Crystal Endeavor rolled out

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On 21 December 2019, Crystal’s latest ship, the polar-class expedition vessel Crystal Endeavor, rolled out of MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany, and touched water for the first time.

Video footage from the shipyard gives viewers a close-up look of the roll-out process and aerial views of the ship, including its deck space and helicopter pads.

Crystal Endeavor is due to embark on her maiden journey from Tokyo, Japan, on 10 August 2020.

“Each milestone marked in the journey to introducing Crystal Endeavor to the world becomes more thrilling, as we know that the most adventurous luxury travellers are eagerly awaiting the unforgettable experiences that lie ahead, just as we are,” said Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber. “The team at MV Werften has beautifully brought our vision into reality and it is a wonderful moment to see this groundbreaking ship on the water.”

The 20,000-GRT PC-6 expedition ship will accommodate 200 guests with public spaces designed to showcase the outside scenery; all-suite, all-verandah, butler-serviced guest rooms; six dining venues including master chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar; full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and Fitness Center.

Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will include enrichment areas, designated mud rooms and a helicopter lounge. A seven-guest submersible will also be on board, allowing for deep-water explorations up to 980ft (298.7m) in select areas of the world.

Images: Crystal Cruises

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Marisa has been writing about transport design and the passenger experience since 2013 and is also a contributor to sister titles Aircraft Interiors International and Business Jet Interiors International. She has travelled the world extensively by car, plane, train and cruise liner.

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