Christchurch to Hobart on Crystal Endeavor

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  • 32174
  • 30Apr20
  • Christchurch
  • Hobart
  • 28Jan21
  • 22 nights
  • 19Feb21
  • Australia & New Zealand, Polar Regions
  • Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
  • Crystal Endeavor
  • Ocean
  • Cruise Only
  • Christchurch, Cape Adare, Tera Nova Bay, Coulman Island, Possession Island, Balleny Islands, Hobart

As one of the boldest journeys in the inaugural season, this expedition travels south to Antarctica. Guests will explore the Ross Ice Shelf and visit the historical “huts" of the great explorers that have come before, like Scott and Shackleton, as well as McMurdo Station and Scott Base. There will be epic quests in search of penguin colonies, glacier landings and the thrilling experience of cruising through pack ice on the fully-equipped Polar Class 6 yacht.

Image Credits – Luke Tscharke

 

Highlights

  • Book by 30Apr20 and save up to $12,860 per suite
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctica
  • Balleny Islands & Ross Sea Expedition Cruising
  • Glacier Landings
  • Borschgrevink’s Hut
  • Drygalski Ice Tongue
  • Pack Ice Cruising

Important Terms

  • Fares listed are cruise-only, per person based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure
  • Book by 30Apr20
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.

Itinerary

DAY 01 – CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND

EMBARK 6:00 AM
CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND
The historic port of Lyttelton serves as the gateway to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Traditionally considered the most English of New Zealand’s cities, there is much to explore in vibrant Christchurch, from its neo-Gothic stone buildings and beautiful botanical gardens, to its picturesque Avon River lined by graceful willows. Further afar, the Canterbury Plains, snow-capped Southern Alps and numerous rivers beckon with their enchanting beauty and wildlife.

DAY 02-05 – CRUISING THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

DAY AT SEA
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

DAY 06 – CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

DAY AT SEA
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

DAY 07 – CAPE ADARE, ANTARCTICA

AFTERNOON
CAPE ADARE, ANTARCTICA
History buffs are in for a treat at Cape Adare where the remains of the oldest buildings in Antarctica are located. The two prefabricated huts were built on Ridley Beach during the 1899 expedition of Norwegian explorer Carsten Borchgrevink and were later used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s team in 1911. The historic huts are surrounded by the world’s largest Adélie penguin colony.

DAY 08 – CAPE HALLETT AND ROGET, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
CAPE HALLETT AND ROGET, ANTARCTICA
The majestic peaks of the Admiralty Mountains welcome you to Cape Hallett. Framed by the Ross Sea, the Southern Ocean and several glaciers, the ranges are situated in Antarctica’s northeastern Victoria Land. Discovered by British explorer James Clark Ross in 1841, the cape is known for its large Adélie penguin colony. Just to the north of Cape Hallett lies Cape Roget, marking the north entrance to Moubray Bay. Cape Roget is home to an emperor penguin rookery.

DAY 09 – TERA NOVA BAY, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
TERA NOVA BAY, ANTARCTICA
The iceberg-dotted Terra Nova Bay beckons with the possibility of stepping foot on the continent of Antarctica. Nestled along the coast of Victoria Land between Cape Washington and the Drygalski Ice Tongue, a massive glacier that flows out into the ocean, the bay area hosts a few scientific stations, including Italy’s Zucchelli Station, known for its research on marine biology, oceanography, seismology and more. Adélie and emperor penguins as well as Weddell seals may be spotted in the bay.

DAY 10-12 – ROSS ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
ROSS ISLAND, ANTARCTICA
Discovered by Captain James Ross in 1840, this island is home to Antarctica’s biggest scientific station, McMurdo Station, and Scott’s Discovery Hut. At 950 square miles, it is often considered part of the Antarctic mainland due the continuous presence of the ice sheet. Formed by four volcanoes – including the world’s southernmost active volcano, Erebus, and the dormant Terror, both named for Ross’ expedition ships – it is the highest island in Antarctica and the sixth highest in the world.

DAY 12 – MCMURDO SOUND, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
MCMURDO SOUND, ANTARCTICA
Referred to as the “final hint of civilization” in Antarctica, McMurdo Station is home base for research to many geologists, oceanographers, physicists, glaciologists and many others. Coupled with guided tours of Scott Base and other significant sites with expedition staff and liaisons from the United States National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency and hikes to Observation Hill, time spent in this ethereal place will strike awe in even the boldest adventurers.

DAY 13 – MARBLE POINT / DRY VALLEYS REGION, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
MARBLE POINT / DRY VALLEYS REGION
In this remote expanse of Antarctica that resembles Mars more than it does earth, the McMurdo Dry Valleys represent a region of earth where life approaches its environment limits – remarkable ice-free dry deserts boasting a geological playground of fossils and salt accumulations. Be among the few to tread in this place that is unlike any other in the world, reaching the scientific stations and historic huts by helicopter.

