Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Elevates Destination Exploration with ‘Ultimate Alaska’ Offer

For a Limited Time, Guests Can Extend their Alaska Experience at No Extra Cost on Select 2022 Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, is providing travellers the opportunity to extend their cruise with its latest offer, Ultimate Alaska, elevatingthe immersive Regent destination experience to new heights with a FREE three-night land programme.

The pre- or post-cruise land programme has been expertly crafted to showcase the most iconic and hidden gems that the Canadian city of Vancouver has to offer. Spanning four days and three nights, Vancouver Adventures is FREE on 17, seven-night itineraries cruising between Vancouver and Seward, Alaska, from May to September 2022. A 13-night sailing from San Francisco, California to Vancouver and a 12-night sailing from Vancouver to Los Angeles, California are also available as part of the offer. All cruises are on board the elegant Seven Seas Mariner®.

Ultimate Alaska also offers 50% reduced deposits and applies to new reservations made between 2 July – 31 August 2021.

FREE 3-Night Land Programme Highlights

With all voyages either arriving or departing from Vancouver, Ultimate Alaska offers guests incredible immersion of this vibrant city with a FREE 3-night land programme pre- or post- cruise, Vancouver Adventures.

This remarkable land programme includes the opportunity to discover the historical yet chic neighbourhood of Gastown, featuring the soaring Capilano Suspension Bridge where guests can literally walk above the trees, as well as allowing travellers to reconnect with nature at the city’s stunning Queen Elizabeth Park.

Additional highlights include indulgent discoveries for shoppers and foodies alike at the arty Granville Island and the harbour-front Stanley Park, where guests can hire a bike and cycle through an old-growth forest. Travellers will also ascend Grouse Mountain on the Skyride – an aerial tramway system – where they will enjoy astonishing views of the city and can visit a bear refuge.

Unrivalled Experiences in Destination and at Sea

Breathtaking Alaska is best explored from the comfort and unrivalled space of an intimate Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship, and guests can enjoy extended pre- or post- cruise exploration of Vancouver with the Ultimate Alaska offer.

In addition, Regent provides guests with access to unique, immersive experiences with FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions in every port, as well as offering even more immersive exploration with Regent Choice shore excursions, Small Group Tours and Go Local Tours.

The unrivalled Regent experience continues on board with the voyage fare including gourmet cuisine in a range of specialty restaurants and al-fresco dining venues, fine wines and spirits, entertainment, unlimited internet access, free valet laundry, pre-paid gratuities, and one-night, pre-cruise hotel packages for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and above.

The luxury cruise line has compiled a selection of voyage highlights below on the itineraries featured in the Ultimate Alaska offer. More sailings and information can be found at RSSC.com/Ultimate-Alaska.

Alaska

Often called ‘the last frontier’, Alaska is renowned for its rugged vistas, snow-capped mountain peaks, rich culture and diverse wildlife, and offers a range of unique experiences for guests looking to reconnect with nature. Itineraries available as part of Ultimate Alaska feature up to 60 FREE shore excursions, and guests looking to explore this majestic destination with Regent can enjoy a diverse range of activities – from discovering their adventurous side with high-energy activities such as sea kayaking, rainforest hiking and ocean rafting, to enjoying more relaxed pursuits including wildlife-spotting, cultural experiences, art and nature walks, gold-panning, tasting tours and more.

Regent’s itineraries visit some of Alaska’s most iconic ports including Sitka, Juneau and Skagway. Scenic cruising of the famous Hubbard Glacier and the region’s Inside Passage are voyage highlights, and will create unforgettable memories on all of Seven Seas Mariner ’s seven-night cruises available as part of the promotion. A FREE shore excursion in scenic Ketchikan sees participants undertake an enlightening walk through the rainforest on a remote island in the famous Tongass National Forest after being escorted to their destination via a Seahawk Boat, where guests might catch a glimpse of the region’s fascinating marine life including whales and harbour seals.

For a supplementary cost, adventurous travellers can enjoy additional, once-in-a-lifetime experiences as part of their Regent voyage, such as flying over the magical Mendenhall icefields from Juneau in a helicopter, where they will then go dogsledding on a snow-covered glacier. Or guests with a thirst for knowledge can partake in an intimate cruise on a scientific vessel from Icy Strait Point, where they will assist in undertaking marine life research with the scientists onboard.

Ultimate Alaska Itinerary Highlight:

Glaciers & Glories of Alaska

Seven Seas Mariner®

Vancouver to Seward

18 May, 2022 – 7 nights

With up to 58 FREE shore excursions, cruisers onboard the Glaciers & Glories of Alaska voyage will relish in the opportunity for in-depth exploration of Alaska’s breathtaking natural wonders. After enjoying a scenic cruise of the famed Inside Passage – where travellers can relax and enjoy views of both the region’s coastal mountain peaks and unique wildlife – guests will journey to some of Alaska’s must-see ports, including Ketchikan and Juneau. In Skagway, a Regent Choice shore excursion provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride over a glacier field by helicopter, land by one of the glaciers and walk along its surface.

For more information, please visit RSSC.com/Ultimate-Alaska, call Singapore 800-616-7097 / Hong Kong and Rest of Asia +852 2165 6020 or contact a professional travel advisor.

To learn more about this exciting offer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ authentic experiences and the brand’s all-inclusive offering, travellers are invited to attend a webinar taking place on Thursday 8 July 12:00pm-12:30pm HKT. Guests can join Lisa Pile, Vice President Australia and New Zealand at Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Gillian Seller, Director of Sales Australia and New Zealand at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, to explore new horizons and gain access to in-depth information about the Ultimate Alaska offer. To register, click here.

IHG Hotels & Resorts

After closure of its international borders for over a year, Phuket reopens today and will welcome vaccinated international travellers back for a long-overdue island vacation. Nothing says welcome like beautiful, lofty palm trees, cool ocean breeze, pristine white sandy beaches and iconic Thai architecture and design to satiate the summer wanderlust with IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Even though it’s a different world right now, globally guests are looking for a chance to get out and explore the world – with more than half saying they plan to rebook cancelled trips from 2020. Almost 40% said that they were most looking forward to being able to sightsee – with 23% saying that they wanted to see something new according to a recent IHG consumer survey.

Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG Hotels & Resorts: “The reopening of Phuket to vaccinated travellers marks a positive step, not just for Thailand but for Asia too. We are making more meaningful progress towards global recovery, with vaccine rollouts, ease of restrictions and an acceleration in economic activity. We are confident that Thailand’s booming tourism industry will return – history has shown us this before and we know there’s pent up demand for travel when people can do so again.

As we look ahead, we’ve all had a lot of time to think about what travel means to us, what trips are most important, and how we want to reconnect with loved ones. So, whether it’s that longed-for family beach vacation, a weekend getaway with friends, your first in-person business meeting, or a special anniversary trip – our family of 16 brands is ready to welcome travellers back with confidence, as we embark on the next chapter of travel.”

All IHG Rewards members will enjoy 5,000 bonus points per stay, daily breakfast, guaranteed room upgrade, 25% off food and beverage as well as early check-in and late check-out, when they book a five-night stay by 25 July 2021 for stay from 4 July to 23 December 2021. To find out more about IHG Rewards or sign up for a complimentary membership, please visit www.ihg.com/rewards. Rediscover the island life with IHG Hotels & Resorts at its four SHA Plus certified* hotels and resorts now:

InterContinental Phuket Resort

Nestled on the powder-soft sand of Kamala Beach, InterContinental Phuket Resort resides in the most exclusive area on the stunning west coast of Phuket. Opened in late 2019, it is the latest hotel to open under the global luxury brand in Thailand. Inspired by the natural landscape of its location, the beachfront resort features a collection of 221 elegant rooms and villas with panoramic view of the Andaman Sea and is surrounded by pine forests.

Also available at the resort are four restaurants and bars, including Jaras, a modern Thai fine-dining that celebrates sustainably sourced products from the island’s fishermen and farmers. Sati Spa offers exceptional signature treatments specially designed with the guests in mind. From treatments featuring customized flower scents based on guest’s day of birth to the world’s first unique application of Khit triangle pillow to enhance the comfort and benefits of Thai massage.

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong

Patong paints an electrifying scene – its tropical forest, neon lights and fishing boats that are festooned with bright sashes making up Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong’s neighbourhood’s story.

Drawing inspiration from Patong’s deep cultural roots and the resort town’s spectacular surroundings, its design concept infuses hues from the island’s natural environment. Patterns from Sino-Portuguese architecture and motifs from Patong’s fishing village heritage are woven throughout the hotel, as each area represents different aspects of the beach town. Not to be missed – the hotel gym pays homage to Thailand’s signature combat sport, Muay Thai, while its guestrooms blend the bright colour palettes of its local nightlife with a coastal fishing theme.

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

A firm family favourite in Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is one of the first resorts to open in Patong Beach. It offers dedicated Kids’ Pool and a Kids’ Club with an array of wholesome fun and education activities, both on land and in the water. For those travelling with young children, treat the family to a Kids’ Suite with either a ‘Pirate’ or ‘Sea World’ theme, or the interconnecting Family Suite that provides two bedrooms for additional privacy. Kids stay and eat free at all Holiday Inn hotels and resorts.

Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong

Situated in the heart of Patong, Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong is perfect for savvy travellers looking for a fuss-free stay. Just steps away from a myriad of entertainment and shopping options such as Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Mall, and a 15-minute drive to the historic Old Phuket Town. Start each morning with a free Express Start® Breakfast or Grab and Go option and stay connected with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

As part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, guests will stay assured and safe with the enhanced IHG Way Of Clean using new, science-led protocols and service measures in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey – including IHG Clean Promise to give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed.

Please note: As announced by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, international travellers, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no less than 14 days before the travel date, can now travel to Phuket under the “Phuket Sandbox’ scheme from 1 July 2021 onwards. All travellers under the scheme are required to stay in SHA-Plus certified hotels. For the latest travel guidelines to Phuket and Thailand, please visit www.tatnews.org.


*The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus certificate indicates that a business not only has in place the required safety and hygiene standards for Covid-19, but that at least 70% of its employees have been fully vaccinated.

