If you were hoping to cruise Iceland’s dramatic coastline with the Crystal Endeavor, you’ll need to be quick as more than 50 percent of cabins are snapped up in the first 24 hours.
Luxury cruising continues its comeback as Crystal’s recently announced Crystal Endeavor summer 2021 voyages – the much-anticipated inaugural sailings for the company’s new groundbreaking expedition ship– were met with great enthusiasm from affluent travelers. After the first 24 hours, over 50 percent of the ship’s five 10-night Luxury Iceland Expeditions, which circumnavigate Iceland and cross the Arctic Circle, were sold.
Crystal Endeavor’s booking response comes just one month after the recently announced Luxury Bahamas Escapes on Crystal Serenity generated Crystal’s highest booking day in its 30-year history, further reaffirming, that both, Crystal’s famously loyal fanbase and new-to-Crystal guests, are ready to sail the high seas once again.
The Luxury Iceland Expeditions begin on July 17 with five consecutive journeys round-trip from Reykjavík. The voyages highlight the region’s breathtaking coastlines and wildlife havens, massive glaciers and countless waterfalls, quaint villages, and fascinating heritage of Iceland’s towns and islands.
Built at MV WERFTEN in Stralsund, Germany, part of a family of shipyards known for their passenger ship, icebreaker, and private yacht building expertise, Crystal Endeavor will be the fastest, most powerful, and most spacious expedition ship in the industry, with a Polar Class 6 (PC6) classification that enables her to sail in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
The 20,200-GRT vessel is designed to the highest standards and promises ground-breaking maneuverability, safety, and technical capabilities.
Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious design will offer its 200 discerning travelers expansive private and public spaces and a one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio delivering the personal and genuine service for which Crystal is known. Accommodations are elegantly appointed retreats for guests after days full of exploration, with every suite offering private butler service.
Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks will accent guests’ onboard experience: Michelin-inspired dining options including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar, Prego, 24-hour room service and the Vintage Room experience; spacious social spaces; the only casino on an expedition yacht; a glass-covered, two-story solarium – which houses the Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi – providing panoramic views from sea to sky; and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa with a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a wrap-around Promenade Deck.
Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including designated mud rooms, and an Expedition Lounge, while the ship’s marina will feature the “toys” found aboard a private yacht for further explorations including a fleet of zodiacs, kayaks, snorkel gear, and more.
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