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  • crystal-endeavor-1.jpg - The luxury expedition ship Crystal Endeavor was purpose-built for voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica.

Crystal Endeavor: Luxury expeditions on a megayacht

Health advisory: Guests 12 years or older are required to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to boarding any Crystal ship.


Crystal Endeavor, which debuted in July 2021, is the first expedition ship from luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises. Crystal describes it as "the world's largest megayacht." 

A Remote Operated Vehicle enables passengers to see sunken galleons, warships & passenger ships, such as the Titanic at 12,500 feet

A purpose-built polar class megayacht designed for global expeditions in the Arctic, Antarctica and deep tropic destinations, Crystal Endeavor will boast the largest suites of any expedition ship. It will come outfitted with a large number of gadgets and crafts for exploring extreme adventure by air, sea and land. 

The 200-guest capacity Crystal Endeavor offers extreme adventures by air, sea and land with a complete range of “toys” that are not commonly found on today’s megayachts, including two helicopters and two landing pads for flightseeing expeditions, as well as two seven-person submarines, eight electric amphibious zodiacs, jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling and scuba equipment, recompression chamber, dive support tender and a multi-person ATV. 

Measuring 600 feet (183 meters) long, the ship will feature 100 guest suites. Another highlight: Endeavor will feature a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio.

All-inclusive experience

Your fare is expected to cover butlers, bartenders, waiters, housekeepers, gratuities, unlimited alcohol (including wine, spirits and beer), bottled water, soft drinks, meals at all restaurants, 24-hour room service, and airport transfers to/from the ship on arrival and departure days. 

Where Crystal Endeavor sails

Using dynamic positioning technology, Crystal Endeavor will cruise in the Arctic then follow the route of migrating whales along the coast of the Americas and Europe to Antarctica during the winter. Along the way, it will visit remote islands in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, which cruise ships seldom call on or cannot access. Contact a Cruiseable travel advisor for specifics.

After its Iceland sailings, Endeavor will begin sailing the Norwegian fjords in September 2021 before sailing on an itinerary from London to Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of September. Then it will cross the Atlantic and sail from Miami on Oct. 25, 2021, on a nine-night itinerary called "Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique," visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico; Great Exuma, Man of War Bay and Inagua Island in the Bahamas; White Bay and Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke; Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands; Gustavia, St. Barts; and Saba, Netherlands.

All-inclusive rates begin at $13,999 per guest, with added savings of $3,000 with a Book Now Savings promotion and As You Wish shipboard credit of $300 per guest. 

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Details about this one-of-a-kind ship

Crystal Endeavor is fitted with 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 enables 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.

With the use of a Remote Operated Vehicle, passengers can see sunken galleons, warships and passenger ships, such as the Titanic at 12,500 feet, and with dynamic positioning, it will just hover over deep sunken attractions without using anchors.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

If you're interested in a cruise on Crystal Endeavor, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. You'll get a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly. Bookings have begun. 





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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Where: Iceland

  • What: Polar bears
  • Where: Arctic

  • What: King penguins
  • Where: Antarctica

Fast facts

200 Passengers [?]
200 Crew
8 Decks
2020 Maiden voyage
19,800 Tonnage [?]
600 Length in feet
99 Width in feet (max beam)
195 cost (millions)

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