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Crystal Cruises & Dream Cruises named Top Cruise Lines in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:20
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Top 3 in Small sized cruise ship category and Top 5 in Large/Medium sized cruise ship categories.

SHANGHAI - Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises and were voted as two of the Top Cruise Lines in the Gold List Awards organized by China's Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List. Crystal Cruises ranked among the Top 3 Cruise Lines in the Small sized cruise ship category while Dream Cruises placed in the Top 5 Cruise Lines in the Large/Medium sized cruise ship category.

First launched in 2014, nominations for the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List were selected by the editors of Condé Nast Traveler and voted on by readers and professionals from around the world. The authoritative results represent brands of unsurpassed quality befitting the honour of being a "Gold Standard" bearer in the Gold List.

"Genting Cruise Lines is proud of its growing cruise portfolio, and specifically, the accomplishments of Crystal Cruises and Dream Cruises in being recognized by the readers and editors of Condé Nast Traveler and the judges of the 'Gold List'," said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. "The credit belongs to the colleagues and crew of Crystal and Dream who continue to deliver on their respective brand promises." 

Crystal Cruises is known for its industry leadership in consistently delivering incomparable luxury experiences for a discerning international clientele while Asia's youngest cruise fleet Dream Cruises is establishing itself as Asia's leading cruise line on the cusp of global expansion. As part of Genting Cruise Lines, both brands have strong awareness and appeal in source markets throughout Asia.

Mr. Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises and Head of Crystal Cruises' Asia Business Development, further commented, "our Dream Cruises team is proud to be named among the Top Cruise Lines in the Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List - we will continue to work hard to earn the accolades of such distinguished guests who are also the readers of Condé Nast China

Mr. Brown added, "Crystal Cruises is also appreciative of the support from Condé Nast China's travel-lifestyle readership, and we are encouraged to see more affluent, outbound Chinese travellers enjoying Crystal experiences, from our expanding Crystal River Cruises product, to the renowned Ocean ships to the exhilarating Crystal Skye private jet journeys."

Crystal Cruises, named as one of the Top 3 Cruise Lines in the Small sized cruise ship category, has earned the company more "World's Best" awards than any other cruise line, resort, or hotel in history. After its acquisition by Genting Cruise Lines, Crystal embarked on an ambitious expansion plan to usher in a new era of luxury travel with the "Crystal Difference" through its Crystal Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal AirCruises, and Crystal Luxury Air.

Taking luxury to new heights, Crystal AirCruises' Crystal Skye launched last September and has embarked on adventures to the exotic South Pacific islands of Tahiti and Fiji during the Golden Week holidays last year, counted down the New Year twice in Sydney, Australia and Honolulu, Hawaii, and spent Chinese New Year's in the wilds of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Apart from its selection of carefully curated, all-inclusive itineraries, Crystal Skye is also available for private charter for the ultimate in personalized travel.

Dream Cruises' fleet of Genting Dream and World Dream are currently homeported in Singapore and Guangzhou (Nansha) delivering inspirational and aspirational journeys at sea for a wide ranging cross-section of guests. From the value-minded to the extravagantly inclined, Dream Cruises offers cruise experiences to suit the diverse lifestyle interests of the Asia based vacationer. At the top end of the spectrum, The Palace is a luxurious "ship within a ship" enclave available on the Dream Cruises fleet featuring over 140 suites and private VIP facilities including its own swimming pool, spa, gym and dining venues. The luxurious essence of The Palace is further embodied by the meticulous, personalized service of its renowned team of Dream Butlers who are on hand to cater to the every whim of the guests.

For events with a difference, Dream Cruises' MICE products have also been well-received by the market. Dream Cruises' wide selection of dedicated conference, meeting and event venues can cater to events from 8 to 999 guests and the brand's experienced team can tailor the cruise product for different occasions, be it for MICE or a large scale social gathering.

To further grow the Dream Cruises fleet, the brand is set to receive its first "Global Class" ship in 2020. The new Global Class vessel will be designed specifically for the rapidly growing Asian cruise market and will be among the most technologically advanced ships with artificial intelligence and featuring a wide array of leisure, entertainment and dining experiences.

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Theodore Koumelis

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