By Crystal · April 2020
Embark on an all-inclusive journey of intrepid discovery, exploring polar regions and remote landscapes, further than standard cruise ships can go.
From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line comes the world’s most spacious luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor. The all-suite, all-verandah, with a sleek design built to PC6 Polar Class specifications and anchor-free dynamic positioning technology, is set to explore the farthest reaches of Earth. From Antarctica in 2020 to Alaska in 2021, Crystal Endeavor offers an array of expedition voyages - allowing for intrepid discovery of remote polar regions and little-known tropical destinations with alluring itineraries for every traveler.
Hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers and an experienced Expedition Team, with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry (1 staff to 1 guest), a mere 200 guests will be exposed to rare wildlife sightings, intriguing cultures and the iconic landscapes.
Inviting and elegant, Crystal Endeavor’s 100 suites are enclaves of sophisticated luxury, among the largest and most spacious in expedition cruising. From the grandeur of the Expedition Suite to the decidedly chic Expedition Penthouse, all accommodations feature a private verandah and the personalized services of Crystal’s European-trained butlers. Designed to be a welcoming home upon the sea on far-flung adventures around the globe, each suite is a statement of ingenuity and high-tech amenities.
As the world’s premier luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor offers an unrivaled standard of all-inclusive amenities and services. From acclaimed cuisine and the finest wines and spirits to insightful destination enrichment and expert-led conversations, nightly entertainment and myriad options for thrilling discovery ashore.
The culinary experience aboard Crystal Endeavor is as adventurous as the journey, tempting the senses into a world of extraordinary flavors and discovery. Crystal’s award-winning chefs craft Michelin-inspired cuisine with passionate perfection, ensuring the finest ingredients are on hand even in far-off destinations. With all-inclusive dining and open seating in all 6 venues, expert wine sommeliers and an endless pour of acclaimed vintages and premium spirits, each meal is indeed an adventure unto itself.
From specialties both classic and modern in Waterside to Umi Uma® & the Sushi Bar – Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurant – you are spoiled for choice.
Dine at your leisure at the chic and spacious ambience of the elegant open-seating main dining room, Waterside, where intimate tables for two, four and more are set with contemporary elegance, the perfect stage for Crystal’s acclaimed cuisine. Savor the Italian inspired cuisine at Prego or indulge your cravings at The Pantry, open 24 hours a day with self-service coffees, teas, wines and more.
A stunning two-story, glass-enclosed Solarium showcases panoramic views while providing relaxing moments from its pool and Jacuzzi which is transformed at night to an elegant dining venue.
Wellness is found in the Crystal Life Spa & Salon, with fitness classes, pampering treatments, and a rejuvenating sauna. Stem to stern, Crystal Endeavor’s innovative design of social spaces fuels a heightened spirit of adventure.
Discover the signature venues onboard – Palm Court lounge, a contemporary elegant space with expansive forward views offers destination and enrichment presentations by day, and cocktails, dancing and entertainment by night. Or enjoy of an intimate lounge for cognacs, cigars and conversation at the Connoisseur Bar.
Feel the excitement of luxury gaming amidst rare adventure at the Resorts World at Sea® Casino, the only casino on an expedition yacht, complete with a private gaming room and offering favorites like blackjack, roulette and the latest in slot machines.
Choose to explore with Crystal Endeavor and see the world’s most intriguing destinations with extraordinary insight. Each journey is curated to showcase the unique aspects of a particular region, from rugged expeditions to softer, more immersive discoveries of little-explored landscapes and cultural wonders. Let your inner explorer guide you in choosing the voyage that speaks to your own personal sense of adventure.
Choose from several thoughtfully curated tours for all levels of activity and immersion, from Cultural Discovery voyages – where you can delve into the cultural heart and iconic wonders of legendary lands and exotic isles to modern-day cities, renowned for their history, art and nature. Or choose to embark on a Remote Expedition, journeying to Earth’s most faraway destinations, true expert-led expedition voyages, combining rugged adventure and Zodiac landings with rare discovery, extraordinary wildlife and stunning landscapes few have ever seen.
Destination Exploration voyages create a deeply immersive landing in rarely-visited destinations — distant islands and coastal landscapes home to exceptional biodiversity, eco-treasures and wilderness, combined with visits to world-class cities featuring an expedition twist.
With exclusive, off-the-beaten path itineraries and dozens of immersive Crystal Destination Discoveries™, both complimentary and optional, there are no limits to the freedoms found on these enriching journeys.
Stop by the Expedition Lounge & Captain’s Lounge, dedicated spaces designed to host informative presentations and conversations with the Crystal Endeavor Expedition Team. Plus, a Helicopter Lounge adjacent to the landing pad provides a luxurious space to prepare for aerial explorations aboard the yacht’s two helicopters.
Depending on the region explored, the Expedition Team is comprised of experts ranging from marine biologists and ornithologists to archaeologists and historians, as well as helicopter pilots and Zodiac operators. Throughout each journey, guests enjoy engaging, conversational lectures and daily briefings highlighting key sights and specialized destination information.
Also enjoy of the 7-person submersible, Zodiacs, kayaks and snorkeling gear, allowing for extraordinary discovery.
At the very heart of the Crystal Expedition Experience is a team of dedicated professionals chosen for their expertise, personality and shared passion for adventure. Aboard Crystal Endeavor, warm and friendly smiles set the stage for a journey of wondrous discovery, where every learned notion of luxury is anticipated and attended to with genuine virtue and service. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry, each interaction aboard Crystal Endeavor is not only highly personalized, but every detail, large and small, is delivered seamlessly, and always with sincere pleasure.
Come aboard Crystal Endeavor, Where Luxury Roams Freely…
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