Guests aboard Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ Scenic Eclipse will get to experience a solar eclipse while exploring Antarctica. The 200 guests aboard the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, will view a total solar eclipse, when the luxury yacht is purposefully positioned at Antarctica’s South Sandwich Island archipelago on December 4, 2021. A total solar eclipse—when the sun is completely blocked to the viewer and a crescent of light circles the moon—is only able to be viewed within a 50-mile land radius during an eclipse event.
The 20-day Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands with Solar Eclipse itinerary, departing Nov. 21, 2021, visits some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, as guests view wildlife unseen elsewhere and learn about a variety of topics from experts. Scenic’s on board Discovery Team of more than a dozen leading experts will be joined by two former NASA scientists and a world-renowned astrologer for this adventure: Dr. Karen Knierman, a lecturer in Astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, will relate her experience working with the Hubble Space Telescope studying star formation in colliding galaxies; Dr. Patrick Young, an associate professor of Astrophysics and Astrobiology also from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, explains the life and death of stars; and Rachel Frances Gordon, an internationally recognized intuitive consultant, educator, and speaker, who has been providing astrological and intuitive consultations since 1980.
Adding to the opportunity to learn from these leaders in their fields are the unique exploration amenities aboard the Scenic Eclipse. The yacht’s two helicopters allow guests the opportunity to take in views of Antarctica not often seen, while its 6-guest submarine, Scenic Neptune, is the first permitted submersible to operate in South Georgian waters, and is capable of diving to 1,000 ft., to showcase an abundance of marine life thriving in their own environment. Guests can hear the songs of the seals while paddling by kayak, witness history in the making as glaciers calve during a Zodiac ride, or get up close to the ice or wildlife on an immersive stand-up paddleboard experience. Large bustling penguin rookeries and lazing seal colonies welcome guests upon landfall, as whales breach off shore.
Scenic is also offering a special Super Earlybird savings of up to 20 percent on this sailing when fares are paid in full upon booking. All bookings are covered by Scenic’s flexible booking policy, enabling guests to defer their cruise to another travel date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure, and come with Scenic’s Deposit Protection Plan included, or guests can choose to upgrade to the company’s new Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan, providing for changes or cancellations up to15 days prior to departure.
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