Crystal Named ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ by Readers of Travel Weekly Asia

Travel industry experts recognize Crystal in 2016 Readers’ Choice

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The travel savvy readers of Travel Weekly Asia have voted Crystal
as the Best Luxury Cruise Line for the annual Readers’
Choice Awards. 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.

“We are honored to earn such recognition from some of our most valued
partners and colleagues,” says Crystal CEO and president, Edie
. “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

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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).

PHOTO: Crystal
Symphony in Hong Kong


Crystal Cruises
Paul M. Garcia
Director, Global Public
Molly Morgan
Publicist, Public Relations