World’s largest expedition yacht with ice class named
The world’s largest expedition yacht with ice class has been named Crystal Endeavour.
The naming ceremony for the luxury expedition yacht, built at MV Werften in Germany, took place in Stralsund on 26 June 2021.
At 20,200 GT, 164 metres long and 23 metres wide, Crystal Endeavor is said to be the fastest, highest-performance and most spacious expedition mega yacht in its sector, with a passenger space ratio of more than 100 and staff to guest ratio of one-to-one.
Her Polar Class PC6 classification enables her to navigate Arctic and Antarctic regions, and she offers a total of 100 suites of between 28 and 105m² with 24-hour butler service for a maximum of 200 passengers.
Six gourmet restaurants and a casino, a glass-covered, two-storey solarium, a spa and a fitness centre, as well as various lounges and shops are provided on board. For expeditions by air and by water, Crystal Endeavour carries two helicopters, 18 Zodiacs, 14 kayaks, and a six-guest submersible.
Jack Anderson, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, described the Crystal Endeavor as an “unparalleled and bold new expedition yacht made in Germany. She is precision engineered to launch a new standard in global travel.”
CEO of MV Werften, Peter Fetten, comments: “We have shown that under the most adverse conditions we in Stralsund can build ships of the greatest complexity that meet the highest standards. Crystal Endeavor is a unique vessel that will represent the art of German shipbuilding throughout the world.”
Crystal Endeavor is the ninth ship in the fleet of Crystal Cruises. Her maiden voyage is scheduled to commence in Reykjavík, her home port, on 17 July 2021.