Celebrity Takes Top Honors In Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity SolsticeCelebrity Cruises has once again won top honors in one of the most trusted surveys of consumer travel preferences in the world. The prestigious Conde’ Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards ranked Celebrity number one in the new Mega-Ship Cruise Lines category, recognizing the widely heralded Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox.

More than 25,000 experienced travelers made their voices heard in the prestigious annual poll ranking more than 10,000 cruise lines, hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines and car rental agencies. Celebrity Cruises was among the honorees featured in a segment airing Monday on NBC’s Today Show to highlight what led to the number-one ranking.

Solstice Pool Deck“Winning first-place in the new mega-ship category is an incredible tribute to the style, design and service that have led to the phenomenal response our new Solstice Class continues to generate, and further validates our fleet’s longtime leadership position in the premium cruise category,” said Celebrity’s President & CEO Dan Hanrahan. “We’re honored that the informed readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler so appreciate the Celebrity experience.”

No stranger to netting top honors, the Celebrity Cruises fleet as a whole has, for the past seven consecutive years, dominated the large-ship category in Conde’ Nast Traveler’s “Top Cruise Ships in the World” survey published each February.

Cruise lines were rated on a five-point scale – excellent, very good, good, fair or poor – in seven categories: activities, cabins, service, design, food/dining, itineraries, and shore excursions.

Celebrity Solstice GolfCelebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale vacation experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Noted for four of the top 10 “Top Cruise Ships in the World” in the large-ship category, as voted by the readers of Cond√© Nast Traveler (February 2009 readers’ poll), Celebrity’s fleet – including the new Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox – will be joined by Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011, and a fifth in 2012.

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1 David and Treva Sutton { 10.16.10 at 4:01 pm }

What a wonderful time we had on the Celebrity Solstice. It was our 25 Wedding Anniversary and we had Mike Rivkin set up a great cruise for us to include select Dining, and a specialty restaurant (Silk Harvest). Make sure you are hungry when you go to Silk Harvest as the food is superb. This was my first cruise and the thing that stands out among everything else is how many people to include my wife that had gone on other cruises that told me that I was spoiled by going on Celebrity first. My wife had gone on a Carnival cruise two months prior and while she liked it, there were so many comments from her throughout the cruise about how much better Celebrity Solstice was. I had a great time, everything from the champagne welcome to all the beautiful music, and the fact that everyone should have a “Lisa” (Cruise Director) on their ship. I also enjoyed the crew and all the wonderful food. The food alone would take a day to talk about. We ate the first few days at the Grand Epernay dining room which was beautiful and the food was great. We ordered the select dining (Thanks again Michael), which allowed us to choose everyday when we would like to be seated. Overall, my first cruise I had a ball and look forward to sailing again with Celebrity and the crew aboard the Solstice. What a wonderful way to celebrate 25 years with my soul mate.

2 David and Treva Sutton { 10.16.10 at 4:02 pm }

By the way we sailed on 3 thru 10 Oct and visited San Juan Puerto Rico, St Thomas and Montego Bay Jamaica.

We have lots of pics to share also.

3 Michael Rivkin - The Cruise Web { 10.18.10 at 1:08 pm }

David & Treva,

I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your 25th Wedding Anniversary. This is why I enjoy what I do, and reading emails and blogs from clients like yourselves, who have just return from their cruise, validates the efforts I put into making sure you have the best experience possible, and that all your expectations are met. I appreciate the kind words and look forward to helping you for many years to come.

All the best,

Michael Rivkin

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