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CRYSTAL CRUISES: AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Crystal Cruises:  Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades: Crystal's History of Distinction


With a winning formula for success, Crystal Cruises consistently ranks among the top luxury resorts— at sea or on land— in the world. For more than a decade, Crystal has won an unprecedented number of top awards across multiple categories including being voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.  

“This is an extraordinary achievement,” says Edie Rodriguez, president and COO of Crystal Cruises.  “Our focus has been to make our legendary product the very best in the luxury service business, not just the luxury cruise industry.  Awards of this caliber let us know we are meeting the high expectations of experienced luxury travelers and wowing those cruise vacationers who have moved up to Crystal Cruises.”

Crystal’s fleet of luxurious vessels includes the 922-guest Crystal Symphony and the 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity.

Among The Accolades:

MAGAZINES - Consumer

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Gold List – World’s Best (1997-2014)
Reader’s Choice Award – Best Cruise Line (1992-1993, 1995-2005, 2007-2014)
Reader’s Choice Award – Best Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity 1st, Crystal Symphony 2nd (2006, 2008-2010, 2012);
Crystal Symphony 1st, Crystal Serenity 2nd (2013)
Reader’s Choice Award – Best Cruise Line Spa: Crystal Serenity (2002, 2004, 2007, and 2012)
Reader’s Choice Award – Best Spa Service (2006)



Condé Nast Traveller UK Magazine
Reader’s Travel Award – Favourite Cruise Line (2007, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Reader’s Travel Award – Best in the World Service
(2012)

 Condé Nast Traveler Spain Magazine
Gold List – World’s Best  (2009 & 2014)


Travel + Leisure Magazine
World’s Best Cruise Line (1996-2014)
World’s Best Service (2005; 2012-2013)

U.S. News & World Report
Best Luxury Cruise Line (Gold Award: 2014, 2015)
Best Cruise Line for Romance (Gold Award: 2014, Silver Award: 2015)
Best Luxury Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony (Gold Award: 2013)
Best Cruise Ship for Couples, Europe, the Pacific, and Caribbean: Crystal Symphony (Gold Award: 2013)


Cruise Magazine (Japan)
#1 Foreign Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity  (2011, 2012)
#1 Foreign Cruise Line (2011, 2012)
Cruise Ship of the Year: Crystal Serenity 1st, Crystal Symphony 2nd  (2010)

 
Moneymaker Magazine
Luxury Travel Award—Best Cruises (2013)

Porthole Cruise Magazine
Readers Choice Award –  Best Main Dining Room Cuisine  (2014)
Readers Choice Award –  Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship:
Crystal Serenity (2012-2013)
Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Cultural Enrichment (2013)
Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Dining Experience: Crystal Serenity, The Vintage Room (2009)
Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Educational Program (2008)
Readers Choice Award – Best Luxury Cruise Line (2005)


Saveur Magazine
Best Culinary Cruise Line (2013)
 


MAGAZINES - Travel Industry / Trade 


Recommend Magazine
Best Luxury Cruise Line (1996-2013)

TravelAge West Magazine
Editor’s Pick – Best Customer Satisfaction (2007-2012, 2014)
Editor’s Pick – Best Overall Dining (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014)
Wave Award – Best Customer Satisfaction (2013-2014)
Editor’s Pick and Wave Award – Best Shore Excursions (2013)
Wave Award – Best World Cruise (2012)
Editor’s Pick (Luxury Line) – Best Cabin Configuration for an Outside Cabin (2006)
 

Travel Weekly Magazine
Gold Weekly Magellan – Mid-Size Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity (2013)
Silver Magellan Award – Mid-Size Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity (2012 & 2014)
Gold Magellan Award – Luxury Ship: Crystal Fleet (2014)
Silver Magellan Award – Luxury Ship: Crystal Serenity (2012); Crystal Symphony (2012- 2013)
Gold Magellan Award – Penthouse & Non-Suite Stateroom Design: Crystal Serenity (2011 & 2014)
Gold Magellan Award – Luxury Ship Restaurant Design: Crystal Serenity, Tastes (2014); Crystal Symphony, Lido Café (2012)
Silver Magellan Award--Luxury Ship Restaurant Design: Crystal Symphony, Trident Grill and Living Wall (2013)


 
ONLINE - Consumer

Bon Voyage Magazine / Cruiseline.com
Gold Award – Best Luxury Cruise Line (2014)
Gold Award – Best Service (2014)
Gold Award – Best Food (2014)
Silver Award – Best Refurbished Ship: Crystal Symphony (2014)
Bronze Award – Best Luxury Cabins (2014)


Cruise Critic
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best Service: Crystal Symphony (2014)
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best for Fitness: Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity (2014)
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best Dining: Crystal Serenity (2013-2014); Crystal Symphony (2012)
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best Entertainment: Crystal Serenity (2013); Crystal Symphony (2012 & 2014)
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best for Public Rooms: Crystal Symphony (2012-2013)
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best for Embarkation: Crystal Symphony (2012)
Cruise Critic Editor’s PickBest Itinerary (2010)
Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick – Best Luxury Ship (2009)
Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick – World’s Best Service (2009)

Cruise Critic UK
Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice – Best for Acquiring a New Skill (2010)

CruiseReport.com
Best Butler Service (2011)
Best Accommodations (2011)

SpaFinder.com
Best Spa on a Cruise Ship (2013)


Zagat
Favorite Mid-Sized Cruise Ships (2009)
 

ONLINE - Travel Industry / Trade 


LuxuryCruiseNews.com
Best Cruise to Splurge for a Suite (2014)


Luxury Travel Advisor
Best Cruise Line for Luxury Suite: Crystal Serenity-Penthouse Suite (2010-2011)
Luxury Travel Advisor (2008-2010)


Ocean & Cruise News
Best Cruise Value (2013)


TravelAllianceMedia
Readers’ Choice (2007-2008, 2010, 2012)
 

GUIDEBOOKS


Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships
Five Stars: Crystal Serenity #1 & Crystal Symphony #2 (2011 & 2014)
 

Koehlers Cruise Guide
Best Restaurant: Silk Road & The Sushi Bar (2013)


Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation
Six+ Stars (1998–2015)
 
 
Fielding’s Guide to Luxury Cruises
World’s Best Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity (2004-2005)
 
 

ORGANIZATIONS


Association of Retail Environments
Crystal Award for Individual Element – Wall Treatment (2012)


AAA Travel
AAA Four Diamond Awards – Best Service (2011)


Hospitality Designs
Cruise Deesign Award:  Crystal Serenity (2012)



Kreuzfahrt Kongress
Best Service (2013)
 
Port of San Francisco
Cruise Ship Environmental Award (2005 & 2011)

The Port of Stockholm
Environmental Buoy Diploma (2001, 2002 and 2008)
 

The Port of Venice
Venice Blue Flag Award (2007-2009)
 

Women’s Choice Award
Women Certified Award (2013 & 2014)

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