Crystal Expedition Cruises’ luxury yacht, Crystal Endeavor, will travel a route that has captivated travellers for centuries on a 28-night expedition.
She will embark from Anadyr, Russia for Tromsø, Norway on August 18th 2021 where the 200-guest vessel will visit some of the world’s most remote islands, archipelagos and coastlines.
Guests will get to explore terrain few others ever have in the ultimate luxurious comfort.
“The Northeast Passage is precisely the type of bold expedition for which Crystal Endeavor is designed, with her PC6 designation and ability to maneuver through medium first-year ice, as well as offshore dynamic positioning, zodiacs and virtually all other gear necessary for such intrepid exploration,” said Tom Wolber, president & CEO of Crystal.
“In addition to these technical amenities, she’ll accommodate guests in the highest standard of comfort and luxury, even as they travel to the most remote destinations.”
The voyage departs on August 18th 2021 and will visit places that are only sparsely occupied since legendary polar explorer Nils A.E. Nordenskjöld first successfully made the passage in 1878!
The primary local residents in the region include polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, whales and hundreds of species of seabirds.
Crystal fans can expect the destinations to include:
-UNESCO World Heritage Site Wrangel Island, one of the last known places on earth roamed by the woolly mammoth
-Franz Josef Land which is now home to polar bears and numerous other wildlife
-The New Siberian Islands with a lot of archaeological discoveries: saber-tooth tiger bones and mammoth remains have been excavated
-Severnaya Zemlya, the last charted archipelago on earth, only added to global maps in the early 20th century
-Cape Chelyuskin on the Taimyr Peninsula, the northernmost point on any continental mainland
En route, Crystal Endeavor will sail the East Siberian Sea, the White Sea, the Barents Sea and the Laptev Sea with stops and shoreside access planned.
Adventurers will have opportunities for zodiac landings and navigation of ice floes; whilst on board, expedition guides, scientists and destination experts will further illuminate the journey with seminars on the unique nature and history of the region.
There will also be one-night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Anchorage and a flight transfer to Anadyr on embarkation day.
Crystal Endeavor will accommodate just 200 guests with all-suite, butler-serviced guest rooms; Michelin-inspired dining options and state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
The Northeast Passage itinerary, which sails from August 18 to September 15, 2021, will first open for booking for Crystal Society members on February 20, 2019, and to the public on March 13, 2019.
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