Crystal Wraps 2009 with Top Travel Agent Accolades
Travel Weekly Announces Crystal Cruises as Best Purveyor of Luxury Cruises
January 12, 2010
Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards announced Crystal Cruises* as the “Best in Luxury” for 2009. Voted by U.S. travel agents, industry marketing executives and CEOs of the world's largest travel companies, the Travel Weekly award joins a host of other top accolades Crystal has earned from travel agents in 2009. Travel agents also voted Crystal “the best,” according to the most recent polls from:
Luxury Travel Advisor magazine – Best Cruise Line for Luxury Ocean Cruises
Recommend magazine – Best Cruise Line, Luxury
Virtuoso travel agent consortium – Best Large Ship Cruise Line
Ensemble travel agent consortium – Cruise Partner of the Year, U.S.
MailPound travel industry marketing resource – Best Luxury Cruise Line
Vacations.com travel Luxury Cruise Partner of the year
“With virtually 100% of our sales through travel agents, we are particularly pleased that our travel partners voted the Crystal Cruises’ vacation as the Best in Luxury,” says Crystal president, Gregg Michel. “Discerning travelers depend on the expertise and recommendations of trusted travel professionals, and these awards are tremendous votes of confidence in Crystal’s winning formula of service, space, quality and choices.”
Besides winning accolades from travel agents worldwide, Crystal Cruises is consistently voted World’s Best by consumers and hospitality industry critics. In 2009, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Crystal Cruises #1, Zagat surveyors named Crystal as their favorite and Cruise Critic editors named Crystal “Best in Luxury,” among other honors.
The Cruise brand offered by Crystal Cruises, Inc. The brand offers a range of luxury cruises on its two ships.
Crystal Symphony: 51,044 tons; 922-guest capacity
Crystal Serenity: 68,870 tons; 1,070-guest capacity
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