By Staff Writer
Complete with itinerary information and voyage highlights, Crystal Expedition has revealed the full 2021 roster for its premiere yacht, the Crystal Endeavour. The 25 voyages range from ten to 28 nights, with explorations internationally throughout Antarctica, Japan, the Russian Far East, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, South America, among others. Some of the trips will also be venturing through the Northeast Passage, where only select vessels are granted permission to travel.
“Crystal Endeavour is made for this kind of exploration and is capable of taking travellers farther than they imagined, while they enjoy Crystal’s signature luxuries and service that welcome them ‘home,’” said Karen Christensen, Crystal Expedition’s senior vice president and managing director for Australasia.
Every voyage on the ship will have a focus on the biodiversity, active adventure and natural and cultural history of its destinations, with expert expedition guides onboard to assist. The roster allows travellers to choose from more extreme and rarely-visited places, such as New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic islands, Christmas Island and the Aleutian Islands west of Alaska, as well as more popular Khlong Toei in Bangkok, downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Edinburgh’s port of Leith, Scotland.
Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites will be stopped at across the 25 different trips, including Japan’s Shiretoko National Park, Vietnam’s Imperial City of Hue, New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and Australia’s Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Many passengers will also have the opportunity to observe wildlife when visiting locations such as the Aleutian Isles, Tasmania, Indonesia, the Northeast Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula.
The 200-guest Crystal Endeavour boasts public spaces, butler-serviced guest rooms, a full-service Crystal Life Salon and Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and expedition-specific offerings, such as mud rooms and a helicopter lounge. Onboard dining includes Michelin-inspired dining options like Umi Uma & Sushi Bar, one of Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s few sea-going restaurants; Prego, which will serve Northern Italian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine; and Waterside, the yacht’s international main dining venue.
The complete roster of Crystal Endeavour’s 2021 itineraries and voyage highlights can be viewed here.