Crystalâ€™s overall score of 92.7 is one of its highest in the surveyâ€™s history. The luxury lineâ€™s 16 â€œwinsâ€ is unprecedented by any cruise line or hotel in the world.
â€œWith just months until we celebrate our 20th anniversary of cruising in 2010, we are especially honored to be voted the very best by the discerning readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveler,â€ says Gregg Michel, president, Crystal Cruises. â€œAs the competition intensifies and our guestsâ€™ expectations increase, this award is an outstanding measure of achievement and a testament to the consistency of the Crystal experience. I am very proud of our exceptional staff and their commitment to providing so many global travelers with a dream vacation that exemplifies the highest standards of hospitality.â€
Considered one of the highest honors in the travel industry, the CondÃ© Nast Traveler Readersâ€™ Choice Awards celebrate the best-of-the-best hotels, airlines, cruise lines, cities, rental car companies and islands. More than 25,000 subscribers voted in the 2009 survey. Travelers evaluated cruise lines on their Activities/Facilities, Cabins, Crew/Service, Design/Layout, Food/Dining, Itineraries and Shore Excursions to determine the overall score. The full list of travel awards are published on the magazineâ€™s website and in its November 2009 issue.
Attesting to the consistency of its luxury travel experience, in August 2009, Crystal was voted the 2009 â€œWorldâ€™s Best Large-Ship Cruise Lineâ€ by the readers of Travel + Leisure (U.S.), as well as top honors internationally and from trusted travel agent consortiums.
Renowned for their service, space, quality and choices, Crystal Cruisesâ€™ two stylish ships, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, were voted number one and two, respectively, in CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s February 2009 Worldâ€™s Best Ships issue. The ultra-luxury line has been recognized for innovative partnerships with Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Piero Selvaggio, stimulating Creative Learning Institute and Computer University@Sea, Feng Shui-designed spa, and a myriad of culinary, cultural and fitness-oriented enrichment. Itineraries of seven to 108 days are available throughout the world.
For more information, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit crystalcruises.com.