CruiseCrystal Endeavor to roam from Japan to Antarctica.

Crystal’s new expedition ship promises a season of adventure

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Endeavor Brochure 190121
Crystal Endeavor has revealed its inaugural season brochure.
Endeavor Brochure 190121

Crystal Endeavor will be the most spacious, purpose-built polar class expedition yacht in the world, including anchor free dynamic positioning technology offering comfort and safety in the world’s most remote destinations.

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises is ready to go exploring with its new ship, Crystal Endeavor.

Details of the the inaugural season, from August 2020 through January 2021, have been revealed in a new brochure.

Crystal Endeavor will be the most spacious, purpose-built polar class expedition yacht in the world, including anchor free dynamic positioning technology offering comfort and safety in the world’s most remote destinations.

Debuting in August 2020, the 200-passenger Crystal Endeavor will  offer 12 journeys featuring little-explored waters and oft-unchartered territories. These will be hosted by an experienced Expedition Team of 25 - from marine biologists and ornithologists to Zodiac operators and helicopter pilots, for curated voyages of 12 to 22 days.

Voyages will explore the Russian Far East, the coastal wonders of Japan, and the biodiversity of the Philippines, Borneo and Indonesia. 

Some cruises feature offshore experiences in Australia with underwater explorations of the Great Barrier Reef, immersive explorations of Tasmania, and the fjords of New Zealand, and explorations of the Antarctic. 

Highlights of the inaugural season include: 
· The maiden expedition of the Russian Far East, 17 days roundtrip from Tokyo, August 10, 2020 unveils the wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands to Japan’s primeval forests and volcanic landscapes. 
· Philippines, Borneo & Indonesia Quest, 16 days, Taipei to Bali takes in the waterfalls of Taroko Gorge to the biodiversity of Torajaland, and isles lost in time. 
· Indonesian Immersive & the Great Barrier Reef, 16 days, from Cairns to Bali, October 15, 2020, allows the opportunity to explore the Banda Archipelago, discover ancient Komodo dragons, and the Great Barrier Reef.
· Tasmania & the Fjords of New Zealand, 14-days, Sydney to Christchurch, November 14, has a focus on adventure in the wilderness of Tasmania, New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, famous for pink granite mountains, botanical gardens, kiwi birds and fairy penguins.
· On the 22-day Antarctica & the Ross Sea Expedition, Crystal Endeavor embarks on one of the boldest journeys in the inaugural season. Beginning in Hobart, Australia, she will sail down to Antarctica, where guests will explore the Ross Ice Shelf and visit the historical “huts” of the great explorers that have come before, like Scott and Shackleton, as well as McMurdo Station and Scott Base. 

There will be quests in search of penguin colonies, glacier landings and the experience of cruising through pack ice on the fully-equipped Polar Class 6 yacht. 


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