Australia Cruises

Start your next discovery today with an ultra-luxury cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

Explore Australia in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Australia is as vast as it is beautiful. There is an ancient pulse that beats throughout the country that has so much to offer, even to the most seasoned of travelers.

Home to the oldest civilization on Earth, Australia is an ancient land of vivid contrasts. At its heart a red desert stretches to the turquoise ocean of the Kimberley coast, a region blessed with ample natural wonders such as the Horizontal Waterfalls. While the famed East Coast is an aquatic paradise, fringed by tropical islands and vibrant reefs. Hidden within the country’s diverse terrain is the story of Australia’s indigenous people, told through sacred sites and enduring rock art, and found throughout the Kimberley and Arnhem Land. 

Why visit Australia...

  • Learn About an Ancient Culture
    Australia’s indigenous people have the oldest surviving culture in the world, one that you can gain a greater appreciation for through the local indigenous guide-led tours; rock art viewings at galleries such as Gwion Gwion, which dates back 12,000 years; and cultural immersive experiences such as a traditional smoking ceremony or bush food tasting.
  • Explore Diverse Landscapes
    Discover a verdant land comprising of one of the world’s most remarkable and precious environments –Australia’s Kimberley Coast. Marvel in the vivid contrasting colours and pristine wilderness boasting deep gorges, rainforests and waterfalls. Discover more than 900 islands along the Queensland coastline, with swaying coconut palms, turquoise waters and white sand beaches from Fraser Island, Airlie Beach to Cairns. Or, be immersed in ancient indigenous cultures and explore the natural wonders of Australia’s national park and stunning coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Soak up the scenery in comfort on board your luxurious Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht.
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
    The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and a must-do on any travel list. A living museum of colourful coral, the reef is also home to more than 1,500 fish species, sharks, rays, whales, dolphins, the threatened marine turtle and the vulnerable dugong.
  • Spot Unique Wildlife
    In the northern reaches of Australia, look for kangaroos bounding over open plains, wallabies hiding in rocky crevices, saltwater and freshwater crocodiles frequenting waterways, and maybe even monitor lizards, frilled neck lizards and echidna. The ocean, in particular the Great Barrier Reef, is thriving with marine life including the endangered green sea turtle, while twitchers will be in heaven with hundreds of species of bird to watch for.

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Why cruise 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.
^Helicopter and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather conditions.

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Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising and ocean discovery voyages

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Flexible Booking

Defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

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 Discovery Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivaled exploration and immersive experiences in Australia on a Scenic Discovery Voyage. The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with:
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Personalized Scenic Freechoice experiences
  1. The Discovery Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Discovery Voyage is the perfect blend of Scenic Expedition and Cruise voyages. As The World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse can reach smaller ports and remote destinations. With only 228 guests on board and a Discovery Team of up to 15 specialists, a Discovery Voyage provides immersion in your destination matched with relaxed ultra-luxury. Guests can tailor their days with a wide range of truly all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice activities to cater to a variety of interests and fitness levels and experience bespoke and unforgettable Scenic Enrich excursions.

  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Discovery Voyages (Click to expand)

    Scenic Eclipse yachts have been purpose-built for these ecologically spectacular destinations. The ship features GPS Dynamic Positioning maintaining its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds. As small-ship Discovery Yachts, we have the ability to access hard to reach small ports and villages that other larger ships can’t. Scenic Eclipse provides a multitude of luxurious spaces on board where you can enjoy the balmy weather, unwind, and retreat in the Panorama Bar for some relaxation as we cruise along breathtaking coastlines. Recline in the cabanas and lounge chairs as you sip on a cocktail.
  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the highlight of a Discovery Voyage, with up to 15 expert members who will guide you and enrich your knowledge of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, glaciology, and photography, you can benefit from their expertise and knowledge of the destinations we visit.

Where we travel in Australia

The Kimberley
The remote Kimberley acquire one of the country's oldest and pristine landscapes, with thundering waterfalls, spectacular reefs and deep canyons, ample wildlife and adventurous pursuits. This hard-to-reach region is best explored on the luxurious Scenic Eclipse with Zodiac Helicopter^ expeditions. 
East Coast & Great Barrier Reef
The breathtaking East Coast is Australia's tropical playground with the famous Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep. The coast is home to the thousands of islands including the Withsundays favourite Hamilton Island, K'gari (formerly Fraser Island) the world's largest sand island, and laid back Magnetic Island.
Arnhem Land
An unspoiled and vast wilderness that very few have explored, Arnhem Land, is a region rich in indigenous history and offers an authentic insight into Aboriginal culture. Explore this wild, spiritual and diverse region, with rugged coastlines, remote islands, rivers teaming with fish, lush rainforests and towering woodlands. 
Cape York
This large peninsula of Far North Queensland is known as 'the tip' of Australia. Discoveries are aplenty in this region with a concentrated number of national parks, and Thursday Island, a traditional community that lies off the coast in the Torres Straits.

Scenic Eclipse in Video

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 the America, and the Mediterranean. From exploring remote destinations such as Australia’s Kimberley coastline and Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands of Indonesia to the spectacular regions Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Watch our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

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