Transatlantic Explorer

Journey across the Transatlantic Ocean like explorers of old and visit some of South America's most colourful cities including Buenos Aires & Montevideo.

21 Days
Buenos Aires to Lisbon
From (USD)
$ 11,295
Dates & Pricing

2020 Buenos Aires > Lisbon

Transatlantic Crossing

Take the southern route from Buenos Aires to Lisbon and let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of cruising. On this journey, days at sea are coupled with exciting port stops brimming with a host of all-inclusive shore excursions.
A long-held dream for many people is the ocean crossing between the Americas and Europe. Access exotic destinations and exciting ports of call from Ihla Bela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, and from the Cape Verde Archipelago to the Madeira Islands. Days at sea celebrate the joys of cruising, with ample time for relaxation, activities, entertainment and world-class cuisine.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301R
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Lisbon

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires

    Welcome to Buenos Aires where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board. We invite you to raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Montevideo

    A vibrant city, Montevideo is an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture, surrounded by an emerging wine region.

    Freechoice

    Experience the exquisite beauty of Montevideo’s splendid architecture and historic sites during a walking tour through the Old Town, or visit Montevideo´s monuments, parks and gardens. Alternatively venture to ‘The Wine Land’ and visit a winery for a performance that will take you back to the 1800s, or choose to see a traditional working farm and share experiences with the farms owners. 

    Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious discovery yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ilhabela

    ‘Beautiful Island’ is a former pirate haunt boasting volcanic peaks, dense tropical jungles, a multitude of waterfalls and stunning beaches.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Discover downtown Islabela before venturing to ‘Waterfall Park’, or explore the island in an open Jeep before relaxing at one of the most famous beaches of the island, Curral Beach. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of the historical center.

    Discovery: Go snorkeling at the Ecological Sanctuary of Ilha das Cabras.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Rio de Janeiro

    Freechoice

    Ride the Corcovado train through the Tijuca National Park and see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, or tour the historical center of Rio before riding the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Alternatively enjoy a walking tour for an insight into  the legends and stories woven around the narrow streets or visit Santa Teresa, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rio.

    Enjoy time at leisure before returning to Scenic Eclipse for your Enrich experience.

    Enrich

    Marvel at the colourful costumes of the Samba dancers, the athleticism of the Capoeira dancers and the thundering drums at our ‘Brazilian Carnivale’ on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Salvador de Bahia

    From its colourful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 through to the notoriety of the first slave market in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed heritages from the Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture and lifestyles.

    Freechoice

    Explore Pelourinho, the historical centre and learn about the African heritage, or take a panoramic tour of Salvador and visit the largest handicraft market in the city, the Mercado Modelo. Alternatively, learn about the African religions and influence, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class.

    Enjoy time at leisure before departing Salvador.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At sea

    Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Daily entertainment, Scenic Epicure culinary adventures, or some quiet time in The Observatory, all this and more is at your fingertips.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cape Verde

    This interesting archipelago has a colorful history with links to the African slave trade from 1462 through to the colonization of  the islands by the Portugese in the late 1800’s, when the slave trade was finally abolished.  Over the next two days you will explore the islands from the capital, Santiago to the outer island of São Vicente.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the new capital Praia, and see the contrast of history  with the modern atmosphere, or visit the former capital and UNESCO World Heritage site “Cidade Velha” and enjoy a traditional dance performance. Alternatively venture on a scenic drive of the island, passing along winding roads, steep mountains, green valleys and small villages, or visit the north of the island and the birthplace of the Tabanca cultural movement. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the island in a 4WD Jeep.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Cape Verde

    Freechoice

    Discover the cultural and musical heritage of colourful Mindelo or delve into the musical history with a visit to a guitar atelier. Alternatively take a scenic tour of the island of São Vincente.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion and snorkel at one of the best islands in Cape Verde.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or create a masterpiece in Scenic Epicure, whatever you choose, there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Funchal (Madeira)

    Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

    Freechoice

    Discover the history of the city dating back five centuries or explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional two-seat toboggan to the waterfront. Alternatively tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory.

    Discovery: Hike along Levada do Norte and enjoy the fantastic views, plantations and villages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At sea

    Savour your last day on board.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Lisbon

    Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability