Trip Information

Duration
13 Days
Departs
October 2020
Ship
Crystal Endeavor
From
£11,519 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, weather permitting
  • Optional excursions by helicopter

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit several of the world’s most complex and precious ecosystems
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Whitsundays and Fraser Island
  • Follow in the footsteps of explorer James Cook on a trip to the Cumberland archipelago

 

Itinerary Summary

Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of the Australian Outback and the Great Barrier Reef on this unique 14-day itinerary aboard the new Crystal Endeavor.

Operating from Cairns in northern Australia, you will journey south along the coast, bound for vibrant Sydney. Along the way, you will visit many of this remarkable region’s highlights, including the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, which are renowned for their beautiful beaches and a plentiful population of marine turtles, and Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is frequently visited by migrating humpback whales between July and November.

Throughout your Australian expedition cruise, you will have the opportunity to enjoy frequent excursions by Zodiac, as well as the chance to embark on tours by helicopter for amazing aerial views over some of the world’s most incredible landscapes.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01 Cairns
  • Day 02 Ribbon Reef - Lizard Island
  • Day 03 Coral Sea Islands - Willis Island
  • Day 04 Corall Sea Islands - Flinders Reefs
  • Day 05 Hinchinbrook - Brook - Dunk Islands
  • Day 06 Magnetic Island
  • Day 07 Whitsunday Islands - Hardy Reef
  • Day 08 Whitsunday Islands - Cumberland
  • Day 09 Percy Islands
  • Day 10 Outer Reef. Herald Rf - Swain Reefs NP
  • Day 11 Lady Musgrave - Lady Elliot Islands
  • Day 12 Harvey Bay - Fraser Island
  • Day 13 Cruising the Coast of Australia
  • Day 14 Sydney

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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