Trip Information

22 Days
January 2021
Crystal Endeavor
£26,899 per person

This Expedition Includes:

  • All-inclusive dining in a choice of six restaurants
  • Onboard enrichment programme delivered by an experienced expedition team
  • Daily landings by Zodiac
  • Optional excursions by helicopter or submersible

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit historical sites made famous by polar pioneers
  • Explore the snow-covered Balleny Islands
  • Cruise the remarkable Ross Ice Shelf
  • See the huge colony of emperor penguins on Coulman Island

Itinerary Summary

Set sail aboard the new Crystal Endeavor for an expedition cruise of Antarctica and the fabled Ross Sea. Departing from Hobart, Tasmania, your journey will take you through the Southern Ocean and into the Antarctic Circle where you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest polar explorers. You will visit historical sites, such as Scott’s Discovery Hut on Ross Island, enjoy wildlife sightings and cruise past the incredible Ross Ice Shelf. Guided by Crystal Endeavor’s Expedition Team, your time in the region will be enhanced by a packed programme of informative briefings and lectures, as well as ample opportunities to explore via Zodiac, submersible and helicopter.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01 Hobart, Tasmania
  • Day 02 Cruising the Tasman Sea
  • Day 03-04 Cruising the South Pacific
  • Day 05 At Sea
  • Day 06 Antarctic Circle, approaching Balleny Is
  • Day 07 Balleny Islands
  • Day 08 Ross Sea Entrance (Park Ice)
  • Day 09 Cape Adare
  • Day 10 Cape Hallet and Roget
  • Day 11 Tera Nova Bay
  • Day 12-13 Cape Royds, Ross Island
  • Day 14 McMurdo Sound & Cape Evans, Ross Island
  • Day 15 Marble Point Region, For Dry Valleys
  • Day 16 Ross Ice Shelf
  • Day 17 Coulman Island
  • Day 18 Crusing the Ross Sea Region
  • Day 19-21 At Sea
  • Day 22 Crusing the South Pacific
  • Day 23 Christchurch/Lyttleton

About Your Ship

Scheduled to enter service in 2020, Crystal Endeavor is a luxury yacht offering expedition-style cruise experiences in the polar regions, the Americas and Australasia.

Designed to cater for no more than 200 like-minded guests, she boasts one of the most luxurious onboard environments at sea and is equipped with all of the necessary cutting edge technologies to ensure she performans to the highest possible safety standards.

For exploration and adventure, Crystal Endeavor carries a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaking equipment and boasts a watersports marina at the rear of the ship. She has an underwater submersible and two helicopters, all of which can be used on selected itineraries in order for guests to enjoy a privileged perspective of life below – and above – the waves.

One of the most spacious ships to offer expedition cruises, Crystal Endeavor offers three categories of all-suite accommodation; Deluxe Suites, Penthouse Suites and Crystal Penthouse Suites. All of the accommodation options offer glorious ocean views via a private veranda, separate sitting and sleeping areas and benefit from private en-suite facilities which include heated flooring and rainforest-style shower-heads.

Where dining is concerned, Crystal Endeavor serves up enough variety and choice to suit even the most discerning palette. There are six onboard restaurants, comprised of the main dining room (Waterside) and speciality venues for Italian (Prego), Japanese (Uma) and Asia cuisine (Silk Kitchen & Bar). For a more informal dining experience, there is a full-service menu offered in the ship’s stunning Palm Court, as well as the Bistro for snacks, teas and coffees outside of mealtimes.

In terms of facilities, Crystal Endeavor offers a large Spa – complete with jacuzzis, an infinity pool and salon – a 200-seater theatre, a computer centre and a card room.

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