Crystal Cruises announced recently it will build the world’s first purpose-built polar class megayacht, dubbed the Crystal Endeavor.
The 200-guest megayacht will be designed for global expedition in the Arctic, Antarctic and even tropical conditions. It will be the first purpose-built Polar Code compliant yacht in the world, which will allow the ship to cruise in Polar Regions during the summer and autumn months.
With computer-controlled systems and dynamic positioning technology the new Crystal Endeavor will be a modern marvel.
According to Crystal president and CEO Edie Rodriguez:
“Crystal Endeavor will cater to a particularly daring audience, one who values luxurious comfort and amenities as much as life-changing adventures.”
The Crystal Endeavor will offer several adventures with additional vehicles and vessels, including two helicopters and two landing pads, two seven-person submarines, eight electric amphibious zodiacs, jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, snorkeling and scuba equipment, fishing facilities and a multi-person ATV.
The standard guest suites will measure a minimum 400 square feet (including balcony), larger than all current expedition and luxury cruise ships. The yacht’s two Owner Suites’ will each boast a whopping 3,122 square feet.
Owner Suites’ guests will enjoy a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms, indoor and outdoor living areas, private conservatory, garden and outdoor Jacuzzi, private spa and gym outfitted with sauna, steam room and treatment room.
Public areas will include the Palm Court, which will offer 270-degree panoramic views for whale-watching and viewing other wildlife. A combined Spa and Conservatory space of a 10,000 square feet, will feature a full-service Spa, Yoga, Pilates, Salon and Wellness Center.
The megayacht will also feature six dining options, as well guest amenities including a 200-seat theatre, lecture rooms, and a computer center.
Crystal Cruises newest addition to the fleet is a 62 passenger elegantly appointed yacht, the Crystal Esprit.
Crystal also plans to build three 1,000-passenger ocean ships starting in 2018.
The 600-foot, 25,000-gross-ton Crystal Endeavor is scheduled to debut in August of 2018.