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Eclipse All Aboard for Cruise Adventures

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has released full details of its 2024/25 Scenic Eclipse & Scenic Eclipse II ( ocean cruising programme. With 60 departures travelling to 355 destinations across 46 countries, guests can now experience Australia’s ancient indigenous culture, New Zealand’s majestic natural beauty, the World Heritage-listed sites along the Pacific Islands, and the culinary masterpieces waiting in the Mediterranean. 

The newly announced programme can be found in the new Scenic Eclipse 2024/25 Worldwide Discovery Voyages brochure, available now. 

Among the experiences detailed are excursions that allow guests to hike the dense, vine-laden forests of Japan’s Komodo National Park in search of the largest lizards on Earth, the Komodo Dragon. Elsewhere, guests can follow in the footsteps of the vicious Norse Vikings in Iceland and Norway before discovering ancient ruins and traditional villages. 

Scenic_Eclipse_II_Sky_Deck_and_Vitality_Pool_CGI_Antarctica_Jan_2023Also included are details from Antarctica voyages, where guests can fly high above the Lemaire Channel on Scenic Eclipse’s two helicopters or submerge to the rarely seen sea floor onboard Scenic Neptune, the onboard submarine. The ultra-luxury Discovery Yachts Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II are home to a culinary team of over 38 chefs, the finest team of Hotel Directors who take charge of all accommodation, culinary and entertainment experiences, and professional butlers, who are specifically trained to provide the finest service to all guests. 

Highlights included in the new programme include new cruises:

In November 2024, the 18-day New Zealand In Depth voyage debuts on Scenic Eclipse II. Immersing guests in New Zealand’s breath-taking landscapes and captivating culture, Scenic Eclipse explores the twin islands with unrivalled access to smaller waterways and Fjords including Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford Sound, thanks to Scenic’s small and accessible ship design. On shore highlights include time spent experiencing the power and hospitality of the Maori culture. The voyage departs from Queenstown and visits Oban, Dunedin, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Kaiteriteri, Nelson, Picton, Napier, Wellington, New Plymouth, Norfolk Island, Bay of Islands, and Auckland. Prices for a 19 November 2024 departure start at £11,995, based on a Verandah suite.

SCL-Haedong_Yonggungaa_Temple-KoreaScenic Eclipse II will also venture, through historic Asia, providing guests with an unsurpassed 6-star ultra-luxury experience. Asia is a land where futuristic cityscapes meet perfectly preserved pieces of the past, all backdropped against stunning natural scenery. The 17-day Japan’s Southern Islands & Cultural Heritage voyage journeys from Keelung, before hopping from island to island to reach mainland Japan, concluding in the metropolis of Tokyo. Soak in the serenity of centuries-old temples and explore islands rich with incredible nature, white-sand beaches and fascinating history. This cruise departs from Keelung in Taiwan, before visiting Ishigaki Island (Japan), Zamami Island, Okinawa Island, Amami Island, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Jeju (South Korea), Kitakyushu (Japan), Hiroshima, Miyajima, Matsuyama, Kochi, Shikoku Island, Kobe, Shingu, Toba, Shimizu, before arriving in Tokyo.  Prices for a 18 April 2025 departure start at £13,945, based on a Verandah suite. 

Reflecting the growing demand for Northern European experiences, Scenic Eclipse is expanding its sailings to the icy arctic waters, including visits to Icelandic ice-gripped volcanoes and Norway’s celebrated fjords. On the 11-day Magical Iceland & Norwegian Fjords voyage, guests will sail through towering fjords, witness lava fields and glaciers, walk ancient cobblestone streets in famous towns and cross the legendary arctic circle. This wonderous sailing departs from Reykjavík (Iceland), and calls at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Grímsey Island and the Arctic Circle, Akureyri, Seyðisfjörður, Tórshavn (Faroe Islands), Lerwick (Scotland), Fair Isle, Flåm (Norway), Gudvangen, and Bergen. Prices for a 25 July 2025 departure start at £9,195, based on a Verandah suite. 

Scenic_Eclipse_Open_OceanWith a maximum capacity of 228 guests, Scenic’s ocean voyages ensure an intimate and personalised experience. A specialist Discovery Team of up to 20 experts provides engaging lectures and educational programs, and enrich the journey with their vast knowledge. Guests can indulge in world-class entertainment in the state-of-the-art theatre, participate in Scenic Discovery excursions and shore-side expeditions, and enjoy a range of activities including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Unique dining experiences and a range of different gourmet selections await guests. There are more than 3,000 recipes featured in Scenic’s on board repertoire, each inspired by the culture and cuisine of the destinations the Scenic Eclipse fleet visits. Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences and personalised Scenic Freechoice options further enhance the guests' adventure, making each voyage truly unforgettable.

All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Internal flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay. 

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Image 1: Svalbard

Image 2: Scenic Eclipse II Sky Deck and Vitality Pool CGI Antarctica

Image 3: SCL-Haedong Yonggungaa Temple-Korea

Image 4: Scenic Eclipse Open Ocean

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