Crystal Expedition Cruises has revealed that its first expedition ship will sail its inaugural season around Iceland this summer.
The 200-guest Crystal Endeavor will sail a total of five 10-night voyages circumnavigating Iceland, starting on 17 July.
The itineraries will sail roundtrip from the ship’s homeport of Reykjavík with reduced capacity on board. Prices start from $13,999pp, with $300pp in on-board credit. Bookings open on 13 April.
Crystal announced in February that guests must be fully inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding any Crystal ship.
The requirement is in addition to other safety measures, including negative Covid-19 tests for guests and crew, reduced capacity, social distancing, cleaning procedures, isolation rooms in case of illness and health screening questionnaires.
Crystal Cruises interim president and CEO Jack Anderson said: “As we prepare to welcome Crystal Endeavor to the Crystal fleet, we share our guests’ great anticipation of this extraordinary new ship and the journeys to come.
“We know that travellers have looked forward to this thrilling new way to explore the world with Crystal and, like every Crystal ship that has come before her, Crystal Endeavor will set a new bar for luxury in her market, with on board accommodations, amenities, spaciousness, experiences and service that are simply unmatched in the industry.
“We are grateful to Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, minister of tourism, industry and innovation of Iceland, and her team for their partnership and collaboration as we begin this new chapter of luxury expedition cruising.
“The spectacular destinations of Iceland are the ideal beginning for Crystal Endeavor’s adventures, as they embody and inspire a spirit of deep exploration, bold nature and sense of curiosity.”