Review of Crystal Endeavor deck 5 (Seahorse-Lobby-Promenade-Spa)
The fore-located Ramp connects to the Passenger Area (outdoor Sundeck with Jacuzzi) located at the bow on Harmony Deck (deck 6 above).
Medical Center is the ship’s Infirmary (hospital) operated by resident doctors / physicians and nurses on 24-hour call duty. The infirmary is open between 8 am - 8 pm (doctor hours are 8-11 am and 3-6 pm). Treatments at the ship hospital are equivalent to a private doctor’s visit. All treatments, tests and medications are at extra charge. The only exception is Bonine (seasickness medication) also available for free at the ship’s Reception (24 hours). General health insurance policies do not apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended. The on-duty doctor can be contacted through the Reception (on deck 5 midship) or any crew member.
Bar / Ice Cream
“The Bistro” (portside) is a Paris-themed patisserie and specialty coffee bar (open between 9 am - 11 pm). It offers fine cheeses, fresh-made pastries and desserts, exotic coffees and teas, Champagne and fine wines by the glass – all included in the Endeavor cruise fares.
Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services.
“Crystal Life Spa” (Feng Shui-inspired wellness complex) is sized 930 m2 (10,000 ft2) and includes Fitness (Gym Room), canopy-shaded relaxation area, 3 massage-treatment rooms (acupuncture, reflexology, wraps, scrubs, waxing), lockers, 2 Sauna Rooms/steam rooms (unisex / male and female), Beauty Salon (facials, hairdresser / cutting-styling-coloring, nail services, barber services). The list of spa treatments includes massages, reflexology, acupuncture, body wraps and scrubs, waxing. Medispa (Medical Spa) services feature wrinkle treatments and Thermage CPT (“Comfort Pulse Technology” /skin tightening). Crystal Spa also features the first at sea “Quartz Crystal” bed (used on hot-mineral and muscle-release massages). It uses heated quartz sand to reduce pain and tension. MediSpa treatments are performed after private consultations with a licensed medical doctor on the ship. Guests can also attend medical seminars on board (complimentary) on select days during the Crystal Endeavor cruise. All Spa services are available for booking both prior to sailing and on the ship. The starboard location “Fitness Center” features floor-ceiling panoramic windows, modern equipment (individual flat TVs, cross trainers, bicycles, steppers, treadmills) and 2 separate rooms – Exercise Room (for complimentary classes- aerobics, fitness, spinning, yoga, pilates) and Weight Room (free weights, bench).
“Facets” (boutique shop) sells luxury jewelry, brand watches, gifts, collectibles.
“Apropos” (boutique shop) sells resort wear, brand fashion clothing, accessories, handbags, Dior perfumes, brand cosmetics.
The 2-story Solarium (pool deck) is glass-domed (covered with a transparent roof).
The Seahorse Pool area has a stage for live entertainment, an outdoor swimming pool, Whirlpool (large outdoor Jacuzzi), sunbathing area with padded loungers, deckchairs and tables.
Silk Kitchen & Bar
Cruise cabins from 500 to 518, all of which are balcony staterooms in categories S3-S7 (Deluxe Suite / balcony cabins).
All passenger decks have elevator access (via 2 lifts) and public restrooms. However, for safety reasons, the elevators are shut down during inclement weather.
On decks 5-6 are stored the yacht's service boats (manufactured by PALFINGER Marine) including 2x tender boats, 2x lifeboats, 2x rescue boats (model FRSQ 630). There are a total of 3x shipboard cranes (also by PALFINGER) - 1x electric overhead crane (model PK-18502-SH) and 2x foldable knuckle boom cranes (model PK-29002). The two foldable cranes (portside and starboard) are used for launching and recovering the tenders (large-capacity boats for passenger transportation in destinations without port infrastructure). The electric crane is for the cruise ship's submarines (used for underwater tours).