Nine-night luxury ‘Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique’ features private events & adventures
in remote isles and boutique harbors typically accessible only to private yachts
MIAMI, September 23, 2021 – Crystal Expedition Cruises has announced an increase in Book Now Savings to $4,000 per guest on new luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor’s singular nine-night voyage Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique from Miami to San Juan departing October 25, 2021. The itinerary features rare encounters exploring seldom-visited islands and boutique harbors only accessible to private yachts. The Miami departure offers U.S. travelers the chance to experience the new state-of-the-art expedition yacht from a U.S. port close to home during her inaugural season. Crystal Endeavor’s size allows enviable access to off-the-beaten path destinations including the Caribbean’s remote unspoiled isles and exclusive yachting havens highlighted by crystal clear waters, stunning sea caves, coral gardens, powder sand beaches, volcanic isles and more.
In addition to complimentary Zodiac, kayaking and snorkeling excursions led by the onboard expedition team and launched from the ship’s watersports marina, guests will enjoy exclusive activities including a private beach party with a DJ on Man of War Beach in Great Inagua Island; a private beach day at a club accessible only by boat in Jost Van Dyke; the option to visit the famed swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, snorkel Thunderball Grotto, swim with sharks, and lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club in Great Exuma; and more. Additional adventures include hiking the lush mountains of Saba and explorations in UNESCO-listed Inagua National Park, home to West Indian flamingos and a variety of bird life.
Fresh from her inaugural expeditions in Iceland and Europe, Crystal Endeavor is garnering rave reviews from guests and industry notables alike in praise of the ship’s expedition adventures, unique and remote destinations, expansive and elegant public spaces, Michelin-inspired cuisine, unmatched one-to-one staff to guest ratio and gracious, personalized butler service.
Sailing from Miami, Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique will call in Great Exuma and Man of War Bay (Inagua Island), Bahamas; White Bay and Great Harbor on Jost Van Dyke, and Norman Island, British Virgin Islands; Gustavia, St. Barts; and Saba, Netherlands; concluding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
All-inclusive cruise fares for Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique start at $12,999 per guest including $4,000 Book Now Savings. An As You Wish shipboard credit of $300 per guest, can be used for indulgent spa treatments, Vintage Room experiences, shore adventures and more. Returning guests will enjoy double Crystal Society Savings of five percent, while new-to-Crystal guests will save 2.5 percent on their voyage, with solo fares starting at just 150 percent. All guests will enjoy reduced deposits of 15 percent. Additionally, travelers with Future Cruise Credits and Future Cruise Payments may redeem them on this sailing.
The 20,200 GRT Crystal Endeavor is the ninth ship in the award-winning cruise line’s worldwide fleet and is the fastest and most powerful expedition ship in the industry, German-engineered for precision handling. At 100 gross tons and 10,000 cubic feet per guest and a guest space ratio of more than 100, she has the largest space per guest of any ship at sea. Luxuriously designed to offer discerning travelers elegantly expansive private and public spaces, the ship accommodates just 200 guests in 100 well-appointed all-verandah, all-butler serviced suites, among the largest and most spacious in expedition cruising.
Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks accent guests’ onboard experience: Michelin-inspired dining options including Umi Uma, the first and only Japanese restaurant on an expedition ship, fine Italian cuisine at Prego, 24-hour room service and optional Vintage Room experience; the only casino on an expedition yacht; and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa with a state-of-the-art Fitness Center; as well as a wrap-around Promenade Deck, an iconic Crystal design element.
Featuring her own fleet of 18 Zodiacs and 14 sea kayaks, Crystal Endeavor is purpose built to offer a true expedition experience including a Polar Class 6 (PC6) classification that enables her to sail in Arctic and Antarctic regions. Exploration equipment aboard the ship includes a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to view the sea at a 300-meter (almost 1,000 feet) depth and a Gimble long range camera mounted on the mast that can zoom in to view wildlife and scenery over a mile away.
Crystal continues to be a leader in its response to COVID-19 with protocols based on the latest data and recommendations by health experts as the company was the first major cruise line to require a COVID-19 vaccine for both guests and crew in 2021 and now the first through 2022. As part of its Crystal Clean+ measures, Crystal requires all age-eligible guests (currently 12 and older) aboard its Ocean and Expedition ships and all crew to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine (with both doses, if recommended by manufacturer) at least 14-days prior to their embarkation date. Guests will need to provide documented proof of vaccination at the time of check-in before boarding the ship. All officers and crew across the Crystal fleet are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to service as a requirement of their employment.
Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 27 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 24 years, including, in 2017 and 2020, Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.
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