Crystal has marked an important construction milestone in Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ expansion, as it cut the first piece of steel for Crystal Endeavor at Mv Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany.
Crystal president, Tom Wolber, was joined by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong; Colin Au, group president of GHK; Jarmo
Laakso, chief executive of Mv Werften; and local dignitaries Harry Glawe, economics minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Alexander Badrow, lord mayor of Stralsundat, the ceremony held at the shipyard.
“Today is a special day in the development of Crystal Endeavor, which will introduce the next level of exploration for the Crystal brand,” Wolber said.
“We are pleased to collaborate again with the experts at Mv Werften as we work toward a vision for Crystal Endeavor that truly embodies the spirit of discovery of Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises.”
Set to debut in 2020, Crystal Endeavor will be the largest and most spacious purpose-built Polar Class ship featuring Crystal’s celebrated service and hospitality, all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations, and unmatched choices for bold adventure in the world’s most remote destinations.
“We look forward to this innovative expedition yacht with great anticipation in the Stralsund shipyard,” Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said.
“A highlight is our investment of over € 20 million in new equipment so that the Stralsund shipyard will be able to continue to build cruise ships efficiently in the future.”