All cabins on Crystal Endeavor are suites, and each comes with a wide array of amenities, including butler service. All suites are spacious and have balconies; there are no interior suites. Each suite has two twin beds that can be combined to create a king, two nightstands, a desk, a vanity, stocked minifridge, Julius Meinl Impresso coffeemaker, couch, table, walk-in closet, bureau for clothing and separate, vented locker for storing stinky/wet clothing like a parka or windbreaker. (This was one of our favorite features on our sailing, as it thoughtfully allows you to keep your gear separate from the rest of your clothing. The locker also features a dryer, so you don't have to worry about your gear staying wet.) Throughout the suite, you'll find plenty of outlets (both U.S. and European) and more USB (both A and C) ports than you could ever use at once.
Butlers are a lifesaver on your cruise, making reservations for you, delivering canapes and pretty much making everything run smoothly. Many of them have cruised the world and are invaluable sources of info about what to do ashore. (Read our article on what a butler will do for you on your cruise.)
Bathrooms are large and feature separate powder rooms. Showers are spacious and include benches, Axor rainfall shower heads as well as a handshower with four settings, including massage. Bathrooms also include heated floors, which makes it super comfy, especially in the Poles. Amenities, including bottles of lotion, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, are from French company Caudalie.
Additionally, cabins come with Bushnell binoculars, Dyson hair dryers, two types of bathrobes for each person, shoehorn, laundry bags, lint brush, safe, and tablet for checking out the daily activities. A digital thermostat controls the in-suite climate.
The ship offers one accessible cabin, a Deluxe Suite, and one set of adjoining cabins, connecting the Expedition Penthouse to a Deluxe Suite.
On a budget
Crystal Endeavor's entry suites, called Deluxe Suites, are lovely, and we especially like the fact you can pull a curtain between the bed and living area, providing privacy in the 304-square-foot suite. Most of the suites onboard fall into the Deluxe category, so you have plenty from which to choose.
Tip: Book the Deluxe Suites at the very front of the ship -- 600, 601, 602 and 603 -- for a little extra balcony space. Fair warning, you will hear anchor noise in these cabins, but we thought the tradeoff for space was worth it.
It's tough to beat the two-bedroom Owner's Suite. This 1,290-square-foot suite features a massive balcony, a large living room and even a soaking tub for two. Located at the front of the ship, on the starboard side, the views from your suite and balcony are unparalleled.
Make a Splash
Book a Penthouse Suite, which offers a little more space than the Deluxe Suite, with a large, comfortable living room (chaise lounge, anyone?) and oversized bathroom featuring dual sinks. The top perk? A heated balcony, so you can sip hot chocolate and watch penguins play from the comfort of your veranda.