Crystal Cruises is set to debut the line’s first-ever expedition megayacht, Crystal Endeavor, in August 2018. The newly built vessel will be designed for global expedition in Arctic, Antarctic and tropical conditions.
Crystal Endeavor will be able to cruise in Polar regions during the summer and autumn in medium “first year” ice, which may include old ice inclusions. She will also be fitted with the state-of-the-art offshore dynamic positioning technology, with computer-controlled systems to automatically maintain the ship’s position with its own propellers and thrusters. This will enable the megayacht to float atop coral reefs and other underwater wonders without utilizing anchors, which can damage the terrain or other underwater wonders in waters too deep for anchors.
The 200-guest capacity Crystal Endeavor will offer extreme adventures by air, sea and land with a complete range of “toys,” including two helicopters and two landing pads for flightseeing expeditions, as well as two, 7-person submarines, eight electric amphibious zodiacs, jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, fishing facilities, paddleboards, snorkeling and scuba equipment, recompression chamber, dive support tender and a multi-person ATV, as well as SEABOBs, or underwater scooters.
The standard guest suites will measure a minimum 400 sq. ft. (including balcony), while the yacht’s two Owner Suites, each measuring 3,122 sq. ft., will feature a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms, indoor and outdoor living areas, a private conservatory, garden and outdoor jacuzzi, a private spa and gym outfitted with sauna, steam room and treatment room. The Owner’s Suite can be connected to an 806-sq.-ft. Penthouse Suite.
Crowning the megayacht will be Crystal’s signature Palm Court, which will offer 270-degree panoramic views for whale-watching and viewing other wildlife. The Crystal Endeavor will feature a 10,000-sq.-ft. Spa and Conservatory space with a full-service spa, yoga, Pilates, salon and wellness center; jacuzzis; and an infinity pool whose base can be lifted to be a dance floor or an alfresco dining area. The megayacht will also feature six dining options, as well several guest amenities including a 200-seat theater, lecture rooms, cinema, card room, and a computer center. For more information, visit crystalcruises.com.