A beautiful cruise that offers you more time to go deep into the history, culture and ongoing influence of the magical Mediterranean. Hop on and off spectacular islands, unearth ancient wonders and indulge in some of the most delicious gastronomy on Earth.
Setting sail from bustling Istanbul, Scenic Eclipse will journey down the coastline of Turkey before winding her way through the magnificence of the Greek Islands where you’ll be able to explore the cradle of civilization. Cruising through the Corinth Canal to astonishingly beautiful Croatia before a romantic farewell in Venice, the ‘city of love’.
We’ll take you into the heart of this exquisite part of the world thanks to our ability to moor in small ports. Traverse the astonishing Corinth Canal and experience the wonder of Bozcaada Island, a private island where we exclusively moor. With plenty of Zodiac, kayak, snorkelling, e-bike, helicopter and submarine excursions and even a scuba dive planned, you’ll truly discover every inch of the Mediterranean.
Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Athens where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse for her maiden voyage. This evening raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.
Day 2 | Canakkale Highlights:
Visit the ANZAC battlefields and see the poignant memorials, historic monuments and key battle sites of the peninsula. Alternatively, take a tour of Canakkale, or explore the city by e-bike.
Day 3 | Bozcaada Island Highlights:
Enjoy a walking tour of this colourful town or discover historic Troy. A trip to the beach and wine tasting or touring the island by e-bike are other options.
Day 4 | Kusadasi Highlights:
Let your local guide introduce the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean and an extensive open air museum boasting the ruins of the impressive Library of Celsus.
Day 5 | Rhodes Highlights:
Uncover ancient Rhodes or explore the Acropolis of Lindos. You may choose to visit the butterfly valley.
Day 6 | Chania: Highlights:
Visit the Commonwealth War Memorial or explore the well-preserved city of Rethymno. Alternatively, marvel at the impressive frescoes at the ruins of Knossos, or visit the World War II Monument to the Allied Forces, or go cycling by e-bike.
Day 7 | Santorini Highlights:
Explore the ancient site of Akrotiri, or take an exciting Jeep tour. Alternatively visit picturesque Oia, sail the caldera in a catamaran or spend time at the beach.
Day 8 | Athens Highlights:
Take the exclusive opportunity to compete in the ‘Scenic Olympic Games’ at the site of the 1896 Olympics, or take a private tour of the Cycladic Museum or visit the Benaki Museum.
Day 9 | Fiskardo Highlights:
Cruise the Mediterranean Sea and perhaps create your own masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. Arrive this afternoon at the charming town of Fiskardo and wander this delightful port at your leisure.
Day 10 | Fiskardo Highlights:
Discover the island of Kefalonia. Those feeling adventurous may choose to take a hiking tour, or explore by Zodiac or kayak.
Day 11 | Kotor Highlights:
Take a walking tour of the historic centre, or visit the Baroque town of Perast. Alternatively wander along Kotor’s city walls, or take an excursion to Cetinje.
Day 12 | Dubrovnik Highlights:
Discover the historic centre, or walk the medieval ramparts of the city. Alternatively journey to the Konavle villages, or explore Lokrum island by kayak.
Day 13 | Hvar > Split Highlights:
Visit World Heritage-listed Stari Grad, or take a guided tour of Hvar. A scenic drive to the village of Vbroska or explore the island and its olive plantations.
Day 14 | Split Highlights:
Visit Diocletian’s Palace, or trek up Marjan Hill for spectacular views. You can also visit historic Trogir or sample the local delicacies at Stella Croatica.
Day 15 | Venice Highlights:
Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark with memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.