Crystal Expedition Cruises has revealed that its first expedition ship will sail its inaugural season around Iceland this summer.

Crystal Cruises adds new September voyages on expedition ship Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Expedition Cruises has added two additional September sailings on new expedition ship Crystal Endeavor.

The new voyages replace previously scheduled itineraries that included calls in Norway, which has now imposed new travel restrictions.

Crystal Cruises will now operate a sixth 10-night Luxury Iceland Expedition cruise, scheduled to depart on 5 September 2021, round-trip from Reykjavík.

The company has also added a new 13-night voyage Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic that will begin on 15 September with an overnight in Reykjavík before departing to explore Iceland, the Arctic Circle, Faroe Islands, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, with a call in remote Fair Isle.

The voyage will conclude with overnight calls in Edinburgh (Leith), where Crystal Endeavor will dock for the night just steps from the Royal Yacht Britannia followed by a cruise up the Thames to dock in the heart of London.

Crystal Endeavor has been cruising Iceland since its debut on 17 July.

Crystal Cruises president Jack Anderson said: “Iceland has proven to be an exceptional destination for the launch of Crystal Endeavor’s expedition experiences with abundant opportunities for sea kayaking, zodiac cruising, waterfall and volcano viewing and nature hikes including across the Arctic Circle.

“The feedback we are receiving from guests is that they’ve been thrilled with Iceland as a destination and the unique up-close adventures we are able to launch directly from the ship as well as the extraordinary wildlife encounters. Additionally, Reykjavík offers travellers convenient air options, just six hours from New York City and three hours from London, with frequent non-stop flights from many major cities in the US and Europe.”

All-inclusive fares for the Luxury Iceland Expedition and Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic cruise start from $13,999pp.

Guests who book back-to-back voyages combining the 10-day Luxury Iceland Expedition voyage and the 13-day Iceland to the Thames River cruise can benefit from a five per cent saving.

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