Crystal Endeavor is now scheduled to launch in summer 2021
Shipyard MV Werften has resumed production of Crystal Cruises’ expedition vessel Crystal Endeavor after an enforced shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ship is now scheduled to debut in summer 2021, delayed from its original launch date of August 2020.
Genting Hong Kong, Crystal Cruise’s parent company, recently completed a €193 million ($237 million) loan agreement with the German government for the completion of Crystal Endeavor and to support the operations of MV Werften until March 2021. The company also announced the termination of the sale and leaseback deal of the ship in December, with the aim of simplifying the post-delivery financing of the ship.
“While we are certainly disappointed that Crystal Endeavor’s delivery has been delayed, we are encouraged by the progress and dedication of the professionals at MV Werften and are looking forward to introducing this remarkable ship,” said Jack Anderson, interim president and CEO of Crystal Cruises. “As the most spacious and luxurious ship in the expedition market, Crystal Endeavor will offer new ways for luxury travelers to explore the world while also delivering on what Crystal does best – a design that anticipates the needs and comforts of our guests; generous public spaces and elegant suites; immersive and enriching destination experiences; world-class cuisine and, of course, warm and attentive service from the best crew in the world.”
Crystal Endeavor will accommodate 200 guests, with all guest rooms having verandas and butler service. The ship will also feature six dining venues, a Crystal Life Salon & Spa and a fitness centre, as well as designated mud rooms, a helicopter lounge and a seven-person submersible.
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