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Published on : Monday, July 25, 2016
Crystal Cruises will make way for customers to experience the thrill of Northwest Passage thanks to its Crystal Serenity cruise-liner that would pass through this region from Alaska’s Seward to New York City on a 32-day voyage. This cruise possesses 14 decks and is 82 foot long.
This is the first time that Crystal Cruises has planned to offer such a unique tour to its passengers complete with Zumba classes, open buffets and standard shuffleboard.
Roald Amundsen was the very first person who underwent the remote transit through the icy northern regions of the Western Hemisphere with the aid of his ship that was powered with gasoline, over 110 years ago. The duration of his voyage was three years.
The depletion of the ice cover in the last few years has made the waters along the Alaska and Canada coasts more approachable, making it easier to navigate through this route. However, navigating a massive cruise ship equipped with six restaurants, one movie theater and a casino would be quite an uphill task.
This is exactly the reason why the executives of Crystal Cruises have appointed an expedition leader to guide the crew through the planning process. Tim Soper, founder, Expedition Voyage Consultants have collaborated with Crystal Cruises to form an expedition team and plan the logistics for the voyage for the last two years.
Mr. Soper has more than 20 years of experience in supervising passage through Arctic. But then, he has never handled so many passengers. He said that the 655 crew members along with 1,070 passengers of the cruise ship might pose serious challenges to the trip.