Crystal Cruises has been voted the “World’s Best” medium sized cruise line” – ships carrying 501 to 2,499 guests – by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, marking a record-making 24th year the luxury line has earned top honors.
Crystal’s score of 92.20 topped the list of 12 finalist cruise lines in its category, with criteria voted on including accommodations, service, dining, activities, design and value.
“The annual ‘Readers’ Choice Awards’ represent the best of the best in travel, and we are proud to accept this honor again from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Crystal has taken the feedback and input from luxury world travelers to heart since our inception, and to earn such high praise is proof that our commitment to exceed the expectations of our guests continues to resonate with them.” – Tom Wolber, President and CEO Crystal Cruises
Crystal’s acclaimed ocean ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, continue to be the standard bearers in luxury ocean travel, both featuring elegantly styled and spacious public areas, posh lounges and theaters, luxuriously appointed guest suites (most with private verandahs), and culinary experiences that include modern gastronomy and signature cuisine from Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
As Crystal continues to evolve and maintain its cutting-edge luxury offerings, both ships will undergo their most extensive dry dock redesigns in their respective history – Crystal Symphony’s currently underway and Crystal Serenity’s set for fall of 2018.
Read more on the ships’ redesigns in “the Evolution of Crystal luxury“.
Crystal’s pattern of innovation took a leap in 2015, when the company embarked on the most ambitious brand expansion in luxury travel history. The company’s growing portfolio now comprises Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises, with new vessels set to launch over the next five years.
Crystal AirCruises recently welcomed the newest member of the expanding Crystal fleet. You can read more about it in “Delivering a CrystalSkye“.