Crystal Cruises has announced that Crystal Serenity will embark on its second Northwest Passage sailing in the summer of 2017. Tour operator Arctic Kingdom is to assist the ship on its journey.
The 32-day voyage will depart Anchorage/Seward, Alaska for New York City on Aug. 15, 2017, sailing through some of the most remote areas of the polar region.
“The Arctic is like nowhere else on the planet,” said Graham Dickson, Arctic Kingdom president and CEO. “As the top land-based operator in the Arctic, we are excited to be providing exceptional opportunities for Crystal Serenity guests to authentically experience the Arctic – unlike ever before.”
Arctic Kingdom’s team of expedition leaders and speakers for the voyage will include local Inuit guides, Northerners, marine biologists, archaeologists, expert divers, conservationists, photographers, and wildlife experts.
“Partnering with Arctic Kingdom, the leading travel operator in this unique region, further raises the bar on the experience for our guests by offering them expertise from local adventurers,” said Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s chairman, president and CEO. “Planning and collaboration with top experts and authorities is a must to ensure the safety of our guests and crew. We continue to work closely with the United States and Canadian Coast Guards, Transport Canada, and a myriad of federal, state, provincial, territorial and local government agencies.”