Planet Out recently awarded Crystal the 2006 PlanetOut Travel Award for best cruise company.

Here’s the quote from Planet Out: “This top-rated ultra-premium cruise line boasts many loyal gay guests who keep returning to its three ships for the cocooning luxury and impeccable, gay-friendly service, bolstered by acclaimed gourmet cuisine and sophisticated onboard entertainment. Besides numerous specialized gay tour bookings, Crystal has also been active in the Human Rights Campaign, AIDS Assistance Program and Desert AIDS Project for the past several years”

Runners up were Carnival, NCL, Royal Caribbean, and our favorite Regent Seven Seas.

Earlier this week Travel & Leisure Magazine readers voted Crystal the “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line”And

I promise you, we will sail on Crystal soon so I can give you my own extremely biased opinion!  I’ve been intrigued by this cruise line for some time.