Grand Circle Cruise Line Named Among "World's Best"

If you’ve talked to us on the phone lately, or visited our Boston headquarters, you may have noticed an extra bit of glee in our voices—maybe even a spring in our step. We’ve always been proud of the experiences we’re able to provide on our Grand Circle Cruise Line vacations, and we’re especially delighted to receive recognition and acknowledgement from our travelers. More than anything, it is your helpful feedback, intrepid spirit, and boundless sense of discovery that make our trips what they are.

So when word came to us that the readers of Travel+Leisure magazine had named Grand Circle Cruise Line the #5 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” in the 2012 edition of their annual “World’s Best” survey, the entire office was thrilled—and aglow with appreciation and gratitude. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Every December, this survey is sent to all Travel+Leisure subscribers, asking them to rate their experiences with cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, airlines, car rental agencies, and more. The river cruise line rankings are based on reader ratings of the cabins, food, service, itineraries and destinations, activities, and value. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the travelers who took the time to respond.

All of us—from our staff in Boston to our Program Directors and ship crews—work tirelessly to provide our travelers with enriching trips that highlights local traditions, history, and culture. To be included alongside the other well-known cruise operators in the top 5 is indeed a thrill—and we are particularly proud of the fact that we offer this level of quality at a better value than any of those with whose company we keep in this list.

But we don’t intend to rest on our laurels. There is, a lot of work to be done: We have a number of new itineraries, extensions, and added features in the works for our 2013 departures. Before getting back to work, we'd like to personally thank our associates for their dedication to making Grand Circle Cruise Line the leader in river and small ship cruising worldwide. And, again, thanks to all of our travelers for giving us this honor and, most importantly, continuing to discover the world with Grand Circle Cruise Line.

Discover even more on our website

Exploring the world with Grand Circle Travel is even more enriching thanks to our new video gallery and easy-to-navigate, enhanced website homepage. We're proud of our collection of more than five dozen videos, filmed on location around the globe, that let home viewers experience the highlights—from Europe’s magnificent river bends to penguins waddling Antarctica’s icy shores—of some of our most exciting trips through the eyes of other travelers. We invite you to explore these vacations here.