Virtuoso Travel Week: Top Cruise Line and Hotels

crystal cruises award ceremony at virtuoso travel week

At Virtuoso Travel Week, the company recognized the winners of its Annual Best of the Best awards, including the top cruise line and hotels. 

Crystal Cruises was the winner of Best Luxury Cruise Line for the second year in a row. 

In terms of hotels, the categories and winners were:

Hotel of the Year: Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Galway, Ireland

Hotelier of the Year: Antonio Sersale, Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

Best Achievement in Design: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, Japan

Best Culinary Experience: Epicure, Le Bristol Paris, France

Best Family Program: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA

Best Spa: Dolder Grand Spa, The Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland

Most Innovative Guest Experience (tie): Corcovado Experience, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Red Carpet Ready, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, California, USA

Sustainable Tourism Leadership - Hotels: The Brando, French Polynesia

One to Watch: Rosewood Beijing, China

Hotel winners were based on a survey of Virtuoso member agencies and travel advisors. 

Award winners were recongized at a gala dinner on August 13, at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which closed the annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference. Hosted by Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch, the gala attracted more than 2,700 attendees.