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Finnair and Juneyao Air enter into a joint business partnership

Finnair and Juneyao Air enter into a joint business partnership on the Helsinki-Shanghai route and beyond

Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air will enter to a joint business partnership on 1 July 2021, where the two carriers will cooperate commercially on flights between Helsinki and Shanghai as well points beyond in China and Europe.

Finnair and Juneyao Air started a codeshare cooperation in July 2019, when Juneyao Air launched its Shanghai-Helsinki route. The joint business further deepens the partnership, providing corporate and leisure customers with more flexible routing options, attractive fares and enhanced benefits for frequent flyer members. Finnair’s and Juneyao’s customers will benefit from more consistent customer policies for example with baggage allowances, integrated customer care and enhanced frequent flyer award point accrual across the two airlines.

Finnair customers will benefit from improved connectivity to a network of 57 destinations in China from Juneyao’s Shanghai Pudong hub, and Juneyao customers will enjoy better access to Finnair’s extensive network of 65 European destinations via its Helsinki hub. The flights are available at finnair.com.

Finnair and Juneyao Air currently operate 2 flights per week between Helsinki and Shanghai and look forward to increasing frequencies as soon as the pandemic situation allows. In 2019, Finnair and Juneyao Air both operated daily flights between Helsinki and Shanghai.

“Finnair is all about offering the best connections between Europe and Asia”, says Topi Manner, Chief Executive Officer at Finnair. “This is a true win-win partnership, which will enable Finnair and Juneyao customers to enjoy vastly improved access to our joint network. It is also testament to Finnair’s steadfast commitment to China as a strategic market. We look forward to working closely with our friends at Juneyao, to build an even stronger bridge between China and Europe through our Shanghai and Helsinki hubs.”

“We are honored to formalize this strategic partnership with Finnair to offer our customers a wider range of products and quality services, provide more flexible flight choices, and seamless travel experiences. The joint business with Finnair will allow Juneyao Air to further strengthen its market in Europe, which is an important strategy in our global expansion as it significantly increases Juneyao Air’s presence in an aviation market set to become the ‘high-value carrier’”, said Zhao Hongliang, Chief Executive Officer at Juneyao Air.

Juneyao Air launched its route from Shanghai to Helsinki in July 2019, and since then both Finnair and Juneyao have been codesharing on each other’s Helsinki-Shanghai services and on selected connecting flights from Helsinki to Europe and from Shanghai to other destinations in China. A reciprocal agreement for Finnair Plus and Juneyao Air Club frequent flyer members was also implemented in August 2019, allowing customers to earn and redeem miles and points throughout each partner’s entire network.

 About Juneyao Air 

Founded in 2006, Juneyao Air is one of the leading private-owned carriers in China and the first Connecting Partner of Star Alliance. At the end of May 2021, the airline reached near 200 destinations in Asia and Europe, with a modern fleet of 80 aircraft, comprising narrow-bodied Airbus A320s and wide-bodied Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The carrier has been awarded Skytrax Best Regional Airlines in China in 2019.

PHUKET REAWAKENED

Accor welcomes the world

back to the island paradise of Phuket…

ALL – ACCOR LIVE LIMITLESS MEMBERS CAN SAVE UP TO 30% AT SHA+ ACCREDITED HOTELS FROM 1ST JULY 2021

Phuket never fails to awaken the senses. A blissful blue sky, clear oceans, and lush green hills set the backdrop for glittering waves crashing on the pearlescent sandy shores on which only a few people gather under coconut trees swaying with the coastal breeze. The island paradise of Phuket has been closed to international visitors for over a year, allowing nature to recuperate and thrive. A new chapter now awaits with vaccinated travellers welcomed back from 1st July 2021 from countries with a low or medium risk of COVID-19 transmission. For those wistfully dreaming of a tropical beach getaway, Phuket offers the perfect collection of experiences that can be enjoyed around the island without quarantine. Accor, the largest hotel and resort operator in Phuket, invites travellers from around the world to reawaken their love for travel and be amongst the first to discover the joys of the ‘Phuket Sandbox’.

Phuket’s beaches have never been more serene

Days spent on breath-taking beaches are an essential part of the Phuket experience. Powdery sands, glistening waters, and spectacular views can be discovered all around the island, with a diverse array of offerings on the popular west coast as well as the more secluded east coast. There are over 30 beaches in Phuket, some of them hidden away and others adjacent to beachfront resorts. With limited flights operating, visitors have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay on unblemished shores with very few other people, for a more chilled-out atmosphere, bringing a whole new meaning to ‘social distancing’.

Where to stay: Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is nestled in a southern cove overlooking the broad palm-lined arc of Makham Bay. Its private stretch of fine white sand is great for relaxing and ideal for water sports. For an escape amongst nature, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach is perched on the headland overlooking the ocean in the northern region of Phuket. Guests will have direct access to Naithon Beach, which is secluded and visited by very few people. Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach is also loved by guests thanks to its location right next to the renowned white beaches of Kamala Bay, offering uninterrupted ocean views of the Andaman Sea.

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Phuket’s Old Town district is becoming a trendy centre

As much as sun seekers enjoy the beaches, digital nomads, foodies, and culture junkies will love exploring the Old Town of Phuket, where a hip scene has been brewing for the last few years. The characteristic charm of the Old Town is influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures, which blend harmoniously with the architecture of various buildings. Many colourful Sino-Portuguese shop houses have been transformed into modern-day coffee houses, Michelin-recommended eateries, hip ice cream shops, chic cocktail bars, and stylish boutiques. Travellers can now immerse in the spirit, energy, and warmth of the local community found in Phuket’s Old Town district.

Where to stay: Located near to Phuket’s Old Town, Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra offers contemporary rooms and suites with city or bay views. ibis Styles Phuket City Hotel brings fun, style and creative energy with its playful design that shares the colourful Sino-Portuguese influence. Both hotels offer a comfortable base to explore Phuket.

Phuket resorts offer a diverse array of experiences

As Thailand’s largest tropical island, with more than 30 smaller islands surrounding the coastline, Phuket boasts an incredible array of accommodation choices. There is something to suit the preferences, interests, and budget of each traveller. Whether guests are looking for a larger suite suitable for an extended stay, locally inspired resorts, family-friendly facilities, or private pool villas, Accor’s 21 properties across the island are now ready to welcome guests back with warm, friendly Thai hospitality.

Where to stay: Design enthusiasts will love Avista Grande Phuket Karon – MGallery, the beautiful boutique resort that seamlessly blends rich local culture with Sino-Portuguese influences. For ultimate luxury, the newly opened V Villas Phuket – MGallery offers unparalleled privacy with its exclusive pool villas complete with 24-hour butler service. Families seeking more space can consider Grand Mercure Phuket Patong with various activities and villas that are designed for larger groups. For longer stays, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket offers a collection of inviting residences with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens and oversized balconies. Budget-conscious travellers can opt for the economical options of ibis Phuket Patong or ibis Phuket Kata, which both feature pools and convenient locations.

Elevated hygiene protocols are in place to welcome guests back safely

Accor has now established some of the most stringent cleaning standards & operational procedures in hospitality, to ensure guest safety as hotels reopen around the world. These standards have been developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in hygiene testing, inspections & certification. The ALLSAFE label represents Accor’s commitment to upholding these elevated standards across all hotels.

Accor’s Phuket Reawakened Campaign

Rediscover the best of Phuket and reserve your trip now with peace of mind, knowing you can enjoy the flexibility to cancel your stay up to three days before arrival. Guests planning a longer escape can enjoy 20% off 7 night stays, or 30% off 14 night stays. Members of Accor Plus lifestyle loyalty program receive an additional 10% discount. Phuket is an ideal gateway to explore the rest of Thailand. Arrivals can enjoy Phuket for at least 14 days before exploring the rest of the Kingdom. Book by 30 December 2021 to enjoy your next tropical escape.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit:

https://all.accor.com/promotions-offers/hot-deals-offers/owm013837-001-phuket-reawakened.en.shtml

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Enjoy Waterfront Luxury from Five New Holiday Homes West Australia

  • Five new luxury holiday homes now available to book through Private Properties
  • Located in Yallingup looking out to the ocean, Dunsborough overlooking Geographe Bay, and Margaret River – a stone’s throw to the river.
  • Good availability July to September
  • Perfect for extended family stays

Beautiful Yallingup Lagoon, calm blue Geographe Bay and the pristine tree-lined stretch of the Margaret River – the South West is home to some of the best water vistas around.

Private Properties has released five new world-class holiday homes and Managing Director David Moyes said all on the water’s edge.

“You can surf, swim, snorkel and kayak to your heart’s content before heading back to the luxurious comfort each of these homes provides,” he said.

“Enjoy superb ocean sunsets or bushland views from expansive outdoor entertaining areas and relax with a bottle of Margaret River wine from one of the 100-plus local award-winning cellar doors on the doorstep.

“Winter and spring are beautiful in the Margaret River Region and I’d recommend booking these homes now while there is still availability,” he said.

Sundowner, Yallingup is a Hamptons-style home with sweeping ocean views from Yallingup hill, and is a lovely walk down to the picturesque swimming beach and surf breaks. The crisp white kitchen and dining area with deluxe coastal furnishings expands onto the balcony, where you can wine and dine overlooking the Indian Ocean. If you’re craving a moment to yourself to cosy up in the sun, the master bedroom has a private, ocean-facing balcony. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book. This luxurious accommodation is also within walking distance to Caves House Hotel and the stylish new Lagoon Yallingup restaurant.  Sundowner sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. From $3,045 for a 5-night stay off peak.

Bushland Retreat, Margaret River is situated on the outskirts of Margaret River townsite, but looks out over native bushland while still being close to wineries, breweries, eateries and attractions. This tranquil holiday home is surrounded by both the river and towering eucalyptus trees, so you will smell the sweet, fresh air as soon as you step foot into the forest garden. Better yet, hop on one of the bush trails and wander down to the serene river. One of the walking tracks will even take you straight to the Margaret River Brewhouse. After a day getting back to nature, cosy up in front of the statement fireplace, and enjoy a meal in the timber floored dining room. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. From $1,895 for 3 nights in the off peak season.

