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Grand Circle Cruise Line named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Gold List and Platinum Circle of “World’s Best River Cruise Lines”

We’re pleased to share that Grand Circle Cruise Line has again been named to Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Gold List of “World’s Best River Cruise Lines”—and to its Platinum Circle of repeat winners. Our overall score of 94.3 was the highest overall score of any cruise line listed in either the river or ocean cruise line categories.

This high honor comes soon after we were ranked #1 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the eighth year we’ve been recognized among the world’s best in the prestigious magazine’s annual survey—and the first time we’ve received this top honor. What makes this award so special is that it comes from our passionate travelers who read Condé Nast Traveler and took the time to vote and share their views with other travelers.

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We see our high honor as a vote of confidence, and confirmation that Grand Circle delivers a 4-star experience at a 3-star price to its valued travelers. To learn more about our commitment to discovery, value, and choice aboard our small ships, view our video to the right showcasing the true Grand Circle Cruise Line experience.

Results of 2012 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards are derived from a survey of the magazine’s subscribers. In 2012, 46,476 readers responded to the survey, which asked them to rate the world’s best cruise lines, cities, hotels, airlines, and more. In the river ship category, readers rated their experiences based on the ships’ activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries/schedule, and shore excursions. The Platinum Circle includes cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and destinations that have appeared on the magazine’s Gold List for the past five years or more in a row.

From our headquarters in Boston to our more than 30 regional offices around the globe, all of us at Grand Circle are incredibly proud and grateful for this award—and on behalf of the entire Grand Circle family, thank you for traveling with us and a special thanks to all of you who shared your Grand Circle Cruise Line experiences with Condé Nast Traveler.

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