has unveiled its inaugural season itineraries for Crystal Endeavor. The ship will debut in August 2020, sailing 12 to 22-day voyages through January 2021.
Crystal Endeavor’s inaugural season will include calls to Japan and the Russian Far East; New Zealand; Australia and Antarctica. Bookings open on August 8, 2018, for Crystal Society guests and on August 22, 2018, to the public.
“Every facet of Crystal Endeavor is meant to take travelers beyond their previous travel boundaries and expectations. Her exceptional design, luxury accommodations, and amenities have already set the stage for this, and now, as we unveil her first six months of journeys, travelers have a tremendous glimpse of the grand discoveries in store for this groundbreaking yacht,” said Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber. “Crystal Endeavor will take guests to remote destinations not typically accessible on a cruise, as well as some iconic places, albeit with a decidedly adventurous twist.”
Highlights of the inaugural season include a Russian Far East Maiden Expedition, roundtrip from Tokyo on August 10, 2020. The cruise will sail the coast of Japan before heading to the dramatic Kamchatka Peninsula and wildlife-rich Kuril Islands of Russia.
A September 13, 2020, Island Explorations of Japan cruise ventures from Tokyo to Taipei. It includes natural and cultural landmarks, such as the Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine, Doro-kyo Gorge, and the Urauchi River.
A Philippines, Borneo & Indonesia Quest, departs September 29, 2020. Traveling from Taipei to Bali, the itinerary includes Hundred Islands National Park in the Philippines, Taroko Gorge in Taiwan, Borneo’s Kinabatangan River and Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, as well as Torajaland in Indonesia.
An October 31, 2020, Australian Offshore & The Great Barrier Reef cruise travels from Cairns to Sydney. Highlights include Lizard Island National Park and in-depth exploration of the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
A January 6, 2021, Antarctica & The Ross Sea Expedition travels from Hobart to Christchurch. It cruises the Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean, the Ross Ice Shelf and crosses the Antarctic Circle.
The Crystal Endeavor will accommodate 200 guests and feature luxurious appointments. Among them: a full-service spa & salon and six restaurants, including Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa. All suites feature king-size beds, walk-in closets, heated storage for drying parkas, heated bathroom floors and butler service.
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