Crystal Says It's First Luxury Cruise Line to Join ASTA

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are two of Crystal Cruises luxury options

Crystal has announced its new Platinum Level Partnership with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA.) The company now says it is the only luxury cruise line at the Platinum partnership level. 

ASTA is the world’s largest association of travel professionals and travel agent advocates, with chapters operating world-wide in support of agents who specialize in selling tours, cruises, hotels, air travel and more.

CEO and President of Crystal Edie Rodriguez said that the company is honored to partner with ASTA and looks forward to growing the global travel and exploration market.

Crystal will now participate in annual ASTA events, including its popular Global Convention. This event brings together professionals from more than 100 countries around the world. The partnership will also allow travel professionals from agencies and companies of all sizes throughout the world access information and materials from Crystal through ASTA’s marketing initiatives and communications. 

Along with their line of ocean cruises, Crystal also offers yacht expedition cruises, river cruises, and luxury aircruises. The company is also working on renovating two of its luxury cruise ships. Crystal Symphony will sail again in October 2017 and Crystal Serenity will follow in 2018.

Crystal Cruises has been awarded “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years as well as being voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years. For three consecutive years, Crystal has been awarded “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso.

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