DAY 14 – CRUISING THE ROSS ICE SHELF

MORNING
CRUISING THE ROSS ICE SHELF
Scientific phenomena and other curiosities abound on and around the world’s largest ice shelf, responsible for stabilizing the Antarctic Ice Sheet; where certain fish species swim upside down and icebergs are formed in tubes. The Ross Ice Shelf has captivated explorers and researchers for centuries, from Amundsen and Scott to today’s multidisciplinary scientists who tirelessly study its stability. Survey this massive wonder during helicopter expeditions and see what few other travelers ever have.

DAY 15 – COULMAN ISLAND, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
COULMAN ISLAND, ANTARCTICA
A treasure trove of geologic history, scenic Coulman Island is located in the Ross Sea off the coast of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Its picturesque landscape of mountains and cliffs dappled with snow is actually a complex of shield volcanoes, massive dome-shaped formations built of lava flows. Its most notable feature is the three-mile-wide, 2,300-foot-deep caldera on the southern end of the island. Coulman’s untouched terrain hosts a large colony of emperor penguins.

DAY 16 – POSSESSION ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA

MORNING
POSSESSION ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
Discovered in 1841 by British explorer James Clark Ross, the Possession Islands are a collection of small islands and islets situated off the northeastern coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica. They were named by Ross to memorialize his taking possession of the islands on behalf of Britain. Vast numbers of Adélie penguins make their home on the islands. Foyn Island, one of the largest islands in the group, is almost completely blanketed by a penguin colony.

DAY 17 – CRUISING THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

DAY AT SEA
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

DAY 18 – BALLENY ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA

AFTERNOON
BALLENY ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
The isolated and pristine Balleny Islands, discovered by English sealer John Balleny in 1839, are an archipelago straddling the Antarctic Circle in the Ross Sea. The uninhabited islands and their nutrient-rich waters are part of the world’s largest marine reserve. This surreal, snow-covered wonderland of glaciated, volcanic islands and ice floes is perfect for cruising and possible sightings of humpback whales, which feed on the region’s abundant krill and plankton.

DAY 19-22 – CRUISING THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

DAY AT SEA
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

DISEMBARK – HOBART, TASMANIA

MORNING
HOBART, TASMANIA
Situated between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River, Hobart is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful harbor cities – as well as an Antarctic gateway. History adds picturesque charm to this Tasmanian capital, for there are no less than 90 buildings with National Trust classification. At Salamanca Place and Battery Point, relics of the last century’s whaling days can still be seen.

*All fares and savings are cruise only, per person, in Australian dollars based on double occupancy and include taxes, fees and port charges of AU$1,571 per person.

 

Crystal Endeavor Signature Hallmarks

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  • The world’s most spacious, purpose-built luxury expedition yacht
  • Stunningly outfitted for intrepid pursuits in some of the world’s most remote and captivating locales
  • One of the industry’s highest crew-to-guest ratios for exceptionally personalized service
  • All-suite accommodations for 200 guests, with private butler service for every suite
  • Every suite features walk-in closets and dedicated heated storage space for parkas and expedition gear
  • High-tech in-suite amenities including bedside iPad directory, interactive HD TVs with complimentary on-demand movies and music library, ambient lighting and temperature controls
  • Spa-like bathrooms with dual vanities, adjustable heated floors, anti-fog mirrors, rain-showerheads, steam showers and designer ETRO amenities
  • Full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa and dedicated fitness facilities
  • Two-story glass-enclosed solarium with Jacuzzi and swimming pool

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  • Michelin-inspired cuisine served in six unique venues, including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar, Waterside Restaurant, Marketplace, Prego, the Vintage Room and the Bistro
  • Wines, specialty coffees and teas, and light refreshments served 24 hours a day in The Pantry
  • Unmatched collection of complimentary Crystal Expedition Adventures ashore, including thrilling pursuits, cultural connections and optional Overland Adventures
  • An experienced Expedition Team of 25 leading small-group exploration ashore and fascinating perspectives on board
  • Two boarding areas for Zodiac adventures
  • Two luxuriously appointed Mud Rooms with boot-washing stations, warming racks and lockers for expedition gear
  • Optional adventures via helicopter or the yacht’s private submersible
  • Fold-out Marina Platform for complimentary water activities, including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding and optional scuba diving

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Book Now Savings

Book by 30Apr20 and save up to $12,860 per suite.

 

Crystal Endeavor

From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line comes the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor™. With a sleek design built to PC6 polar class specifications, she will explore the farthest reaches of Earth. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and far-away lands in between, a voyage of fascinating discovery awaits.

EXQUISITELY APPOINTED LUXURY SUITES

Sail in splendid comfort among the largest and most spacious accommodations in expedition cruising – each a sanctuary of style and comfort.

EXTRAORDINARY SIX-STAR SERVICE

Explore undiscovered corners of the world as you indulge in Crystal’s legendary six-star service and welcoming hospitality. Expansive all-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced accommodations, delectable Michelin-inspired cuisine and a continuous pour of fine wines and spirits, paired with unmatched choices for bold adventure ashore are just a few of the luxuries you’ll encounter on a Crystal Endeavor™ journey.

