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Welcome to the extraordinary

We invite you to experience a voyage of a lifetime in Antarctica and South America. Scenic set a new benchmark in the realm of ultra-luxury cruising when it launched its first state-of-the-art Discovery Yacht, offering guests extraordinary cruising experiences around the world. Its highly anticipated sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II, will be joining the fleet in early 2023.

Marvel as penguins slide down vast icebergs into pristine waters filled with humpback whales and leopard seals, before soaring above the horizon on one of two Scenic Eclipse helicopters^ and exploring beneath the majestic waters by submarine^. In South America discover intriguing cultures, history, and extraordinary beauty.

The Discovery Team is the heart of the Expedition and Discovery Voyages featured in this brochure. We have the top experts in their field from all over the globe: historians, archaeologists, geologists, and marine biologists. The team will provide onboard education sessions in the state-of-the-art theatre, Zodiac and kayak excursions to unique wildlife encounters, and guided walks through Antarctica and South America. The Discovery Team will ensure your once-in-a-lifetime journey will be remembered for a lifetime.

With only 200 guests on board in Antarctica (up to 228 in non-Polar regions), you will be immersed in an unsurpassed level of truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury. Your spacious suite with butler service and balcony is your personal sanctuary. The expansive Senses Spa will rejuvenate you, and with up to 10 dining experiences, an unrivaled culinary journey awaits.

With Scenic Eclipse, you’ll find it’s more than personalized travel. It’s knowing everything is taken care of to the Nth degree by a crew of the world’s finest professionals, who will go above and beyond to bring the voyage of your dreams to life.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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James Griffiths
Director Marine Operations

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Erwan Le Rouzic

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Jason Flesher
Expedition Operations Manager

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Tom Götter
Corporate Executive Chef


Take the Scenic Eclipse Route

Explore the natural wonders of Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands or discover the treasures of South America in truly all-inclusive, 6-star ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts TM.
Seamlessly link one of our handcrafted escorted land journeys to your cruise, creating an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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Our Commitment to your Health & Safety

We are committed to continuously updating our protocols to go above and beyond the latest health advisory guidelines and regulatory requirements. Our priority is to safeguard the health and safety of our valued guests and crew, so you can travel with complete confidence.

The most recent insights and world-class technologies have been implemented on board Scenic Eclipse. Amongst our extensive range of health and safety measures, Scenic Eclipse is equipped with an advanced Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the yacht and in guest suites which provides 100% fresh air through both a UVC and HEPA filter treatment.

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Scenic Eclipse Truly All-Inclusive Luxury

When you travel on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, you can be confident that every detail of your journey is taken care of by our expert staff and crew who are highly trained to anticipate your needs.

Each aspect of your comfort and peace of mind has been considered, including your airport transfers and all tipping and gratuities (both on board and onshore), making your cruise truly carefree.

Your expert Discovery Team, regional Discovery Specialists, and local guides will ensure every port of call offers moments of fascinating discoveries, be they cultural, historical, natural, or culinary.

Truly All-Inclusive Services & Amenities

Reserved for 200 guests only, you will have more time onshore and multiple daily landings in Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands

Only 228 guests for a truly exclusive experience in South America

Spacious all-verandah luxury suite accommodation

Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio

Up to 10 dining experiences, from casual to fine dining

The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys*

Engaging lecture and education program with on-board experts

Dedicated Observation Lounge & Terrace for optimal viewing opportunities

On board Swarovski Telescopes and in-suite binoculars so you can focus in on every wondrous moment

Indulgent 550m 2 Senses Spa#, gym, yoga, and Pilates studio

Scandinavian-inspired outdoor Vitality Pools and cabanas

State-of-the-art theatre for daily entertainment and education program

Complimentary Wi-Fi^

Internal flights and taxes

Return airport transfers, all tipping on board and onshore


Antarctica guards its secrets in an icy grip for all but five magical months, the Chilean fjords two months more, when the sea ice slowly retreats and penguins, seabirds, whales, and seals make their way south for an intense breeding and feeding season.


Beyond the Antarctic Peninsula

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Venture east beyond the Antarctic Peninsula into the Weddell Sea, a wonderland of fossil fields on ice-free islands, in comprehensively vast tabular icebergs. Search for enormous colonies of Adélie penguins, delight in curious fur seals, and be mesmerized by your Discovery Guide’s tales of survival by Heroic Age explorers Shackleton and Nordenskjold.

Nearly half the Weddell Sea is covered by the massive, floating, Filchner-Ronne IceShelf, the second largest in Antarctica. Plus smaller ice shelves along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, calve huge, flat-topped icebergs some 30 meters above sea level, 120 meters below, and many kilometers long. Powered by deep currents, they slice through fields of frozen sea ice. As you sail down the west coast of the Peninsula, thread through pack ice and narrow channels where whales feed and penguins poise, to reach beyond the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66o33’ south.