Apricus, Yallingup – this light, bright open-plan holiday home is awash with timber details and modern white furnishings. Apricus’ coastal décor will ensure you immediately switch to holiday mode on entering the front door. The master bedroom also has a deep bath, ideal for chilly winter evenings. Perched above Yallingup’s coastline, you will be treated to some glorious sunsets from the balcony. As you watch the sun descend towards the Indian Ocean, pour yourself a glass of local wine as you take in the colours of the vibrant bush and the turquoise ocean. Apricus is a short walk to Yallingup Beach, as well as an adventure playground, Lagoon Yallingup café and historic Caves House Hotel for a pub lunch by the fire or live music. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. From $2,995 for 3 nights off peak.

Barefeet Retreat, Yallingup – Soak up ocean vistas from almost every room of the house – including the kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, and the spacious balcony. This luxury holiday home spans over three levels, and there is a sheltered BBQ deck accessible from the top floor. Despite its luxe styling, Barefeet Retreat still has a relaxed vibe, so you can truly, as the name suggests, get barefoot and make the most of being so close to one of the region’s most picturesque beaches. Leisurely wander down the hill to the family-friendly Yallingup Lagoon, and make the most of the bustling Caves House Hotel. There are also iconic surf breaks nearby, so bring your boards. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and you can bring your pooch on holiday too. From $2,395 off peak for 3 nights.

Forest Beach House, Dunsborough – This striking holiday house is shrouded by the Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay, so you’ll be treated to views of both native bushland and the sparkling turquoise bay. Only a stone’s-throw from the water’s edge, you’ll find it hard to resist the rockpools and coves of Dunsborough’s coastline. There’s easy access to walking and biking trails, so you can explore the area and beach hop at ease. The modern industrial style home was nominated for this year’s WA Architecture Awards and features polished concrete floors, charred timber and plush leather couches. Forest Beach House has 4 bedrooms plus 3 bathrooms and can sleep up to 8 people so it’s ideal to get couples or families together to enjoy beautiful Dunsborough. From $2,995 for 3 nights off peak.

Private Properties’ local bookings experts can provide advice and information on these properties, their locations, local attractions, and other high-quality homes available. Along with their cleaning and maintenance teams they work tirelessly behind the scenes to create a seamless end-to end-experience for discerning holidaymakers.

To find out more about these luxury holiday homes, and many more, visit privateproperties.com.au, call 08 9750 5444 or email bookings@privateproperties.com.au.

Crystal Expedition Amazing Cruises

Crystal Expedition Cruises Announces 2023-2024 Deployment for

Luxury Expedition Yacht Crystal Endeavor

Highlights include polar expeditions, remote island explorations, immersive voyages to Japan,

Russia’s Northeast Passage, cruising into the heart of Seville, and more

Crystal Expedition Cruises today announced the full roster of 2023 voyages as well as two early January 2024 itineraries for its luxury expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor. The first ever “Made in Germany” Polar Class Six (PC6), all-suite, all-verandah ship will feature 27 world- spanning itineraries, taking guests on adventurous journeys to new and remote corners of the globe in bespoke luxury and comfort on the line’s state-of-the-art vessel.

Thoughtfully crafted itineraries range from 10 to 28 nights and will offer intrepid travelers a diverse range of adventures including expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic; South America and offshore islands; Cape Verde and the Canary Islands; the Mediterranean and Western Europe; the British and Scottish Isles; Iceland and the Faroe Islands; Norway, the North Cape and Svalbard; the Russian Arctic and the Northeast Passage; Japan and the Inland Sea; the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia’sRaja Ampat archipelago; and Australia including New Year’s Eve in Sydney.

“Our remote expeditions offer guests access to lands few people have ever laid eyes on, let alone set foot upon, and several you would be hard-pressed to find on a map,” said Jack Anderson, president of Crystal. “A number of places we visit are uninhabited by people but are incredibly alive with wildlife, and our immersive expeditions allow guests an up-close and intimate level of discovery, along with unparalleled comfort and luxury in the world’s remote locations. Balancing our remote expeditions are voyages that explore beloved destinations in a new way because of the size of the ship and the access it allows, as well as new destinations that offer intriguing cultural sights and natural beauty. With three types of voyages – Remote Expeditions, Destination Explorations and Cultural Discovery – there is a unique itinerary for every type of adventurer.”

Itinerary highlights include a variety of unique polar expeditions including rare explorations of the remote Ross Sea in Antarctica and an epic 19-night expedition to the Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica showcasing all the region’s major highlights in one spectacular journey. A transit of the Northeast Passage reveals untouched lands teeming with wildlife, while expeditions to Russia’s Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya offer a chance to see polar bears, walrus, whales, seals and Arctic foxes.

Immersive cultural journeys of Japan in the autumn season explore historical sites, famous gardens and landscapes dressed in a symphony of red, yellow and orange foliage. Crystal Endeavor cruises the River Thames close to Tower Bridge in London, docks in the city center in Edinburgh and cruises into the heart of Seville, Rouen and Bordeaux. In Indonesia, the Raja Ampat archipelago offers some of the world’s ultimate snorkeling experiences in a wonderland of rare corals and colorful fish.

Reservations for Crystal Endeavor’s 2023-2024 voyages open June 24, 2021, offering travelers all-inclusive 2-for-1 cruise fares from $7,499 per guest and up to $2,000 Book Now Savings per guest, ensuring the best fares available for those who plan ahead and book early.

Curated Explorations, Expert-Led Discovery

Crystal Endeavor’s deeply immersive 2023-2024 itineraries feature different levels of activity and areas of focus depending on destination. Voyages designated as Remote Expedition feature Zodiac landings, wildlife observation, invigorating hikes and other bold pursuits; Destination Explorations focus on a region’s natural wonders; and voyages of Cultural Discovery explore the traditions, history and people of the lands visited. Each voyage is led by an expert Expedition Team with specific destination expertise – from marine biologists and ornithologists to archaeologists and historians – to provide insights and enrichment during the journey. In addition to hosted Zodiac landings and kayaking adventures, optional helicopter flightseeing and submersible excursions (offered in select locations) take discovery to a new level. Complimentary expedition gear ensures guest comfort while exploring the elements from polar regions to tropical destinations.

Crystal Endeavor’s Full-Year 2023 & Early 2024 Deployment:

Five consecutive remote expeditions explore Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia beginning in January through March 2023, featuring magnificent icebergs and glaciers to thriving colonies of chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins as well as whales and basking seals. The Falkland Islands and South Georgia offer amazing wildlife experiences including abundant seabirds, regal King penguins and an impressive fur seal colony. Beyond the Antarctic Circle more isolated and pristine experiences abound, allowing for landings and expedition stops and more opportunities for helicopter flightseeing.

Two remote Ross Sea expeditions in Antarctica in early January 2024, explore snow and ice-covered landscapes and marine rich waters along a route rarely traveled and called “The Last Ocean” as it is so pristine, remote and untouched by humans. The expedition team will attempt visits to the well- preserved huts and outposts of historic explorers Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott, expedition time capsules preserved by the cold and ice.

  • Expedition Antarctica (Remote Expedition)
    11-night, January 7 – 18, 2023, Round-trip Ushuaia, Argentina 11-night, February 6 – 17, 2023, Round-trip Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Expedition (Remote Expedition) 19-night, January 18 – February 6, 2023, Round-trip Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Beyond the Antarctic Circle (Remote Expedition)
    14-night, February 17 – March 3, 2023, Round-trip Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Falkland Islands & South Georgia Wildlife Expedition (Remote Expedition) 15-night, March 3 – 18, 2023, Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Antarctica & The Ross Sea Expedition (Remote Expedition)
    22-nights, January 6 – 28, 2024, Hobart, Australia to Dunedin, New Zealand
    22-nights, January 28 – February 18, 2024, Dunedin, New Zealand to Hobart, TasmaniaTwo South America voyages showcase world-renowned cities, beautifully preserved history, and the natural beauty of Brazil’s Green Coast, where remote beaches and abundant bays provide the perfect chance to explore with the ship’s ocean kayaks. A trans-Atlantic voyage begins with calls along the Brazilian coast and the chance to discover the marine and ecological splendors of UNESCO-listed Fernando de Noronha archipelago and explorations in the island country of Cape Verde.
  • Exploration in Brazil & Argentina (Destination Exploration)
    10-night, March 18 – 28, 2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Atlantic Explorer: Brazil, Cape Verde & The Canaries (Destination Exploration) 15-night, March 28 – April 12, 2023, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Canary Islands, SpainTwo Mediterranean voyages of cultural discovery blend explorations of picturesque isles and iconic cities. Guests can choose to experience the mystique of Marrakesh and the Moorish history of the Alhambra en route to the Balearic Isles and the Côte d’Azur, or explore the charms of Provence, the treasures of Barcelona, and the chance to cruise into the very heart of Seville for a rare overnight.
  • Andalusia, Morocco & The Mediterranean (Cultural Discovery) 11-night, April 12 – 23, 2023, Canary Islands, Spain to Nice, France
  • Cote D’Azur, Catalonia & Andalusia Discovery (Cultural Discovery) 12-night, April 23 – May 5, 2023, Nice, France to Seville, Spain

Three voyages in Western Europe & the British Isles offer new perspectives on classic itineraries.
A 10-night river exploration navigates the Guadalquivir River and Andalusian countryside to dock in the heart of Seville and transits the Garonne River for an overnight in Bordeaux. A journey to Bordeaux, Normandy and The Hague offers an overnight in Bordeaux and a cruise up the Seine for a two-night stay in Rouen, rich with medieval history and gothic architecture. A springtime voyage of the British Isles explores the Scottish Highlands and windswept Shetlands and offers the chance to dock near Tower Bridge and overnight in Edinburgh a short walk from the Royal Yacht Britannia, now a museum.

