New Delhi, January 5th , 2014 :Travel Weekly's influential readers honoured Celebrity Cruises, yet again, at the travel industry publication's 12th annual Readers Choice Awards in New York recently. Readers voted the modern luxury cruise line as the "Best Premium Cruise Line" for the seventh consecutive year, "Best Premium Ship" for the sixth consecutive year, recognising Celebrity Reflection in 2013 and now 2014; plus the "Best Cruise Line in Europe" for the fifth consecutive year.
"We are incredibly honoured to win these awards," said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Celebrity Cruises. "The recognition from the readers of Travel Weekly is so valued and appreciated, and we would like to thank all our partners for their fantastic support and for bringing our modern luxury vacation experiences to life."
Mrs Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India Representative for Celebrity Cruises said, "The win comes as wonderful news and reinforces our belief that Celebrity Cruises is truly one of the most remarkable cruise lines in the world, representing a perfect amalgam of modern luxury and exceptional service. With such recognition and awards from renowned global platforms, Celebrity Cruises is certain to garner greater popularity and brand salience amongst the Indian customer base. This will encourage them to discover the zenith of pure pampering and exciting, adventure-packed cruise holidays on board Celebrity Cruises' stateǋof-the-art ships."
2014 has been an incredible year for Celebrity Cruises. The modern luxury vacation company introduced new partnerships with Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning competition series Top Chef and Canyon Ranch, one of the world's leading spa and wellness brands. The premium brand also launched Celebrity Explorations, unique vacations that combine ocean sailings with deep destination experiences on land and offer one-of-a-kind river-and-ocean cruise packages.
Most recently, Celebrity announced the order of two new Edge Class ships, an exciting and important milestone for the brand. These iconic ships will set the standard for premium world travel and deliver the next generation of modern luxury experiences that guests know and love.
Travel Weekly's 12th annual awards gala was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Winners were named in 67 categories across several sectors of the travel and hospitality business.