Crystal Cruises Endeavor ship has submarines and helicopters

Crystal Cruises Endeavor ship has submarines and helicopters

Crystal Cruises Endeavor will be the largest, purpose-built polar class expedition cruise ship at 20,000 tonnes and accommodate 200 passengers.

Launching in August 2020, the cruise ship will feature luxurious amenities such as submarines and helicopters.

There will be generous public spaces, a full-service spa and salon, six restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, expedition rooms and elegant suites that contrast beautifully with the rugged cruising adventures.

Crystal Endeavor’s accommodations will offer private butler service for every suite and feature luxurious touches including king-sized beds, walk-in closets; heated storage for drying parkas; spa-like bathrooms with adjustable heated floors, dual vanities and rain showerheads.


Crystal Endeavor’s PC6 designation will enable her to cruise in summer and autumn through medium first-year ice. The cruise ship will feature the latest technology, including offshore dynamic positioning capabilities, offering both comfort and safety while exploring the icy waters in the Polar regions and exotic locations across the globe.

Submarines and helicopters

Crystal Endeavor offers personalized services along with 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio. This ultra-luxury yacht has a fleet of eight electric amphibious zodiacs, two submarines (seven-person mini-subs), two helicopters (for flight tours) and two landing pads (helipads).

The cruise ship provides jet skis, sea kayaks, wave runners, paddle boards, fishing facilities, snorkeling and scuba diving equipment, recompression chamber and ATVs. Passengers can also experience a ride on the ship’s SEABOB, the most technically advanced underwater scooter in the world.


On August 10, 2020, Crystal Endeavor will embark on her maiden voyage from Tokyo through Japan and the Russian Far East; Antarctica via the Ross Sea; New Zealand and Tasmania; Australia and the Great Barrier Reef; and Borneo, Indonesia and the Philippines.

In 2021, Crystal Endeavor cruises will add New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands; Alaska and the Aleutian Islands; Norway and the United Kingdom; Canary Islands, Atlantic and South America to her repertoire, as well as an extraordinary voyage through the rarely traveled Northeast Passage.

Crystal Endeavor will be outfitted to maximize guests’ explorations of the biodiversity and varied terrain featured on the expeditions, offering scuba diving, Zodiac landings and aerial tours in select locales. On board, guest expedition guides, scientists and destination experts will lead interactive presentations that focus on the history, traditions and natural landscapes unique to each region.

On other cruises, travelers can visit iconic natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and Mount Fuji; reflect on ancient heritage at Japan’s most sacred temples and shrines; trek among the treetops of Borneo’s rainforest observing the resident orangutans; and quest for penguin colonies on Antarctica’s expansive icy landscape.

Expedition leaders

Veteran explorer David Sinclair will serve as one of the expedition leaders for Crystal Endeavor’s most intrepid journeys. His decades of experience exploring the polar regions – skiing across Greenland, reaching the summit of the Arctic’s highest peaks and honing his skills as a naturalist and photographer – will bring the destinations and experiences to life for Crystal guests. Sinclair is also involved in building the team of expedition guides and experts on board and developing the shore excursions.


Crystal Endeavor’s suites are an important part of the overall experience that is rooted in luxury and comfort, even while in the midst of extreme adventure. These suites will be private havens of relaxation and personal service welcoming travelers as they embark on cruises to the far corners of the world.

Crystal Endeavor’s accommodations will be industry game-changers, as the largest, most spacious suites in expedition cruising, featuring private verandahs and butler service for every suite.

The stylish design is matched by state-of-the-art technological amenities that will enhance the experience with fine details, like ambient lighting, interactive streaming TVs and bedside iPads in every suite that offer voyage information and numerous international daily newspapers.

The 100 suites will include two Crystal Penthouse Suites (985 sq. ft. to 1,130 sq. ft.), eight Penthouse Suites (457 sq. ft.) and 90 Deluxe Suites (304 sq. ft.). The larger of the two Crystal Penthouse Suites features a two-bedroom layout, while the other one-bedroom plan connects to an adjacent Deluxe Suite through an adjoining entry, ideal for families and friends traveling together.

Both offer dedicated dining areas and butler’s prep space for in-suite dining from any of Crystal Endeavor’s Michelin-level eateries. The Penthouse Suites and Deluxe Suites offer separated sleeping and sitting areas, private verandahs and desk vanity areas.

Crystal Endeavor exterior

Source: Crystal Cruises


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