Crystal Endeavor floated out in Stralsund

Crystal Expedition Cruises' maiden ship touches water for the first time

Crystal Endeavor rolled out of MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany touching water for the first time in late December. The latest addition to the Crystal fleet, the German-built polar-class vessel will embark on her maiden journey from Tokyo on 10 August, 2020, coinciding with the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics two days earlier.

Crystal Endeavor exited the MV Werften shipyard in late December 2019

“Each milestone marked in the journey to introducing Crystal Endeavor to the world becomes more thrilling, as we know that the most adventurous luxury travellers are eagerly awaiting the unforgettable experiences that lie ahead, just as we are,” Crystal’s President and CEO, Tom Wolber commented a few weeks ago.

“The team at MV WERFTEN has beautifully brought our vision into reality and it is a wonderful moment to see this groundbreaking ship on the water.”

A video from the shipyard offers a close-up look of the roll-out process and aerial views of the ship, including its expansive deck space and helicopter pads.

Crystal Endeavor Rollout | Stralsund, Germany | December 21, 2019

The 20,000-gross-tonne PC-6 expedition ship will accommodate 200 guests with elegantly casual, generous public spaces designed to showcase the outside scenery; all-suite, all-verandah, butler-serviced guest rooms; Michelin-inspired dining options with six dining venues including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar; full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including enrichment areas, designated mud rooms and a helicopter lounge. A seven-guest submersible will also be on board, allowing for deep-water explorations up to 300 metres in select areas of the world.

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