It takes a unique ship to explore these waters, and Scenic Eclipse is in a class of its own. The first to be designed and built toPolar Class 6 standards, its strengthened hull, forward bow thrusters, 50 percent larger stabilizers, and electronic Azipodpropulsion system enable safe navigation. The Discovery Team experts share insight into the environment and history of the region. Their expertise allows us to land in places few others have been before.

Most have heard the Shackleton story, how his ship Endurance was trapped and crushed in Weddell Sea pack ice. Learn how Shackleton and five others escaped from Elephant Island and sailed from there, to South Georgia, on an epic rescue mission.

Who knows the story of Otto Nordenskjold’s, Swedish Antarctic Expedition, who was here more than a decade earlier? Your DiscoveryTeam historian will share the gripping tale of how Nordenskjold lost his support ship Antarctica to pack ice and how this started a series of events combining the hardship, coincidence, sheer luck, and leadership that brought all but one of his men back alive.

Chile & the Chilean Fjords

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Discover Chile’s dramatic coast, from the bohemian seaport of Valparaíso, a vibrant, open-air gallery of street artists and home to romantic-poet Pablo Neruda. Travel to Puerto Montt, a fishing port set amidst the stunning, snow- capped volcanos of the Lakes District. From Castro, a village in remote Chiloé Isla, with its World Heritage-listed wooden churches and a nearby colony of both Magellanic and Humbolt penguins. See the wilderness of Tierra del Fuego and the chance to round Cape Horn on what is truly a Discovery Voyage.

Enjoy the ultra-luxury of Scenic Eclipse as it sails through an enchanted world of fjords and archipelagos carved by the Patagonian Ice Sheet, draped in temperate rainforest and unique wildlife, from migrating blue, grey, and humpback whales, dolphins, and beaches abundant with fur and elephant seals.

Whether you like a relaxed pace or plan to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Forechoice offers a diverse, truly all-inclusive range of activities to choose from. In Valparaíso, take an art walk through its labyrinth of cobbled streets, travel to Casablanca Valley to taste some of Chile’s finest wines, or visit Vina del Mar, renowned for its parks, palaces, and museum.

In Puerto Montt, Scenic Forechoice offers the chance to visit the very German town of Puerto Vargas on stunning Lake Llanquihue, with commanding views of Osorno and Cableco volcanoes (both active), or explore the enchanting lakeside retreat of Fritillary, with its family-owned Falmer Colonial Museum and world-class performing arts center. Our Scenic Journey Designers handpick experiences, depending on voyages and local performances, that will take you into the cultural heart of Patagonia. It might be traditional dance and song, or canoe paddling displays by descendants of the seafaring, hunter-gatherer Yaghan people.

Panama, Peru, Colombia & Brazil

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Be immersed in warm waters off pristine sand cays and witness the endearing dance of seabirds with bright, pastel-colored feet. Delve deep into mysterious mangrove stands and virgin rainforest, then return to the ultra-luxury of your Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht, as you explore the top of South America.

From Panama to Peru, Colombia to Brazil, our Discovery Team specialists will introduce you to intriguing local cultures that have arisen from the pre Colombian era to the Incan Empire. Learn about the march of conquistadores, to the festive music and street art of modern cities. Simply relax on board your Discovery Yacht and let the joie de vivre of South America envelope you.

In Peru, learn about the ancient Moche culture. Their sophisticated irrigation systems and intricate pottery designs are world-renowned. Remarkable archaeological ruins and an intriguing Scenic Forechoice interaction with the descendants of the civilization will help you understand the culture better. On the Pacific side, Darién National Park spans the two Americas and features an amazing range of habitats, including cloud and dwarf forests, mountains and mangroves. Thrill to the experience of discovering untamed jungle and fascinating customs of indigenous people.

Cruise into Colombia and discover the global phenomenon of Nutria National Park, where the tide defines what life inhabits its incredible mangrove stands. Marine turtles’ nest on beaches and humpback whales give birth in protected lagoons. Experience the best of Panama and Colombia through your choice of Scenic Forechoice activities. Take a mangrove walkway tour or a visit to the dazzling sand beaches of Playa Blanca.

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Cruise With Confidence

We appreciate that you have invested a lot of time into planning your holiday and we want to reassure you that with Scenic, you can book with confidence.

Deposit Protection Plan^
Scenic’s Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) is available to add to Scenic Eclipse 2023/2024 bookings for $250pp. This plan enables you to cancel a cruise to the invoiced Final Payment Date. Your deposit will be held as a Future Travel Credit, less any third-party cancellation and/or administrative fees, to use for a future booking within 24 months. Excludes South American land touring. For full terms visit

Add Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan
Take advantage of our Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) for $595pp for Scenic Eclipse voyages. By adding this plan, you are covered if you are unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). For full terms visit

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