The “World’s Best” anniversary gift for Crystal Mozart, as Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises win top honors, and Crystal Cruises continues to shine.
It’s in the genuine smiles you’ll fine each time you board a Crystal vessel, or pass a Crystal team member in the elegant corridors. It’s in the bubbles that float to the top of the champagne glass handed to you by your personal butler. It’s in the expertly curated experiences in destinations you’ve dreamed of exploring, experiences that leave you enriched and fascinated. And more than anything else, it’s in the shared spirit of wanderlust and selective taste for luxury to which we all remain tirelessly dedicated. It is in these things that you’ll find the very best travel experiences in the world, as the savvy readers of Travel + Leisure have again voted Crystal #1 in the magazine’s annual “World’s Best Awards.”
With top placement in an unprecedented three categories included in the 2017 awards, Crystal River Cruises was named “Best River Cruise Line,” Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises was named “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line,” and Crystal Cruises continues to shine as one of the “Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines.” We are humbled and honored by such acclaim, although we can certainly appreciate the high praise it represents. For more than 27 years, Crystal’s primary mission has been to deliver an unsurpassed standard of luxury and excellence aboard all Crystal experiences. We have remained committed to this mission, and are exceedingly gratified that this commitment is resonating with the world’s most discerning travelers.
As we celebrate another year of this coveted acclaim from Travel + Leisure, today also marks exactly one year since the “Queen of Europe’s Rivers” was christened the first stunning vessel in the Crystal River Cruises’ fleet, officially setting a new bar of luxury in the river cruising industry. We think that today’s award is simply the “World’s Best” anniversary gift Crystal Mozart could receive.
Marking this tremendous milestone for one of the newest experiences of “All Things Crystal,” we invite you to look back with us through the past year as we reflect on the game-changing, wanderlust-inspiring revelations that launched on July 11, 2016 with the launch of Crystal River Cruises.
Crystal Mozart’s first year along the Danube River saw a number of firsts and innovations that will soon expand to the upcoming members of this elegant fleet (you may have heard, Crystal Bach will embark on her maiden voyage in August!). Routes round-trip from Vienna included exploration of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany, with complimentary Crystal Adventures offered in every destination; the most advanced technological amenities in the industry, from the pop-up bar on the top Vista Deck to the remote-controlled toilets (yes, toilets); exclusive, inclusive dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants in Vienna and Budapest; and VIP events among the masterpieces of the Belvedere Palace – all of these culminated in a remarkable first year for Crystal River Cruises.
On the ocean, Crystal Esprit leads the Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises fleet with an intimate travel experience for just 62 guests. Our luxury yacht will sail the turquoise waters of the West Indies beginning this November, offering travelers rare access to some of the region’s most coveted destinations. Guests can island hop as they immerse themselves in the casual, butler-serviced grandeur of the elite yachting lifestyle, exploring the tropical playground in the lap of luxury.
Crystal Cruises continues to reign among the most spectacular luxury travel experiences at sea, with new adventures and discoveries on the horizon for its stunning ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Groundbreaking itineraries, exclusive access to glamorous world events, and an unmatched level of personalized service on board continue to make Crystal one of the “World’s Best.” The award-winning luxury of these vessels will reach new heights yet again this fall and next, when each undergoes the most extensive dry dock redesigns in their respective histories.
The future is bright, and the journey is the “World’s Best”.