Crystal Expedition Cruises announced the complete roster of 2021 itineraries for its luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor. On expedition voyages of 10- to 28-nights, the polar class yacht will explore destinations throughout Antarctica; Japan; the Russian Far East, Aleutian Islands, and Alaska; Australia, New Zealand; Indonesia and the Indian Ocean; Norway and the United Kingdom; Western Europe; Canary Islands and Atlantic; and South America. In late February, Crystal announced that Crystal Endeavor will also sail the Northeast Passage in 2021.
Every voyage on Crystal Endeavor will focus on the bio-diversity, active adventure, and natural and cultural history of the destinations, with expert expedition guides aboard. Some travel to extreme destinations – from the Arctic to Antarctic – like New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands; Christmas Island; and the Aleutian Islands west of Alaska. Others offer new perspectives on popular locales, like prime dock positioning in the heart of Bangkok at Khlong Teoi, downtown Ho Chi Minh City and across from the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh’s port of Leith.
Crystal Endeavor will visit dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Japan’s Shiretoko National Park, Vietnam’s Imperial City of Hue, Australia’s Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef, and New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. Numerous opportunities for wildlife observation abound in the Aleutian Isles, Tasmania, Indonesia, the Northeast Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, and beyond. The expeditions will offer opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, helicopter, and Zodiac tours, and encounters with wildlife, depending on the region.
On board, guest expedition guides, scientists and destination experts will further illuminate the journey with presentations and seminars focusing on the nature and history of the region.