Crystal Cruises wins 21st CN Traveller award

October 22, 2014

Crystal Cruises has been awarded the Readers’ Choice number one award for the Midsize Cruise Ship Line category.

Its score of 90.142 was the highest of all small, midsize and large vessels, showcasing the company’s high standard of ships in a highly competitive industry.

Crystal Symphony is one of its most modern ships following a $20 million (£12.4 million) renovation, introducing a new outdoor Fitness Garden, revamped spa and casino spaces and new features in the ship’s Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove Bar.

Over recent years, the cruise line has spent more than $140 million in ship makeovers, including a $17 million overhaul of the Crystal Serenity ship in November 2013.

Crystal Symphony

Crystal Symphony

Along with these makeovers, Crystal has introduced new guest experiences and a range of shore-side excursions. Entitled the Late Risers, these options provide extraordinary experiences in some of the world’s most glorious destinations.

While onboard, travellers can keep up with their fitness plan by taking part in Crystal Site Running Adventures, which is specially designed for those who want to take in the sights while staying active.

Crystal president and chief operating officer Edie Rodriguez said: “It is an extraordinary honour to be recognised as the number 1 Midsize Cruise Ship Line by the well-travelled and discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler for a record 21 years.

“Winning this award demonstrates how highly our guests value our commitment to creating the ultimate luxury cruise experience.”

To mark its 25th anniversary of cruising, Crystal will start 2015 with the 20th annual Silver Celebration World Cruise in Miami on January 14th 2015.

This voyage will complete a circumnavigation of the world will cover central and south America, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, South Africa, Mozambique and the Caribbean.

What is your verdict of Crystal Cruises’ voyages? Are they really among the best?