Crystal Expedition Cruises has appointed explorer David Sinclair as expedition leader for its upcoming ship Crystal Endeavor launching in August 2020.
Sinclair has spent over two decades traversing all seven continents with an emphasized expertise in the polar regions. He has shared his knowledge and passion for wilderness discoveries with travelers on expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Sea, Adelie Coast, South Georgia, Macquarie Island, the Falkland Islands, Greenland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic. In his role, he will be involved in the planning and development of the vessel’s shoreside excursions, as well as leading a team of skilled expedition guides and experts.
As Crystal Expedition Cruises prepares for the ship’s maiden voyage in August 2020, Sinclair and the Crystal team are conducting comprehensive site inspections in some of the global destinations featured on Crystal Endeavor’s itineraries. This includes visiting and meeting with local community leaders, port authorities, and government officials.
Crystal Endeavor will sail to the farthest reaches of the world, from the Arctic via the Northeast Passage to the Ross Sea in Antarctica, and to many regions few travelers explore, including New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands; the Russian Far East and Japan; New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Great Barrier Reef; Borneo, Philippines, and Indonesia; Aleutian Islands and Alaska; Western Europe and Canary Islands; and South America.
Crystal Endeavor will accommodate 200 guests with all-suite, butler-serviced guest rooms; Michelin-inspired dining options, including Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar; full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance guests’ experience, including designated “mud rooms” and a helicopter lounge. This ship is currently under construction at MV Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany.