Crystal Endeavor to Sail Rare Itinerary

By ,   February 15, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Crystal Cruisesnewest yacht Crystal Endeavor will sail a route that has captivated explorers for centuries. The cruise ship embarks from Anadyr, Russia to Tromso, Norway on August 18, 2021.

On the 28-day Northeast Passage expedition, the luxury vessel will visit some of the most remote islands and archipelagos in the world, including Ayon and Medvezhiy Islands.

The cruise will call at places that are hardly occupied since polar explorer Nils A.E.Nordenskjold first successfully transited the passage in 1878-1879. 

Itinerary highlights include Franz Josef LandWrangel IslandNew Siberian Islands, Cape Chelyuskin (Taimyr Peninsula) and Severnaya Zemlya.

The trip will also visit Murmansk and several Russian Federation ports such as Novaya Zemlya and Solovetsky Island. Crystal Endeavor will cruise through East Siberian Sea, White Sea, Barents Sea, Laptev Sea. There will be numerous opportunities for navigation of ice floes and zodiac landings. However, shoreside activities will be dependent on sea and weather conditions. 

Crystal Endeavor cruise ship

Passengers on the Northeast Passage itinerary will benefit from 1-night pre-cruise hotel accommodations in Anchorage as well as a flight transfer to Anadyr. The cruise itinerary opens for booking for Crystal Society members on February 20, and for booking for the public on March 13. Crystal Society prices start from US$44,362 per passenger.

The itineraries for Endeavor’s inaugural season sail between August 2020-January 2021, with sailings of 12-22 days. Ship's maiden voyage (August 10, 2020, from Tokyo) is a 17-day roundtrip themed as "Russian Far East Expedition".