  • River Discovery: Guadalquivir, Tagus & Garonne (Cultural Discovery) 10-night, May 5 – 15, 2023, Seville, Spain to Bordeaux, France
  • Journey to Bordeaux, Normandy & the Hague (Cultural Discovery)
    11-night, May 15 – 26, 2023, Bordeaux, France to Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Exploration: Springtime in the British Isles (Destination Exploration)
    14-nights, May 26 – June 9, 2023, Portsmouth, United Kingdom to Edinburgh, ScotlandThree voyages in the Faroe Islands, Iceland & Svalbard take guests to explore Viking history and geological wonders. A destination exploration of Iceland reveals geothermal marvels, thundering waterfalls and volcanic landscapes. The rocky coastlines of the Faroe Islands feature waters patrolled by Orcas and long-finned pilot whales, while a remote expedition in Svalbard offers extraordinary birdlife and the chance to spy polar bears, walruses and seals.
  • Scottish Isle, Faroes & Icelandic Wildlife Expedition (Destination Exploration) 12-nights, June 9 – 21, 2023, Edinburgh, Scotland to Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Expedition Iceland (Destination Exploration)
    10-nights, June 21 – July 1, 2023, Round-trip Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arctic Adventure: Iceland, Svalbard & The North Cape (Remote Expedition) 15-nights, July 1 – 16, 2023, Reykjavik, Iceland to Tromsø, NorwayThree voyages in Russia feature Remote Expeditions including an epic 28-day transit of Russia’s Northeast Passage offering the chance to see polar bears, walruses, seals, Arctic foxes and seabird colonies, and to explore Russian history and culture on Solovetsky Island, a UNESCO gem on the White Sea. A 17-night Russian Arctic Expedition & The North Cape voyage visits the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago off the coast of Siberia and provides a taste of the Northeast Passage for guests whose schedules call for a shorter itinerary. A 17-night expedition from Anadyr to Tokyo spotlights brown bears and herds of reindeer on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Steller sea lions in The Kuril Islands.
  • Russian Arctic Expedition & The North Cape (Remote Expedition) 17-nights, July 16 – August 2, 2023, Round-trip Tromsø, Norway
  • Northeast Passage (Remote Expedition)
    28-nights, August 2 – 30, 2023, Tromsø, Norway to Anadyr, Russia

• Expedition: Kamchatka, The Kurils & Hokkaido (Remote Expedition) 17-nights, August 30 – September 16, 2023, Anadyr, Russia to Tokyo, Japan

Four voyages explore Japan showcasing sweeping adventures in a timeless empire steeped in tradition, lore and natural beauty, from the mountain ranges of Kanazawa to the UNESCO-listed castle ruins in Hagi. Voyages explore Japan in autumn, draped in a fiery splendor of garnets and golds, and feature breathtaking Japanese gardens, Samurai shrines and Buddhist temples as well as snow-capped mountains, pristine beaches and cultural treasures.

  • Russian Far East & Japan (Remote Expedition)
    17-nights, September 16 – October 3, 2023, Round-trip Tokyo, Japan
  • Japan’s Cultural & Coastal Discovery (Cultural Discovery) 17-nights, October 3 – 20, 2023, Round-trip Tokyo, Japan
  • Autumn in Japan: Gardens & Empires (Cultural Discovery) 16-nights, October 20 – November 5, 2023, Round-trip Tokyo, Japan
  • Island Explorations of Japan (Destination Exploration)
    16-nights, November 5 – 21, 2023, Tokyo, Japan to Taipei, TaiwanThree voyages exploring Indonesia & Australia featuring winter escapes to exotic isles and balmy shores. Explorations in Indonesia include Komodo Island and the spectacular coral reefs of the Raja Ampat archipelago, as well as calls in the Philippines and Borneo. A Holiday Expedition in Australia includes an overnight in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Christmas Day enjoyed on an overnight in the idyllic Whitsunday Islands, and the chance to ring in the New Year with a double overnight in Sydney.
  • Philippines, Borneo & Indonesian Quest (Remote Expedition)
    16-night, November 21 – December 7, 2023, Taipei, Taiwan to Bali, Indonesia
  • Expedition to Bali, the Raja Ampat & Queensland (Remote Expedition) 16-nights, December 7 – December 23, 2023, Bali, Indonesia to Cairns, Australia
  • Holiday Expedition: Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania (Destination Exploration) 14-night, December 23, 2023 – January 6, 2024, Cairns, Australia to Hobart, AustraliaPrecision German Engineering for Remote and Polar Expeditions

    Crystal Endeavor’s 2023-2024 season includes 10 itineraries exploring the polar regions with expeditions to the vast icy realms of Antarctica and the Arctic. Built at MV WERFTEN in Stralsund, Germany, part of a family of shipyards known for their passenger ship, icebreaker and private yacht building expertise, Crystal Endeavor is purpose-built for superior performance in polar conditions. Designed and built to the highest standards of renowned German engineering with power, efficiency and the environments of the world in mind, the 20,200-GRT ship’s propulsion system includes two

Azipod D units and a diesel electric power plant crafted specifically for ice-going vessels to help them operate at optimum efficiency while providing 13,020 kW of installed power, delivering well-balanced power and propulsion installation, giving both speed and comfort.

The yacht’s agile maneuverability, safety and technical capabilities can be compared to a finely tuned German sports car like a Porsche, offering guests a smooth and powerful ride designed for bold exploration in remote regions. State-of-the-art FarSounder 1000 technology allows the captain and bridge officers to detect sea life and underwater objects far in advance and navigate appropriately, with 3-D imaging of the terrain up to 1,000 meters ahead and 50 meters deep.

Crystal Endeavor’s luxurious design offers discerning travelers elegantly casual, expansive private and public spaces with 100 gross tons per person and 10,000 cubic feet per guest for a passenger space ratio of more than 100. The ship accommodates just 200 guests with a one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio delivering the personal and genuine service for which Crystal is known. Accommodations are luxuriously appointed retreats for guests after days full of exploration, with every suite offering private butler service.

Throughout the ship, Crystal hallmarks will accent guests’ onboard experience: Michelin- inspired dining options including Umi Uma, the first and only Japanese restaurant on an expedition ship, Italian fine dining at Prego, 24-hour room service and an optional Vintage Room experience; spacious social spaces; the only casino on an expedition yacht; a glass-covered, two-story solarium – housing the Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi and providing panoramic views from sea to sky; and the full-service Crystal Life Salon & Spa with a state-of-the-art Fitness Center as well as a wraparound Promenade Deck, rare in the industry but an iconic Crystal design element.

Expedition-specific amenities and spaces will enhance the guests’ experience, with enrichment areas, designated mud rooms, and an Expedition Lounge. The ship’s marina will feature the “toys” found aboard a private yacht for further explorations including a fleet of zodiacs, kayaks, and snorkel gear, and well as optional helicopter flightseeing from the ship’s own helipad and a six-guest submersible allowing for deep-water explorations in select areas of the world, itinerary and conditions permitting.

 

水晶邮轮公布旗下顶级奢华探险级游艇「水晶奋进号」2023 – 2024年航程

行程亮点包括极地探险、深度探索偏远岛屿、沉浸式的日本文旅体验、

俄罗斯东北航道及塞维利亚心脏地带探秘等

2021617日,迈阿密 – 水晶邮轮今日公布旗下第一艘极地破冰级游艇「水晶奋进号」2023年全年及2024年1月初旬的27个航程。这艘全套房、全露台设计的顶级奢华探险级游艇依照极地破冰级别PC6标准,以精湛的德国造船工艺打造建造,采用顶尖无锚动态定位科技,将带领奢华旅游鉴赏家一同踏上一段独一无二的冒险旅程,深入探索地球上每一个遥远的角落,收获超凡奢游新体验。

 

透过精心设计的10晚至28晚丰富航程,「水晶奋进号」将带领热爱冒险的奢华旅游鉴赏家到访全球多个独特景点,航程遍布南北极;南美洲和离岛;佛得角和加那利群岛;地中海和西欧;英国和苏格兰群岛;冰岛和法罗群岛;挪威北角和斯瓦尔巴群岛;俄罗斯北极地区和东北航道;日本和内海;菲律宾、马来西亚和印度尼西亚的拉贾安帕群岛; 以及澳大利亚,包括在悉尼倒数迎接新年。

 

水晶邮轮总裁Jack Anderson 先生表示:「『水晶奋进号』的奇境探险之旅将带领宾客深度探索及发掘地球上不为人知或未曾有人踏足、甚至在地图上都难以寻觅的角落;其中一些地方完全与世隔绝,却蕴藏着令人难以置信的丰富物种。水晶沉浸式的探险旅程将带领宾客深入崎岖之境,近距离观赏最令人神往的绝世风景,与野生动植物保护区或海底世界的原始生命亲密接触,让宾客即使置身世界最偏远的角落,依然尽享奢适,倍受尊宠。宾客亦可选择参加丰富多元的目的地探索之旅,以全新视角深度探索人文或自然奇观。『水晶奋进号』优越的船体设计,能够深入狭窄水道或偏远的角落进行深度探索。不论您是哪一类旅游鉴赏家,『水晶奋进号』的奇境探险之旅、目的地探索之旅或文化发现之旅,均能满足您对奢华旅行的独特期许。 」

「水晶奋进号」2023- 2024年航程,邀请宾客一同踏上独一无二的史诗级探险旅途,包括深入人迹罕至的罗斯海之旅,以及涵盖福克兰群岛、南乔治亚及南极洲的19晚探险之旅。在探险专家的带领下,沿着传说中的东北航道航行,探索俄罗斯的法兰士约瑟夫地群岛和新地岛,偶遇北极熊、海象、鲸鱼、海豹和北极狐等珍稀野生动物。

秋高气爽的季节,随「水晶奋进号」到日本体验一趟沉浸式文化之旅,探寻历经幽幽岁月的古迹,陶醉于红黄交织、斑斓多彩的树光山色。或者沿着泰晤士河,途经伦敦塔桥,一路尽览古色古香的伦敦美景;登岸游览有欧洲最美城市之称的爱丁堡;跨越欧洲西海岸,深入塞维利亚、鲁昂和波尔多的心脏地带。位于印度尼西亚的拉贾安帕特群岛是潜水客的天堂,这里有超过千种珊瑚生态系的物种聚集,不少较为珍稀的鱼类也以拉贾安帕特群岛为家。

「水晶奋进号」2023-2024年航程于2021年6月24日开放预订,两人同行,一人免费,一价全包,优惠票价由每人7,499美元起,并提供每人高达2,000美元的现时预订优惠。为免向隅,建议尽快预订。

