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From extreme polar regions to remote tropical isles, Crystal Endeavor explores the world’s most intriguing destinations with extraordinary insight. Let your inner explorer guide you in choosing the voyage that speaks to your own personal sense of adventure: Remote Expedition, Destination Exploration or Cultural Discovery.

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Our Expedition Ship

Our Expedition Ship
Crystal Endeavor

Remote Expedition

Journeying to Earth’s most remote polar regions and faraway destinations, these are true expert-led expedition voyages, combining rugged adventure and Zodiac landings with rare discovery, extraordinary wildlife and stunning landscapes few have ever seen.

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Cultural Discovery

From legendary lands and exotic isles to modern-day cities and destinations renowned for their history, art and nature, these voyages delve into the cultural heart and iconic wonders of each unique locale with adventurous experiences, landings and insight.

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Destination Exploration

Deeply immersive explorations and landings in rarely-visited destinations – distant islands and coastal landscapes home to exceptional biodiversity, eco-treasures and wilderness – are combined with visits to world-class cities featuring an expedition twist.

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Expedition Excellence

For nearly 30 years, Crystal has been a pioneer in innovative luxury travel, experienced in operating in some of the world's most remote locations, from Antarctica to the Northwest Passage. Now, Crystal Endeavor takes our passion for adventure into bold new territories. Join us.

Meet Your Expedition Leader and Other Experts

An experienced Expedition Leader hosts each voyage, accompanied by a curated team of experts ranging from marine biologists, glaciologists, historians and naturalists to Zodiac specialists, submersible operator, helicopter pilots and so much more.


Expedition Leader

An early interest in videography and photography in his younger, skateboarding days led to a stint as a cruise ship videographer. HIs equal love for nature and adventure eventually led to Sam's discovery of expedition cruising and its many adventures, ending up as a video chronicler filming polar bears and Walruses in Svalbard. 


Assistant Expedition Leader

Her passion for travel and new experiences led Rashidah to the thrill of expedition cruising. She has worked on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, and has crossed the Drake Passage over 60 times. Rashidah is the only Singaporean who is IAATO, AECO, Powerboat and STCW certified.


With a sleek design built to PC6 polar class specifications, the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht will explore the farthest reaches of Earth, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and exotic, far-away lands in between.

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Embark on a journey of extraordinary adventure, traveling to lands where few have ever been. Crystal Endeavor marries rugged and immersive discovery ashore with extraordinary all-inclusive luxuries on board. 

German Engineering

Accommodating just 200 guests and featuring an unrivaled standard of all-inclusive amenities and services, the brand-new German-engineered, PC6 Polar Class ship will explore the world's most popular destinations and hidden gems -- from UNESCO cultural favorites to majestc glaciers and fjords; fashionable cities and hidden tropical and arctic gems -- with the advantage of access to destinations not easily visited by larger ships for a true expedition journey of discovery.  


Intimate and elegant, the all-suite, all-balcony Crystal Endeavor welcomes just 200 sophisticated travelers with butler-serviced luxury – the perfect balance to a voyage teeming with exploration, discovery and adventure.



Prepare for unexpected discovery, Zodiac adventures, rare wildlife sightings and intimate connections with little-explored landscapes and intriguing cultures.

9 people on a zodiac boat excursion | Crystal Cruises


Embracing remote adventure with refined elegance, each journey includes critically-acclaimed cuisine, a generous pour of the finest wines and spirits, onboard destination enrichment and expert-led shoreside discovery, nightly entertainment and more. 

crystal esprit luxury butler service in the owner's suite | Crystal Cruises

Included Highlights

Amenities & Services

  • 24-hour Butler Service
  • Select Wines, Champagnes, Spirits & Coffees
  • Michelin-inspired Open-seating Dining
  • 24-hour In-suite Dining
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi & Internet Access
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities Aboard & Ashore
  • ETRO & Caudalie Amenities
  • Ultra-thin TVs with On-demand Movies
  • One-touch Lighting & Room Controls
  • Housekeeping & Nightly Turn-down


Discovery takes center stage aboard Crystal Endeavor, as everything from the yacht’s innovative design of social spaces to the full-time Expedition Team on board fuels a heightened spirit of adventure.

Six-Star Service

Indulge in Crystal’s legendary six-star service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry. An experienced crew, selected from the award-winning ranks of Crystal, is joined by a team of experts – explorers, scientists and more. 

Endeavor butler service on call | Crystal Cruises

Master Chefs and Michelin-Inspired Dining 

Bold. Innovative. Unexpected. Michelin-inspired cuisine and specially curated menus are crafted with passionate perfection by Crystal's award-winning, globally-trained chefs. Come aboard to discover unmatched culinary options with flexible, open-seating dining in each of the yacht’s six stunning venues.

A steaming bowl of seared Wagyu beef crudo, mashed potatoes and horseradish cream | Crystal Cruises

Expansive & Well Appointed

Among the largest and most spacious accommodations in expedition cruising, each of Crystal Endeavor’s 100 elegant suites features private verandah and Crystal’s renowned butler service.


Expedition Enrichment

Hosting each voyage is a 25-person Expedition Team – from marine biologists and ornithologists to Zodiac operators and helicopter pilots. Each professional is a master of their craft, on board to share their expertise and lead small-group excursions ashore.

crystal symphony lecturer for onboard enrichment | Crystal Cruises

Engaging Entertainment

Social spaces – including a two-story, glass-enclosed Solarium complete with swimming pool, Jacuzzi and breathtaking views – include nightly entertainment, a Connoisseur’s Club and the only casino aboard an expedition yacht.


Invigorating & Sublime 

With extraordinary views from Kamchatka to Antarctica, stay fit for adventure at the state-of-the-art fitness center, and pamper your adventurous wanderlust at the indulgent full-service Crystal Life Spa and Salon. 



With exclusive, off-the-beaten path itineraries, dozens of immersive experiences ashore and customizable private excursions with personal guides, there are no limits to the freedoms found on these enriching journeys.

Expert-led Discovery

An experienced Expedition Team provides enrichment on board and hosts small-group discovery ashore. Expertise is tailored to regions explored, from glaciologists, geologists and geographers to ornithologists, biologists, historians and more. 

9 people on a zodiac boat excursion | Crystal Cruises

Wilderness Adventures

In addition to curated shore experiences both complimentary and optional, Crystal Endeavor's Captain and Expedition Team are prepared for unexpected wilderness opportunities, ensuring the best possible discovery in each destination. 

saint matthew island alaska with a white wolf cub crouching forward | Crystal Cruises

Privileged Views

Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters and a seven-person submersible - all offer extraordinary opportunity for rare discovery. Complimentary expedition gear ensures your comfort when exploring the elements, from polar regions to tropical destinations.

(*Available in select destinations; subject to port regulations and Captain's discretion)


Submersible pilot mans the vessel in Antarctic waters

Adventure Gear 

Complimentary and Optional adventure gear are now available. Click below and order yours today! Crystal Expedition Gear Online Order

Video Gallery

Crystal's expedition experts share their knowledge and some invaluable insights on how to best experience some of the most spectacular, and rarely visited, locations in the world on your upcoming Crystal Expedition voyage.


Every Crystal Expedition voyage offers gear tailored to each itinerary and its regional weather – either cold, temperate or hot – provided complimentary, for rent, or for purchase.

Cold Weather Expedition Gear

From complimentary waterproof parkas and insulated polar boots to lightweight windbreakers and eco-friendly water canteens and use of trekking poles for shoreside discovery, we have partnered with renowned travel outfitters Ship to Shore Traveler, to ensure you have access to all the adventure essentials and other available-to-purchase extras you may need to make your expedition one for the books.



Temperate Climates Expedition Gear

From complimentary windbreakers and eco-friendly water canteens (all yours to keep) plus use of waterproof boots for zodiac landings and trekking poles for shoreside discovery, we have partnered with renowned travel outfitters Ship to Shore Traveler, to ensure you have access to all the adventure essentials and other available-to-purchase extras you may need to make your expedition one for the books.



Hot Weather Expedition Gear

With an eco-friendly water canteen (a keepsake) to take on your explorations as well as complimentary use of snorkel equipment while on board, we have partnered with renowned travel outfitters Ship to Shore Traveler, to ensure you have access to all the adventure essentials and other available-to-purchase extras you may need to make your expedition one for the books.



The Ship

Our Expedition Ship


Crystal Endeavor

Currently located in South Georgia Expedition