Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has unveiled the itineraries for its new luxury expedition yacht.

The 200-passenger Crystal Endeavor will sail voyages of 12 to 22 days, exploring the cultural and bio-diversity of Japan and the Russian Far East, New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica, with tropical wildlands also featured.

Crystal Endeavor journeys will open for booking for Crystal Society guests on 8 August 2018 and to the public on 22 August 2018, with expedition and excursion details to be announced at a later date.

In addition to Antarctic exploration, Crystal Endeavor will follow seasonal shifts to warmer destinations.

The initial list of itineraries includes 12 unique voyages with fares starting from £10,268pp (based on double occupancy, including port taxes and fees).

Guests on the maiden voyage will also receive a complimentary one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and have the opportunity to participate in the yacht’s naming event.

Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber said: “Every facet of Crystal Endeavor is meant to take travellers beyond their previous travel boundaries and expectations. Her exceptional design, luxury accommodations and amenities have already set the stage for this, and now, as we unveil her first six months of journeys, travellers have a tremendous glimpse of the grand discoveries in store for this groundbreaking yacht.

“Crystal Endeavor will take guests to remote destinations not typically accessible on a cruise, as well as some iconic places, albeit with a decidedly adventurous twist.”

Itineraries include:

  • 10 August 2020 – Russian Far East Maiden Expedition, Tokyo Round-trip, 17 days
  • 27 August 2020 – Japan’s Cultural & Coastal Discovery, Tokyo Round-trip, 17 days
  • 13 September 2020 – Island Explorations of Japan, Tokyo to Taipei, 16 days
  • 29 September 2020 – Philippines, Borneo & Indonesia Quest, Taipei to Bali, 16 days
  • 15 October 2020 – Indonesian Immersive & The Great Barrier Reef, Bali to Cairns, 16 days
  • 31 October 2020 – Australian Offshore & The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns to Sydney, 14 days
  • 4 November 2020 – Tasmania & The Fjords of New Zealand, Sydney to Christchurch, 14 days
  • 28 November 2020 – New Zealand Immersion, Christchurch to Auckland, 12 days
  • 10 December 2020 – The Remote Coasts of New Zealand, Auckland to Christchurch, 12 days
  • 22 December 2020 – Holiday Expedition to New Zealand & Australia, Christchurch to Tasmania, 15 days
  • 6 January 2021 – Antarctica & The Ross Sea Expedition, Hobart to Christchurch, 22 days
  • 28 January 2021 – Antarctica & The Ross Sea Expedition, Christchurch to Hobart, 22 days