Crystal Endeavour, the new luxury expedition cruise ship from Crystal Expedition Cruises, will cruise to West Africa on her 2022 itineraries.
Crystal Expedition Cruises, part of the Crystal Cruises line, released the complete deployment for the Crystal Endeavor in 2022, with bookings opening on November 13th.
The 200-guest ship will cruise 28 itineraries of nine to 19 nights, with nearly two-thirds of these classified as expedition voyages visiting the High Arctic and Antarctica, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the Falkland Islands, and Chilean fjords and glaciers.
The remaining itineraries comprise concentrations on cultural discovery, touching on Western Europe, the British Isles, Africa’s Ivory Coast, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.
The new Africa collection of three voyages will explore Africa’s Ivory Coast, Gold Coast and forested islands.
The trade history, art and culture of Angola, the Kakum National Park in Ghana, the forests and beaches of Sierra Leone and protected Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary provide a varied and in-depth exploration of the culture and natural treasures of the region.
“From her first voyage, Crystal Endeavour will take the world’s boldest and most discerning travellers farther than the traditional beaten path, and the newest collection of expeditions reaffirm this commitment,” said Mark Spillane, Director, Marketing & Sales, Crystal Expedition Cruises.
“For 2022, we have turned our focus on the true expedition nature of travel, taking guests to some locales rarely visited by humans, as well as bringing them into the heart of well-travelled beloved destinations for a new and unique perspective,” he added.
Among the new itineraries are an Arctic Collection of eight voyages, with itineraries navigating the Norwegian fjords to Svalbard and the Arctic Circle; another exploring Norway, Svalbard and Iceland via Brasvellbreen and the Greenland Sea; an intensive Iceland itinerary crossing the Arctic Circle, Greenland’s isolated east coast fjords and glaciers and northern Canada itineraries.
New river expeditions are featured on two voyages, with one itinerary sailing up the Guadalquivir to dock in the heart of Seville, Spain for two nights and three full days, plus overnights in Lisbon and Bordeaux and calls in Morocco, Spain and Portugal.
There is another sailing to Nantes on the Loire River, also overnighting in Bordeaux via the Garonne River and spending two nights in Amsterdam, along with calls in Brittany and the Channel Islands.
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