由远航探险专家全程陪伴,独家定制的岸上观光行程

「水晶奋进号」2023 – 2024年航程,根据每个航程不同的目的地和亮点,规划丰富多元的活动,带给宾客沉浸式的极致体验。奇境探险之旅——带领宾客前往地球上最为遥远的极地地区和传统旅行难以企及的目的地,在专业探险专家的带领下,通过小型接驳探险快艇等方式深入绝境,近距离观赏罕见野生动植物和令人惊异的绝世风景。目的地探索之旅——致力带领宾客深度探索鲜为人知的小众目的地或举世闻名的世界级都市,包括偏远的岛屿、拥有丰富生物及自然奇观的沿海地带、以及风情万种的迷人市镇。文化发现之旅——带领宾客前往历史悠久的传统大陆或洋溢异域风情的异国岛屿,漫步现代化大都市或是历史名城,在欣赏与众不同的自然风景之余,陶醉于各具特色的文化风情和充满韵律的异国情调,真正发掘文化、艺术与自然的独特魅力。「水晶奋进号」每次航程均由具有丰富当地探险经验的领队,以及海洋生物学家、鸟类学家、考古学家、历史学家、接驳探险快艇驾驶员、直升机飞行员和潜水艇驾驶员组成的专家团队全程陪伴,每一位专家不仅将在船上分享他们的专业知识、也将带队进行岸上观光行程。「水晶奋进号」亦提供免费的探险装备,从寒冷的极地到赤道上的热带秘境,致力为宾客打造完美结合极地探索和奢华旅游的全新舒适体验。

 

「水晶奋进号」2023年全年及20241月初旬航程:

 

2023年1月至3月,连续五个奇境探险之旅航程,带领宾客尽情探索南极洲、南极半岛、福克兰群岛及南乔治亚的胜景,遍览浮冰堆砌的海湾、巍峨的冰山和冰川,邂逅南极企鹅、阿德利企鹅和巴布亚企鹅鲸鱼和海豹等珍稀野生动物。福克兰群岛和南乔治亚是大自然爱好者的天堂,皇冠企鹅、海狗和各种各样的海鸟在这里繁衍生息。在南极圈外,有更多令人惊叹的绝世美景,让接驳探险快艇和直升机带您发掘地球上令人敬畏的非凡之美。

2024年1月初,在南极洲的两个罗斯海奇境探险之旅航程,「水晶奋进号」将带领宾客沿着一条极少人走过的路线,探索冰雪覆盖的地貌景观和海洋生态丰富的水域。罗斯海是南太平洋深入南极洲的大海湾,有「最后的海洋」之称,被认为是地球上最后一个完整的大海洋生态系统,几乎没有遭到污染、过度捕捞和物种入侵。探险队将尝试带领宾客到访英国伟大探险家欧内斯特·沙克尔顿爵士和罗伯特·法尔肯·斯科特船长当年在向南极点进发之时居住过的棚屋。这两座棚屋目前仍然完好地矗立在原地,静静等待后来者的脚步。

  • 南极洲探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年1月7日至18日:往返阿根廷乌斯怀亚的11晚行程

2023年2月6日至17日:往返阿根廷乌斯怀亚的11晚行程

  • 福克兰群岛、南乔治亚和南极洲野生动物探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年1月18日至2月6日:往返阿根廷乌斯怀亚的19晚行程

  • 跨越南极圈探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年2月17日至3月3日:往返阿根廷乌斯怀亚的14晚行程

  • 福克兰群岛和南乔治亚野生动物探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年3月3日至18日:阿根廷乌斯怀亚往布宜诺斯艾利斯的15晚行程

  • 南极洲和罗斯海探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2024年1月6日至28日:澳大利亚荷伯特往新西兰达尼丁的22晚行程

2024年1月28日至2月18日:新西兰达尼丁往塔斯马尼亚霍巴特的22晚行程

南美洲的两个航程将带领宾客造访举世闻名的世界级都市、探索保存完好的巴西和阿根廷历史文化,以及巴西绿色海岸的自然美景。您可以使用「水晶奋进号」提供的皮划艇,发掘这里的原始海湾和无数的海湾风光。横跨大西洋的航程会先沿着巴西海岸停靠,带领宾客造访被联合国教科文组织列入世界自然遗产名录的费尔南多·迪诺罗尼亚群岛,探索当地的原始海岸景观和丰富多元的海洋生态,以及位于非洲西岸的大西洋岛国佛得角。

  • 巴西和阿根廷探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)2023年3月18日至28日:阿根廷布宜诺斯艾利斯往巴西里约热内卢的10晚行程
  • 大西洋探索之旅:巴西、佛得角和加那利群岛(目的地探索之旅)

2023年3月28日至4月12日:巴西里约热内卢往西班牙加那利群岛的15晚行程

地中海文化发现之旅的两个航程将带领宾客探索地中海地区风景绝美的岛屿及最具标志性的城市。宾客可以选择在前往西班牙巴利阿里群岛及法国蔚蓝海岸的途中,探访北非花园摩洛哥的魅力古城——马拉喀什和参观摩尔人统治西班牙格拉纳达时期建立的最具标志性的宫殿——阿尔罕布拉宫,了解这两座城市的非凡历史;或者沉醉在风情万种的法国普罗旺斯和巴塞罗那建筑瑰宝的魅力中。参加此航程的宾客将难得有机会在西班牙唯一有内河港口的城市——塞维利亚过夜停留。

  • 安达卢西亚、摩洛哥和地中海之旅(文化发现之旅)2023年4月12日至23日:西班牙加那利群岛往法国尼斯的11晚行程
  • 蔚蓝海岸、加泰罗尼亚和安达卢西亚发现之旅(文化发现之旅)

2023年4月23日至5月5日:法国尼斯往西班牙塞维利亚的12晚行程

西欧和不列颠群岛的三个航程,将为宾客开启全新视角,重新解读西欧和不列颠群岛的经典航程。历时10晚的河川发现之旅将沿着瓜达尔基维尔河和河畔的安达卢西亚村庄航行,再驶进西班牙的内河港口城市——塞维利亚停留,穿过加龙河,在波尔多过夜。波尔多、诺曼底和海牙发现之旅会在波尔多过夜,再沿着塞纳河航行,在拥有丰富的中世纪历史和华丽的哥特式建筑的鲁昂停留两晚。不列颠群岛春季探索之旅则将带领宾客近距离欣赏苏格兰高地和设得兰群岛的魅力。「水晶奋进号」将停靠在伦敦塔桥附近,而后在爱丁堡过夜。宾客可登岸游览停泊在港口附近,现已成为博物馆的皇家游艇「不列颠尼亚号 」。

  • 河川发现之旅:瓜达尔基维尔河、塔霍河和加龙河(文化发现之旅)2023年5月5日至15日:西班牙塞维利亚往法国波尔多的10晚行程
  • 波尔多、诺曼底和海牙发现之旅(文化发现之旅)2023年5月15日至26日:法国波尔多往英国朴次茅斯的11晚行程
  • 不列颠群岛春季探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年5月26日至6月9日:英国朴次茅斯往苏格兰爱丁堡的14晚行程

往法罗群岛、冰岛和斯瓦尔巴群岛的三个航程将带领宾客探索维京人的海事历史和岛上的地质奇观,领略冰岛的地热温泉、气势磅礴的瀑布和壮观的火山地貌;在法罗群岛多岩石的水域一带追寻逆戟鲸和长鳍领航鲸的身影;斯瓦尔巴群岛探寻鸟类,北极熊、海象和海豹的踪迹。

  • 苏格兰群岛、法罗群岛和冰岛野生动物探险之旅(目的地探索之旅)2023年6月9日至21日:苏格兰爱丁堡往冰岛雷克雅未克的12晚行程
  • 冰岛探险之旅(目的地探索之旅)2023年6月21日至7月1日:往返冰岛雷克雅未克的10晚行程
  • 北极圈探险之旅:冰岛、斯瓦尔巴群岛和北角(奇境探险之旅)

2023年7月1日至16日:冰岛雷克雅未克往挪威特罗姆瑟的15晚行程

在俄罗斯的三个奇境探险之旅航程,包括为期28天的俄罗斯东北航道之旅,除了有机会看到北极熊、海象、海豹、北极狐和海鸟群,还可以造访白海的所罗维茨基群岛,参观岛上被联合国教科文组织列入世界遗产名录的文化和历史建筑群。

为期17晚的俄罗斯北极地地区和北角探险之旅,则将造访西伯利亚岸外的北地群岛;这个行程对于时间不太充裕却又想尝试东北航道之旅的人来说,是个不错的选择。参加俄罗斯阿纳德尔往日本东京,为期17晚的堪察加半岛、千岛群岛和北海道探险之旅的宾客,将有机会邂逅堪察加半岛的棕熊和驯鹿,以及千岛群岛的北海狮。

  • 俄罗斯北极地地区和北角探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)2023年7月16日至8月2日:往返挪威特罗姆瑟行程的17晚行程
  • 東北航道之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年8月2日至30日:挪威特罗姆瑟往俄罗斯阿纳德尔的28晚行程

  • 堪察加半岛、千岛群岛和北海道探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年8月30日至9月16日:俄罗斯阿纳德尔往日本东京的17晚行程

精心策划的四个日本探索航程,将引领宾客深入充满历史的隽永、传统色彩、民间传说和自然风光的国度,行程包括欣赏金泽梦幻般层叠的山峦景致,以及到访被列入「联合国教科文组织」世界遗产名录的萩城遗址等。「水晶奋进号」特选在秋季到访日本,此刻的日本已披上了绚丽灿烂的秋装,正等待着热衷东瀛文化的旅游爱好者们去发掘充满禅意的日式园林、古老的神社和寺院、皑皑的雪山、洁净的海滩和传统的文化瑰宝,陶醉于宁静悠远的圣地。

  • 俄罗斯远东和日本探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)

2023年9月16日至10月3日:往返日本東京17晚行程

  • 日本文化及海岸发现之旅(文化发现之旅)

2023年10月3日至10月20日:往返日本東京的17晚行程

  • 日本金秋发现之旅:花园与帝国(文化发现之旅)
  • 2023年10月20日至11月5日:往返日本東京行程的16晚行程
  • 日本岛屿探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年11月5日至21日:日本东京往台湾台北的16晚行程

