eclipse polar bear cruise

Ultimate Arctic

  • Overview
    THE TOP OF THE WORLD Polar bears, seals, wolverines, whales and more – revel in the opportunity to encounter the creatures of the north as you head into the High Arctic, cruising the Svalbard archipelago. Experience endless summer daylight, sparkling icebergs, vast ice fields and snow-capped mountain ranges. Midnight sun, endless icy tundra, Polar bears and walruses – experience the magic of the Arctic, located at the northernmost part of the planet. Take advantage of Scenic Eclipse’s discovery elements and see even more via Zodiac, kayak, snow shoes and submarine^.
    Duration: 11 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Oslo, Norway
    Disembarkation Point: Oslo, Norway
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Oslo to Longyearbyen; Embarkation Day

      Your journey into wonder begins in Norway as you fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen where the crew will warmly greet you as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your luxuriously appointed suite, try on your custom designed parka, then head to the internal climate controlled change room to be fitted with your boots. Enjoy the rest of the day to acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening to toast the start of your Arctic voyage during the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    • Day 2/10 - Svalbard Archipelago

      The Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

      Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer.

      Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

      Freechoice
      Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, and a submarine^, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 4 - Svalbard Archipelago

      The Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas with rugged glaciers and frozen tundras waiting to be explored. Due to her smaller size, technological capabilities and environmental controls, our Discovery Yacht will take you on an in-depth exploration of this fragile and remote region with minimal impact. The extraordinary nature of this part of the world dictates the flexible sailing schedule. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

      Scenic Eclipse cruises during the prime time for wildlife spotting, and there will be many opportunities to see the dominant predators including the Polar bear, who number as many as 3,000 roaming the sea ice, as well as the Arctic fox and wolf. Marine species abound including the carefully protected walrus with its characteristic tusks and several species of whales. Hunted almost out of existence in a region now transformed into a dedicated conservation area, your encounters with these giants of the sea will be a memory to treasure. Your crew will navigate close to some of the most beautiful glaciers such as the Monacobreen Glacier on Svalbard and the 14th of July Glacier in northwestern Spitsbergen where one of the most astonishing experiences will be the chance to witness a glacier calving. There will also be the chance to cruise some secluded bays and stunning fjords like Hornsund on the western side of the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen Island as well as spotting the many species of birdlife that are present during the short Arctic summer.

      Each day the Discovery Leaders will schedule things so that even when you’re on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied from entertaining presentations to documentaries and more. There will be time for you to relax in your suite, watch the live streaming on your TV from the exterior cameras, and tempt your palate as you explore the extensive range of dining options.

      Freechoice
      Our cruises include a vast range of tailored discovery experiences. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snow shoes, and a submarine^, depending on ice and weather conditions, you’ll enjoy daily excursions to discover the wildlife, marine life and their predators.
      ^ At additional expense

    • Day 11 - Longyearbyen to Oslo; Disembarkation

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast to fly back to Oslo, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Glide amongst icebergs, past elephant seal haulouts, noisy penguin colonies, experience humpback whales alongside your kayaking.

    Included

    Snowshoeing

    With an experienced guide snowshoeing allows you to explore further afield from the main group.

    Included

    Submarine excursions

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Endless Arctic nights

    Svalbard is the Arctic North as you always dreamed it existed. This wondrous archipelago is a land of dramatic snow-drowned peaks and glaciers, of vast icefields and forbidding icebergs, an elemental place where the seemingly endless Arctic night and the perpetual sunlight of summer carry a deeper kind of magic. One of Europe's last great wildernesses, this is also the domain of more polar bears than people, a terrain rich in epic legends of polar exploration.

    The Polar Bear

    To many people, the polar bear is the Arctic. The sight of such an impressive silky white bear wandering the frozen Arctic seas in search of seals symbolizes the cold, isolated nature of the Arctic so well. Polar bears are marine mammals because they spend so much of their lives away from land. In the high Arctic where there is always some sea ice to travel on, polar bears range over ice floes in the pack ice hunting seals all summer. In some areas (e.g. southern Hudson Bay, southern Svalbard) they are simply forced to come ashore. Polar bears rarely venture inland.

  • Inclusions

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Charter Flights

    Includes return flights from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    - Average of two discovery excursions per day*
    - Active discovery experiences – kayaking and snowshoeing*
    - Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    - 100% spacious verandah suites
    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    ECLIPSE

    The Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Launching in August 2018, her maiden voyage season will include The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Sun terrace
    • Helicopter & hangars
    • Helipad
    • Rectractable glass roof
    • Indoor/outdoor pool
    • Plunge pools
    • Spa sanctuary
    • Observation lounge
    • Outdoor viewing deck
    • Library
    • Theatre
    • Lift
    • Gym
    • Yoga & Pilates studio
    • Medical Centre
    • Self service laundry
    • Mud room
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 192
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed: 17
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 168m
    Width: 21
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 17000
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability

D - Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 17,895pp
AUD 17,895pp

DA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 18,720pp
AUD 18,720pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 18,995pp
AUD 18,995pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 19,820pp
AUD 19,820pp

C - Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 19,820pp
AUD 19,820pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 20,095pp
AUD 20,095pp

B - Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 20,645pp
AUD 20,645pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 20,920pp
AUD 20,920pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 20,920pp
AUD 20,920pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 21,745pp
AUD 21,745pp

A - Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 21,745pp
AUD 21,745pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 22,020pp
AUD 22,020pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 22,845pp
AUD 22,845pp

S - Spa Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 26,695pp
AUD 26,695pp

SA - Spa Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 27,795pp
AUD 27,795pp

SB - Spa Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 28,070pp
AUD 28,070pp

P - Panorama Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 36,595pp
AUD 36,595pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 37,695pp
AUD 37,695pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 41,545pp
AUD 41,545pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

16 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 66,445pp
AUD 66,445pp