Crystal Cruises is to build a 200-passenger mega yacht to join its recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises division.
The 25,000 GT Crystal Endeavor will be built at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Germany, which Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong, owns.
The 600 feet ship will cruise the Arctic from August 2018 and follow the route of migrating whales along the coast of the Americas and Europe to Antarctica during the winter.
“With Crystal Esprit, we discovered there are many guests, young and young at heart, who enjoy sports at sea and discovering remote islands, and as the interests and age of luxury travelers increasingly vary, we will continue to expand our collection of luxury travel options,” said Crystal president and CEO, Edie Rodriguez. “Luxury means something different to virtually everyone, and we strive to meet and exceed the wishes of the discerning modern luxury traveler. Crystal Endeavor will cater to a particularly daring audience, one who values luxurious comfort and amenities as much as life-changing adventures.”
Named after Captain James Cooks’ research ship “HMS Endeavour”, which discovered Australia and New Zealand nearly 250 years ago – the newly built vessel will be designed for global expedition in Arctic, Antarctic and tropical conditions.