Just got this press release and thought it might be of interest to some:
Celebrity Cruises Secures Position as Top Premium Line in Conde Nast
Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
MIAMI, Oct. 12
At the October 7 presentation of the coveted annual Conde Nast
Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, Celebrity Cruises again took top
honors in the premium cruise category.
According to results to be published in the November edition of Conde
Nast Traveler, Celebrity ranked third -- behind only luxury lines
Crystal Cruises and Radisson Seven Seas -- in the "Top 25 Cruise
Lines: Large Ship Lines" poll.
Subscribers' responses resulted in Celebrity's rating of 85.8 out of
100, up from last year's score of 82.9. Celebrity's total score has
increased every year since 2001.
The annual poll asks the magazine's subscribers to evaluate cruise
lines on a combination of itineraries, crew/service, cabins/design,
food/dining, activities/excursions and entertainment/events.
Celebrity attributes its steady rise over the last four years to its
extensive series of brand enhancements; a new category of
accommodations introduced in 2003, "ConciergeClass;" and an
accelerating momentum building on this year's launches of "Celebrity
Xpeditions" and the line's exclusive partnership with Cirque du
"We are absolutely thrilled with this award, which validates the
enhancements we've made to-date, and encourages us to continue to
present our guests with new and innovative cruise experiences," said
Celebrity's President and COO Jack Williams. "We are honored to have
the endorsement of the sophisticated readers of Conde Nast Traveler."
Celebrity is the industry's highest-rated premium cruise brand with a
taste of luxury. The cruise line has nine ships in its fleet, which is
the youngest of any major line. Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda,
California, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, the
Panama Canal and South America. For more information, call your travel