Indonesian Archipelago, West Papua & The Solomon Islands 

Start your next discovery today with an ultra-luxury cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

Explore Indonesia in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Situated between the Pacific and Indian oceans, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising of more than 17,000 islands.
Our 6-star Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyages in the Indonesia Archipelago, West Papua and the Solomon Islands will immerse you in lands of many extraordinary islands and breathtaking landscapes and cultures. Go beneath the surface with a once-in-a-lifetime submarine^ excursion, or navigate the pristine waters and islands by Zodiacs with your expert Discovery Team.

With many of its people coming from Melanesian, Islam, Portuguese and Dutch descent, Indonesia is a melting pot of culture.  Located in the ‘Coral Triangle’, the islands of Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea are extraordinary: mountainous atolls blanketed with rainforests and thick jungle, fringed by beaches with crystal clear water and coral cays boasting dynamic ecosystems. 

Explore the diverse landscapes through a discovery lens, with ample experiences, or view active volcanoes in one of Scenic Eclipse’s helicopters^. 

Why visit the Indonesian Archipelago, West Papua & The Solomon Islands ...

  • Enjoy First-Class Diving
    With thousands of tropical islands stretching more than 5,000 kilometres, the diving opportunities in the Indonesian archipelago are world-class, in particular at Raja Ampat. Dubbed the Coral Triangle, the crystal-clear water is abundant with colourful reefs and thriving with marine life including rays, reef sharks, and thousands of fish species.
  • Experience Diverse Cultures
    Due to its central location along ancient trading routes and with so many different islands, the cultural diversity of this archipelago is incredible. There are at least 300 Indonesian ethnic groups, each with their own customs, religion, language, cuisine and more.
  • Visit the Centre of an Ancient Spice Route
    The Maluka Islands (formerly Spice Islands) were once home to the world’s only source of nutmeg, as well as other coveted spices, and became an important centre for the spice trade in the 16th century drawing in traders from all over the globe.
  • Soak up Picture-Perfect Scenery
    If you were to imagine the most idyllic tropical paradise, you would picture the Indonesian archipelago. From the otherworldly limestone karsts of Raja Ampat to the pristine waters of Vanuatu to the traditional villages of West Papua, where island life is simple, to the volcanic landscape of the Spice Islands.

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Why cruise on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • Discovery Yacht Cruising
    Scenic Eclipse caters for up to 228 guests and features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate cruising experience. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, the indulgent Senses Spa and a dedicated Observation Lounge and Terrace. Be inspired by lectures from our expert Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre.
  • Tailored on shore Experiences
    Scenic Eclipse offers truly all-inclusive curated Scenic Enrich experiences taking you behind the scenes in the most spectacular surrounds with private access and immersive moments. Scenic Freechoice activities are meticulously curated to cater to all interests and fitness levels, including experienced guided walking and bike tours. From a relaxed to active pace, there’s something for everyone.
  • World-Class Design & Technology
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, ensuring the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse features customised stabilisers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters. An Advanced Wastewater Treatment System, electronic Azipod propulsion system and a GPS Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds.
  • 6-Star Ultra-Luxury
    Watch the world go by from your private verandah suite in 6-star luxury. A dedicated Butler service is available for every guest, along with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The Comfort Class 1 notation, features the lowest passenger ship noise and vibration throughout all public spaces and luxury suites. With the highest rating as per the marine class society Bureau Vista.
  • Two Helicopters^ & a Submarine^
    Venture beyond the horizon, with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse, custom-designed for optimal flightseeing and excursions. Dive below the ocean for the most luxurious experience on board by submarine, custom-built for optimal sightseeing excursions of crystal-clear waters and all that lies in them.
  • Unrivalled Viewing & Relaxation
    Scenic Eclipse has an abundance of space, spanning across 10 luxurious decks, from outdoor areas, to the Sun Terrace on the top deck offering sweeping views, to the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht. The Senses Spa and Pool Terrace provides a relaxing vantage point to spot incredible landmarks and wildlife, ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Specialist Discovery Team
    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights, so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.
^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.

