Going down … how Crystal launched her first submarine
This is the stuff of dreams for daring adventurous travelers who explore the mighty white continent deep in the world called Antarctica.
When luxury crystal effort made her first trip from Ushuaia last week, all eyes on her new toy – the submersible for two guests and one pilot – which made its debut diving 98 meters under the sea offering an incredible view “up close and personal ‘marine life like vibrant sea sponges and colorful starfish.
No special gear or snorkel gear was needed – just a pilot who took guests on an underwater journey for a truly unique way to experience the icy polar waters.
The German-designed polar class, crystal effort was the first of eight 11-19-night Antarctic trips from Ushuaia, Argentina, and passed through the famous Drake Passage before exploring the South Shetland Islands, the Weddell Sea, the Falkland Islands and the South Georgia. Passengers had ample time to roam the Antarctic Peninsula, home to huge colonies of penguins, seals, whales and a multitude of seabirds.
Crystal President Jack Anderson said, “Exploring Antarctica is an unforgettable, life-changing experience and we encourage our guests to join us as we set a new standard in luxury expedition cruising. “
The line’s Antarctic crossings include Zodiac landings, sea kayaking and expedition treks with “maximum flexibility” so that the ship’s captain and his team of expedition leaders can decide on “expedition days. unforeseen ”when the weather is favorable.
The 200 passengers Crystal Endeavor The Antarctic season lasts until February 2022 before heading to Cape Town to continue his expedition adventures.
On board, guests will enjoy butler suites, Michelin-inspired restaurants such as Umi Uma, the first Japanese restaurant on an expedition ship, fine Italian cuisine in Prego, a two-level glassed-in solarium with pool and jacuzzi, spa, fitness center, wraparound boardwalk and Vintage Room casino – the only one on an expedition ship.
All Antarctic guests will benefit from complimentary round-trip charter flights and pre-cruise luxury accommodation in Ushuaia and a hotel stay after the Miami cruise.
Prices for a 19-night Antarctic itinerary departing January 2022, including private charter flights, start from $ 46,838 per person.