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, Chief Executive Officer & President 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

http://ms.cruise-connections.com/crystal1812/wp-content/uploads/sites/827/2018/12/award-logos.jpg

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

  • Gold List – World’s Best (1997-2014, 2016-2018)
  • Reader’s Choice Award – Best Cruise Line (1992-1993, 1995-2005, 2007-2016)
  • 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, 2015) 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 (1996-2015)
  • World’s Best Service (2005; 2012-2013)

U.S. News & World Report

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line (Gold Award: 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Best Luxury Cruise Line for Couples (Gold Award: 2016)
  • 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)

Robb Report Magazine

  • Best of the Best: Journeys – Cruises Crystal Esprit (2016)

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 Onboard Enrichment  (2016)
  • Editor-in-Chief Award   Most Groundbreaking Cruise Company (2016)
  • Editor-in-Chief Award   Best Cruise Director: Gary Hunter (2016)
  • 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)
  • Town & Country

Best Overall – Mainstream Luxury (2016)

  • Best for Families (2016)
  • Best for Onboard Activities (2016)

MAGAZINES – Travel Industry / Trade

  • Travel Weekly
  • Best Luxury Cruise Line (2015, 2016)

Recommend Magazine

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line (1996-2013, 2015)

TravelAge West Magazine

  • Editor’s Pick – Best On Board Dining (2016)
  • Editor’s Pick – Best Customer Satisfaction (2007-2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Editor’s Pick – Best Overall Dining (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014. 2015)
  • 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 Magellan Award – Luxury Ship: Crystal Serenity (2016)
  • Gold Magellan Award – Small Cruise Ship: Crystal Esprit (2016)
  • Gold Magellan Award – Restaurant Design: Crystal Esprit (2016)
  • Gold Magellan Award – Suite Design: Crystal Esprit (2016)
  • Silver Magellan Award – River Cruise Ship: Crystal Mozart (2016)
  • Silver Magellan Award – Luxury Ship: Crystal Symphony (2016)
  • Silver Magellan Award – Mid-Size Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity (2016)
  • Silver Magellan Award – Mid-Size Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony (2016)
  • 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)

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

  • Reader’s Choice Award – Top Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises (2016)
  • 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 Editor’s Pick – Best New River Ship – Crystal Mozart (2016)
  • Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick – Best Cruise Line for Luxury (2015)
  • 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 Pick – Best 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 UK Editor’s Pick – Best New River Ship – Crystal Mozart (2016)
  • 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)
  • TRAVEL CONSORTIUMS

Virtuoso – Luxury Travel

  • Peer-To-Peer Awards: Best Luxury Cruise Line (2016)
  • Peer-To-Peer Awards: Best Luxury Cruise Line (2015)

GUIDEBOOKS

  • Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships
  • Four Stars Plus: Crystal Serenity & Crystal Symphony (2016)
  • Five Most Luxurious Suites: Crystal Penthouse on Crystal Serenity (2016)
  • Five Best Cruise Lines For Foodies: Crystal Cruises (2016)
  • Four Stars Plus: Crystal Serenity & Crystal Symphony (2015)
  • Five Most Luxurious Suites: Crystal Penthouse on Crystal Serenity (2015)
  • Five Best Cruise Lines For Foodies: Crystal Cruises (2015)
  • 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 Design 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)