Crystal Expedition Cruises have built the world's most spacious, purpose-built luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor. The 200-guest, 20,000 GRT polar class (PC6) yacht will take the renowned Crystal standard of luxury to the farthest corners of the earth on remote journeys of great adventure and discovery.
We have been both thrilled and exceptionally pleased with how well our Sovereign clientele have received these exciting new additions to the Crystal fleet and we are very pleased to be one of the most successful luxury agencies in supporting the new Crystal Endeavour. We are also very excited by the incredible facilities that the Crystal Endeavour will feature. The helicopter excursions to some of the most remote parts of our fragile planet will be spectacular, as well as the zodiac trips to see the exceptional topography, wildlife, flora and fauna of the far flung corners of the earth that will be home to the Crystal Endeavour.
Crystal Expedition Cruises & Crystal Yacht Cruises view of The Sovereign Cruise Club team is best summed up by Elaine Gillard, Crystal‘s Marketing Director, “Our relationship with Stefan and The Sovereign Cruise Club team is longstanding, and built on mutual respect, understanding and ultimately our love of luxury cruise. The team at Sovereign are fantastic at what they do - they take the time to understand your needs and match you with the right luxury cruise - whether that’s on a small boutique yacht; an epic expedition to your once in a lifetime destination; or a discovery of Europe‘s waterways on a river cruise. They also have first-hand experience of the ships they sell which is priceless when it comes to making sure your cruise is perfect. Huge thanks to Stefan and the team at Sovereign for their support of Crystal throughout the years - it’s always a genuine pleasure to work with you all.”
Crystal Endeavor‘s expedition voyages of 10- to 29-nights will explore destinations legendary and unknown, remote and remarkable throughout Antarctica; the Russian Far East, Aleutian Islands and Alaska; Australia, New Zealand; Norway and the United Kingdom; Western Europe; Canary Islands and Atlantic; South America; and will also sail the elusive Northeast Passage. Luxury voyages of nine to 19 nights will take discerning guests to the High Arctic and Antarctica, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the Falkland Islands, and Chilean fjords and glaciers on designated “Remote Expeditions”, while “Cultural Discovery” and “Destination Exploration” sailings sail to Western Europe, the British Isles, Africa’s west coast, the Caribbean and Panama Canal.
The new Crystal Endeavour will offer a wide range of “toys” on board, including two helicopters with two landing pads for flightseeing expeditions, two seven-person submarines, eight electric amphibious zodiacs, jet skis, kayaks, wave runners, paddle boards, fishing facilities, snorkelling and scuba equipment for passengers to use. The world's most technically advance and powerful underwater scooter called SEABOBs will also be available for guests to use.
The dining experience aboard Crystal Endeavor will remain true to the diverse menus and standard of world-class cuisine offered on all Crystal Ocean, Yacht and River vessels, with all-inclusive dining, Champagne, fine wines and premium spirits included throughout. Specialty restaurants will include Prego, which serves traditional Italian fare, and will also host Crystal‘s signature “Vintage Room” winemaker’s dinners; and Umi Uma, serving signature sushi and specialties from Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Additionally, the yacht will feature the elegant main dining venue, Waterside; Marketplace, located in the two-story solarium in the evenings; and the European-inspired Bistro Café, which will offer full service breakfast and lunch and will be a go-to spot for freshly brewed espresso and teas.
The elegant Palm Court - a favourite hub for afternoon tea, cocktails, dancing and floor-to-ceiling views aboard Crystal‘s ocean and river ships - will be on board Crystal Endeavor for evening entertainment, as well as enrichment presentations and classes. Other elegant social spaces will be the Connoisseur Club cigar lounge; Crystal Cove, the heart of the ship where guests will gather for expert guest speakers, pre-dinner cocktails and late-night entertainment; and the only casino on an expedition yacht. Enrichment venues will include the Captain’s Lounge, the Expedition Lounge, the Helicopter Lounge and the Library. The Promenade will stretch from Crystal Cove to Waterside and be a more intimate space for guests to enjoy cocktails, conversation and spectacular views.
