Today the Crystal Endeavor rolled out of the MV Werften shipyard in Stralsund, where she was designed and built to the sound of Crystal’s beloved song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
The ship is now bound for Iceland and her maiden voyages to Iceland.
A jetty-side celebration was held at MV Werften for employees and family members who offered a heartfelt wave and greetings of “gute reise” and “bon voyage” to the new expedition yacht. intrepid.
The ship turned around in the Sudhafen (southern port), then entered the Ziegelgraben on its way to the Baltic Sea. Crystal Endeavor left Stralsund with a full crew vaccinated and is scheduled to arrive on July 15 in Reykjavík, Iceland. It will leave Reykjavík on its maiden voyage on July 18 after a night in the city on the first of a series of five 10-night trips around Iceland.
“Today is a milestone day for Crystal as our new state-of-the-art expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor, sails to Iceland from the MV Werften to set a new industry standard as a vessel. the most spacious, powerful and luxurious expedition in the industry, ”said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “We would like to thank everyone at MV WERFTEN for their partnership and uncompromising German engineering and design excellence in building a fearless new polar class yacht that will provide our guests with incredible adventures to the far reaches. of the world, with the highest safety standards and durable features that demonstrate extreme care for our customers and the world’s oceans and the destinations we visit.
“This is a big day for MV WERFTEN and sister shipyard Lloyd Werft, with the delivery of two mega yachts in 2021,” said Peter Fetten, President and CEO of MV Werften. “Together, the ships cost over $ 1 billion to build, contributing to Germany’s export economy and strengthening Germany as a country where nearly all of the biggest, most beautiful mega-yachts and the most luxurious in the world are made. “
Crystal Endeavor was christened on June 26 in Stralsund with Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as the ship’s godmother and she sent her best wishes to the ship and her crew.