Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is bringing the best of both worlds together through an ultra-luxury ocean cruising experience on board the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse.
Launched earlier this summer, Scenic Eclipse combines uncompromising on-board six-star luxury with unique hand-crafted discovery adventures through some of the most unique destinations in the world.
Imagine gliding through the marine-rich waters of Antarctica in a kayak, coasting in a Zodiac in front of enormous cliffs alive with puffins, kittiwakes and little auks or heading inland for guided nature walks and visits to some of the most remote communities on the planet. Travellers with a flair for adventure have the unique opportunity to venture off the beaten path through the all-inclusive Scenic Discovery program.
Scenic Discovery excursions are led by a team of experts who are at the top of their respective fields, ranging from historians, geologists and marine biologists, to archaeologists and photographers — all of whom provide unrivalled insight into unique lands where every experience is different from the next.
And with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, each guest will be treated to a truly personalized experience. Scenic Eclipse caps its polar cruises to just 200 guests, and 228 for non-polar regions.
Back on shore, Scenic Eclipse offers its guests private access and special moments to sites not available to the ordinary traveller through the Scenic Enrich program. From the Mediterranean to the Canadian Maritimes and Caribbean to Central America, these spectacular events offer a truly treasured insight into the cultural, musical and natural highlights of each destination.
Guests looking to plot their own course have options, too. Scenic Freechoice offers the flexibility to pick expert-led shore excursion experiences that suit different tastes — whether that includes seeing great works of art to a behind-the-scenes encounter with local artisans. Each destination features a wealth of activities bound to excite travellers’ passions — or even creates new ones.
All said, Scenic Eclipse, which took its maiden voyage earlier this summer, will take guests to 38 countries, including handcrafted itineraries that range from nine to 29 days.
Travellers traversing these remarkable regions can also do so with the peace of mind that their safety is Scenic’s highest priority. With a Polar Class 6 rating, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system, Scenic Eclipse can safely navigate through Arctic and Antarctic waters.
In addition, Scenic Eclipse uses custom-built stabilizers that are 50 per cent larger than those of other ships, providing greater stability as it navigates the waters.
And because many of the itineraries take guests through ecologically sensitive areas, Scenic Eclipse adheres to strict environmental standards. Scenic is a proud member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). Both associations are dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Forget about everything you thought you knew about ocean cruising. Scenic Eclipse is setting a new benchmark in ocean cruising.
Voyage in six-star luxury.
Explore exotic destinations around the globe.
Adventure without limits.