In response to the high demand for once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica expedition voyages, Scenic Eclipse has expanded its range of new in-depth Expedition Voyages across the seventh continent.
Departing in 2023 and 2024, these additional dates and voyages, allow maximum time across the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, the Weddell Sea and Chilean Fjords, with further exploration of smaller islands and remarkable wildlife encounters available whilst on board the 200 guest, ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht. Guests are encouraged to explore ‘Antarctica your Way’, with a collection of Antarctic Voyages, perfect for varying types of expedition travel.
The 20-strong expert Discovery Team will be on hand to provide guests with a deep insight into the incredible wildlife and landscape. The team will lead guests through guided kayak excursions, nature walks and Zodiac tours with multiple landings each day. In addition, guests can enjoy unparalleled exploration with Scenic’s two state-of-the-art helicopters and a custom-built submarine.
Bookings made between 15 September and 30 November 2022 will benefit from a complimentary business class flight upgrade along with savings of up to 10%.
Antarctica Highlights – perfect for first time visitors
16-Day Antarctica in Depth
Join a 16-day expedition voyage roundtrip 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 11-kilometre-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 18–20 hours of daylight. The Discovery Yacht will then return to Ushuaia for flights to Buenos Aires with another overnight stay. This voyage has departure dates including the sought-after Christmas and New Year period.
Explore Further – designed for those who want to explore the region for longer
24-Day Antarctica and Chilean Fjords
Journey from Buenos Aires to Santiago, on an adventure that voyages down the east coast of South America, down into the Antarctic Peninsula, before journeying around the renowned Cape Horn, and up the west coast. Begin the expedition in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires before travelling to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Voyage south to the land of ice. Antarctica is a land of peace and beauty. Use the Scenic Zodiacs, kayaks or paddleboards to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies, and cruise amongst 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; Cape Horn. View the impressive Chilean Fjords and witness the beauty of the Seno Garibaldi and Seno Pia glaciers. 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. Try and spot your first penguins of the expedition at Chiloé Island before moving onwards to two towns set amongst 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.
23-Day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands
The 23-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.
Ultimate Expedition – for adventure seekers wanting an expedition deep into the heart of the Polar region
18-Day Antarctica and the Weddell Sea
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 paddleboards. 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.
19-day Beyond the Antarctic Circle Voyage
On a roundtrip from Buenos Aires, cross the legendary Antarctic Circle and endeavour to cross the latitude of 66°33’ South. Cruise on Zodiacs around icebergs and kayak and stand-up paddleboard on the icy waters of the Antarctic. Traverse the unforgettable 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel and use Scenic Discovery excursions to visits areas abundant with penguins, seals and whales. Visit abandoned history in a deserted British base and derelict whaling station and summit the seventh continent on the rim of a volcanic crater. Travel further than many would dream as you go beyond the Antarctic Circle on this 19-day voyage.
Festive Collection – The Ultimate Christmas & New Year’s Antarctica in Depth Voyage
Celebrate Christmas or the New Year on the journey of a lifetime whilst on board the all-inclusive, ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse. The Festive Holiday Collection features exclusive departures on the 19 and 29 December 2023, 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.
About Scenic Eclipse
Purpose-built for polar regions, the ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, features a strengthened hull and a Polar Class 6-rating that enables safe and comfortable navigation through polar waters. Scenic Eclipse features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor elegant spaces, such as the spectacular 550m2 Senses Spa, up to 10 spectacular dining experiences, nine bars and lounges and spaciously appointed suites with private verandahs and personalised butler service.
All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay.
For more information or to book visit www.sceniceclipse.com or contact your local travel agent.