eclipse luxury Antarctica cruise

Antarctica in Depth

  • Overview

    GREAT WHITE WONDER

    Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Pristine and strikingly beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away.

    Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, and spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring and immerse yourself in the grand spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike.

    Duration: 13 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Disembarkation Point: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Buenos Aires: Arrival Day

      Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasure. Arrive at your hotel for your one night stay.

    • Day 2 - Buenos Aires to Ushuaia; Embarkation Day

      Your journey into wonder begins in Argentina as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia where you will be warmly greeted by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite. Try on your custom designed parka, head to the change room to be fitted with your boots and acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Raise your glass this evening as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    • Day 3/4 - At sea

      Make yourself at home on board the Eclipse, where luxury is almost limitless. As you sail south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean.

    • Day 5/10 - Antarctic Peninsula

      The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible during your time in Antarctica. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions. Navigate some of the most beautiful waterways including Paradise Bay and the stunning Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage. Visit a working base like Esperanza Station. At Port Lockroy, you can send a postcard home from this most remote and isolated post office to share a unique memory with your loved ones.

      Freechoice
      Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes, helicopters and a submarine^, a discovery excursion will take you to the place of your wildest dreams. Depending on weather and ice conditions you will partake in an average of two excursions a day, escorted by your expert Discovery Team.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 11/12 - At sea

      Farewell your adventure in the icy lands as we set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new found friends.

    • Day 13 - Ushuaia to Buenos Aires; Disembarkation

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast to fly back to Buenos Aires 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

    Helicopter

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Submarine

    Heli and Submarine tours costs at this point are uknown. While the tour shows as included, there is an additional charge for these services. Please enquire for the prices.

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Lemaire Channel – get your camera ready!

    In a continent of stunning views, Lemaire Channel has been called the Kodak Gap. Locked between the rocky vertical cliffs of Booth Island and the continent this one kilometer wide passage is one of the most photographed attractions of Antarctica. You will be glad your camera is digital.

    Shoot to your shutter's content!

    For aspiring photographers, the best time to shoot the Antarctic landscape is definitely October, November and March. At these times the sun is much lower in the sky and thus creates beautiful twilight hues and shadows, which contrast the landscape magnificently.

    Of course, if it is wildlife and Antarctica’s babies you are hoping to shoot, then January and February are the best times. Alternatively, consider an early season South Georgia & Antarctica expedition for the best of wildlife and photo opportunities in Antarctica.

    Antarctica's Babies

    During January and February Antarctica's babies are born and fledging, its a magical time as new
    life comes to Antarctica. The experience of seeing newly hatched penguins and seals pups just days old, is an
    experience that will last forever.

  • Inclusions

    Adventure Activities

    Kayaking and Snowshoeing are included when the weather permits.

    Charter Flights

    Return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia are included.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    - Complimentary expedition kit including parka and beanie plus on board polar boots
    - Average of two discovery excursions per day*
    - Active discovery experiences – kayaking and snowshoeing*
    - Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore
    - 100% spacious verandah suites
    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht

    Not included in your Expedition

  • Map
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  • Gallery
  • 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
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We understand that the trip of a lifetime takes planning, so we make the financial commitments easy to manage.

  • Confirm your booking today with just USD$ 1,000 per passenger.
  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

D Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 11,429pp
USD$ 11,429pp

DA Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 12,268pp
USD$ 12,268pp

DB Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 12,667pp
USD$ 12,667pp

C Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,104pp
USD$ 13,104pp
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DD Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,104pp
USD$ 13,104pp

CA Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,286pp
USD$ 13,286pp
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B Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,467pp
USD$ 13,467pp

BA Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,685pp
USD$ 12,482pp
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CD Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,720pp
USD$ 13,720pp

A Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 13,795pp
USD$ 13,795pp
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BD Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 14,193pp
USD$ 12,939pp

AA Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 14,339pp
USD$ 14,339pp
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AD Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
USD$ 14,922pp
USD$ 14,922pp

S Spa Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
USD$ 16,993pp
USD$ 16,993pp

SA Spa Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
USD$ 17,359pp
USD$ 17,359pp

SB Spa Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
USD$ 17,903pp
USD$ 17,903pp

P Panorama Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
USD$ 24,519pp
USD$ 24,519pp

GP Grand Panorama Suite

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
USD$ 25,611pp
USD$ 25,611pp

OP Owner's Penthouse

04 Feb 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
USD$ 28,631pp
USD$ 28,631pp