Condé Nast taps top cruise, car rental and airline companies: Sea Cloud, Hertz and Singapore Airlines lead the pack

Click to follow
The Independent Travel

In the 22nd Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey, released October 16, top honors in the tourist transport world were awarded to Sea Cloud Cruises, Hertz Rent-A-Car and Singapore Airlines.

The opinions of over 25,000 survey respondents on a five-point scale -- ranging from excellent to poor -- determined each company's final score.

Cruise lines were judged in seven categories: activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries/schedule and shore excursions

Top Cruise Lines

Rank Cruise Line Score
1 Sea Cloud Cruises 94.2
2 Crystal Cruises 92.7
3 Regent Seven Seas Cruises 90.5
4 Yachts of Seabourn 90.2
5 Cunard 90.1
6 Celebrity 88.9
7 Disney 87.9
8 Seadream Yacht Club 87.1
9 Oceania Cruises 86.0
10 Princess 78.3

Rental agencies were judged in six categories: rates, reliability of fleet, rental locations, service, staff efficiency and vehicle selection/options.

Top Car Agencies

Rank Car Agency Score
1 Hertz 66.8
2 Enterprise 64.7
3 Avis 63.0
4 National 61.6
5 Sixt 60.3
6 Alamo 57.9
7 Budget 56.5
8 Europcar 56.2

Airlines were judged in five categories: cabin comfort, cabin service, entertainment options, food/beverages and ticketing/ground services.

Top Airlines

Rank Airlines Score
1 Singapore Airlines
89.6
2 Emirates 79.3
3 Virgin America 78.0
4 Cathay Pacific 77.3
4 Virgin Atlantic 77.3
6 Etihad 76.4
7 Air New Zealand 72.9
8 (JAL) Japan Airlines 72.7
9 Korean Air 71.6
10 ANA (All Nippon Airways) 71.1

The questionnaire was available to all via the magazine's website. Full results are available on their website and in their November issue.

For more information please visit:  http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice

Comments