Polynesia & The Pacific Islands Cruises

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Explore Polynesia & The Pacific Islands in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Our 6-star Scenic Eclipse ocean cruises in Polynesia and the Pacific Islands will immerse you in lands of pristine beauty and breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Go beneath the surface with a once-in-a-lifetime submarine^ excursion, or navigate the spectacular beaches and surrounds by Zodiacs.
Dubbed heaven on earth by many, Polynesia and the Pacific Islands span a quarter of the globe and encompass around 40,000 islands. Home to some of the most isolated communities in the world, there is a distinct traditional way of life across the region. While a long history of voyaging and European colonisation has brought with it a mix of cultural influences: Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian Spanish, Indian and French. No two islands are alike culturally, with a diverse natural beauty. The volcanic terrain of Tonga’s Hunga Island, the Isle of Pines’ endemic pine trees that line the white beaches, and Fiji’s crescent-shaped Fulanga Island that hides within it a crystalline lagoon are just some of the incredible landscapes you can witness onboard your ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise.
 
Explore the many islands of Polynesia and the Pacific Island culture and landscapes through a discovery lens, with ample experiences to witness the diverse natural beauty of these regions. Fly over remote islands in one of Scenic Eclipse’s helicopters^ or enjoy an exhilarating Zodiac journey to remote islands and lagoons with expert guides.

Why visit Polynesia & The Pacific Islands...

  • Discover Endemic Wildlife & Birdlife
    The Pacific Islands archipelago is home to the largest and most diverse population of seabirds in the world, such as the vulnerable fairy tern; masked, red-footed and brown boobies and more. Whilst the islands of Robinson Crusoe and Alexander Selkirk lay in a biosphere reserve, classified for its biological richness and various endemic species. Across the vast Pacific, there is an abundance of marine life, including tropical fish, whales, dugong, sharks and sea turtles.
  • Experience Diverse Cultures
    These regions are made up of thousands of islands, each with distinct cultural heritage, some influenced by colonisation, others whose traditional customs – rites, rituals, costumes, song and dance – remain resilient to this day. Tahitian culture is centred around legends of gods and warriors; New Caledonia is a land of mixed cultures; while in Vanuatu, there are many traditional customs still alive – from astonishing land diving to drinking kava to fire dancing.
  • Historical Significance
    There are many intriguing historical sites across the Pacific Islands and Polynesia. Isolated Easter Island has examples of the ancient Rapa Nui culture, famous for the 900 giant stone carvings ‘maois’ that mysteriously scatter the island, as well as rock paintings, petroglyphs and stone Orongo houses. Tonga is home to megalithic stone structures and ancient tombs, while the Solomon Islands has several historical war sites including a number of shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.
  • Pristine Environments
    Beyond the beaches, Polynesia and the Pacific Islands have an incredibly varied landscape. Tahiti is blessed with mountainous peaks, lush rainforests and rivers; the Solomon Islands with forests and vast plains; Vanuatu is a volcanic archipelago with a mix of rainforest and savannah; and Tonga has a coastline of limestone cliffs, with thick forests and an underwater volcano.

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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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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.

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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 Polynesia & The Pacific 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
  • Personalized 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 Polynesia & The Pacific Islands

Remote Chilean Islands
The far reaches of the Pacific reveals the tiny island of Robinson Crusoe, a small volcanic isle boasting endemic flora and fauna akin to that of the Galapagos, as well as Easter Island, known for its mysterious moai statues made of volcanic stone.
French Polynesian Archipelago
The islands of French Polynesia offer a delightful blend of Polynesian and French culture. Here, expect strong cultural heritage, pink-sand beaches, crystal lagoons, spectacular moss-green peaks and two extinct volcanoes.
The Pacific Islands
Postcard-perfect in every way, the Pacific Islands are considered the jewel of the region for its pristine waters, white beaches, turquoise lagoons, pockets of rainforest and caves, and signature pine trees.
New Zealand
In contrast to the region’s lush tropical idyll, Great Barrier Island is a rugged, isolated wilderness, where nature and stunning star-filled nights reign supreme. Whilst the Bay of Islands combines spectacular scenery with a rich Maori and European heritage.
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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