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Steel Cut For Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises have marked the first milestone in the construction of their new expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor, with a steel-cutting ceremony.

The ceremony, which was held at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany, was attended by a number of representatives from both Crystal Cruises and the organisations parent company, Genting Hong Kong.

Crystal Endeavor is the first planned ship for Crystal’s new adventure-themed cruise brand, Crystal Yacht Expeditions. In March 2016, Crystal Cruises first outlined the initial plans for Crystal Yacht Expeditions and expressed an enthusiasm for combining the hallmarks of the luxury cruise experience with the modern travellers’ thirst for adventure and exploration.

Classified as a “mega-yacht”, Crystal Endeavor will offer capacity for no more than 200 guests and be equipped with two helicopters and two 7-person submarines as well as zodiacs, jet skis and snorkeling and scuba equipment.

Crystal Endeavor’s accommodation options will be spacious, with the standard suites measuring a minimum of 400 square feet, while the ship’s crowning glory will be the ‘Palm Court’ which will offer guests 270-degree panoramic views for wildlife sightings and whale-watching.

Speaking at the event, Crystal Cruises’ president and CEO, Tom Wolber commented:

“Today is a special day in the development of Crystal Endeavor, which will introduce the next level of exploration for the Crystal brand. We are pleased to collaborate again with the experts at WV Werften as we work toward a vision for Crystal Endeavor that truly embodies the spirit of discovery of Crystal Yacht Expeditions.”.

Also present at the ceremony was MV Werften’s CEO, Jarmo Laakso, who stated his belief that Crystal Endeavor will be a “truly exceptional ship”.

For more information regarding Crystal Endeavor please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.