Celebrity Cruises Retains Role in Top Trio in Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

MIAMI, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrity Cruises received “celebrity treatment” last night in New York, where Conde Nast Traveler presented results of its coveted annual “Readers Choice Awards” to an elite group of finalists. Celebrity Cruises was honored once again as the world’s top-rated premium line in the magazine’s “Top 25 Cruise Lines: Large Ship Lines” poll (November edition). Celebrity ranked third overall, sharing the spotlight with luxury lines Crystal Cruises and Radisson Seven Seas.

We are thrilled to have the endorsement of the experienced readers of Conde Nast Traveler, and honored to be in such good company,” said the line’s President Dan Hanrahan. “We congratulate our shipboard colleagues, in particular, for this recognition, because it is undoubtedly the spectacular service they consistently deliver that inspired the magazine’s readers to rate Celebrity so highly.”

Conde Nast Traveler’s annual poll asks subscribers to evaluate cruise lines on a combination of itineraries, crew/service, cabins/design, food/dining, activities/excursions and entertainment/events. Nearly 32,000 readers were surveyed, with Celebrity Cruises receiving a rating of 85.3 out of 100. Celebrity has continuously improved its standing every year since 2001 (76.7). “We view these awards as the industry’s Olympics; to be one of the three finalists invited to the ceremony is a tremendous honor in itself,” said Celebrity’s Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations Dietmar Wertanzl. “This is wonderful reinforcement that a growing number of vacationers appreciate the ‘new luxury’ that Celebrity provides.”

Celebrity Cruises is the industry’s highest rated premium cruise brand with a taste of luxury. The cruise line has 10 ships sailing in Alaska, Bermuda, California, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal and South America. In addition, Celebrity Xpeditions offer exotic travel experiences in the Galapagos Islands. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111, or visit the Celebrity web site at http://www.celebrity.com/ .

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