With Travel + Leisure’s August issue just hitting newsstands, we’d like to thank the magazine’s readers for voting us the World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line in the prestigious publication’s 2014 annual survey. This is the 19th consecutive year that T+L readers have bestowed us with this honor, giving us our highest score ever. Recognized as a T+L Hall of Fame winner, we are the only vacation experience—including cruises, hotels, resorts and tours—to have been voted #1 in its category every year since the awards’ inception.
Thousands of jet-setting readers rated cruise lines on service, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value, culminating in the overall score, which is published here, as well as in the magazine’s current August issue.
Features and Enhancements
Novel features like restaurants with cuisine by Nobu Matsuhisa, ultimate wine experiences, Feng Shui-designed spas, and over-the-top Crystal Adventures in all seven continents distinguish the Crystal vacation. In recent years, we have invested more than $100 million in the Extreme Ship Makeovers of our luxurious and spacious ships. These enhancements have added the industry’s first hypoallergenic staterooms; a new evening dining experience at Tastes restaurant on Crystal Serenity; and artfully crafted Modern Cuisine in the entire fleet’s fine dining rooms.
We are renowned for our award-winning service, which begins with one of the highest staff-to-passenger ratios in the industry. Through alliances we have forged with the likes of the Magic Castle, Berlitz, and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, we offer a plethora of exclusive onboard entertainment and enrichment options. And complimentary bottled water and soft drinks, Frette bathrobes, plush slippers, umbrellas, tote bags, and English mohair lap blankets are just a few of the luxuries that are standard with every stateroom.
Further attesting to the consistency of our ratings, we have been voted top in our category by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for a record 20 years. We also have received numerous other consumer, travel trade and environmental awards. Thank you, again, to all our guests who continue to support us and sing our praises. Everything we do, we do for you!