Scenic Eclipse has launched its 2022/23 Antarctica and South America program. Scenic Eclipse’s brochure features new experiences, Scenic Freechoice options, and a new itinerary sailing Antarctica’s Weddell Sea, as well as a diverse range of South America luxury land journey extensions.
Lisa Bolton, general manager of product at Scenic, said in a press statement, “Our first season sailing the Antarctic waters was such a resounding success that we knew we had to continue to innovate with our 2022/23 program. The world-class design and features of Scenic Eclipse allows us to explore further and provide our guests with highly personalized experiences. Ensuring full immersion in the destination is what Scenic Eclipse does best. Our two on board helicopters and submarine enables us to take these encounters further by offering our guests the opportunity to take part in helicopter landings and skiing in Antarctica as well as submarine experiences in South Georgia—a truly unforgettable experience.”
Highlights of the New 2022/23 Program Include:
On the new 16-day Into the Weddell Sea voyage, guests enjoy 24 hours of daylight during the holiday (Christmas and New Year’s) sailing, hear the Weddell seals while paddling by kayak, witness history in the making as glaciers calve during a Zodiac ride, or gett up close to the ice or wildlife on an immersive stand-up paddle board experience. Large bustling penguin rookeries and lazing seal colonies welcome guests upon landfall, as whales breach off shore. Prices start at $21,198 pp, dbl on a Dec. 20, 2022 departure.
Scenic Eclipse’s helicopter excursions have been expanded to include helicopter ice landings so guests can head further afield for an in-depth exploration of the extraordinary Antarctic landscape. The more adventurous sailers can ski on Antarctica’s terrain, as the onboard helicopters takes guests to the top of its virgin mountain slopes on brand new helicopter skiing excursions.
Scenic Eclipse’s submarine, Scenic Neptune, is the first permitted submersible to operate in South Georgian waters. Guests will be embarking on an underwater discovery with a submarine capable of diving to 1,000 ft. below the surface. This unique bucket list opportunity opens up the world below the horizon where marine life thrives in their own environment—all while keeping guests enclosed in high-end comfort with 270-degree views and great photo opportunities.
Scenic has also added three new 8-day land tour extensions—all with a maximum 20 guests. Prices shown are the combined cruise and land add-on fares.
Glaciers & Wilderness—This new tour in Argentinean Patagonia, starts in El Calafate and ends at El Chalten. Guests take in the striking Perito Moreno Glacier, view native wildlife, and stay at the Explora El Chalten resort, which Scenic has exclusive use of. This tour can be combined with the 13-day Antarctica in Depth ($25,895/pp), 20-day Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands ($34,175/pp), or 14-day Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn ($20,595/pp).
Wild Landscapes of Atacama is a new Chilean tour, starting and ending in Santiago. The focus is on exploring Chile, from its bustling, cosmopolitan capital city, to the driest non-polar place on the planet. Guests enjoy accommodations at the Explora Atacama, located in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama. This tour can be combined with the 14-day Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn ($18,495/pp) or the 11-day Latin America Delights ($13,795/pp).
Icons of Peru, explores Peru, starting and ending in Cuzco—the history, unique lifestyle, culture, and scenery of the heartland of the former Inca Empire. Guests will be staying at the explora Valle Sagrado, taking the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to and from Machu Picchu, and will then be staying at Belmond hotels while in Machu Picchu and Cuzco. This tour can be added to the 11-day Latin America Delights ($14,895/pp) or the 11-day Peru to Panama: Along the Andean Coast ($14,195/pp).
Scenic is also offering Super Earlybird savings of up to 20 percent on select Scenic Eclipse all-inclusive voyages when the booking is paid in full 12 months before departure. 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.
All voyages are all-inclusive, meaning all flights, shore excursions, meals with up to 10 dining experiences, premium beverages, and even the in-suite mini-bar are included as standard. Plus, an expert Discovery Team of up to 20-members is on board to lead the Scenic Discovery excursions and to host engaging lectures and education programs. Complimentary expedition parkas, water bottles and use of polar boots are available for all guests while in the polar regions.
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