Crystal Endeavor, the German-built vessel for Crystal Expedition Cruises, is on track to debut this summer, following the resumption of work on the vessel at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany.
The luxury expedition ship’s original launch date last August was pushed back after the global pandemic forced a shutdown of the shipyard.
Currently, Crystal is reviewing the ship’s published summer itineraries, with planned destinations including the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles, France, Spain and Portugal, the Atlantic Isles and Western Africa, Brazil and Argentina, and Antarctica.
Set to navigate some of the world’s most remote areas, Crystal Endeavor will offer three categories of exploration: Remote Expedition, visiting far-flung destinations and uninhabited locales; Cultural Discovery, with a focus on the region and its people; and Destination Exploration, highlighting the natural wonders and beauty of the destinations.
The 20,000 gross-registered-tons vessel will accommodate 200 guests with all-suite guestrooms; six dining venues; a salon and spa, and fitness centre. Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will include enrichment areas, mud rooms, a helicopter lounge and a seven-person submersible, allowing for deep-water explorations up to 980 feet in several areas of the world.
Crystal has cancelled Crystal Endeavor voyages through May 1, 2021.