Japan Cruises

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

Discover Japan in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Take a Discovery Voyage through the land where flamboyant futuristic cities and perfectly preserved age-old cultures coexist harmoniously. 
Ancient samurai traditions, prehistoric archaeology sites, cutting-edge metropolises, and vast swathes of untouched natural scenery, Scenic Eclipse will introduce you to the unseen riches of Japan as only a Discovery Yacht can. 

From the auspicious red-crowned crane to poignant World War memorials, explore this intriguing land of the rising sun in truly all-inclusive luxury. Japanese fusion dining comes alive at Koko’s with traditional sushi, saké, and Teppanyaki grill.

Imagine soaring over the majestic cliffs and dense forests in one of the two helicopters^, explore the rolling fields of green by Zodiac or kayaking. To witness the rare, graceful and auspicious red-crowned crane and plethora of wild birds and seals. Led by Scenic Eclipse’s expert Discovery Team, sharing their insights and knowledge of Japan.

Why visit Japan?

  • Unrivalled Discovery
    Scenic Eclipse's expert Discovery Team will reveal a previously undiscovered side of Japan through a range of immersive discovery excursions. From tasting the curiously salty Hakodate Ramen to visiting the large archaeological site of the Jomon Era, embark on a multisensory exploration.
  • Exquisite Cuisine
    Let our team of expert chef's delight your palate with fresh flavours and unique dishes, from hand made sushi and superb seafood to Asian fusion dishes, all on board your Discovery Yacht.
  • Captivating History
    Take a voyage through Japan's intriguing history, from the ancient Jomon Era to the samurais of the Edo period.

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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 experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.

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Flexible Booking

Defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

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 Japan 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 Japan

Tokyo
A captivating city with some neighbourhoods shining bright with neon lights and filled with futuristic adventure, others boasting glowing lanterns and traditional wooden buildings. No two experiences are the same in Tokyo. 
Shingu
Crisscrossed with fast flowing rivers and mountain trails, Shingu is a small seaside city located in Wakayama’s sacred south. Nestling inside verdant mountains, this secret place is a treasure trove of lush greenery and unique religious culture. 
Matsuyama
Offering great historic insights into Japanese culture, Matsuyama is cradled between gorgeous green mountains and the peaceful Seto Inland Sea. At the heart of the city is one of Japan’s twelve originally surviving castles, the Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle. 

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