Crystal Endeavor makes US debut with yachting expedition to the Caribbean

Luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor is set to make its US debut with a unique voyage to the Caribbean. The nine-night luxury yachting expedition features active adventures in remote isles & yachting havens usually only available to private yachts and sailboats.

Crystal Expedition Cruises has announced a nine-night Caribbean itinerary for its new luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor, featuring once-in-a-lifetime encounters on remote islands, calls in exclusive harbors typically only accessible to private yachts and sailboats. The voyage offers the rare opportunity for U.S. travelers to embark from a close-to-home port and cruise aboard the state-of-the-art expedition yacht during her inaugural season.

The new nine-night voyage, Expedition Yachting: Caribbean Mystique, will sail from Miami to San Juan October 25 – November 3, 2021, calling on Great Exuma and Man of War Bay, Inagua Island, Bahamas; White Bay and Great Harbor (overnight) on Jost Van Dyke, and Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands; Gustavia, St. Barts; and Saba, Netherlands; concluding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Calls in idyllic yachting havens and remote unspoiled isles of the Caribbean, highlighted by unique adventures including hiking the lush mountains of Saba and explorations in UNESCO-listed Inagua National Park where West Indian flamingos and a variety of bird life await travelers. Guests will also enjoy clear aquamarine waters, stunning sea caves, powder sand beaches, and volcanic isles as well as a host of activities from swimming, snorkeling, and diving, to hiking, birdwatching, Zodiac tours, sea kayaking and more. 

Swimming with the pigs of Major Cay is a favorite experience as well as a fantastic photo op off Great Exuma, where crystal-clear waters offer fantastic swimming, snorkeling and kayaking from the ship’s marina. On Great Inagua, 45 percent of the island is devoted to Great Inagua National Park, a haven for bird species including West Indian flamingos, Bahama parrots, Inagua Woodstar hummingbirds, snowy and reddish egrets, tricolored herons, brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills and more.

Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands is beloved among the yachting set, known for beautiful beaches and island fun at the iconic Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay and famous Foxy’s Bar on Great Harbor. Norman Island boasts incredible snorkeling adventures including the coral gardens found at the famed Indians rock formations and sea caves teeming with darting fish, cup corals and colorful sponges. The island is also a launch point for excursions to Tortola and the Baths at Virgin Gorda.

The glamourous isle of St. Barts is home to 22 incredible beaches and features great shopping and dining, an array of watersports, and a gorgeous yacht-spangled harbor. From tide pools to cloud forests to 3,000-foot Mt. Scenery, Saba is a trove of natural wonders featuring 12 trails of varying intensity that showcase the island’s stunning flora and provide incredible views. Encircled by a protected Marine Park, Saba is also one of the top diving sites in the world featuring underwater pinnacles and seamounts. San Juan delights with sunny beaches and cultural treasures including the colorful buildings and cobbled streets of Old San Juan and UNESCO-listed Historic Sites including the 16th century citadel of Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

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