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VIDEO: Details Announced on Crystal Endeavor

By ,   March 8, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Crystal Cruises revealed new features of its new polar class expedition vessel, Crystal Endeavor.

The ship, which will feature 100 suites when completed, is a nod to HMS Endeavour of Captain James Cooks, which discovered Australia & New Zealand 250 years ago. At 19,800 GRT, the purpose-built polar class yacht will be the world's biggest and most spacious expedition yacht. 

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.

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.

The PC6 designation of Crystal Endeavor enables her to operate in summer and autumn months through medium first-year ice. The cruise company marked the steel cutting milestone for Crystal Endeavor in January with the new expedition yacht set to debut in 2020.