Crystal Ships Voted #1 And #2 Medium-Size Ships In The World By Conde Nast Traveler Readers

  Crystal Ships Voted #1 And #2 Medium-Size Ships In The World By Conde Nast
                               Traveler Readers

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Crystal Cruises' ultra-luxe Crystal
Symphony and Crystal Serenity have been voted the #1 and 2 cruise ships,
respectively, in the world (medium size category) by the refined readership of
Conde Nast Traveler magazine. With overall scores of 94.5 and 94 for Crystal
Symphony and Crystal Serenity, respectively, the 2013 ratings mark the ships'
highest scores in five years, and are several points ahead of most every ship
in the world.

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In addition to impressive Food scores, Crystal won the top category honors in
the majority of the six voting criteria, including Service, Activities, and
Excursions—with Service garnering its highest score, at 98.2 for Crystal
Symphony. The Crystal fleet further earned the #1 and 2 rankings for Design
among all small, medium, and large-size ships in the "Top 100 Cruise Ships in
the World" readers' poll.

"We are so honored to once again be recognized for having the best ships in
the mid-size ship category. We feel our ships are of such a perfect size to
offer stellar Six-Star service, spacious chic spaces, abundant choices, and
overall exquisite quality that is evident to the most discerning travelers,"
says Crystal President Gregg Michel. "Additionally, this is a huge
affirmation of the tremendous investment and refinements we continue to make
in our product. From the $100 million Extreme Makeover of our ships to
becoming All Inclusive, it's clear that our attention to detail, product
execution, and contemporary design continue to be superb in every way."

Final tabulations were based on 28,876 responders voting on Service, Design,
Cuisine, Itineraries, Activities, Staterooms, and Shore Excursions. The full
list appears in the magazine's February 2013 issue and on its website. Conde
Nast Traveler readers also recently voted Crystal #1 in its size category for
the magazine's 2013 Gold List and 2012 U.K. and U.S. Readers Choice Awards,
joining the line's 2012 win (17^th time) as Travel + Leisure readers' "World's
Best" cruise line (large-ship).

The 922-guest Crystal Symphony and the 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity sail on
luxury cruises to all seven continents. Voyages of 5-108 days are available
in the Mediterranean, Western Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia/Baltic &
Russia, North Cape & Arctic Circle, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand,
South Pacific, South America, Antarctica, New England/Canada, Panama Canal,
Caribbean, and a sumptuous annual World Cruise. Until February 28,
all-inclusive, value-priced "Book Now" fares start at just $1,470/person.

The renowned Crystal Experience has been rated "World's Best" more than any
other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call
888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.

CONTACT: Mimi Weisband or Susan Wichmann 310-203-4305,
mediarelations@crystalcruises.com.

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SOURCE Crystal Cruises

Website: http://www.crystalcruises.com