Arctic Cruises

Discover the Arctic in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Whether it’s discovering the majestic fjords of Norway or Greenland’s glaciers and the intriguing geology of Iceland, a voyage to the Arctic is unlike no other: Scenic Eclipse is purpose-built for exploring these pristine polar destinations.  

The Arctic region is a magical land where the sun stays up above the horizon well past midnight in the summer. Tales of brave Viking warriors are still shared over an evening drink and time is spent observing the majestic wildlife roaming the land. During an ultra-luxury voyage on board Scenic Eclipse you will be taken to the heart of your chosen destination through a range of truly all-inclusive discovery excursions.

Imagine soaring over the cascading waterfalls of Norwegian fjords in one of the two helicopters^, or kayaking between enormous floating icebergs in Svalbard and discovering the Arctic marine-life during a submarine^ dive in Greenland. 

Feel anticipation and excitement as you cruise through of one of the least explored regions of the world. Be amazed by the paramount beauty of the landscape and light in the Arctic region, with the unique wildlife taking it to a new level of exploration.

 

Why visit the Arctic...

  • Wildlife Kingdom
    Across the Arctic, be spellbound by polar bears, from the sheer numbers on Wrangel Island to frequent encounters on Franz Josef Land, Svalbard and the Canadian Arctic. Revel in steaming walrus haulouts, soaring sea cliffs raucous with charming puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, little auks and more. Search for mystical narwhals and shy beluga whales, musk oxen, Arctic foxes and hares
  • In the Footsteps
    Be intrigued by Discovery historians as they reveal Greenland’s ancient Inuit hunting camps, Canada’s Hudson Bay Trading posts and hear epic tales of Arctic explorers striving for the North Pole by ship, dogsled and balloon. Follow the tribulations of Franklin’s expedition, cheer Amundsen’s successful Northwest Passage and be inspired by Nordenskjold’s push across the Northeast Passage.
  • Spectacular Ice
    Gaze from your private verandah as Scenic Eclipse enters pack ice to reveal a world alive with polar bears, seals, whales and more. Thrill to the gunshot retort of calving icebergs along Spitsbergen’s vast icefronts, and the ‘iceberg factory’ of Disko Bay. Zodiacs move amidst stupendous, aquamarine towers and fantastic arches of Scoresbysund’s sculpture garden of ice.
  • People of the North
    Be welcomed by local communities, from Chukchi reindeer herders in Russia’s Far East to Inuit hunters and fishermen across the High Arctic, and meet scientists and rangers working from remote polar stations. Be entertained by traditional song and dance in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and be enthralled as your Discovery guides enlighten you on the skills necessary to live at the end of the Earth.

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Why travel to the Arctic on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • Discovery Yacht Cruising
    Scenic Eclipse caters for up to 228 guests and features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate cruising experience. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, the indulgent Senses Spa and a dedicated Observation Lounge and Terrace. Be inspired by lectures from our expert Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre.
  • Tailored on shore Experiences
    Scenic Eclipse offers truly all-inclusive curated Scenic Enrich experiences taking you behind the scenes in the most spectacular surrounds with private access and immersive moments. Scenic Freechoice activities are meticulously curated to cater to all interests and fitness levels, including experienced guided walking and bike tours. From a relaxed to active pace, there’s something for everyone.
  • World-Class Design & Technology
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, ensuring the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse features customized stabilizers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters. An Advanced Wastewater Treatment System, electronic Azipod propulsion system and a GPS Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds.
  • 6-Star Ultra-Luxury
    Watch the world go by from your private verandah suite in 6-star luxury. A dedicated Butler service is available for every guest, along with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The Comfort Class 1 notation, features the lowest passenger ship noise and vibration throughout all public spaces and luxury suites. With the highest rating as per the marine class society Bureau Vista.
  • Two Helicopters^ & a Submarine^
    Venture beyond the horizon, with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse, custom-designed for optimal flightseeing and excursions. Dive below the ocean for the most luxurious experience on board by submarine, custom-built for optimal sightseeing excursions of crystal-clear waters and all that lies in them.
  • Unrivalled Viewing & Relaxation
    Scenic Eclipse has an abundance of space, spanning across 10 luxurious decks, from outdoor areas, to the Sun Terrace on the top deck offering sweeping views, to the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht. The Senses Spa and Pool Terrace provides a relaxing vantage point to spot incredible landmarks and wildlife, ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Specialist Discovery Team
    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights, so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.

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Defer your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.
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The World's First Discovery Yachts

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Explore the far horizons of the globe led by a team of experts whose passion and enthusiasm will help you unlock all the wonders of the destinations to which you are traveling, and the sheer enjoyment of traveling on this world-class ultra-luxury yacht.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ships in the world. They are essentially mega-yachts, designed and looking far more like yachts than any traditional cruise ship. Yet one of the most technologically advanced vessels to be found in the world today.
 
Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments. An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ships and guest’s suites, providing 100 per cent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments, meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. These advanced features are also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ships design, GPS Dynamic Positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system.
 
The on board technology allows us to operate efficiently in compliance with and in excess of all of the current environmental regulations in each port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint.

The Expedition Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivaled exploration of the extraordinary Arctic on a Scenic Expedition Voyage with:
  • Up to 200 guests on board, to maximise landings polar regions
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery Excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots
  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Expedition Cruises (Click to expand)

    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery yachts have been purpose-built for Expedition Voyages into these ecologically spectacular destinations. Designed with a Polar Class 6-classification, the Scenic Eclipse's state-of-the-art technological features include a strengthened hull, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system that enables comfortable and safe expeditions. The GPS Dynamic Positioning system allows the ship to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto ecologically sensitive seabeds. With only 200 guests on board, you will enjoy multiple shore landings via Zodiac onto ice beds, making the most of your precious stops in these once-in-a-lifetime locations.

  1. The Expedition Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury Expedition Voyage is in a class of its own. Your truly all-inclusive Scenic Discovery Excursions will be led by an expert Discovery Team of up to 20-members. Your custom parka and polar boots will be professionally fitted in the Discovery Centre, before you are guided by the Discovery Team on land and sea. Learn about polar wildlife and landscapes during enriching lectures and education programs, hosted in the Discovery Yacht’s impressive state-of-the-art theatre.

  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the core of our Expedition Voyages, with up to 20 expert members who will guide you and enrich your understanding of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, photography, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, and glaciology – each guest will feel like they have their own personal expert guide to answer the most curious and technical questions.

Where we travel in the Arctic

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Discover the extraordinary wonders of the world in truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and custom-built with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, Scenic Eclipse combines a wealth of world-class facilities with the opportunity for unrivaled exploration. Our handcrafted itineraries are full of rare moments and extraordinary experiences, from the sublime beauty of the polar regions and the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, to the sun-drenched Caribbean and the history and cultures of South America and the Mediterranean. Explore our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

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