Inside the Californian Forest Filled with the Tallest Trees in the World


While California is famous for many things,  the original stars of the Golden State are its ancient redwood trees, some of which are thousands of years old.
From the delicious red wines of the Napa Valley to the vibrant cities of San Francisco, Astoria and San Diego, when it comes to extraordinary drawcards, the sunshine state of California has quite a few. 
 
During the Scenic Eclipse 12-day Iconic West Coast Experience Discovery Voyage, there is one experience in particular our guests get excited about - a visit to the spectacular seaport of Eureka. 
 
This is the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. It is also significant as the gateway to the state's iconic Redwood National & State Parks. With your local guide, you will enter the ancient natural world of the tallest trees on earth, marvelling at their statuesque beauty and timeless endurance.  
 
Stretching up to 100 metres in height, the imposing redwoods can be seen from the lush and verdant forest floor, or from above with a new canopy walk that allows you to experience Mother Nature's masterpieces from an entirely new perspective. 
 
Deep in Eureka’s legendary Sequoia Park, you can follow the Redwood Sky Walk, offering a unique vantage point. Listen as your guide shares the history, nature, wildlife and diverse ecology of the region. 

An Abundance of Exceptional Moments Enjoyed in 6-star Ultra-Luxury

Beyond the majestic forest, there is more to explore in Eureka during your truly all-inclusive Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyage. Nestled between towering mountains and bordered by the Humboldt Bay, is the cultural hub of world-famous Humboldt County. 

A captivating mix of nature, history and art with a small-town feel, the entire city is a state historic landmark. Marvel at giant, colourful murals, taking in the city’s unique cultural and historic influences.

Follow your Scenic Local Guide, handpicked for their incredible knowledge of this area, to the historic Old Town district, featuring over 150 well preserved buildings from the Victorian era.

Marvel at the nationally recognised, "grandest Victorian home in America", the Carson Mansion. Built in 1884 by lumber baron William Carson to keep his workers employed during a decline in the timber industry, the ornate estate's towers and turrets, columned porches and elaborately detailed embellishments make it look like a real-life gingerbread house. 

This is 6-star Ultra-Luxury in a Class of its Own

The west coast of the US is truly iconic. With Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery YachtsTM, discover the many diverse and unique ports, like a journey to the mighty red trees of Eureka, to larger ports sizzling with unique entertainment and world-class cuisine. 
 
The west coast, from Seattle down to San Diego, has it all, including a tour of the ‘oyster capital of the world’, San Francisco. Take a complimentary e-bike to discover the stunning waterways of Youngs River in Astoria and uncover the rich rainforests and abundant wildlife.  
 
A voyage on board Scenic Eclipse is truly unique and akin to a floating 6-star hotel. Combining innovative design, state-of-the-art technology and world-class facilities.
 
 
Reserved for 228 guests, indulge in truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury, with up to dining experiences and nine lounges and bars. At the spectacular Whiskey Bar, choose from over 100 whiskeys, or let your butler bring you a glass of France’s finest champagne as you relax in your luxuriously appointed suite.  
 
What sets Scenic Eclipse apart in these exceptional destinations is her unique ability to unlock an abundance of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Each Discovery Voyage is led by a Discovery Team, all experts within their field and handpicked for their priceless insight.
 
From Scenic Eclipse’s marina, explore secret coves and ports, that others don’t even know about, by Zodiac, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, and choose to soar above the horizon in one of two on board helicopters^.
 
Let our world-class crew look after every detail so you can focus on making memories that last a lifetime. This is where ultra-luxury meets discovery. 
 
^Flights on board two helicopters and helicopter experiences at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. 
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