Once the traditional lucky coins had been put into place, the 363-tonne section was lowered onto the keel blocks.
According to the cruise line, the 20,000 gross register tonnage yacht will be the world’s largest and most spacious purpose-built Polar Class ship.
Crystal Endeavor will feature 100 suites and all the luxurious amenities and special touches for which Crystal is known. The yacht will boast generous public spaces, a full-service spa and salon, six restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, expedition rooms and suites.
Accommodations will offer private butler service for every suite and feature king-sized beds, walk-in closets; heated storage for drying parkas and spa-like bathrooms.