The luxurious Crystal Endeavor, the first ship from the luxury cruise line will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in 2020.
She’ll be sailing on a number of amazing itineraries from Russia to Asia, before making her way down to the region.
The Endeavor which is the first expedition ship from Crystal Cruises is designed to visit remote the destinations like of Antarctica, Australia, Asia and more.
“With Crystal Endeavor, we can now offer discerning travellers a truly luxurious expedition experience – the Crystal Experience, which, coupled with the ship’s innovative design and captivating itineraries, will be a highly sought-after travel choice,” said Crystal’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Karen Christensen.
“The inaugural season is one that combines active discovery and cultural immersion, and I fully expect that the luxury traveller, in our Australasian market especially, will be as thrilled with the inaugural destinations as I am.”
The ship has all the bells and whistles onboard including helicopters, submarines as well as gorgeous amenities. There will be full-service spa and salon as well as six restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, expedition rooms and elegant suites.
The line is promising the most spacious suites in expedition cruising which features private verandah’s and butler service for every suite. And inside, you’ll find a king-sized bed, walk-in closets, heated storage for drying parkas, spa-like bathrooms with adjustable heated floor, dual vanities, anti-fog mirrors and rain-showerheads.
Each suite will also have ambient lighting, interactive streaming TVs and beside iPads in every suite.
Here are some of the itineraries available around Australia and New Zealand:
October 15, 2020 – Indonesian Immersive & The Great Barrier Reef, Bali to Cairns, 16 days – Bali (Benoa), Sumbawa Island, Komodo National Park, Larantuka, Kalabahi, Lucipara, Banda Neira, Raja Ampat Islands Expedition Stops, and West Papua, Indonesia; cruising the Arafura Sea; Thursday Island, Cape York, Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island, Ribbon Reef, and Cairns, Australia.
Voyage highlights: Exploration and cultural immersion experiences, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands of the Banda Archipelago, Aboriginal culture and rainforests, Great Barrier Reef and Ribbon Reefs, and hiking, diving, swimming, snorkelling, Zodiac and helicopter expeditions.
October 31, 2020 – Australian Offshore & The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns to Sydney, 14 days – Cairns, Lizard Island, Ribbon Reef, Coral Sea Islands Expedition Stops, Flinders Reef, Hinchinbrook/Brook/Dunk Islands, Magnetic Island, Whitsunday Islands Expedition Stops, Percy Islands, Herald Reef and Swain Reef National Park, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands, Fraser Island, cruising the coast of Australia, and Sydney, Australia.
Voyage highlights: Lizard Island National Park, in-depth expeditions among reefs, atolls and islands of the Great Barrier Reef, mangrove Zodiac discoveries, hiking, diving and helicopter adventures.
November 14, 2020 – Tasmania & The Fjords of New Zealand, Sydney to Christchurch, 14 days – Sydney, cruising the coast of Australia, King Island, Flinders Island, Wine Glass Bay, Coles Bay, Maria Island, Bruny Island, and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; cruising the Tasman Sea; Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Bluff, Stewart Island, Dunedin, and Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand.
Voyage highlights: Six full days exploring Tasmania’s natural landscapes, Freycinet National Park, Fjordland National Park, wildlife, Zodiac and helicopter adventures.
November 28, 2020 – New Zealand Immersion, Christchurch to Auckland, 12 days – Christchurch (Lyttleton), Dunedin, Stewart Island, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, cruising the Coast of New Zealand, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Tasman Bay Expedition Stops, Nelson, Ship’s Cove, Picton, Napier, Mercury Bay, Hahei/Whitianga, and Auckland, New Zealand.
Voyage highlights: Stewart & Ulva Island, Abel Tasman National Park, Queen Charlotte Sound/Ship Cove, wildlife and wineries, Fiordland National Park, hiking, kayaking, Zodiac and helicopter opportunities.
December 10, 2020 – The Remote Coasts of New Zealand, Auckland to Christchurch, 12 days – Auckland, Mercury Bay, Hahei/Whitianga, Tauranga/Mount Maunganui, Napier, Ship’s Cove, Picton, Tasman Bay Expedition Stops, Nelson, Kaikoura, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Stewart Island, cruising the coast of New Zealand, Akaroa, and Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand.
Voyage highlights: Hahei Marine Reserve & Cathedral Cove, Bay of Plenty, Mount Maunganui, wildlife and wineries, Captain Cook Monument & Motuara Island, Abel Tasman National Park, Ulva Island.
December 22, 2020 – Holiday Expedition to New Zealand & Australia, Christchurch to Tasmania, 15 days – Christchurch (Lyttleton), Kaikoura, Ship’s Cove/Queen Charlotte Sound, cruising the coast of New Zealand Stewart Island, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound; cruising the Tasman Sea; Sydney, cruising the Coast of Australia, Eden, Australia; Flinders Island, Wine Glass Bay, Coles Bay, Maria Island, Bruny Island, and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Voyage highlights: New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour, Captain Cook Monument & Motuara Island, Golden Bay & Ulva Island, Twofold Bay, Freycinet National Park, Adventure Bay and Friar Rock.