Scenic Eclipse is a long-awaited cruise ship, the world’s first discovery yacht, and it’s going to offer some of the most fascinating experiences – both on and off the ship.
To add to these, Scenic has recently revealed its lineup of Antarctic itineraries and it’s the perfect destination to explore on-board this extraordinary cruise ship.
Scenic Eclipse Antarctic itineraries
The ship will set sail for Antarctic destinations in 2019 and 2020, with plenty of itineraries to enjoy these phenomenal regions on-board.
The remote wilderness of Antarctica is a beauty to behold, and Scenic Eclipse offers the perfect spectating platform from which to see it.
Visit in the late spring and early summer for the chance to witness floating icebergs, wandering wildlife and the elusive Antarctic twilight. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture sights of penguin colonies and their lively courtship rituals; humpback whales arrive; and elephant seals give birth.
Summer offers some of the longest days with nearly 24 hours of daylight in the months of January and February. The temperature rises slightly, bringing with is penguin chicks playing, leopard seals hunting and a large number of whales feeding.
As early March approaches, darkness returns and cold Antarctic nights draw close. However, these deliver some of the most beautiful opportunities to witness penguin chicks fledge, humpback whales breach the icy waters and albatross chicks wander along the coastlines.
Why sail to Antarctica with Scenic Eclipse?
During your time on-board Scenic Eclipse, the Discovery Team offer their expert knowledge and insights into the environment and history of Antarctica, assisting in your very own exploration of its nature and wildlife.
The team comprises 16 passionate leaders who are all experts in their fields and facilitate shore excursions by Zodiac and kayak for guided walks among some of these unforgettable regions.
The Zodiacs and tandem kayaks also allow you the chance to get up-close to nature as possible, from whale pods to sheltered waterways, these are all included and provide moments to remember for a lifetime.
Why not experience Antarctic from above with Scenic Eclipse’s on-board helicopter, which allows you to take to the skies for a range of exciting shore excursions (at an additional charge). Fly over icebergs, venture further than before and enjoy a thrilling excursion like never before.
Or delve deeper beneath the surface with Scenic’s submarine, taking you through natural habitats in Antarctica’s waters for an remarkable view of whales, penguins, seals and other marine life.
Antarctica’s many delights are yours to enjoy while sailing with Scenic Eclipse, offering you the chance of a lifetime to explore the vast white landscape to your heart’s content.
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