Scenic has unveiled brand-new Arctic voyages, growing its 2023/24 Arctic & Fjords collection while adding a Scottish Isles exploration.
Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II, which is set to launch in Spring 2023, will introduce almost 40 new landings throughout the Arctic & Fjords and Canadian Arctic region, giving guests the chance to discover new horizons and venture further than ever before in ultra-luxury style.
As interest in expedition cruising grows, the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts are taking guests even deeper into the pristine and unique wonders of the Arctic and Fjords, where polar bears roam and stunning snowscapes have yet to feel a footprint. Guests get to discover valiant Viking roots and once-in-a-lifetime experiences on some of the most dynamic of new itineraries:
Explore New Depths of the Scottish Isles
Wild and extraordinarily beautiful, the coastline of Scotland is a sight to behold. The Scenic Eclipse yachts will make their first foray into Scotland during the 2023/24 Arctic season with the nine-day Scottish Isles: Historic Trails & Wilderness voyage. Fiercely proud of its history and culture and dramatic natural beauty, Scotland and the more than 900 islands that dot its coastline offers a wealth of incredible experiences – whether in Aberdeen, the Isle of Skye, Fort William, St Kilda, Oban or Portrush. From wildlife to Celtic and Viking sites, the Scottish Isles are a revelation.
Alternatively, guests can explore the strongholds of the Vikings, from the volcanoes of Iceland to the wild isles of Scotland, on a nine-day Northern Isles: Iceland & Scotland voyage, sailing from Reykjavik. Opportunities in Heimaey in the Westman Islands, Seyðisfjörður, the Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands and Aberdeen include visits to wildlife sites for puffin and dolphin spotting, hearing grand tales of discovery from the onboard expert Discovery Leaders, standing on the deck of the 228-guest yacht (200 in polar regions) and marvel at the extraordinary landscapes, and port in small Scottish towns for unique experiences with welcoming locals. One evening includes an exclusive dining experience to explore the exquisite cuisine of Oslo’s Opera House.
New Greenland Adventures
Known for its enormous icebergs and fast-moving glacier, Ilulissat is one of many highlights of the 14-day Uncover Greenland and Canada cruise. Guests get to take in the soaring cliffs of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti and explore the diverse beauty of Western Greenland and the world’s fifth-largest island, Canada’s Baffin Island.
Alternatively, explore the world’s largest fjord system, hike around geologic wonders and kayak among icebergs in mirror-smooth bays on the 10-day Eastern Greenland & Iceland Expedition voyage.
Also new in the 2023/24 season is the 18-day Expedition into Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic. Scenic Eclipseguests explore Disko Bay, where large icebergs meet whales, hear the rumbling sounds of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier in the Canadian Arctic, and kayak the icy waters of these amazing sites while surrounded by rugged, pristine landscapes.
New Wild Arctic & Franz Josef
This new 18-day new Wild Arctic & Franz Josef itinerary stands apart as one of the most amazing expedition itineraries. Sailing roundtrip from Norway’s Tromsø, Scenic Eclipse spends a couple of days at sea before reaching the world’s northernmost archipelago – Franz Josef Land. Consisting of 191 remote islands entirely above the Arctic Circle, this unique land has it all. More than five million seabirds, polar bears, walruses, whales, seals, tundra landscapes, glaciated islands, 33 species of fish and the Arctic fox. The nature of this sailing allows the Scenic Eclipse captain the flexibility to cruise wherever the best sites are for exploring – by sea in kayak, paddleboard and Zodiac; by air with one of the two six-guest H-130 helicopters; or under the waves in a six- or eight-guest submarine.
The Small Ship Experience
All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallets in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages, gratuities, and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included.
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