Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises take top Travel + Leisure honors, as Crystal Cruises continues to shine
From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ come two more awarded luxury travel experiences, as Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises earn top accolades from Travel + Leisure. In the lauded magazine’s 2017 “World’s Best Awards,” Crystal River Cruises was voted “Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises was voted “Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line.” Crystal Cruises continues to shine as well as it has once again been named as one of the Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines. The coveted accolades are awarded by thousands of jet-setting T+L readers, who rated ships on accommodations, service, destinations/itineraries, activities, cuisine and value. The complete results of the prestigious annual survey are published in the magazine’s August 2017 issue.
The first stunning vessel of Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, Crystal Mozart debuted for Crystal River Cruises in summer 2016, marking an entirely new standard of luxury on the rivers of Europe and in the river cruising industry overall. The elegant 154-guest vessel is appointed with the plush amenities, butler service, Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table cuisine served in multiple open-seating venues, and unsurpassed crew-to-guest ratio for which Crystal has been celebrated for more than 27 years. Among the ship’s amenities exclusive to Crystal are a pop-up bar on the top “Vista” deck with a vanishing screen for movie nights al fresco; a fully appointed Crystal Life Spa and fitness center; an indoor pool; two custom-built Italian private yachts for intimate private excursions on the river.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ Crystal Esprit offers an intrepid luxury yachting experience in the waters of the West Indies and British Virgin Islands. Accommodating just 62 guests, the yacht boasts an intimate atmosphere of butler-serviced amenities and abundant options for adventurous and active travelers.
Complimentary and optional pursuits in every destination appeal to guests seeking all manner of thrills, while the yacht’s own high-tech marina is equipped for water sports including snorkeling, scuba, paddleboarding, kayaking, and even the industry’s first private submersible.