Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises earn top accolades from Travel + Leisure. In the 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 Cruise has been named as one of the Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines. Readers rated ships on accommodations, service, destinations/itineraries, activities, cuisine and value.
“We must say a huge ‘thank you’ to the readers of Travel + Leisure – three awards in the same year! – for this esteemed honor,” says Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez. “T+L readers are some of the savviest travelers in the world, and their recognition is extremely gratifying. This award is a testament to Crystal’s dedicated shipboard and shore-side teams, who remain committed to offering an unsurpassed luxury travel experience for all of our worldwide guests. As a result, I want to extend a huge thank you to our Crystal family for making this possible.”
The first vessel of Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Mozart debuted in summer 2016. 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.
As Crystal continues forward with its brand and fleet expansion, Crystal River Cruises prepares to welcome the next members of its fleet. Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler– the first and second of the all-balcony, all-suite, “Rhine Class” quadruplet sister river yachts – will embark on their maiden voyages this year.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ Crystal Esprit offers an intrepid luxury yachting experience in the waters of the West Indies. Accommodating 62 guests, the yacht boasts an intimate atmosphere of butler-serviced amenities and options for adventurous and active travelers.