Central America Cruises

Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury Central and South America cruises

Explore Central and South America in ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse

From the lush rainforests of Costa Rica to the abundant marine life in the Sea of Cortez, explore the many wonders on the World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
Cruise through the Baja coastline, the world’s second-longest peninsula and take in the dramatic scenery from your suite verandah. And marvel at the marine life in the Sea of Cortez, often referred to as the ‘world’s largest aquarium’. 

The tiny atoll of Isla Gorgona is a Columbian Island in the Pacific Ocean that has been transformed from an island prison to wildlife sanctuary where you will encounter a myriad of wildlife including the endemic blue anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard.

Experience the thrill of discovering beautifully preserved colonial cities, majestic jungles and remote islands teeming with wildlife along the Mexican Riviera in Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama. 

Along the coast of South America enjoy invigorating hikes and ancient Incan sites, whilst discovering the vibrant cities along the Andean coastline.

Why visit Central America...

  • History and Culture
    Discover the history and cultures of Central America as you discover the beautifully preserved colonial cities, majestic jungles and remote islands, along with the Mexican Riviera, Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama. Enjoy the invigorating hikes and ancient Inca sites, and sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan while discovering the vibrant cities along the Andean coastline.
  • Unrivaled Exploration
    Whether it be exploring pristine beaches by Zodiac; or discovering the Darien Jungle with an included kayak and stand-up paddleboard; looking out for wildlife along the calm turquoise waters or hiking through rainforests with your expert Discovery Guide – your journey with Scenic Eclipse will be one of wonder and delight.
  • Immersive Discovery
    Enjoy the stunning wonders of Central America, from the historic ports of Loreto to the tropical oasis of Huatulco on the Bahia de Cacaluta. Immerse yourself in the unique experiences from Golfito, Costa Rica’s most southern port, to old Antigua town renowned for Spanish architecture and breathtaking views. Discover small ports and stunning coastlines, with the all-inclusive Scenic Enrich excursions or Scenic Freechoice activities, immersing yourself in truly extraordinary gems.
  • Unique Wildlife
    Observe the wildlife of Central America, guided by your expert Discovery Team amidst rainforests spotting vivid macaws and chattering monkeys. Explore the Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula where you’ll witness a variety of whales, nearly 900 species of fish, manta rays and turtles. El Salvador offers variety of animal life, including pumas, ocelots, wild boards, agoutis, king hawks, black-crested eagles, toucans and macaws. Peru and Panama features wildlife refuges teeming with capuchin, howler and Tit monkeys, sloths, iguanas to name a few.

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Why cruise Central America 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 and ice conditions. Submarine is unable to operate in US waters.

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Flexible Booking
You can defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on ocean cruising.
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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 luxury vessel.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ship in the world. She is essentially a mega-yacht, designed and looking far more like a yacht than any traditional cruise ship. Yet she is one of the most technologically advanced commercial vessels to be found anywhere in the world today. 

Scenic Eclipse is perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments.  An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ship and in guests’ suites, providing 100 percent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments and meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. This advanced feature is also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ship design, a GPS dynamic positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system.

The on board technology enables Scenic Eclipse to operate efficiently in compliance with, and in excess of, all of the current environmental regulations in each and every port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint. The GPS Dynamic Positioning system allows Scenic Eclipse to maintain its location without dropping anchor, and with oversized Zero Speed stabilizers which are custom-built and 50 percent larger than those of other ships – providing greater stability as it navigates the waters as well as accessing shore excursions.

Where to travel in Central America

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Scenic Eclipse in video

Be immersed in a sensory journey by watching Scenic Eclipse in video.  
Let your imagination place you in the scene on board the 6-star, ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse, watching as her sleek black contours glide effortlessly through some of the world’s most spectacular seas, oceans and passages, helmed by a highly experienced Captain and crew and the expert Discovery Team. Watch what’s it’s like to be seated in the Zodiacs as you cruise closer to coastal villages and other natural attractions. Visually experience the wonders of Central America and see why cruising this historic and diverse region with Scenic Eclipse is a journey like no other. Virtually walk the decks to see how it sets the benchmark in ultra-luxury cruising and discover why a voyage with Scenic Eclipse sits in a class of its own. 

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Combine Cruise & Land Journeys with Scenic Eclipse

Discover North, Central & South America on one our Escorted Land Journeys.

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