Scenic: The world of ultra-luxury expedition cruise just got even better

Scenic: The world of ultra-luxury expedition cruise just got even better

Scenic Eclipse is the line’s first purpose built discovery yacht, and comes complete with two Airbus H130 helicopters and Scenic Neptune – a six-seater submarine – to ensure the adventure of a lifetime

There are few more exciting areas of the cruise industry than the ultra-luxury expedition sector. Travelling to the most inhospitable corners of the world in the absolute lap of luxury is a dream to many – however, few will have sampled luxury on the scale of Scenic Eclipse, the first ultra-luxury yacht being built by Scenic.

With 10 dining experiences serving a maximum of 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse will take luxury to a new level. The ship will come with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130 helicopters carried on board that will be allow guests to soar above some of the greatest landscapes in the world. With five cameras to the exterior and interior of the helicopter, guests will have incredible footage of their experience on board.

The Airbus H130 was chosen specially because its sound levels are seven decibels below the levels set by international standards – making it perfect for flying over national parks and animal nature reserves without disturbing the wildlife. 

Glen Moroney, Scenic founder and chairman, said: “Scenic has always sought to venture beyond the horizon and with our helicopters we provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites. We have specifically selected this model for its wide, unobstructed cabin space which can accommodate the pilot and up to six passengers.”

Always seeking to go one better, the company is also offering its guests the opportunity to see stunning vistas of a different kind – under the sea. Scenic Neptune, the company’s six-seater submarine, will add a totally new dimension to luxury cruising, by offering safaris up to 300m deep. The submarine will give guests the chance to truly experience the world as they have never done before, looking at beautiful coral reefs, whales, seals and a myriad of other aquatic life. For many guests it will be the realisation of a long-sought after dream.

“With our submarine we provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled access to some of nature’s most beautiful marine environments,” Moroney added. “From inside Scenic Neptune, each guest will enjoy an uninterrupted view thanks to an ultra-clear acrylic hull, expertly engineered to make you feel at one with the ocean.

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“The sub is able to do between eight and 12 dives per day, depending on the length, giving as many guests as possible access to this unique opportunity. Because the cabin is pressurised, there is also no need for a slow ascent or descent. One of the thrills for guests is a fast, upward journey where they pop out from below the ocean with a splash.”

The possibilities of adding Scenic Eclipse into Scenic’s award-winning roster of tours is an incredible opportunity for travel agents – with a number of tours combining cruises and land programmes for the ultimate best of both worlds. 

These include Scenic’s Antarctica in Depth with Patagonian Adventure – a 23-day tour that includes a stay in Buenos Aires, an Antarctic cruise on board Scenic Eclipse followed by a tour of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s beautiful Patagonia. Prices start from £16,635.

 Another example is the 19-day East Coast USA with Highlights of the East Coast, which includes a stay in Boston, Washington DC and New York City before boarding Scenic Eclipse to head further south, calling at famous cities such as Baltimore and Charleston before arriving in the Caribbean – which is not a bad way to finish your holiday. Prices start from £10,725. 

However your clients choose to spend their time on Scenic Eclipse, one thing is for sure – they will be in for the adventure of a lifetime.

On board

Spacious all-verandah suites
Almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
Butler service for every guest
All-inclusive food and drink
Spa Sanctuary, gym, yoga and pilates studio
Swimming and plunge pools
Expert Discovery Leaders on all cruises
Daily entertainment and education program
Complimentary wi-fi

Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions
Active discovery excursions
Scenic Enrich experiences
Scenic Freechoice activities
Expert Discovery Team

Before you cruise
Return flights from the UK
Return airport transfers
Pre-departure hotel stay
Terms and conditions apply


Book a Scenic Eclipse 2019/20 cruise and your customers get:
Earlybird fares – up to eight per cent off selected cruises
Free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers
Return flights from the UK
Complimentary pre/post hotel stay included
Book a combination journey with a land tour and your customers will get $500 per suite on board credit. Book  a back-to-back cruise and they get a free submarine/helicopter trip. Earlybird fares guaranteed
Offer ends October 15, 2018
Terms and conditions apply

Call reservations on 0808 115 0463, email or contact your local sales manager



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