Nine reasons to take a Scenic Eclipse Mediterranean Discovery Voyage

Nine Reasons to Take a Scenic Eclipse Mediterranean Discovery Voyage


There is nothing quite like a holiday on the picturesque Mediterranean Sea. From Turkey to Spain, each portside village and iconic city boasts rich history, pristine beaches and vibrant cities. You can experience a plethora of unexplored, quiet harbors, making them ideal for a luxurious discovery voyage on board Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht. Scenic Eclipse’s world-class design and build makes it ideal for docking at smaller ports, which larger ships cannot access. Throughout your voyage, you will arrive at the heart of your destination, opening up a world of discovery excursion opportunities from the moment you disembark. 
Here are our top reasons why you should add a Scenic Eclipse Mediterranean discovery voyage to your travel list. 

1. Open-air spaces to soak up the Mediterranean sun

Scenic Eclipse features a host of spaces for you to soak up some vitamin D. Relax on the sun beds of our Pool and Spa Terraces or take in the sunny vistas from the Observation Terrace and the Sun Terrace. You can also enjoy the warm weather during a charming alfresco dining experience at our all-day casual restaurant, Azure Bar and Café, or The Yacht Club – open for breakfast and lunch dining.  
 
If you would rather enjoy the warm sunlight in private, your suite’s balcony would be just the place to do so. Have the butler bring you a glass of French Champagne or your favorite cocktail, as you sit back and enjoy an ocean breeze, like an indulgent private luxury yacht experience. 
Scenic Eclipse Observation Deck

2. The finest truly all-inclusive dining experiences 

Cruise some of the most beautiful destinations of the world, learning about the sirens of Sorrento and the gods of Greece. When you return to the ship, continue your journey of discovery at our up to ten all-inclusive on board dining experiences, inspired by cuisines from all around the world. Our range of Mediterranean and European menus will especially impress you. 
 
Enjoy a different meal each day, inspired by the destinations you travel to, prepared with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that are bursting with regional flavors. Moreover, with small seating numbers at each restaurant and no buffets, each dining experience will be a multi-sensory delight you will look forward to every day.
 
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at our main restaurant, Elements. For a contemporary French fine dining experience, have a seat at Lumière. As Scenic Eclipse Executive Chef Tom Götter states, “It is impossible to become tired of continental cuisine, with so many different options to source inspiration from – be it Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean or the shores of the Middle East. The culinary styles, techniques and flavors of Europe change almost every 50 miles” – just like the splendid scenery during your unforgettable voyage. 
 
If you would like to learn how to prepare a Mediterranean delicacy of your own, Scenic Epicure, our dedicated on board cooking school will help you do just that.  
Scenic Eclipse Lumiere Dining

3. Access to beautiful secluded ports, unreachable by larger ships

As a Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse can access unique Mediterranean ports with plenty of time to explore, as well as late night departures that give you ample time to enjoy the local nightlife. 
 
In Seville, Spain, Scenic Eclipse will sail down Guadalquivir River to take you right to the heart of the city. Simply disembark and explore its many riches, such as tasting the delicious sherry wine at one of the most famous bodegas in the world – an included Scenic Freechoice activity on your itinerary. 
 
In Calvi, a little French island, not frequented by many larger cruises, you will discover beautiful, untouched treasures, including ancient citadels, abandoned villages, and sparkling shorelines. In Slovenia, Koper, the country’s largest town, is a secret gem and Scenic Eclipse will take you close to its venetian-influenced architecture, to the heart of the action. 
 
In Paros, a picture postcard Greek island, well known for its quaint countryside and glorious historical monuments, enjoy a wide range of included Scenic Freechoice activities, from a local produce tasting tour to a special male choir performance inside a 4th century Byzantine church. 
Scenic Eclipse Amalfi Coast

4. Active exploration opportunities with discovery by helicopter, submarine, or kayak

Filled with secret coves, hidden islands, secluded beaches, and vibrant marine life, there is a lot to discover in and around Mediterranean waters. 
 
Explore beyond the horizon, to where the deep blue of the ocean meets the pale hue of the sky, in our two on board state-of-the-art Airbus helicopters^, and share the views with only up to six guests. You can also choose to dive up to 984 feet under the sea’s surface in our on board 6-seater submarine, Scenic Neptune^, to unlock kaleidoscopic underwater worlds.
 
As a Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse is also equipped with a host of water sports equipment to help you get the most out of these cerulean waters. We have recreational gear suited to various fitness levels so you can explore at your own pace.  
 
Enjoy the use of our large inflatables, including trampolines and swimming platforms; explore leisurely using our paddleboards; get your heart rate up through active kayaking; discover vibrant underwater worlds during a snorkeling expedition, or infuse your exploration with an element of thrill with our Tiwal Sailing Boat or water skiing. 
Scenic Eclipse heli deck

5. Indulgent spaces to reinvigorate after your discovery excursions

When you return from a day of exhilarating exploration, 5920 square feet of pure indulgence and tranquility, will welcome you at our exclusive Senses Spa. Pamper yourself with a wide selection of luxurious and rejuvenating treatments^ and prepare yourself for another sensational day of discovery. 
Soothe your muscles through the delightful ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas on board, followed by the soundest sleep on our ergonomically designed luxury king size Scenic Slumber Beds. 
Scenic Eclipse Senses Spa

6. Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences for immersive exploration

Our signature Scenic Enrich experiences are a key part of the highlights you will enjoy as part of our unique itineraries. Handcrafted exclusively for Scenic guests, these once-in-a-lifetime moments will help you gain a fresh perspective on your destination.

From an exclusive equestrian flamenco show in Seville in one of the oldest bullrings, to a grand classical concert within the breath-taking 2nd century ruins of the Library of Celsus in Turkey, see each new destination in a brand-new light. 
Plaza de Espana

7. Customize your journey with Scenic Freechoice activities 

A Scenic Eclipse voyage gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace and pursue only those activities that match your passion. Choose from an extensive range of all-inclusive expert-led shore excursions and enjoy your own private exploration. From a visit to 1st century Roman Amphitheatre in Pula, to wine tasting at a family-run vineyard in Monte Carlo, you will find a delightful array of options to suit your taste in each new exotic port. Handcrafted by our expert Journey Designers, our Scenic Freechoice activities let you chart your own journey of discovery.
Scenic Eclipse Lisbon

8. Ultra-luxury cruising, away from the crowds

Scenic Eclipse’s Mediterranean itineraries operate during the shoulder season of March to June. This means you can avoid the busiest periods and crowds in your beautiful destinations. Enjoy spring in the Mediterranean and take the most beautiful photographs as you walk past whitewashed Cycladic houses framed with fuchsia pink bougainvillea blossoms and snorkel the clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, that will be just the right temperature. 
 
With no more than 228 guests on board and a limited number of guests per shore excursion, all your cherished moments of discovery will be shared with like-minded guest. 
Scenic Eclipse, Valetta, Malta

9. Commitment to Health & Safety

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness while traveling. Our team is working closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of health and wellness measures for the resumption of our ocean cruise operations.

^Subject to regulatory approval and at additional cost. 

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