Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises Is Named To Conde Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List

Itineraries, Service and Shore Excursions Contribute to Grand Circle's High Scores

Jan 07, 2010, 09:09 ET from Grand Circle Corporation

BOSTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises has been named to Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of the world's top cruise lines for the fourth year in a row. This is the 16(th) year that Conde Nast Traveler has issued its Gold List, which is comprised of readers' top picks of the world's best hotels, resorts, cruise lines and more.

More than 25,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers participated in this year's survey from which the Gold List is established. Readers scored the cruise lines based on the following categories: itineraries, cabins, service, food, design, activities, and shore excursions. Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' overall score was 86.6 out of 100, and readers gave high marks for Grand Circle's itineraries (94.0), service (92.4), and shore excursions (90.7).

Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises serves Grand Circle Corporation's two sister companies, Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel, which provide unique international vacations to Americans over 50. The cruise line has grown from one custom-built river ship in 1998 to a fleet of 50+ small ships today, including custom-built river ships, 4-star plus 50-passenger ocean-faring ships, and exclusive private charters.

Established in 1958, Grand Circle Corporation is the leader in international travel, adventure, and discovery for Americans aged 50 and older. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., the company has 35 offices throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Since 1992, the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation has pledged or donated more than $47 million to educational, humanitarian and cultural organizations worldwide.

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