(PRESS RELEASE)_Miami, April 13, 2021 – Reservations opened today for Crystal Endeavor’s upcoming Luxury Iceland Expeditions, beginning July 17, 2021. The highly anticipated first ship for Crystal Expedition Cruises will sail round-trip from her home port of Reykjavík on five consecutive 10-night voyages circumnavigating Iceland and crossing the Arctic Circle exploring geothermal wonders, massive glaciers, countless waterfalls, havens of rare sea bird colonies and migrating whales, remote valleys and quaint villages throughout Iceland.
Guests can now book the Luxury Iceland Expeditions with compelling savings, reduced deposits and an extended final payment date to 60 days prior to first date of service, as well as other incentives. Cruise fares start at $13,999 per guest, including double Book Now Savings at $3,000 for a limited time only. Guests will receive a $300 per person As You Wish shipboard credit; Crystal Society Savings will double to five percent; new-to-Crystal guests will save 2.5 percent; and solo fares start at just 150 percent. Travelers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may redeem them on these sailings. Guests wishing to extend their explorations in Iceland can select one-, two- or three-night hotel programs at Reykjavík’s luxurious Hotel Borg, starting at $499 per person. Convenient air options are available from many major U.S. and European cities, as Iceland’s capital city is just six hours from New York City and three hours from London.
The German-built Crystal Endeavor is the most spacious luxury expedition ship in the industry, designed to accommodate just 200 guests with a one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio delivering the personal and genuine service for which Crystal is known. The 20,200-GRT vessel is designed to the highest standards of renowned German engineering, with a focus on the luxurious details that have earned Crystal the travel industry’s highest accolades for more than 30 years. Built at a cost of more than half a billion U.S. dollars at MV WERFTEN, Crystal Endeavor will be the fastest and most powerful expedition ship in the industry, with a Polar Class 6 (PC6) classification that enables her to sail in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Crystal Endeavor will offer discerning travelers elegantly casual, generous public spaces designed to enhance the bold expeditions. Accommodations will be elegantly appointed retreats for guests after days full of exploration, with every suite offering private butler service, with convenient butler pass-throughs for maximized service and privacy.
Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks will accent guests’ onboard experience: Michelin-inspired dining options including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar, Prego, 24-hour room service and the Vintage Room experience; spacious social spaces; the only casino on an expedition yacht; a glass-covered, two-story solarium – which houses the Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi – providing panoramic views from sea to sky; and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa with a state-of-the-art Fitness Center as well as a wrap-around Promenade Deck, rare in the industry but a key Crystal design element. Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including enrichment areas, designated mud rooms, and an Expedition Lounge. The ship’s marina will feature the “toys” found aboard a private yacht for further explorations including a fleet of zodiacs, kayaks, snorkel gear, and more.
A leader in unrivaled luxury cruising for 30 years, Crystal Cruises distinguishes its ships and its voyages with fine details and nuances that make a big impact for discerning travelers. All-inclusive Crystal Experience with globally inspired dining; unlimited pours of fine wines, beers and premium spirits; award-winning entertainment; diverse enrichment options; and an unwavering standard of genuine, personal service for each guest underscores the Crystal difference.
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