印度尼西亚和澳大利亚探险之旅三个航程,将在寒冷的冬季,带领宾客造访东南亚热情温暖的岛屿和沙滩,包括印度尼西亚的科莫多岛、拉贾安帕群岛壮观的珊瑚礁,以及在菲律宾和婆罗洲停留。澳大利亚假日探索之旅包括先在凯恩斯过夜,再前往大堡礁;圣诞节当日在风景秀丽的圣灵群岛过夜,以及在悉尼过夜两晚倒数跨年。

  • 菲律宾、婆罗洲及印度尼西亚探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)2023年11月21日至12月7日:台湾台北往印度尼西亚峇厘岛的16晚行程
  • 峇里岛、拉贾安帕群岛和昆士兰探险之旅(奇境探险之旅)2023年12月7日至12月23日:印度尼西亚峇里岛往澳大利亚凯恩斯的16晚行程
  • 大堡礁往塔斯马尼亚霍巴特假日探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年12月23日至2024年1月6日:澳大利亚凯恩斯往澳大利亚霍巴特的14晚行程

以精准德国造船工艺专为远程极地探险打造

「水晶奋进号」2023 – 2024年航季包含10个南北极极地探险航程。「水晶奋进号」由德国MV造船集团施特拉尔松德船厂建造,德国MV造船集团由德国最大的三家造船厂合并而成。三大船厂均以精湛的造船工艺著称,自创建以来,设计、建造并装嵌了无数远洋及河川新船包括载客邮轮、破冰船及私人游艇。「水晶奋进号」整艘船的设计讲究节能、高效环保及强劲动力。排水量约20,200吨的「水晶奋进号」依照极地破冰级别PC6标准打造,适合在南北极极地航行,为业内最宽敞、速度最快及性能最强的极地破冰级游艇。「水晶奋进号」采用柴电推进动力系统,由功率13,020千瓦的柴油机发电,以驱动两台Azipod D吊舱式推进器,有助探险游艇在极地条件下航行,同时保持速度及舒适度。

就操控灵活度、安全及技术这三点而言,「水晶奋进号」的超卓性能绝对可以媲美快速、顺畅、马力强劲的德国顶级保时捷跑车 。「水晶奋进号」采用全球最先进的FarSounder 1000水下声纳技术,同时具有高分辨率的水下地形地貌探测功能(实时三维成像),可以探测前方1千米及下方50米以内的水域,让船长及船长室人员可以及早发现水下潜在的危险或海洋生物,确保航行安全。

「水晶奋进号」为宾客提供相等于每人100吨及10,000立方英尺的个人及社交空间,宾客空间比率超过1:100,为业内最宽敞的奢华探险船舶。 「水晶奋进号」的设计依循200人载客量,以1比1的员工乘客比例,为宾客带来水晶品牌特色的私人专属奢华与尊宠。「水晶奋进号」拥有业内最宽敞的套房,每间套房均提供私人管家服务,为宾客在结束一天疲劳的探险行程后提供最宽敞舒适的海上居停。

从宾客登上「水晶奋进号」的那一刻起,即可感受到水晶邮轮独树一格的魅力。宾客可在设有开放式座位的多间餐厅享受获奖无数的米其林星级餐饮体验,包括由日籍名厨松久信幸主理,提供日本及秘鲁风味料理的水晶独家海上餐厅——海马日式料理餐厅(Umi Uma & Sushi Bar);在环境优雅的Prego享用融合地中海风味的纯正北意料理;「水晶奋进号」亦提供24小时套房内餐饮服务。美酒鉴赏家可在Vintage Room举办私人定制餐酒搭配晚宴。「水晶奋进号」备有宽敞的社交空间,是唯一一艘拥有娱乐场的探险游艇。双层挑高与全玻璃封闭设计的Solarium,设有Seahorse泳池或Jacuzzi按摩池,在这里可以欣赏摄人心魄的海天一色全景。船上设有全球探险游艇中最大的海上水疗中心,附设专属的健身中心,配备先进器材及有三间按摩室、独立的男女桑拿房和蒸汽浴室。「水晶奋进号」另一设计亮点为业内极为少见的环形漫步甲板Promenade Deck。

为优化宾客探险体验,船上设有增益场所、探险专用更衣室及专为探索专家团队举行信息分享、内容讲座等而设的活动空间Expedition Lounge,以及先进的可伸缩观景平台The Marina,提供橡皮充气船、皮划艇、浮潜等刺激欢快的活动,邀您零距离亲近蔚蓝的海洋。「水晶奋进号」更备有六人座潜水艇,在精选的航程,天气条件允许之下,将带领宾客前往精选观景区域,潜入最深达 980 呎的海底,探索静谧的海洋深处。

 

水晶郵輪公佈旗下頂級奢華探險級遊艇「水晶奮進號」2023 – 2024年航程

行程亮點包括極地探險、深度探索偏遠島嶼、沉浸式的日本文旅體驗、

俄羅斯東北航道及塞維利亞心臟地帶探秘等

2021617日,邁阿密 – 水晶郵輪今日公佈旗下第一艘極地破冰級遊艇「水晶奮進號」2023年全年及2024年1月初旬的27個航程。這艘全套房、全露台設計的頂級奢華探險級遊艇依照極地破冰級別PC6標準,以精湛的德國造船工藝打造建造,採用頂尖無錨動態定位科技,將帶領奢華旅遊鑒賞家一同踏上一段獨一無二的冒險旅程,深入探索地球上每一個遙遠的角落,收穫超凡奢遊新體驗。

透過精心設計的10晚至28晚豐富航程,「水晶奮進號」將帶領熱愛冒險的奢華旅遊鑒賞家到訪全球多個獨特景點,航程遍佈南北極;南美洲和離島;佛得角和加那利群島;地中海和西歐;英國和蘇格蘭群島;冰島和法羅群島;挪威北角和斯瓦爾巴群島;俄羅斯北極地區和東北航道;日本和內海;菲律賓、馬來西亞和印度尼西亞的拉賈安帕群島;以及澳大利亞,包括在悉尼倒數迎接新年。

水晶郵輪總裁Jack Anderson 先生表示:「『水晶奮進號』的奇境探險之旅將帶領賓客深度探索及發掘地球上不爲人知或未曾有人踏足、甚至在地圖上都難以尋覓的角落;其中一些地方完全與世隔絕,卻蘊藏著令人難以置信的豐富物種。水晶沉浸式的探險旅程將帶領賓客深入崎嶇之境,近距離觀賞最令人神往的絕世風景,與野生動植物保護區或海底世界的原始生命親密接觸,讓賓客即使置身世界最偏遠的角落,依然盡享奢適,倍受尊寵。賓客亦可選擇參加豐富多元的目的地探索之旅,以全新視角深度探索人文或自然奇觀。『水晶奮進號』優越的船體設計,能夠深入狹窄水道或偏遠的角落進行深度探索。不論您是哪一類旅遊鑑賞家,『水晶奮進號』的奇境探險之旅、目的地探索之旅文化發現之旅,均能滿足您對奢華旅行的獨特期許。」

「水晶奮進號」2023- 2024年航程,邀請賓客一同踏上獨一無二的史詩級探險旅途,包括深入人跡罕至的羅斯海之旅,以及涵蓋福克蘭群島、南喬治亞及南極洲的19晚探險之旅。在探險專家的帶領下,沿著傳說中的東北航道航行,探索俄羅斯的法蘭士約瑟夫地群島和新地島,偶遇北極熊、海象、鯨魚、海豹和北極狐等珍稀野生動物。

秋高氣爽的季節,隨「水晶奮進號」到日本體驗一趟沉浸式文化之旅,探尋歷經幽幽歲月的古蹟,陶醉於紅黃交織、斑斕多彩的樹光山色。或者沿著泰晤士河,途經倫敦塔橋,一路盡覽古色古香的倫敦美景;登岸遊覽有歐洲最美城市之稱的愛丁堡;跨越歐洲西海岸,深入塞維利亞、魯昂和波爾多的心臟地帶。位於印度尼西亞的拉賈安帕特群島是潛水客的天堂,這裡有超過千種珊瑚生態系的物種聚集,不少較為珍稀的魚類也以拉賈安帕特群島為家。

「水晶奮進號」2023-2024年航程於2021年6月24日開放預訂,兩人同行,一人免費,一價全包,優惠票價由每人7,499美元起,並提供每人高達2,000美元的現時預訂優惠。為免向隅,建議儘快預訂。

由遠航探險專家全程陪伴,獨家定制的岸上觀光行程

「水晶奮進號」2023 – 2024年航程,根據每個航程不同的目的地和亮點,規劃豐富多元的活動,帶給賓客沉浸式的極致體驗。奇境探險之旅——帶領賓客前往地球上最為遙遠的極地地區和傳統旅行難以企及的目的地,在專業探險專家的帶領下,通過小型接駁探險快艇等方式深入絕境,近距離觀賞罕見野生動植物和令人驚異的絕世風景。目的地探索之旅——致力帶領賓客深度探索鮮為人知的小眾目的地或舉世聞名的世界級都市,包括偏遠的島嶼、擁有豐富生物及自然奇觀的沿海地帶、以及風情萬種的迷人市鎮。文化發現之旅——帶領賓客前往歷史悠久的傳統大陸或洋溢異域風情的異國島嶼,漫步現代化大都市或是歷史名城,在欣賞與眾不同的自然風景之餘,陶醉於各具特色的文化風情和充滿韻律的異國情調,真正發掘文化、藝術與自然的獨特魅力。「水晶奮進號」每次航程均由具有豐富當地探險經驗的領隊,以及海洋生物學家、鳥類學家、考古學家、歷史學家、接駁探險快艇駕駛員、直升機飛行員和潛水艇駕駛員組成的專家團隊全程陪伴,每一位專家不僅將在船上分享他們的專業知識、也將帶隊進行岸上觀光行程。「水晶奮進號」亦提供免費的探險裝備,從寒冷的極地到赤道上的熱帶祕境,致力為賓客打造完美結合極地探索和奢華旅遊的全新舒適體驗。

「水晶奮進號」2023年全年及20241月初旬航程:

2023年1月至3月,連續五個奇境探險之旅航程,帶領賓客盡情探索南極洲、南極半島、福克蘭群島及南喬治亞的勝景,遍覽浮冰堆砌的海灣、巍峨的冰山和冰川,邂逅南極企鵝、阿德利企鵝和巴布亞企鵝鯨魚和海豹等珍稀野生動物。福克蘭群島和南喬治亞是大自然愛好者的天堂,皇冠企鵝、海狗和各種各樣的海鳥在這裡繁衍生息。在南極圈外,有更多令人驚嘆的絕世美景,讓接駁探險快艇和直升機帶您發掘地球上令人敬畏的非凡之美。

2024年1月初,在南極洲的兩個羅斯海奇境探險之旅航程,「水晶奮進號」將帶領賓客沿著一條極少人走過的路線,探索冰雪覆蓋的地貌景觀和海洋生態豐富的水域。羅斯海是南太平洋深入南極洲的大海灣,有「最後的洋」之稱,被認為是地球上最後一個完整的大海洋生態系統,幾乎沒有遭到污染、過度捕撈和物種入侵。探險隊將嘗試帶領賓客到訪英國偉大探險家歐內斯特·沙克爾頓爵士和羅伯特·法爾肯·斯科特船長當年在向南極點進發之時居住過的棚屋。這兩座棚屋目前仍然完好地矗立在原地,靜靜等待後來者的腳步。

  • 南極洲探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2023年1月7日至18日:往返阿根廷烏斯懷亞的11晚行程

2023年2月6日至17日:往返阿根廷烏斯懷亞的11晚行程

  • 福克蘭群島、南喬治亞和南極洲野生動物探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2023年1月18日至2月6日:往返阿根廷烏斯懷亞的19晚行程

  • 跨越南極圈探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2023年2月17日至3月3日:往返阿根廷烏斯懷亞的14晚行程

  • 福克蘭群島和南喬治亞野生動物探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2023年3月3日至18日:阿根廷烏斯懷亞往布宜諾斯艾利斯的15晚行程

  • 南極洲和羅斯海探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2024年1月6日至28日:澳大利亞荷伯特往新西蘭達尼丁的22晚行程

2024年1月28日至2月18日:新西蘭達尼丁往塔斯馬尼亞霍巴特的22晚行程

南美洲的兩個航程將帶領賓客造訪舉世聞名的世界級都市、探索保存完好的巴西和阿根廷歷史文化,以及巴西綠色海岸的自然美景。您可以使用「水晶奮進號」提供的皮划艇,發掘這裡的原始海灣和無數的海灣風光。橫跨大西洋的航程會先沿著巴西海岸停靠,帶領賓客造訪被聯合國教科文組織列入世界自然遺產名錄的費爾南多·迪諾羅尼亞群島,探索當地的原始海岸景觀和豐富多元的海洋生態,以及位於非洲西岸的大西洋島國佛得角。

巴西和阿根廷探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年3月18日至28日:阿根廷布宜諾斯艾利斯往巴西里約熱内盧的10晚行程

  • 大西洋探索之旅:巴西、佛得角和加那利群岛(目的地探索之旅)

2023年3月28日至4月12日:巴西里約熱内盧往西班牙加那利群島的15晚行程

地中海文化發現之旅的兩個航程將帶領賓客探索地中海地區風景絕美的島嶼及最具標誌性的城市。賓客可以選擇在前往西班牙巴利阿里群島及法國蔚藍海岸的途中,探訪北非花園摩洛哥的魅力古城——馬拉喀什和參觀摩爾人統治西班牙格拉納達時期建立的最具標誌性的宮殿——阿爾罕布拉宮,了解這兩座城市的非凡歷史;或者沉醉在風情萬種的法國普羅旺斯和巴塞羅那建築瑰寶的魅力中。參加此航程的賓客將難得有機會在西班牙唯一有内河港口的城市——塞維利亞過夜停留。

  • 安達盧西亞、摩洛哥和地中海之旅(文化發現之旅)2023年4月12日至23日:西班牙加那利群島往法國尼斯的11晚行程
  • 蔚藍海岸、加泰羅尼亞和安達盧西亞發現之旅(文化發現之旅)

2023年4月23日至5月5日:法國尼斯往西班牙塞維利亞的12晚行程

西歐和不列顛群島的三個航程,將為賓客開啓全新視角,重新解讀西歐和不列顛群島的經典航程。歷時10晚的河川發現之旅將沿著瓜達爾基維爾河和河畔的安達盧西亞村莊航行,再駛進西班牙的内河港口城市——塞維利亞停留,穿過加龍河,在波爾多過夜。波爾多、諾曼底和海牙發現之旅會在波爾多過夜,再沿著塞納河航行,在擁有豐富的中世紀歷史和華麗的哥特式建築的魯昂停留兩晚。不列顛群島春季探索之旅則將帶領賓客近距離欣賞蘇格蘭高地和設得蘭群島的魅力。「水晶奮進號」將停靠在倫敦塔橋附近,而後在愛丁堡過夜。賓客可登岸遊覽停泊在港口附近,現已成為博物館的皇家遊艇 「不列顛尼亞號 」。

  • 河川發現之旅:瓜達爾基維爾河、塔霍河和加龍河(文化發現之旅)2023年5月5日至15日:西班牙塞維利亞往法國波爾多的10晚行程
  • 波爾多、諾曼底和海牙發現之旅(文化發現之旅)2023年5月15日至26日:法國波爾多往英國樸次茅斯的11晚行程
  • 不列顛群島春季探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年5月26日至6月9日:英國樸次茅斯往蘇格蘭愛丁堡的14晚行程

往法羅群島、冰島和斯瓦爾巴群島的三個航程將帶領賓客探索維京人的海事歷史和島上的地質奇觀,領略冰島的地熱溫泉、氣勢磅礴的瀑布和壯觀的火山地貌;在法羅群島多岩石的水域一帶追尋逆戟鯨和長鰭領航鯨的身影;斯瓦爾巴群島探尋鳥類,北極熊、海象和海豹的蹤跡。

  • 蘇格蘭群島、法羅群島和冰島野生動物探險之旅(目的地探索之旅)2023年6月9日至21日:蘇格蘭愛丁堡往冰島雷克雅未克的12晚行程
  • 冰島探險之旅(目的地探索之旅)2023年6月21日至7月1日:往返冰島雷克雅未克的10晚行程
  • 北極圈探險之旅:冰島、斯瓦爾巴群島和北角(奇境探險之旅)

2023年7月1日至16日:冰島雷克雅未克往挪威特羅姆瑟的15晚行程

在俄羅斯的三個奇境探險之旅航程,包括爲期28天的俄羅斯東北航道之旅,除了有機會看到北極熊、海象、海豹、北極狐和海鳥群,還可以造訪白海的索羅維茨基群島,參觀島上被聯合國教科文組織列入世界遺產名錄的文化和歷史建築群。

為期17晚的俄羅斯北極地地區和北角探險之旅,則將造訪西伯利亞岸外的北地群島;這個行程對於時間不太充裕卻又想嘗試東北航道之旅的人來説,是個不錯的選擇。參加俄羅斯阿納德爾往日本東京,爲期17晚的堪察加半島、千島群島和北海道探險之旅的賓客,將有機會邂逅堪察加半島的棕熊和馴鹿,以及千島群島的北海獅。

  • 俄羅斯北極地地區和北角探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)2023年7月16日至8月2日:往返挪威特羅姆瑟行程的17晚行程
  • 東北航道之旅(奇境探險之旅)2023年8月2日至30日:挪威特羅姆瑟往俄羅斯阿納德爾的28晚行程
  • 堪察加半島、千島群島和北海道探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)

2023年8月30日至9月16日:俄羅斯阿納德爾往日本東京的17晚行程

精心策劃的四個日本探索航程,將引領賓客深入充滿歷史的隽永、傳統色彩、民間傳説和自然風光的國度,行程包括欣賞金澤夢幻般層叠的山巒景致,以及到訪被列入「聯合國教科文組織」世界遺產名錄的萩城遺址等。「水晶奮進號」特選在秋季到訪日本,此刻的日本已披上了絢麗燦爛的秋裝,正等待著熱衷東瀛文化的旅遊愛好者們去發掘充滿禪意的日式園林、古老的神社和寺院、皚皚的雪山、潔淨的海灘和傳統的文化瑰寶,陶醉於寧靜悠遠的聖地。

  • 俄羅斯遠東和日本探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)2023年9月16日至10月3日:往返日本東京17晚行程
  • 日本文化及海岸發現之旅(文化發現之旅)

2023年10月3日至10月20日:往返日本東京的17晚行程

  • 日本金秋發現之旅:花園與帝國(文化發現之旅)2023年10月20日至11月5日:往返日本東京行程的16晚行程
  • 日本島嶼探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年11月5日至21日:日本東京往台灣台北的16晚行程

印度尼西亞和澳大利亞探險之旅三個航程,將在寒冷的冬季,帶領賓客造訪東南亞熱情溫暖的島嶼和沙灘,包括印度尼西亞的科莫多島、拉賈安帕群島壯觀的珊瑚礁,以及在菲律賓和婆羅洲停留。澳大利亞假日探索之旅包括先在凱恩斯過夜,再前往大堡礁;聖誕節當日在風景秀麗的聖靈群島過夜,以及在悉尼過夜兩晚倒數跨年。

  • 菲律賓、婆羅洲及印度尼西亞探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)2023年11月21日至12月7日:台灣台北往印度尼西亞峇里島的 16晚行程
  • 峇里島、拉賈安帕群島和昆士蘭探險之旅(奇境探險之旅)2023年12月7日至12月23日:印度尼西亞峇里島往澳大利亞凱恩斯的16晚行程
  • 大堡礁往塔斯馬尼亞霍巴特假日探索之旅(目的地探索之旅)

2023年12月23日至2024年1月6日:澳大利亞凱恩斯往澳大利亞霍巴特的14晚行程

以精准德國造船工藝專為遠程極地探險打造

「水晶奮進號」2023 – 2024年航季包含10個南北極極地探險航程。「水晶奮進號」由德國MV造船集團施特拉爾松德船廠建造,德國MV造船集團由德國最大的三家造船廠合併而成。三大船廠均以精湛的造船工藝著稱,自創建以來,設計、建造並裝嵌了無數遠洋及河川新船包括載客郵輪、破冰船及私人遊艇。「水晶奮進號」整艘船的設計講究節能、高效環保及強勁動力。排水量約20,200噸的「水晶奮進號」依照極地破冰級別PC6標準打造,適合在南北極極地航行,為業內最寬敞、速度最快及性能最強的極地破冰級遊艇。「水晶奮進號」採用柴電推進動力系統,由功率13,020千瓦的柴油機發電,以驅動兩台Azipod D吊艙式推進器,有助探險遊艇在極地條件下航行,同時保持速度及舒適度。

