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The former Crystal Ship will operate under the luxury brand of Royal Caribbean


Silverseas, the ultra-luxury cruise line bought by Royal Caribbean between 2018 and 2020, has acquired former expedition ship Crystal Cruises crystal effort.

The company has already filed patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to market and rebrand the vessel.

Silverseas has grown significantly in recent years, bolstered by financial backing from parent company Royal Caribbean. One area where Silverseas has been particularly active is the expedition market. The addition of crystal effort will have a significant impact on the luxury cruise line.

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crystal effort, more of a megayacht than a traditional expedition vessel, will continue her career with Silverseas. Crystal Cruises split from parent company Genting Hong Kong earlier this year.

Although no buyers have been announced for the two Crystal luxury cruise ships, it is no surprise that crystal effort received considerable industry attention.

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The expedition industry has been one of the fastest growing parts of the cruise industry in the world. With over 20 ships launched in 2020, 2021 and this year, thousands of guests are heading to the polar regions and other little-explored areas of our planet.

Silverseas has been particularly active in the expedition market. The company operates four vessels, Silver Wind, Silver Cloud, Silver Explorer, and Origin of money. This already makes the Royal Caribbean-owned company one of the biggest operators. The addition of Money effort will only solidify that.

Money effort has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this week after the company acquired the vessel amid stiff competition.

The world’s largest ice-class expedition yacht

Genting Hong Kong’s expansion knew no bounds for several years, culminating in the release of Crystal Endeavour. The luxury expedition yacht has set the standard for luxury cruising in inaccessible areas.

The ship has a fleet of 18 zodiac boats which can be used to explore even further the remote areas the ship visits.

There is also a U-Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7-300 which can accommodate up to six people plus a pilot, 14 kayaks and an ROV which can be used to explore what is below the ship.

Visiting places such as Antarctica and the North Pole regions, guests can feast on lobsters and steaks, sip champagne on the open decks, or visit the onboard luxury spa.

However, the fun only lasted a short year. Released in June 2021, the ship completed its first season in and around Iceland.

After a repositioning that included a visit to the Caribbean, the ship sailed winter 2021-2022 to Antarctica from Ushuaia, also known as the southernmost city in the world.

crystal effort made its last trip to Antarctica in February this year, just weeks after news broke that parent company Genting was in serious financial trouble. The ship sailed to Uruguay and then to Gibraltar, where it remains today.

At this time, it is unclear how much Silverseas paid for the vessel. The total cost of the largest ice-class PC-6 megayacht in the world was over $195 million.

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