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Awards & Accolades

Crystal's Legacy of Excellence

At Crystal, it is our passion to bring you life-enhancing experiences through the wonder of travel. Across the world’s great oceans, along the grand rivers of Europe and into iconic yachting harbors and remote destinations by expedition, we are dedicated to creating the best vacation for each guest. Come travel with us to discover why the Crystal Experience has received more World’s Best and Readers’ Choice awards than any other cruise line in history…and make award-winning memories of your own.

Travel + Leisure Magazine*

Best River Cruise Line – Crystal River Cruises (2017)
Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line – Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises (2017)

Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line (1996-2015)

Best Service (2005; 2012 & 2013)

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Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Gold List (1997-2014, 2016-2020)

Readers’ Choice Award – Best Medium Cruise Line (1992 & 1993, 1995-2005, 2007-2019)

Readers’ Choice Award – Best Small-Ship Cruise Line: Crystal Yacht Cruises (2019)

Readers’ Choice Award – Best River Cruise Line: Crystal River Cruises (2019)

Readers’ Choice Award – Best Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity 1st, Crystal Symphony 2nd (2006, 2008-2010, 2012);

Crystal Symphony 1st, Crystal Serenity 2nd (2013)

Readers’ Choice Award – Best Cruise Line Spa: Crystal Serenity (2002, 2004, 2007, 2012)

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US RCA2019 BMCL #1WINNER

 

US RCA2019 BSCL #1WINNER

 

US RCA2019 BRCL #1WINNER

Condé Nast Traveller UK Magazine

Readers’ Travel Award – Favourite Cruise Line (2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)

Readers’ Travel Award – Best in the World Service (2012)

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U.S. News & World Report
Best Luxury Cruise Line (Gold Award: 2014-2018, Silver Award: 2019)
Best Luxury Cruise Line for Couples (Gold Award: 2017, Silver Award: 2018-2019)
Best Cruise Line in the Mediterranean (Silver
Award: 2019)
Best Cruise Line for Romance (Gold Award: 2014 – 2016, Silver Award: 2015)
Best Luxury Cruise Ship: Crystal Symphony (Gold Award: 2013)
Best Cruise Ship for Couples, Europe and the Pacific: Crystal Symphony (Gold Award:
2013)

Departures Magazine 
Legend Awards: Best Itineraries, Crystal Cruises (2020)

Legend Awards: Best Luxury Cruise Experiences, Crystal River Cruises (2020)
Legend Awards: Best Large-Scale Luxury Cruise Line, Crystal Symphony (2019)

Legend Awards: Best Luxury Cruise Line for Yacht Cruising, Crystal Esprit (2019)

 

Robb Report Magazine

Best of the Best: Slow Travel – Crystal Mozart (2017)

Best of the Best: Journeys – Cruises Crystal Esprit (2016)

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Cruise Magazine (Japan)

#1 Foreign Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity (2011 & 2012)

#1 Foreign Cruise Line (2011 & 2012)

Cruise Ship of the Year: Crystal Serenity 1st, Crystal Symphony 2nd (2010)

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Moneymaker Magazine

Luxury Travel Award—Best Cruises (2013)

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Porthole Cruise Magazine
Editor-in-Chief Award – Best Cruise Director: Gary Hunter (2016, 2020)
Editor-in-Chief Award – Best Speaker Series: Crystal Cruises (2020)
Editor-in-Chief Award – Most Groundbreaking Cruise Company (2016)

Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Enrichment (2013, 2016, 2019)
Readers Choice Award – Best Service (2019)
Readers Choice Award – Best Accommodations (2018)
Readers Choice Award – Best Small Ship: Crystal Esprit (2017)
Readers Choice Award – Best Main Dining Room Cuisine (2014)
Readers Choice Award – Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship: Crystal Serenity (2012 & 2013)
Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Dining Experience Serenity, The Vintage Room (2009)
Readers Choice Award – Best Onboard Educational Program (2008)
Readers Choice Award – Best Luxury Cruise Line (2005)

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Saveur Magazine
Best Culinary Cruise Line (2013)

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Town & Country

Best Aboard (2017)

Best Sports Marina (2017)

Best Overall – Classic Luxury (2016)

Best for Onboard Activities – Classic Luxury (2016)

Best for Families – Classic Luxury (2016)

Best for Active Travelers – Contemporary Luxury: Crystal Esprit (2016)

Global Traveler

Best Cruise Line Suites as selected by the readers and Global Traveler; www.globaltravelerusa.com

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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (AUS)

Luxury Cruise Awards 2019: Ocean Ships (more than 750 passengers) – Crystal Cruises
Luxury Cruise Awards 2019: Ocean Ships (less than 250 passengers) – Crystal Yacht Cruises
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Cruise Awards 2019: River Cruises (Europe) – Crystal River Cruises
Luxury Cruise Awards 2017: Best Boutique Ships, Crystal Esprit

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Cruise Passenger’s 21st Birthday Awards (AUS)

Best Cruise Line for Innovation – Crystal Cruises (2017)

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