Crystal shuffles imminent Endeavor departures due to Norway closure

Two new impending departures of Iceland and the North Atlantic

Crystal Expedition Cruises has added two new impending departures for its new ultra-luxury polar class ship, Crystal Endeavor.

Replacing some upcoming itineraries that included calls in Norway, Crystal Endeavor will now offer a sixth 10-night Luxury Iceland Expedition, embarking roundtrip from Reykjavik on 5 September, followed by a new 13-night voyage Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic. The latter itinerary includes an overnight in Reykjavík before heading to Iceland, the Arctic Circle, Faroe Islands, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, with a call in remote Fair Isle, concluding with overnight calls in Edinburgh (Leith). There, Crystal Endeavor will dock for the night near the Royal Yacht Britannia followed by a cruise up the River Thames to dock in the heart of London.

Edinburgh, Scotland

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“Iceland has proven to be an exceptional destination for the launch of Crystal Endeavor’s expedition experiences with abundant opportunities for sea kayaking, Zodiac cruising, waterfall and volcano viewing and nature hikes including across the Arctic Circle,” said Jack Anderson, President of Crystal.

“The feedback we are receiving from guests is that they’ve been thrilled with Iceland as a destination and the unique up-close adventures we are able to launch directly from the ship as well as the extraordinary wildlife encounters.”

Crystal Endeavor has been cruising Iceland since her debut on 17 July.

The new, and sixth in the series, 10-night Luxury Iceland Expedition voyage replaces the previously scheduled 10-night Journey of Vikings: Iceland & Norway voyage, to now feature bold adventures circumnavigating Iceland and the chance to witness the famed Dynjandi and Goðafoss Waterfalls. Beginning with an overnight in Reykjavík, calls include Flatey Island, Latrabjarg Cliffs, Ísafjörður, Vigur Island, Siglufjörður, Akureyri, Grimsey Island (Arctic Circle), Seyðisfjörður, Djúpivogur, Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey Island), and cruise Surtsey Island.

Crystal Endeavor in Vopnafjordur | Credit: Bruno Cazarin Photography

The new 13-night voyage Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic replaces the originally scheduled Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles with a revised itinerary exchanging calls in Norway with an overnight in Reykjavík and calls in Ísafjörður, Grimsey Island, and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland; as well as an exploration of the Faroe Islands; and a new call in Fair Isle, Shetland Islands. Originally scheduled calls in Lerwick, Shetland Islands and Kirkwall, Orkney Islands as well as overnights in Edinburgh (Leith) and London remain.

Guests who book back-to-back voyages combining the 10-day Luxury Iceland Expedition (5 September) and the 13-day Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic (15 September) will receive a 5% cruise fare savings. Travellers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may also redeem them on these itineraries.

The German-built 20,200 gross tonne Crystal Endeavor is the ninth ship in the award-winning cruise line’s worldwide fleet.

Lead image credit: Bruno Cazarini Photography

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