BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan E. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Grand Circle, is pleased to announce that Grand Circle Cruise Line, the leader in small ship travel, has once again been named to Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of World's Best Cruise Lines—and additionally, to the magazine's Platinum Circle of top cruise lines.
"We'd like to thank our travelers for talking the time to recognize what we're all about—helping to change our travelers' lives through culturally-rich, small ship experiences offered at unbeatable prices," said Lewis. "We are delighted to have made both Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List and Platinum Circle this year and thank everyone at the magazine for including us."
In its 18th year, Conde Nast Travelers' annual Gold List is based on data collected from the magazine's annual Readers' Choice Survey that queries readers on top destinations, hotels, resorts, cruise lines and more. The Platinum Circle was created to celebrate the magazine's 25th anniversary and includes cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and destinations that have made the magazine's prestigious Gold List for the past five years in a row.
Grand Circle Cruise Line offers a wide range of European River Cruises, Russian river cruises, and small ship adventures around the world. For more information about Grand Circle, please visit our web site at www.gct.com or click this link for a complete list of Grand Circle river cruises.
Established in 1998, Grand Circle Cruise Line has grown from a single river ship to more than 60 small ships today, ranging from custom-built river ships, three four-star plus 50-passenger ocean-faring ships, and exclusive private charters. The fleet is part of Grand Circle Corporation, and it serves its sister brands Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel, both of which offer unique international vacations to Americans age 50 and older. Since 1992, the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation has pledged or donated $91 million to educational, humanitarian and cultural organizations worldwide.
SOURCE Grand Circle Cruise Line