The line is offering 10% early bird discounts on new bookings on selected departures
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced that Scenic Eclipse will embark on an expanded range of new in-depth Expedition Voyages across the seventh continent.
Departing in 2023 and 2024, these additional voyages will allow more time at the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, the Weddell Sea and Chilean Fjords, with further exploration of smaller islands and more wildlife encounters.
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The 20-strong expert Discovery Team will be on hand to provide guests with insight into the wildlife and landscape, leading guests through kayak excursions, nature walks and Zodiac tours with multiple landings each day.
In addition, guests can explore using Scenic’s two state-of-the-art helicopters and a custom-built submarine.
New voyages include:
14-Day Antarctica, Scenic Eclipse
Recommended for: First-time expedition cruisers
What the brochure says: Join a 14-day expedition voyage round-trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina. After overnighting in Buenos Aires, board a flight to Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world, to be welcomed by the team on board Scenic Eclipse. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the views of the Andean Mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah. The week that follows will be spent exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. An expert captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways, which may include traversing the stunning 11km-long Lemaire Channel. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. There may even be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South. The on-board Discovery Team Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of the 18 to 20 hours of daylight. The Discovery Yacht will then return to Ushuaia for flights to Buenos Aires with another overnight stay.
Departing November 2023 until the end of January 2024, prices start from US$13,000 per person
22-Day Antarctica and Chilean Fjords, Scenic Eclipse
Recommended for: Cruisers who want to pack a lot into one trip
What the brochure says: Journey from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Santiago, Chile on an adventure that voyages down the east coast of South America into the Antarctic Peninsula, before journeying around Cape Horn and up the west coast. Begin the expedition in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires before travelling Ushuaia. Voyage south to the land of ice, Antarctica. Use the Scenic Zodiacs, kayaks or paddle boards to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies, and cruise among icebergs as whales feed below the water. Cruise through the Lemaire Channel on a spectacular journey and climb to the rim of an icy volcanic crater. Cross maritime history at the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet at Cape Horn. View the impressive Chilean Fjords and witness the beauty of the Seno Garibaldi and Seno Pia glaciers. From here, cruise into the Laguna San Rafael for unforgettable views of the San Valentin Glacier and enjoy the globally renowned beauty of the Inner Fjords. Spot your first penguins of the expedition at Chiloé Island before moving onwards to two towns set among stunning natural beauty, the Puerto Varas and Frutillar. Finally, conclude at the vibrant Chilean World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso, and reflect on the journey of a lifetime. Departing 21 February 2024, prices start from US$15,942 per person
20-Day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands, Scenic Discovery
Recommended for: Cruisers who want to delve deeper into expeditions
What the brochure says: The 20-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands voyage is designed for guests seeking a longer expedition. Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove and walk the wildlife trail to see the Magellanic penguin colony. Cruise by Zodiac along the 3,000-metre mountain range which forms the spine of the long, narrow island of South Georgia. Visit Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, and its thriving community. Sailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina this voyage calls at Montevideo, Uruguay before visiting Ushuaia, Antarctica Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Departing 4 November 2023 and 23 February 2024, prices start from US$19,315 per person
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16-Day Antarctica and the Weddell Sea, Scenic Eclipse
Recommended for: Polar region adventure seekers
What the brochure says: Journey on a roundtrip from Buenos Aires, Argentina and explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover the South Shetland Islands, home to gentoo and chinstrap penguins and the site of Ernest Shackleton’s inspirational 1916 survival story. Be escorted to Elephant Island by the Discovery Team on Zodiacs, kayaks or stand-up paddle boards. Explore the ice chocked Weddell Sea, one of the globe’s most extreme seas and have the option of travelling to Snow Hill Island by helicopter, with the chance to see the elusive Emperor Penguins at their breeding colony. Be guided by Scenic Eclipse’s expert Captain and crew along the 11-kilometre-long iceberg-filled Lemaire Channel and visit a working scientific base, unveiling life in the harshest of conditions. Departing 5 and 13 December 2023, prices start from US$14,820 per person
12-Day Christmas & New Year’s Antarctica in Depth Voyage, Scenic Eclipse ll
Recommended for: Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas
What the brochure says: Celebrate Christmas or the New Year on the journey of a lifetime whilst on board the all-inclusive, ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse ll, which will guide guests into a Winter Wonderland. Glittering peaks, sculpted icebergs, pristine icy waters and remote islands bustling with penguins, seals and whales await on Scenic’s seasonal Antarctica in Depth itineraries. Departing 18 and 28 December 2023, prices start from US$13,060 per person
The line is offering 10% early bird discounts on new bookings on selected departures. For more information, visit www.scenic.eu