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Remote Isles & Rare Encounters – Expedition Yachting on Crystal Endeavor

Your ship has come in…

Imagine cruising into an idyllic yachts-only enclave in the Caribbean on the largest yacht in the harbor, replete with spa, pool, casino, multiple dining venues and the attentions of a personal butler. A watersports marina filled with toys including Zodiacs, sea kayaks and snorkeling equipment awaits, staffed by an expedition team to lead you on ecological tours and bespoke adventures. Exclusive beaches reserved for your use. A DJ-hosted beach party on an uninhabited isle. This is not a dream. This is Crystal Endeavor.

If you’ve ever relished the idea of escaping to the Caribbean’s most exclusive harbors and untouched isles, your ship has come in. More precisely, Crystal Endeavor has arrived – a floating oasis of luxury, wish fulfillment and exhilarating adventure.

Remote isles and Caribbean bliss…

Launched in July 2021, and fresh from inaugural expeditions in Iceland and Europe, Crystal Endeavor will make a rare appearance in the Caribbean this October for Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique a nine-night voyage exploring remote isles where flamingos outnumber people and large ships cannot go.

Complimentary expedition adventures include: sea kayaking, snorkeling, Zodiac cruising, sunset excursions, exclusive beach events and more. Following is a taste of the extraordinary encounters that await….

The Swimming Pigs of Big Major Cay, Exumas

Great Exuma, The Bahamas – Renowned for their sapphire-blue waters – so stunning they can be seen from outer space – the 300+ isles of the Exumas are home to blissfully secluded beaches, deserted reef-fringed cays and world-famous swimming pigs. 

Opt for the Exuma Cay Adventure and visit the famed swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, snorkel the Thunderball Grotto of James Bond fame, swim with friendly nurse sharks at Compass Cay, and enjoy a waterside lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club in Great Exuma.

Inagua National Park, Great Inagua, Bahamas

Great Inagua Island, Bahamas – The Bahamas’ southernmost isle of Great Inagua is a hot spot for birdwatchers. Its centerpiece, the Inagua National Park, spans nearly half the island and is home to the Caribbean’s largest colony of West Indian flamingos and other birds, including Bahamas parrots, Inagua woodstars, and more.

Explore the incredible birdlife of Inagua National Park and enjoy a private beach party with a DJ on Great Inagua’s Man of War Beach. Largely untouched and boasting some of the clearest blue waters and white sand beaches in The Bahamas, guests will feel like they are experiencing their own private island paradise.

The idyllic harbor of St. Barts, Gustavia

St. Barts, Gustavia – Island of celebrity hideaways and posh bungalows, considered by many to be the most elite and glamorous of all the Caribbean isles, St. Barts is home to 22 incredible beaches and features great shopping and dining, an array of watersports, and a gorgeous yacht-spangled harbor.

Anse de Flamanes presents camera-ready scenery, Baie de St-Jean serves up beachside bistros, and Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac offers an array of watersports. Explore this gorgeous isle on an optional ATV adventure or enjoy complimentary kayaking, snorkeling and sunset Zodiac tours led by the ship’s expedition team.

White Bay, Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Jost van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands – Beloved among the yachting set, Jost van Dyke is known for beautiful beaches and island vibes at the iconic Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay and famous Foxy’s Bar on Great Harbor. White Bay Beach, birthplace of the famed Painkiller cocktail, is postcard perfect with calm turquoise waters.

Great Harbor, on the south side of the island, treats visitors to an eyeful of tropical loveliness and a host of amenities. Lined by rustic, character-filled shops and eateries, the harbor-front beach offers a real feel for the Caribbean. Enjoy sun and fun at an exclusive beach reserved for Crystal guests in this yachting paradise.

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands – Uninhabited and privately owned Norman island is home to brilliant blue waters and colorful fish, a true snorkeler’s paradise. Remote indeed – it is said to have inspired the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island.

Norman Island is famed for its snorkeling sites including the coral gardens at the famed ‘Indians’ rock formations and sea caves teeming with darting fish and colorful sponges. Enjoy a complimentary beach day of snorkeling, Zodiac tours and kayaking excursions, or opt for an adventure to Tortola and the Baths at Virgin Gorda.

Saba, Netherlands Antilles – “The Unspoiled Queen”

Saba, Netherlands Antilles – Take in the stunning beauty of this rugged and green island known as “The Unspoiled Queen”. From tide pools to cloud forests to 3,000-foot Mt. Scenery, Saba is full of natural wonders with 12 trails of varying intensity that showcase the island’s stunning flora and offer wonderful views.

Encircled by a protected Marine Park, Saba is also a top dive spot featuring underwater pinnacles and seamounts. Hiking, birding, and kayaking adventures highlight the beauty of this remote isle.

Crystal Endeavor, Penthouse Suite Living Area

Crystal Endeavor is the eighth ship in the award-winning cruise line’s worldwide fleet, and the fastest, most powerful and most spacious expedition ship in the industry.

Luxuriously designed to offer elegantly expansive private and public spaces, the ship accommodates just 200 guests in 100 all-verandah, all-butler serviced suites, among the largest in expedition cruising. A one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio delivers the personal and genuine service for which Crystal is known.

Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks ensure a luxurious and enriching experience featuring Michelin-inspired dining options including Umi Uma, the first and only Japanese restaurant on an expedition ship, fine Italian cuisine at Prego, 24-hour room service and the optional Vintage Room experience.

Crystal Endeavor features the only casino on an expedition yacht, as well as a glass-covered, two-story solarium housing the Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi, and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and Fitness Center.

Book your voyage now for Crystal Endeavor’s Expedition Yaching: Caribbean Mystique and save $4,000 on all-inclusive fares per guest – $8,000 per suite! – plus receive a $300 “As You Wish” shipboard spending credit and other exclusive savings, per guest.

Say “yes” to true luxury and expedition discovery on a once-in-a-lifetime yachting adventure you will never forget.

Crystal Endeavor….Where Luxury Roams Freely.

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