Crystal Endeavor casts off for maiden sailing

Polar Class 6 (PC6) luxury expedition yacht bound for Iceland

Crystal Expedition CruisesCrystal Endeavor departed the MV Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany on Saturday [10 July 2021], bound for the Baltic Sea for her inaugural sailing this coming Sunday.

A pier-side sail away celebration was held at the shipyard for the 200-passenger polar-class expedition yacht.

Crystal Endeavor sailed from Stralsund with a full vaccinated crew and is scheduled for a 15 July arrival in Reykjavík, Iceland. She will depart the capital on her inaugural voyage on 18 July after an overnight in the city on the first in a series of five 10-night voyages circumnavigating Iceland.

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Christened on 26 June by Godmother Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Crystal Endeavor is the ninth ship in the cruise line’s worldwide fleet, and is the fastest and most powerful expedition ship in the industry and features a PC6 classification that enables her to sail in Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks accent guests’ onboard experience: Michelin-inspired dining options including Umi Uma, the first and only Japanese restaurant on an expedition ship, fine Italian cuisine at Prego, 24-hour room service and optional Vintage Room experience; the only casino on an expedition yacht; a glass-covered, two-story solarium – housing the Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi – providing panoramic views from sea to sky; and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa with a state-of-the-art Fitness Center; as well as a wrap-around Promenade Deck, an iconic Crystal design element.

Image and video credit: MV Werften

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