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Crystal Endeavor - artist's rendering  Silversea excursion in Kimberley, Australia

      CRYSTAL CRUISES ENDEAVOR                                    MORE TO EXPLORE

      Crystal Cruises also has made expedition cruising a priority. In   We're also excited about Scenic Eclipse, a 228-guest luxury
      2016, the line made history when it sent the 1,070-guest Crystal   expedition vessel launching in 2018, and Silversea's Silver
      Serenity through the fabled Northwest Passage, becoming the   Cloud Expedition, the impressive refurbishment that will
      largest passenger ship to ever make the transit. The completely   transform the existing Silver Cloud into an ice-strengthened
      sold-out voyage proved to be so popular that Crystal has added   luxury ship that will sail the High Arctic and Antarctica.
      another 32-day voyage from Anchorage to New York, via the
      Northern Canadian pass, for this year.                      Shore excursions are a key element of any expedition cruise.
                                                                  On most, shore excursions are included in the fare, and your
      Crystal is also revealing details about its new series of ships:   Cruise Specialists Cruise Consultant can help you sort through
      Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises. The three expedition ships   all of the details.  Depending on the cruise line, experiences
      will debut starting in mid-2019, the first one being named   may include Zodiac landings and kayaking, snorkeling or
      Crystal Endeavor.                                           scuba, and the aforementioned helicopters and submersibles.
                                                                  The excursion leaders' level of expertise is truly mind-boggling;
      All vessels will be equipped with ice-strengthened hulls for   you may feel like you're taking a college-level anthropology
      expedition cruises to polar regions, such as the High Arctic and   or marine-animal course as you learn and interact with the
      Antarctica. Crystal Endeavor will be the world’s first purpose-  creatures and cultures you visit.
      built, Polar Code compliant yacht with a PC6 Polar Class
      designation. This means Crystal Endeavor will be able to cruise   If you are taking a more traditional ocean cruise and wish to
      the polar regions during the summer and autumn in medium    nourish the spirits of your inner explorer, Cruise Specialists can
      “first year” ice, typically off-limits to many expedition vessels.  also help. We'll point you to more active shore excursions, or
                                                                  your Cruise Consultant can even work with our in-house shore
                                                                  excursions department to craft a custom tour for you. Learn
                                                                  more about these options on page 27.

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