Wellness options will include a fully-equipped fitness centre and dedicated Crystal Life Spa & Salon with three treatment rooms, separate men‘s and women’s steam and sauna facilities, a relaxation room and a two-story solarium pool deck enclosed under a glass-domed roof. Expansive mud rooms are designed to accommodate preparation for the day‘s adventures and offer cleaning of boots and equipment upon guests’ return from a day exploring ashore.
Crystal Endeavor‘s accommodations will be luxury cruise game-changers, amongst the largest, most spacious suites in expedition cruising, featuring private veranda’s and butler service for every suite. Luxury touches include king-sized beds; walk-in closets; heated storage for drying parkas; spa-like bathrooms with adjustable heated floors, dual vanities, anti-fog mirrors and rain-showerheads. Stylish design is matched by state-of-the-art technological amenities that will enhance the experience with fine details, like ambient lighting, interactive streaming TVs and bedside iPads in every suite that offer voyage information and numerous international daily newspapers.
Crystal Endeavor‘s 100 suites will include one Owners Suite (1,130 sq. ft.), one Expedition Penthouse (985 sq. ft.), eight Penthouse Suites (457 sq. ft.) and 90 Deluxe Suites (304 sq. ft.). The Owners Suite features a two-bedroom layout, while the one-bedroom Expedition Penthouse connects to an adjacent Deluxe Suite through an adjoining entry, ideal for families and friends traveling together. Both offer dedicated dining areas and butler’s prep space for in-suite dining from any of Crystal Endeavor's Michelin-level eateries. The Penthouse Suites and Deluxe Suites offer separated sleeping and sitting areas, private verandas and desk vanity areas.
Crystal's brand expansion began in 2015 with the launch of Crystal Esprit, effectively establishing the Crystal Yacht Cruises brand extension. The all-suite, butler-serviced, 62-guest yacht is perfectly suited for guests seeking active experiences in remote locales that are often only accessible by smaller ships.
Throughout Crystal Esprit, travellers are treated to Crystal's signature personal service and abundant space in a casually elegant atmosphere that reflects the adventurous and relaxed ways of life on the warm-weather itineraries she sails.
Crystal Esprit also features an exclusively outfitted private marina, equipped with virtually everything guests could want for any manner of water sports and exploration. Travelers enjoy complimentary use of water skis, wake and paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis and snorkel gear, while the yacht also offers deep-water adventures up to 1,000 feet in the yacht's own private submersible for an additional charge.
Michelin-Inspired Cuisine Fresh, farm-to-table fare is the focus of Crystal Yacht Cruises, with an Open Dining system offered aboard Crystal Esprit. With each dining experience, the philosophy of culinary creativity remains rooted in Crystal's commitment to using the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers and bold flavours that reflect the destinations. Offering an array of creative cuisine served in elegant eateries and alfresco spaces, the dining venues on board include:
• The Yacht Club restaurant features made-to-order pastas and risottos, seafood and meat antipasti, and a raw salad bar - all served in a bright and immaculate setting.
• Patio Café serves made-to-order omelettes, waffles and pancakes and a health bar with fresh fruit and vegetable juices for breakfast and a selection of Crystal's modern and classic specialties for lunch.
• Sunset Bar & Grill menu features burgers, wraps and locally inspired “global street food,” served tapas style and reflecting the destinations visited.
• The Pantry is the 24-hour “go-to” spot for freshly baked light snacks and pastries, coffee and a self-service wine bar.
• Crystal Esprit Guest Suites also allow travellers to indulge in the plush privacy of their own staterooms with 24-hour dining.
Crystal Esprit guests have the choice of at least two complimentary shore excursions in every port - one focused around the culinary offerings of the destination and others that offer high adventure of cultural connections. The experiences are designed to showcase the natural beauty and active lifestyle of each destination, with scuba and snorkel adventures offered in several ports on virtually every itinerary, as well as hiking, biking, zip lining, wildlife, aerial tours, and private beach visits are also available.
Through exclusive partnerships with other premier luxury properties, Crystal offers VIP spa, poolside and culinary experiences, including exclusive access to the private beach on Richard Branson's Moskito Island.
The luxury cruise experts at The Sovereign Cruise Club look forward to assisting you to plan your Crystal Expedition or Crystal Yacht luxury experience. As always, only Sovereign guarantees the very best fares on all these exciting and adventurous luxury cruise choices. We shall look forward to hearing from you