CUSTOM-BUILT FOR ARCTIC ADVENTURE

The PC6 strengthened hull of the Endeavor™ allows the vessel to navigate the world’s most remote regions, from the Arctic to Antarctica.

SPECIALLY EQUIPPED FOR EXOTIC LOCALES

Beyond typical routes, and far past destinations frequented by most ships, Crystal Endeavor™ forges her own path using anchor-free dynamic positioning technology to hover over underwater treasures without impact.

AN ENCLAVE FOR LUXURY & ADVENTURE

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

100 SUITES

Among the largest, most spacious suites in expedition cruising, all featuring private verandahs and butler service.

MICHELIN-INSPIRED DINING

Discover unmatched culinary options with flexible, open-seating dining in each of the yacht’s six stunning venues.

LUXURIOUS SPACES

Soft earth tones and vibrant shades of blue accentuate contemporary spaces for relaxation and entertainment.

SPA & WELLNESS

An indulgent full-service spa and salon with extraordinary views, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

INSPIRATION, DAY OR NIGHT SOLARIUM

Discover expansive views from the yacht’s two-story, glass-enclosed solarium. Day into night, relax in this ultra-modern, indoor retreat complete with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and breathtaking views.

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises

In December 2015, Crystal Esprit became the first vessel to sail under the newly expanded Crystal brand, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises. The 62-guest all-suite, butler-serviced boutique yacht offers travelers a relaxed and intimate atmosphere with the luxury trimmings for which Crystal is known – Michelin-inspired cuisine, high-tech capabilities, high-adventure watersports – including the cruise industry’s first-ever submersible –, and exclusive access to destinations not accessible by large ships.

From the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line comes the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor™. With a sleek design built to PC6 polar class specifications, she will explore the farthest reaches of Earth. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and far-away lands in between, a voyage of fascinating discovery awaits.  Intimate and elegant, Crystal Endeavor™ welcomes just 200 sophisticated travelers with all-suite, butler-serviced luxury – the perfect balance to a voyage teeming with rugged adventure.

 

All-Inclusive Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises™
In addition to Crystal Exclusive Fares, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises™ all-inclusive value provides: 

 

FINE DINING

  • The Yacht Club Restaurant serves contemporary and classic specialties as well as innovative tasting menus created by Crystal’s award-winning chefs, all using the finest and freshest local ingredients available; serving dinner (indoor).
  • The Patio CafĂ© offers freshly prepared and, where possible, regionally inspired presentations of small plates, creative salads, gourmet charcuterie, cheeses and pastries; serving breakfast and lunch. (indoor/outdoor)
  • The Grill, an outdoor dining venue, features a menu of burgers, wraps and, location permitting, “global street food— served tapas-style to reflect the destinations visited.
  • The Pantry is the “go-to" self-service bistro and wine bar open 24 hours a day with a curated selection of coffees, vintage wines, light snacks and freshly baked pastries; the perfect indulgence to satisfy your craving day or night. (indoor)
  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the yacht
  • Open-bar service throughout the yacht
  • Gratuities for all shipboard staff throughout the yacht
  • Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon
  • Tea service
  • Welcome champagne
  • 24-hour room service

 

ENRICHMENT & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Cultural insight and immersion from your Destination Leader
  • Cove Lounge available for viewing movies, sporting events and more
  • Nightly entertainment in Cove Lounge with piano player/singer
  • A dedicated Destination and Fitness Supervisor to help assist you choose the right excursions and physical fitness activities
  • Crystal Adventures® ashore, featuring both cultural and soft/extreme adventures, depending on the port
  • Special activities led by specialists, such as yoga, meditation and more

 

FITNESS

  • Gym with state-of-the-art Technogym™ fitness equipment including treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical and Kinesis machines, as well as free weights
  • Mats available for outdoor stretch, yoga, mat Pilates
  • Pool
  • Marina/Water Sports: Enjoy a wide variety of complimentary amenities and sports equipment
  • In addition to four 10-passenger Zodiacs, a wide variety of aquatic equipment usually found only on a private mega-yacht will be at the fingertips of active guests – water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis and snorkel equipment
  • Bicycles for personal excursions when ashore (subject to availability)
  • Top-quality gear and equipment, professional instruction and guidance, and the chance to try something for the first time, or ... to pursue a familiar activity important even during your holiday

 

SUITE SERVICES & AMENITIES

  • Butler service with gratuities included
  • Unpacking and packing upon request
  • Pressing and shoe shine
  • Stocked bar
  • In-suite satellite TV and movie choices
  • Twice-daily housekeeping including nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water as well as complimentary select beer, wine and spirits upon request
  • ETRO Bathrobes and Slippers, 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Self-service launderettes
  • In-suite iPads for entertainment, daily news, shipboard information, etc.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi service

 
 

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