The first piece of steel was cut this week for Crystal Endeavor at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany. Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ Crystal Endeavor will be the largest and most spacious purpose-built polar-class cruise ship and will accommodate 200 guests in 100 balcony suites.

Kudos Dsign is responsible for all guest suites and crew accommodation areas in this stunning luxury expedition yacht, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Crystal Endeavor will have Crystal’s celebrated service and hospitality, butler-serviced accommodations and it also provides unmatched choices for bold adventure in the world’s most remote destinations.

This polar-class luxury expedition yacht will also feature two helicopters and two landing pads for flightseeing expeditions, as well as two, seven-person submarines, eight electric amphibious zodiacs and underwater scooters, among other things.