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The World’s First Discovery Yachts

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Explore the far horizons of the globe led by a team of experts whose passion and enthusiasm will help you unlock all the wonders of the destinations to which you are travelling, and the sheer enjoyment of travelling on this world-class ultra-luxury yacht.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ships in the world. They are essentially mega-yachts, designed and looking far more like yachts than any traditional cruise ship. Yet one of the most technologically advanced vessels to be found in the world today.

Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments. An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ships and guest’s suites, providing 100 per cent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments, meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. These advanced features are also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ships design, GPS dynamic positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system.

The on board technology allows us to operate efficiently in compliance with and in excess of all of the current environmental regulations in each port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint.

The Discovery Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivalled exploration and immersive experiences in the Indonesian Archipelago, West Papua and The Solomon Islands on a Scenic Discovery Voyage. The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with:
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences
  1. The Discovery Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Discovery Voyage is the perfect blend of Scenic Expedition and Cruise voyages. As The World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse can reach smaller ports and remote destinations. With only 228 guests on board and a Discovery Team of up to 15 specialists, a Discovery Voyage provides immersion in your destination matched with relaxed ultra-luxury. Guests can tailor their days with a wide range of truly all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice activities to cater to a variety of interests and fitness levels and experience bespoke and unforgettable Scenic Enrich excursions.
  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Discovery Voyages (Click to expand)

    Scenic Eclipse yachts have been purpose-built for these ecologically spectacular destinations. The ship features GPS Dynamic Positioning maintaining its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds. As small-ship Discovery Yachts, we have the ability to access hard to reach small ports and villages that other larger ships can’t. Scenic Eclipse provides a multitude of luxurious spaces on board where you can enjoy the balmy weather, unwind, and retreat in the Panorama Bar for some relaxation as we cruise along breathtaking coastlines. Recline in the cabanas and lounge chairs as you sip on a cocktail.

  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the highlight of a Discovery Voyage, with up to 15 expert members who will guide you and enrich your knowledge of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, glaciology, and photography, you can benefit from their expertise and knowledge of the destinations we visit.

Where we travel in the Indonesian Archipelago

Raja Ampat
This postcard-perfect seascape comprises of more than 1,500 karst islands rising out of pristine emerald and cerulean water. Beneath the surface 75 per cent of the world’s coral species and more than 1,300 fish species can be found, making Raja Ampat a diver’s paradise.
West Papua
Crystal-clear water, lush tropical vegetation, volcanic activity and rural landscapes, West Papua is a fascinating region steeped in history and culture. Largely unexplored, many of its smaller and remote islands are occupied by tribes who possess a traditional way of life.
Maluka Island (Spice Islands)
Surrounded by coral reefs, the Maluka Islands are excellent for diving and striking for their volcanic landscapes. Discovered in the 16th century, these islands are more famous for the nutmeg, mace, pepper and cloves that are abundantly found here – which is why they were formerly named the Spice Islands.
Solomon Islands & Vanuatu
The tropical paradises of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu – located within the South Pacific to the east of Papua New Guinea – are renowned for their unspoiled beauty and friendly locals. In fact, Vanuatu is often referred to as ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’.

The Scenic Eclipse "2023-2024 Worldwide Discovery Voyages" brochure will be in stock from February 1 onwards.

The Scenic Eclipse "2023-2024 Worldwide Discovery Voyages" brochure will be in stock from February 1 onwards.

Scenic Eclipse in Video

Discover the extraordinary wonders of the world in truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and custom-built with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, Scenic Eclipse combines a wealth of world-class facilities with the opportunity for unrivalled exploration. Our handcrafted itineraries are full of rare moments and extraordinary experiences, from the sublime beauty of the polar regions and the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, to the sun-drenched Caribbean and the history and cultures of the America, and the Mediterranean. From exploring remote destinations such as Australia’s Kimberley coastline and Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands of Indonesia to the spectacular regions Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Watch our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

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