Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has released its 2022-2023 Arctic program for its ultra-luxury “discovery yacht” Scenic Eclipse, unveiling itineraries that explore Alaska, the Northeast Passage, Russian Far East and Japan.
The new destinations for 2022/23 compliment Scenic’s existing program that takes guests to the heart of the Arctic, discovering the majestic fjords of Norway, Greenland’s mighty glaciers and the intriguing geology of Iceland.
Scenic Eclipse’s unique exploration experiences are made special by two state-of-the-art helicopters, a custom-built submarine capable of 1,000 feet, and a fleet of Zodiacs – and the expertise of the 20-strong Discovery Team that includes geologists, marine biologists, naturalists and glaciologists.
Russian Arctic – the Northeast Passage: Scenic Eclipse will traverse nine time zones across the top of Siberia and Russia on a 26-day journey through the ice-laden waters of the legendary Northeast Passage. Guests take in remote Arctic islands rarely, if ever, visited by humans, cruise past the vivid landscapes along the planet’s greatest migration paths, and observe polar bears and walrus lounging on ice floes. Local cultures play a large part of the trip as guests meet and learn from Chukchi reindeer herders, Inuit fishermen and Russian scientists.
The Russian Far East: Scenic Eclipse traces the Pacific Ring of Fire from Alaska to Chukotka (Russia’s eastern-most federal subject), south along Kamchatka Peninsula to the Kuril Islands, on an exploration of Siberia’s unique and unspoiled eastern coastline. In Chukotka, guests take in magnificent fjords before stepping ashore and exploring stunning alpine lakes on guided walks. Kamchatka, where guests can soak in one of its many hot springs, boasts more than 120 volcanoes, many of which are active. In the Kuril Islands, the expert Discovery Team historian reveals abandoned listening posts and submarine bases, Soviet-era fish processing plants and Japanese World War II fortresses.
Japan: Guests discover Japan on Scenic’s 12-day Japan: A Journey Through Time voyage. This all-encompassing experience explores well-preserved cultures and amazing histories, from Japan’s ancient samurai traditions to its feudal history and prehistoric archaeologist sites, to cutting edge metropolises and large regions of untouched natural scenery.
Arctic: Scenic Eclipse is purpose-built for exploring pristine polar destinations and offers unrivalled exploration in the Arctic region. Guests can soar over the cascading waterfalls of the Norwegian fjords in one of the yacht’s two six-guest helicopters, kayak between enormous floating icebergs in Svalbard, discover the Arctic marine-life during a submarine dive in Greenland, and witness the vast Arctic wildlife paradise of Greenland’s National Park, larger than all but 29 of the world’s countries.
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Many ways to explore
Scenic Eclipse’s fleet of Zodiacs, led by its expert Discovery Team, take guests close to the majestic scenery, tundra landscapes and wildlife in this pristine and remarkable region.
Guests can kayak and use stand-up paddleboards for a more active way to get up close and personal with the incredible scenery.
Guests can also take to the skies for an unforgettable experience on one of the two on-board helicopters on a "flightseeing" or landing excursion over remote fjords, icebergs, glaciers and volcanoes, allowing guests to explore further inland than ever before.
For an underwater experience like no other, Scenic Neptune, the yacht’s customized submarine, explores deep below the ocean surface to discover fascinating marine life.
Scenic Eclipse’s expert Discovery Team is made up of up to 20 team members, all top experts in their field.
They educates guests all along the voyages, both on the ship during lectures in the state-of-the-art theatre, and ashore during excursions, with in-depth knowledge and experiences, while always ensuring a safely guided journey.
Early booking promos
Scenic is offering special Super Earlybird savings of up to 20 per cent on many sailings when fares are paid in 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 to 15 days prior to departure.
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