Crystal Expedition Cruises will offer an exclusive photography-themed voyage on Crystal Endeavor in 12 months time. Under a partnership with Leica Akademie’s Principal Instructor and ‘Master Photographer’, Nick Rains will join the ‘Indonesian Immersive & the Great Barrier Reef’ sailing from Bali to Cairns, departing 15 October, 2020.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in travel photography lectures on board as well as pick up tips and tricks ashore on select landings in Indonesia’s rich marine-biodiversity of Raja Ampat, the ‘Spice Island’ of Banda Neira, and active volcanoes of Sumbawa Island. In Australia, Crystal Endeavor will visit Thursday Island, the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island and Cairns.
Nick Rains is a Master Photographer specialising in travel and documentary work. During a career spanning over 35 years, his photographs have been featured in publications such as Australian Geographic, Australian Photography Magazine, GEO, Outback Magazine, and more. Nick was named Australian Geographic magazine’s Photographer of the Year in 2001 and in 2014 was named Travel Photographer of the Year at the AIPP’s Australian Professional Photography Awards for his portfolio of Gold Award prints.
“Leica and Crystal have a natural affinity with both companies enjoying a reputation for superior quality, innovation and service and therefore an obvious choice for partnership.” says Karen Christensen, Crystal’s Senior Vice President & Managing Director for Australasia.
“The adventure-filled journey throughout Indonesia and the Great Barrier Reef will only be enhanced as guests look through the lens of an expert such as Nick. His expertise will give guests the opportunity to develop their photographic skills alongside a true professional – while exploring stunning destinations aboard the world’s most spacious luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor.”