Development of the highly anticipated luxury expedition ship Crystal Endeavor has resumed as the cruise line looks ahead to new destinations and experiences for travelers.
Crystal Endeavor, the German-built, PC6-designated vessel being developed for Crystal Expedition Cruises, is on track to debut in the northern summer this year. After delays caused by the closure of the shipyards in which Crustal Endeavor was being built due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the project is back on track. The vessel is set to become the most spacious and luxurious ship in the expedition market and will offer new ways for luxury travelers to explore the world.
The ship features a design that anticipates the needs and comforts of Crystal guests, including generous public spaces and elegant, butler-catered suites; immersive and enriching destination experiences; world-class cuisine and, warm and attentive service.
While Crystal was forced to cancels Crystal Endeavor voyages through May 1, 2021, and is currently reviewing the ship’s published summer itineraries, the line is looking at a range of exciting upcoming destinations, including the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles, France, Spain and Portugal, the Atlantic Isles and Western Africa, Brazil and Argentina, and Antarctica.
Crystal Endeavor will navigate some of the world’s most remote areas, where wildlife far out-measures human life and rugged landscapes punctuate the waterline. The ship will offer three dedicated categories of exploration: Remote Expedition, visiting some of the most far-flung destinations and uninhabited locales; Cultural Discovery, distinguished by an emphasis on the region and its people; and Destination Exploration, highlighting the natural wonders and beauty of the destinations.
The 20,000-GRT PC-6 all-suite expedition ship will accommodate just 200 guests with six Michelin-inspired dining options, including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar; the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including enrichment areas, designated mudrooms, a helicopter lounge, and a seven-person submersible will also be on board, allowing for deep-water explorations up to 980 feet in several areas of the world.
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