Cruise News – Apr. 25, 2018
If you think of expedition cruising is “roughing it,” you haven’t been following the development of Crystal Endeavor, Crystal Cruises’ 19,800 grt, 200-guest expedition yacht slated to debut in 2020. And today, Crystal wowed us with the first glimpse of the luxury accommodations travelers will find aboard.
Crystal Endeavor’s accommodations will be the largest, most spacious suites in expedition cruising, featuring private verandas and butler service for every suite. Luxury touches include king-sized beds, walk-in closets, heated storage for drying parkas, and spa-like bathrooms with adjustable heated floors, dual vanities, anti-fog mirrors and rain-showerheads.
The 100 suites will include two Crystal Penthouse Suites (985 sq. ft. to 1,130 sq. ft.), eight Penthouse Suites (457 sq. ft.) and 90 Deluxe Suites (304 sq. ft.). The larger of the two Crystal Penthouse Suites features a two-bedroom layout, while the other one-bedroom plan connects to an adjacent Deluxe Suite through an adjoining entry, ideal for families and friends traveling together. Both offer dedicated dining areas and butler 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.
The 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 will be the largest, most spacious purpose-built polar-class expedition yacht in the world and will feature generous public spaces, a full-service spa and salon, and six restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma.
Roughing it? Aboard Crystal Endeavor, there’s not a chance.
— Judi Cuervo
Photo: Crystal Cruises