"Cruise Line Of The Year" Goes To Crystal At Virtuoso's Travel Week Awards

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Crystal Cruises earned top honours at this year's annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, receiving awards for both “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience.” 

“The luxurious experience our guests enjoy goes far beyond the elegant atmosphere and fine details they find onboard our ships. Luxury is whatever our guests want it to be – it’s about catering to their personal style and preferences while still delivering a consistently superb standard of excellence,” said Crystal’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Carmen Roig, who along with her team, accepted the awards on the company’s behalf. 

“To be recognized by our partners at Virtuoso is a true honour. We are incredibly grateful for their support and partnership as well as the travel advisor community as a whole and thank them all for their continued loyalty to Crystal.”

The cruise line's Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity remain the most awarded luxury ships at sea, both having undergone extensive redesigns in 2017 and 2018 that saw the addition of more butler-serviced Penthouses, new dining concepts and high-tech amenities throughout both vessels.

With the youngest fleet in the river cruising industry, Crystal River Cruises’ four identical new-build ships – Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – are the first and only all-suite, all-balcony, all-butler-serviced ships on Europe’s rivers with every guest suite situated above the water line. 

Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit takes travellers seeking exclusive, active experiences to the world’s most elite yachting playgrounds in the Adriatic and Seychelles and, for Crystal Expedition Cruises', the countdown to the AUG 2020 launch of Crystal Endeavor has begun. 

The German-built PC6 expedition yacht will explore the farthest reaches of the globe from the Russian Far East and Great Barrier Reef to the Antarctic and Northeast Passage. The ship will accommodate just 200 guests in butler-serviced, all-verandah suites with Crystal’s signature amenities.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.