Crystal Named ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by Readers of Travel Weekly Asia. The publication’s 2016 Awards included input from esteemed travel professionals throughout Asia, each experts in various specialties across the industry. Now in its second year, the awards recognize the “best of the best” in 12 select categories, including Airline, Airport, Cruise Line, Hotel, Resort, Serviced Residence, Travel Agency, GDS, Travel Insurance, Attraction and Destination. Crystal earned the accolade with Travel Weekly Asia’s recognition of the company’s demonstrated standard of excellence and dedicated loyalty to professional partners and peers.
Crystal Symphony in Hong Kong (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are honored to earn such recognition from some of our most valued partners and colleagues,” says Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez. “It is our commitment to maintain and nurture the relationships we enjoy with travel experts in Asia and worldwide, so that together, we can continue to offer the world’s most discerning travelers the world’s best travel experiences.”
In the past year, the company has embarked on a tremendous brand expansion that has thus far seen the launch of Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit, Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart and Crystal Luxury Air, a private jet charter service. Crystal Esprit, the boutique yacht, sails just 62 guests to exotic locales throughout Cosmopolitan Emirates, Dalmatian Coast and Seychelles, while the reimagined river ship sails quintessential itineraries to Europe’s most charming locales along the Danube River.
Adds Rodriguez, “As the individual travel styles of guests throughout the world continue to diversify, we will continue to expand in our offerings and our efforts to accommodate virtually any luxury traveler’s wish.”
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Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016). In summer 2015, Crystal embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality, introducing three new classes of cruising – the recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River Cruises (July 2016) – The World’s Only Luxury River Cruise Line™, Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises (Fall 2019), Crystal Luxury Air (April 2016) and Crystal AirCruises (2017).