Crystal Expedition Cruises‘ first sailing to Antarctica for its luxury expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor, is mid-journey to the White Continent having departed Ushuaia last Thursday [18 November 2021].
The expedition is the first in a series of eight round-trip 11- to 19-night sailings aboard the 200-guest vessel.
“We designed Crystal Endeavor to provide the ultimate Antarctic adventure providing guests opportunities to get ‘up close and personal’ views of this stunning cruising region sailing a precision, German-engineered expedition while enjoying the refined comfort, luxury amenities and attentive service that are Crystal hallmarks,” said Jack Anderson, Crystal President. “Exploring Antarctica is an unforgettable, life-changing experience and we encourage our guests to join us as we set a new standard in luxury expedition cruising.”
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Crystal Endeavor’s Antarctica voyages feature expedition adventures including Zodiac landings, sea kayaking and expedition hikes to experience the stunning landscapes and extraordinary wildlife of the world’s southernmost continent, exploring places few have ever seen. Guests’ journey of rugged adventure includes the crossing of famed Drake Passage and visits to the South Shetland Islands, the Weddell Sea, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia, as well as ample time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.
The yacht’s itineraries are specially curated for maximum flexibility, allowing the captain and Crystal Endeavor’s team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favourable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery.
Guests on Crystal Endeavor’s Antarctica voyages enjoy complimentary round-trip charter air and luxury pre-cruise accommodations in Ushuaia as well as luxury hotel accommodations in Miami following their return flight.
Crystal Endeavor’s Antarctica season runs through February 2022. Following the completion of her Antarctica season, Crystal Endeavor will sail to Cape Town to continue her luxury yacht expedition adventures.
The company was the first major cruise line to require a COVID-19 vaccine for both guests and crew in 2021 and is the first through 2022.