Magnificent Antarctica with Scenic Eclipse

One of the World's First Discovery Yachts™, Scenic Eclipse brings together six-star luxury and adventure for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Home to world-class facilities and amenities including Airbus H130 helicopters and a seven-seat submarine, this remarkable vessel can take you to places previously inaccessible to ordinary travellers – including the pristine landscapes of Antarctica.

Virtually uninhabited, the world’s southernmost continent truly is one of those destinations than can only be appreciated in person, with its untouched ice-scapes, cliffs and mountains rising from the sea and iconic wildlife, including penguins. Its Antarctic Peninsula stretching toward South America is famed for its breathtaking, iceberg-lined passageways, the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor.

The Onboard Experience

Facilities aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse are second to none – they include a 550m2 spa, a yoga and Pilates studio, no fewer than 10 dining experiences ranging from casual to fine dining, and several Scandinavian-inspired outdoor vitality pools and blissfully indulgent cabanas.

Inspired by sleek sailing yachts, the ship offers up to 114 suites all with their own verandahs and private butler service and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, ensuring the ultimate in personal attention. In fact, in polar regions, Scenic Eclipse sails with only 200 passengers instead of 228, for a truly intimate small-ship cruise experience.

The ship also has an Observation Lounge & Terrace for prime views of the ever-changing landscapes and wildlife, and guests have the use of Swarovski telescopes and in-suite binoculars to really get up-close and personal with their surrounds. Scenic Eclipse also hosts fascinating lectures and other education sessions by its on-board experts, so you can really get under the skin of this glorious destination, and there are exclusive Scenic Enrich and personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences to deepen your knowledge and experience.

Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy means every detail is taken care of, including flights, transfers, tips and WiFi but also a pre-departure hotel stay as standard (so you're rested and relaxed before your adventure), all-inclusive shore excursions, in-suite mini-bars and all onboard dining and complimentary premium branded drinks including more than 100 whiskeys.

11-Day Wild Antarctica: Fly the Drake, From £13,450 per person

Departing December 2023 to February 2024 and including the services of an expert guide, this awe-inspiring journey takes you through Chile’s colourful frontier town of Punta Arenas, King George Island in Antarctica, and the Antarctic Peninsula itself for a full immersion in this most compelling of regions.

You’ll fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, to board Scenic Eclipse and toast the beginning of your journey at a captain-hosted cocktail reception introducing your expert Discovery Leaders.

The Captain and crew will then transport you through gorgeous waterways such as the 11km, iceberg-filled Lemaire Channel. Possible visits en route, weather dependent, include a working scientific base where you can chat to staff, while wildlife sightings will embrace penguins, seals and whales in their natural habitat.

There is also a disused whaling station to explore, the former British research station turned museum Port Lockroy to tour, a volcanic crater to climb if you wish, Zodiac rides around ice formations, and kayaking and SUP paddleboarding around icebergs as whales feed below.

To book your Antarctica expedition, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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