These Arctic and Antarctic Cruises Combine the Best of Adventure and Luxury
Picture yourself breathing in the salty ocean air with the morning sun on your face aboard the world’s only yacht designed for ultimate luxury and adventure. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Life aboard the Scenic Eclipse is one-of-a-kind, and if you’re curious what it’s like to sit in a private whirlpool in your personal suite while staring out at the water after a full day of exploring some of the most remote places on earth, you finally can.
There’s no ship in the world like the Scenic Eclipse. With only 228 guests on board (200 in the polar regions), it feels more like a boutique hotel than an overcrowded cruise. And although it might feel like you just boarded a private yacht, you’ll feel the stability of the ship’s extra large stabilizers. At only 20% smaller than what you’d find on a large cruise ship, the stabilizers provide an extra smooth and safe ride even in the roughest waters and most remote destinations. Click here to learn more about booking your trip.
The luxury aboard the Scenic Eclipse only begins with the stable ride. Each guest suite has a private veranda offering a panoramic view and an espresso machine for the mornings you’d rather stay in and watch the ocean pass by with a fresh cup of coffee in hand. Suites are among the most spacious at sea and start at 344 square feet for a Verandah suite and go up to 2,099 square feet with the Owner’s Suite. Given the size of the ship and small number of guests, you’ll enjoy twice the amount of space at sea than you would on a large cruise ship. And with high-end spa services available each day, there will be no shortage of space and relaxation.
With eight different restaurants, room service, and a cooking school on board, guests can satisfy any craving at any hour. Service is exceptional with an almost one-to-one staff to guest ratio and butlers assigned to each cabin. Premium beverages are also included for every passenger, and there’s no need to worry about tips or gratuity because they’re always included, so guests are free to eat and drink as they please. For a unique experience, guests are invited to dine in the only dining room on the seas where you can look directly into the kitchen as you enjoy your meal.
If adventure is a priority as you cruise in luxury, then you’ll find all you need on the Scenic Eclipse. Guests are welcome to explore the water by kayak, the land by e-bike, and the skies by helicopter. For those feeling extra adventurous, submarine rides are also available so you can observe deep sea marine life up close. Helicopter and submarine rides are an additional expense.
Thrill seekers and luxury lovers will strike the perfect balance on one of the Scenic Eclipse Cruises to the Arctic or Antarctic. In the polar regions, there are sixteen expedition leaders on board who give guests the experience of a lifetime exploring some of the least visited places on earth. To cap off a full day of discovery and awe, adventurers are guided safely back to the ship to resume their luxury cruise experience.
For those wanting to explore the Arctic region, there are multiple itineraries from which to choose. The Arctic in Depth voyage allows nature to be your guide as you navigate the frozen tundra in the Arctic wilderness. You’ll search for the elusive Polar Bear in the endless summer daylight with views of sparkling glaciers, icebergs and snow-capped mountain ranges. If the final frontier is calling your name, you’ll love the Arctic in Depth experience.
If you’re interested in exploring the least populated and the most remote wildlife rich place on earth, then Antarctica is your destination. After passing through the notorious Drake Passage, cruisers will marvel at the great white wonder. Your imagination (and even photos) will never do this strikingly beautiful, untouched continent justice. You truly do have to see it to believe it. Mountains rise out the sea, and diverse wildlife is on display as soon as you approach the shore. On the Scenic Eclipse Antarctica in Depth cruise, you’ll wake up to the most spectacular icescapes in the world. On expeditions, you’ll explore ice-filled channels and marvel at the many wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula. To add to the adventure, the constantly changing weather, scenery and colors of the land will captivate you every hour.
The luxury lifestyle aboard the Scenic Eclipse and its adventurous cruise options are unique to the industry, making them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those looking for a unique and immersive experience. Floating the world with Scenic is smooth down to the last detail with all-inclusive amenities, one-to-one service, spacious suites, and engaging excursions.
Can you picture it? There you are, enjoying your morning coffee with a full day of off-ship adventure ahead, knowing you have every luxury waiting for you when you get back. It doesn’t get much better than that.