Crystal Cruises has appointed David Sinclair as the expedition leader for Crystal Endeavor, the line’s first expedition vessel.
Endeavor, which will launch in August 2020, will be capable of carrying 200 guests and will sail to far-flung destinations including Antarctica, the Russian Far East, Japan and the Great Barrier Reef.
Sinclair, a seasoned explorer, has travelled across all seven continents with extensive knowledge of the Polar Regions. He will lead the expedition team on board and develop the ship’s excursion programme.
“David has climbed the highest peaks north of the Arctic Circle, skied across Greenland and become an avid naturalist and nature photographer during his career,” said Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber. “The adventures that guests will have with Crystal Endeavor will be simply breathtaking, with many sites and experiences that top travellers’ bucket lists, as well as unexpected thrills that will present themselves along the journeys. David is an expert in identifying and maximising such opportunities and making unforgettable moments possible for travellers.
“We understand the enormous privilege we have to explore these places and with that privilege comes the responsibility to minimise our impact and educate our guests along the way,” he added. “David’s focus on sustainability and increasing awareness about the earth’s most remote habitats complements Crystal’s own commitment to doing our part.”
Sinclair added: “It’s a privilege to share my passion for nature and exploration with Crystal’s guests and help ensure they return enriched by the fabulous experiences and education programmes we’ll be offering during Crystal Endeavor’s global itineraries.”
The Crystal Endeavor will include helicopters, submarines and Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma & Sushi Bar restaurant.