The readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have again voted Crystal Cruises the Best Medium-Sized Cruise Line in the world. Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how they travel today.
“The acclaim of the world’s most discerning travellers is the highest praise and we are honoured to have once again been chosen as the best of the best,” said Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber. “Luxury travellers are extremely savvy, with individual preferences and high standards for their preferred travel providers. It is very gratifying to know that Crystal’s commitment to exceeding these standards is resonating with our guests. They know that Crystal sets the bar for excellence in any destination they choose to explore.”
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Crystal has reaffirmed its commitment to its two award-winning ocean ships: Crystal Symphony was redesigned in late 2017, and Crystal Serenity will get a makeover in November this year. The ships will have emerged with new globally inspired dining venues such as Umi Uma, Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurants. They will also reveal butler-serviced Penthouse and Penthouse Suite and streamline tech-forward amenities.
While the conversion of former verandah staterooms to Penthouses effectively reduces the ships’ overall capacity, the number of Crystal service crew will remain the same, further increasing the onboard service ratio and maximising the personalised care for which Crystal is famous.