就操控靈活度、安全及技術這三點而言,「水晶奮進號」的超卓性能絕對可以媲美快速、順暢、馬力強勁的德國頂級保時捷跑車 。「水晶奮進號」採用全球最先進的FarSounder 1000水下聲納技術,同時具有高解析度的水下地形地貌探測功能(即時三維成像),可以探測前方1千米及下方50米以內的水域,讓船長及船長室人員可以及早發現水下潛在的危險或海洋生物,確保航行安全。

「水晶奮進號」為賓客提供相等於每人100噸及10,000立方英尺的個人及社交空間,賓客空間比率超過1:100,為業內最寬敞的奢華探險船舶。「水晶奮進號」的設計依循200人載客量,以1比1的員工乘客比例,為賓客帶來水晶品牌特色的私人專屬奢華與尊寵。「水晶奮進號」擁有業內最寬敞的套房,每間套房均提供私人管家服務,為賓客在結束一天疲勞的探險行程後提供最寬敞舒適的海上居停。

從賓客登上「水晶奮進號」的那一刻起,即可感受到水晶郵輪獨樹一格的魅力。賓客可在設有開放式座位的多間餐廳享受獲獎無數的米其林星級餐飲體驗,包括由日籍名廚松久信幸主理,提供日本及秘魯風味料理的水晶獨家海上餐廳——海馬日式料理餐廳(Umi Uma & Sushi Bar);在環境優雅的Prego享用融合地中海風味的純正北意料理;「水晶奮進號」亦提供24小時套房內餐飲服務。美酒鑒賞家可在Vintage Room舉辦私人定制餐酒搭配晚宴。「水晶奮進號」備有寬敞的社交空間,是唯一一艘擁有娛樂場的探險遊艇。雙層挑高與全玻璃封閉設計的Solarium,設有Seahorse泳池或Jacuzzi按摩池,在這裡可以欣賞攝人心魄的海天一色全景。船上設有全球探險遊艇中最大的海上水療中心,附設專屬的健身中心,配備先進器材及有三間按摩室、獨立的男女桑拿房和蒸汽浴室。「水晶奮進號」另一設計亮點為業內極為少見的環形漫步甲板Promenade Deck。

為優化賓客探險體驗,船上設有增益場所、探險專用更衣室及專為探索專家團隊舉行資訊分享、內容講座等而設的活動空間Expedition Lounge,以及先進的可伸縮觀景平台The Marina,提供橡皮充氣船、皮划艇、浮潛等刺激歡快的活動,邀您零距離親近蔚藍的海洋。「水晶奮進號」更備有六人座潛水艇,在精選的航程,天氣條件允許之下,將帶領賓客前往精選觀景區域,潛入最深達 980 呎的海底,探索靜謐的海洋深處。

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com

 

TEM partners with Singapore Airlines Group to launch carbon offset

TEM partners with Singapore Airlines Group to launch carbon offset programme using world-class BlueHalo® climate tech

Asia Pacific’s largest carbon offset provider, Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM), has partnered with the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) to tackle flight emissions.

SIA today launched their voluntary carbon offset programme enabling passengers to fly carbon neutral via dedicated microsites powered by TEM’s BlueHaloⓇ technology that accurately calculates and offsets the emissions associated with a customer’s journey.

SIA is offering the carbon offset option across its two key passenger airline businesses: Singapore Airlines and Scoot. SIA and Scoot will also match the offsets that these customers purchase for the first six months from the launch of the programme. The carbon offset programme will be made available to SIA Cargo in late July. Corporate customers will be able to participate in the programme from the fourth quarter of 2021.

All customer contributions will directly support independently accredited emissions-reducing projects that preserve vital rainforests in Indonesia, strengthen renewable energy generation in India and fund smoke-free kitchens for villagers in Nepal.

SIA customers will be able to use their KrisFlyer miles and HighFlyer points to offset their carbon emissions from the fourth quarter of 2021.

CEO of TEM Peter Castellas said SIA is joining a powerful collective of organisations taking action on climate change.

“The SIA Group has made strong commitments to address climate change and we are proud to support them in their sustainability journey. Empowering customers to offset their share of emissions meets increasing consumer demand for more sustainable travel options. We are thrilled to partner with this world-class airline to activate BlueHaloⓇ allowing passengers to fly carbon neutral while delivering life-changing benefits to rural communities across Asia.”

BlueHaloⓇ is a plug in API-driven software providing travel businesses a seamless end-to-end offsetting solution for their customers. Through BlueHaloⓇ, business and consumers can support some of the world’s most high-impact offset projects.

The SIA Group joins a growing group of corporate travel leaders taking action on climate change including Qantas, Webjet and AMEX Global Business Travel who have all implemented BlueHaloⓇ to deliver their carbon offset offerings.

Ms Lee Wen Fen, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning, Singapore Airlines, said:  “Through the SIA Group’s voluntary carbon offset programme, our customers now have an opportunity to offset their emissions through accredited projects that provide clear benefits to people and the planet. Matching their offsets is our way of encouraging our customers to fly carbon neutral. The programme supports the Group’s commitment to buttress our sustainability efforts, and reinforces our leadership position in the airline industry as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Customers can offset their emissions via the following websites:

Kauai, What’s Blooming on the Garden Island

Kaua’i welcomes back travelers! Now is the perfect opportunity to shake those quarantine blues and recharge on the beautiful Garden Island. With an expanded selection of outdoor activities, luxury accommodations, and safety and health guidelines in place, Kaua’i is a great destination to rejuvenate after a long absence of travel.

“Kaua’i has worked hard to keep the island safe and is excited to welcome back mindful travelers with safety and health guidelines in place, including mask mandates, practicing social distancing and limiting group sizes,” said Sue Kanoho, Executive Director of the Kaua’i Visitors Bureau.

Kaua’i rejoined Hawai’i’s Safe Travels Pre-Travel Testing Program allowing transpacific travelers to bypass the mandatory 10-day quarantine by taking a test within 72 hours from their last leg into the State of Hawai’i from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner. Upload the test results to their Safe Travel profile, get screened at the airport and enjoy the island while masking and social distancing. Please note: You must have your test results before boarding your transpacific flight. Pending test results will not be accepted and results in a 10-day quarantine.

You can also enjoy Kaua’i if you are already in the state by taking a test from an Inter-County Trusted Testing and Travel Partner within 72 hours of your inter-island departure flight and upload your results to your existing Safe Travel profile.

For more information, visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/.

Why the Seaside Town of Gamagori Onsen Is One of Japan’s Best Kept Secrets

Hidden along Aichi Prefecture’s southern coastline, Gamagori Onsen is the holiday destination you didn’t know you needed. With easy access on the shinkansen route between Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, here are three reasons why making a stop-over at Gamagori Onsen should be on your next travel itinerary.

1. Relax at the Japanese seaside
The quaint resort town Gamagori Onsen overlooks the Mikawa Bay with a beach loved by the locals – a great place to cool down if visiting in the summertime and enjoy seasonal activities such as clam digging in the sand. Connected to the mainland beach by a 387-metre bridge is the symbol of Gamagori, Takeshima Island which is a designated Natural National Monument. There are five small shrines on the island hidden amongst the greenery, the most well-known being Yaotomi Shrine that said to enshrine the god of marriage.

2. Fall in love with onsen
Gamagori is known for its natural hot springs overlooking the Mikawa Bay and Takeshima Island, including Hotel Takeshima and the historic Gamagori Classic Hotel which opened in 1934. The waters of these natural hot springs have a local reputation for various beneficial effects such as healing muscle pain and aiding fatigue recovery. If you are staying at one of the ryokan or hotels of Gamagori, you will also have the option to enjoy locally sourced caught seafood at dinner time.

3. See Flowers and Fireflies
After dinner, change into your ryokan’s yukata and wander around Katahara Onsen, nestled on the top of a mountain with a backdrop of thick forest and overlooking the ocean only a 10-minute ride by taxi from Gamagori Onsen. Katahara’s Hodagaike Pond is known as the ‘Home Place of the Hydrangeas’ because of its somewhat 50,000 bushes that surround like ponds waters. Thanks to the pristine water and lush nature around Katahara Onsen, there is a spot nearby the pond where visitors can see the fireflies that come out in June – a rare chance for travellers to catch a glimpse of the short-lived but spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Known to locals as the ‘heart’ of Japan, Aichi Prefecture boasts a colourful past as a crucial point for traffic between east and west Japan. It is highly diverse and is a melting pot where were rustic Japanese charm meets innovation and technology.

How to travel to get to Aichi

By bullet train: One hour and 40 minutes from Tokyo, 50 minutes from Osaka and just 35 minutes from Kyoto to get to Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture’s capital and Japan’s fourth largest city.
By air: Aichi Prefecture’s international airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport offers ease of access from other airports in Japan, as well as for those flying from Australia via South East Asia.

U.S. Travel Praises Administration Steps to Reopen Int’l Travel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the forthcoming announcement that the Biden administration will form “working groups” to determine the path to reopening international travel with Canada, the European Union, Mexico and the United Kingdom:

“This announcement marks an important step forward in our national recovery from the pandemic.

“U.S. Travel and its membership believe a public-private task force can quickly develop a blueprint to reopen international inbound travel and jumpstart a sustained jobs and economic recovery. With decreased infection rates in the U.S. combined with the administration’s goal of having a critical mass of Americans fully vaccinated by July 4th, there is a true near-term opportunity to safely begin to welcome back international visitors.

“International travel can be safely restarted by applying a risk-based and science-driven approach, and our hope is that the working groups are able to put a reopening framework in place very quickly.

“The travel industry commends the Biden administration for taking this critical and necessary step on the international front, and we look forward to working with the federal government in every way possible to advance this process.”

U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel’s mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.