Crystal Endeavor


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Crystal Yacht Cruises (Crystal Cruises)

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Crystal Endeavor Review and Specifications

Specifications of Crystal Endeavor

Year built 2020 new ship
Builder Lloyd Werft (MV Werften Bremerhaven) Germany
Class ice-strengthened expedition mega-yacht
Building cost USD 195 million
Owner (GHK) Genting Hong Kong Ltd
Operator Crystal Yacht Cruises
Length (LOA) 183 m / 600 ft
Gross Tonnage 25000 gt
Passengers 100 - 200
Crew 200
Decks 8
Cabins 100
Christened by tba

Review of Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Cruises is currently building the world's first purpose-built polar class mega-yacht. Crystal Endeavor cruise ship is company's newest vessel, scheduled to join its Crystal Yacht Cruises fleetmate Crystal Esprit in 2020. Endeavor is the world's first purpose-built mega-yacht with P6 polar-class designation. 

History - construction & ownership

One of the top luxury cruise companies, and among the best lines for adults, the Crystal cruise company offers sailings on luxury passenger liners with all inclusive package deals. Both top rated cruise ships in numerous categories, they offer intimate cruising experience, superior service, 5-star amenities, elegance and perfection in every detail. The Crystal Line was founded in 1988 (headquartered in Century City, Los Angeles), and is a subsidiary of the Japanese NYK Linefollow (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – one of the largest shipping companies in the world.

Crystal Endeavor yacht cruise ship design

The 200-passenger polar cruise ship was scheduled for launch in August 2018. The vessel's steel cutting was in May 2016. Crystal Endeavor cruises were open for booking in late 2016. The ship has its own ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle), which is an equipment extensively used in the offshore industry. On polar expedition itineraries, the ROV is used for exploring sunken vessels (warships, galleons, passenger ships).

Crystal Endeavor yacht cruise ship design

The megayacht derived her name from HME Endeavor, which is the research ship used by Capt. James Cook to discover Australia & New Zealand.

Cruise itinerary program

Crystal Endeavor sails in the Arctic and then follows the route of migrating whales along the Americas' coast and Europe to Antarctica during winter. Along the way, the mega-yacht visits remote islands in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, which standard cruise ships cannot access or seldom call.


Joining the world's newest cruise ships fleet, the 600-foot vessel carries 200 guests in 100 suites, ranging from 400 sq.feet to 3,122 sq.feet. Endeavor's 2 Owner's Suites offer a 1,615-sq.foot interior plus 1,507-sq.foot balcony. These can be connected to a penthouse for combined footage of 3,928 sq.feet. Suite passengers can relax in a private conservatory; spa and gym with steam room, sauna and private treatment room; indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi; in addition to vast living space (inside and out). 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Crystal Endeavor offers six dining venues, including a main dining room, outdoor café, self-serve snack spot, grill and 24-hour room service. Crystal Endeavor's dining experience remains true to the standard of world-class cuisine and diverse menus offered on all Crystal River, Ocean and Yacht vessels, with all-inclusive dining, premium spirits and fine wines offered throughout.

Specialty restaurants onboard include Umi Uma, serving sushi and specialties by Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa; and Prego, which offers traditional Italian fare, and hosts Crystal’s “Vintage Room” winemaker dinners. Additionally, Crystal Endeavor features the elegant main dining room, Waterside; Asian-inspired Silk Kitchen & Bar, situated in the 2-story solarium during the evenings; and European-inspired Bistro Cafe, which offers full service breakfast and lunch and is a go-to spot for teas and freshly brewed espresso.

Crystal Endeavor cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Crystal Endeavor restaurants and food bars.

  • The Pantry (buffet restaurant, open 24 hours; operates as self-service bistro and offers specialty teas and coffees, wine bar, light food)
  • Waterside (main dining room)
  • Silk Kitchen & Bar (Asian)
  • Bistro Cafe (European-inspired, offers full service breakfast and lunch)
  • Compass Room (wine bar; specialty dining venue, reservation-only)
  • Yacht Club Restaurant (Main Dining Room for waiter-served Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with “Modern Tasting” and “Classic” menus; offers contemporary and traditional gourmet specialties; food is prepared with local fresh ingredients)
  • Patio Cafe (Yacht Club’s outdoor extension/alternative restaurant; features light food menu choices; offers waiter-served Breakfast and Lunch)
  • The Grill (fast-food alternative dining venue)
  • Umi Uma (sushi and specialties by Nobu Matsuhisa)
  • Prego (traditional Italian fare)
  • Sunset Bar (casual eatery/outdoor bar).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Crystal Endeavor offers personalised services along with 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio. This ultra-luxury yacht has its own fleet of 8 electric amphibious zodiacs, 2 submarines (7-person mini subs), 2 helicopters and 2 landing pads (helipads) for ‘flight tours. The ship provides complimentary jet skis, seakayaks, wave runners, paddle boards, fishing facilities, snorkeling and scuba diving equipment, recompression chamber, as well as a multi-person all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Passengers can also experience a ride on Endeavour's SEABOB, the most technically advanced underwater scooter in the world.

The vessel is the world's first purpose-built "Polar Code" compliant yacht which enables it to cruise in polar regions (Arctic and Antarctica) during summer and autumn months in medium ice conditions (“first year” ice packs).

Crystal Endeavor yacht cruise ship

The cruise vessel is fitted with top-notch dynamic positioning technology and computer-controlled systems (DPS - dynamic positioning system) in order to automatically maintain its position using its own propulsion units (thrusters and propellers), even in adverse weather conditions. This allows the yacht to float above coral reefs without the need to drop anchors, which could damage the seabed. 

The Palm Court—Ä a favorite for afternoon tea, dancing and cocktails, is onboard Crystal Endeavor for enrichment presentations, classes and evening entertainment. Other social spaces include the only casino onboard an expedition yacht, Connoisseur Club cigar lounge and Crystal Cove where guests gather for guest speakers, pre-dinner drinks and late-night entertainment.

Enrichment venues include the Library, Captain’s Lounge, Expedition Lounge and Helicopter Lounge. The Promenade stretches from Crystal Cove to the Waterside and is a more intimate spot to enjoy cocktails and spectacular views. Crystal’s onboard boutique shops, Apropos and Facets, provide designer and fine jewelry shopping.

Wellness options include a fully-equipped fitness center. The dedicated Crystal Life Spa & Salon feature 3 treatment rooms, men’s and women’s steam & sauna facilities, relaxation room and full-service salon services. The 2-story solarium pool deck is enclosed under the glass-domed roof. The expansive mud rooms accommodate preparation for the adventures of the day and offer cleaning of equipment and boots upon guests’ return from a day full of exploration.

Follows the complete list of Crystal Endeavor lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Palm Court (with 270-degree panoramic views providing wildlife watching)
  • Connoisseur Club cigar lounge
  • Crystal Cove
  • The Library, Captain’s Lounge, Expedition Lounge, Helicopter Lounge
  • Spa and Conservatory (10,000 ft2 area providing full-service spa, salon, wellness centre, jacuzzis, yoga and pilates)
  • Infinity pool (with a base that can be lifted to be a dance floor/alfresco dining area)
  • 200-seat theatre
  • Lecture rooms; cinema; card room; casino
  • Computer Centre.

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  • On January 15, 2018, was the vessel's steel-cutting ceremony held at MV Werften shipyard (Bremerhaven, Germany). The special event was attended by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (GHK's Chairman and CEO), Tom Wolber (Crystal Cruises' President and CEO), Harry Glawe (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Economics Minister), Alexander Badrow (Stralsund Mayor), Jarmo Laakso (shipyard's CEO).

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