Crystal Cruises launch Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
With the successful completion of Crystal Serenity’s Northwest Passage voyage this summer, the volume of guests seeking luxury adventure travel, and the extensive survey research over the past three years – revealing that close to 70% of current Crystal Cruises guests have a strong interest in expedition cruising – has prompted Crystal to rebrand its current Crystal Yacht Cruises as Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises.
The new banner will encompass three new build expedition mega-yachts, including the previously announced Crystal Endeavor.
The purpose-built polar class mega-yachts will navigate “first year ice” and be outfitted with submarines, helicopters and remote operated vehicles, feature spacious Penthouses and Villas and other luxurious amenities.
Crystal’s expedition ships will cruise in the Arctic; then follow the route of migrating whales along the coast of the Americas and Europe to Antarctica during winter. Crystal is scheduled to take delivery of Crystal Endeavor in mid-2019, with the additional two expedition vessels debuting in succession the following years.
- 2019: Crystal Endeavor expedition mega-yacht launch.
- 2020: Second Crystal expedition mega-yacht to launch.
- 2021: Third Crystal expedition mega-yacht to launch.
Crystal Cruises Northwest Passage
As it expands its reach to all luxury travellers across the globe, Crystal evolves to The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Only Luxury River Cruise Line™, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class™ with Crystal Residences.