eclipse luxury patagonia and Antarctica cruise

Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

  • Overview
    EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES From the monumental glaciers of the Chilean Fjords to the diverse wildlife of the Falkland Islands and the ice-covered wonders of Antarctica, this 25-day cruise will leave you in awe of Mother Nature. She might have even outdone herself here. A cruise that covers the great southern ice fields of Patagonia and Antarctica with days spent exploring by Zodiac, kayak and even snow shoeing with a flexible itinerary designed to maximize opportunity for all kinds of exploration even by helicopter or submarine^.
    Duration: 25 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Valparaiso, Chile
    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 - Valparaiso, Chile; Embarkation day

      Welcome to Valparaiso where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

      IMPORTANT: Please arrive by 5am (pre tour accommodation in Valparaiso recommended).

    • Day 2 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools. Try creating Chilean specialities in Scenic Epicure.

    • Day 3 - Chiloé Island

      Discover the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture of Castro or take a discovery adventure by kayak, e-bike or Zodiac spotting birdlife and native fauna.

    • Day 4/7 - Inner Fjords

      At the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range, the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels is an assault on the senses. Watch from the Sky Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvre Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows.

      Freechoice
      Be awed by the power of the ever-growing Pio XI (Brüggen) Glacier as you come close to the glacial face on a Zodiac or kayak or soar above in the helicopter^. Glaciers abound in this incredible landscape and you will discover the El Brujo and Amalia glaciers and many more highlights in these marvellous days filled with exploration.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 8 - Magdalena Island

      Lying in the Magellan Strait, this small island is a national monument of Chile and breeding location for many species of birds including the Magellanic penguin.

      Freechoice
      Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak will highlight the beauty of the island and walking tours led by passionate local guides sharing their insights will be a highlight.

    • Day 9/10 - Beagle Channel

      Sensory days of cruising await as we traverse the Beagle Channel, the Magellan Strait and Garibaldi Fjord. Glaciers and fjords abound with the Tierra del Fuego Andes Mountains the backdrop. Pass by Cape Horn as we cruise across to the Falkland Islands.

    • Day 11 - Stanley

      Discover the picturesque capital of the Falklands, Stanley, get to know the friendly locals and uncover their history and heritage at the Museum.

      Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields tour visit the key sites of the conflict. Alternatively, at Gypsy Cove walk the wildlife trail or even choose to play a round of golf. You may also choose to explore by e-bike.

    • Day 12 - Saunders, Falkland Islands

      Saunders Island is where you can see the graceful King penguin on white sandy beaches on a discovery excursion.

      Freechoice
      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 13 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort or join an informative and entertaining presentation by your Discovery Team.

    • Day 14 - Ushuaia

      Explore this unique town, the southernmost in the world, at your leisure. Cruise through the Beagle Channel admiring the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego.

    • Day 15/16 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Expertly designed to traverse the important sea trade route of the Drake Passage, Scenic Eclipse crosses faster than all other vessels, with relative ease and the utmost in comfort. Let your excitement build as you partake in an entertaining presentation by one of the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options or your butler will serve you in-suite.

    • Day 17/22 - 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 23/24 - 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 25 - Arrive in Buenos Aires; Disembarkation

      Farewell the crew as you disembark, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

    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

    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

    E-bike

    Electric bikes make for an excellent way to get around town.

    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

    Snowshoeing

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

    Included

    Experience Patagonia at close range

    Experience Patagonia at close range. Explore the narrow fjords and shallow bays of Fuegian Archipelago discover secluded waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, pristine beaches and rocky shorelines, hike through primeval sub-Polar forest, thousands of penguins, elephant and leopard seals, Andean condors and Caracara falcons.

    Penguins

    Taking centre stage on your Antarctic Peninsula expedition, are the Brushtail penguin species. These photogenic and intriguing species include, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguins. The species are in abundance across Peninsula and are always performing.

    On board voyages in our other details you may come across Rockhopper, Macaroni, Magellanic, King and Emperor penguins.

    Whales

    Whale numbers swell in Antarctica over the southern summer. Arriving in Antarctica from November onwards, whale numbers reach their peak around December and January. Sightings and particularly breachings reach a pinnacle in February and March, when the Krill is closer to the surface. Some 10 species of whales are found in Antarctic water each summer, with the most abundant species being the Humpack.

    Wandering Albatross

    Spectacular in flight and on the ground, with the largest wingspan of any bird on the planet; gracefully and effortlessly glides for thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean to their nesting site on South Georgia.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Kit

    Including expedition Scenic Parka, Beanie and Boots.

    Adventure Activities

    Kayaking and Snowshoeing are included when the weather permits.

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    E-Bike

    Explore the Falkland Islands and Patagonian towns by e-bike

    Charter Flight

    Includes flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore
    - 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*
    - Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    - 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
All available dates

D - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 29,195pp
AUD 29,195pp

DA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 31,180pp
AUD 31,180pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 31,835pp
AUD 31,835pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 33,820pp
AUD 33,820pp

C - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 33,820pp
AUD 33,820pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 34,475pp
AUD 34,475pp

B - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 35,795pp
AUD 35,795pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 36,460pp
AUD 36,460pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 36,460pp
AUD 36,460pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,435pp
AUD 38,435pp

A - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,435pp
AUD 38,435pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 39,100pp
AUD 39,100pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 41,075pp
AUD 41,075pp

S - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 50,315pp
AUD 50,315pp

SA - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 52,955pp
AUD 52,955pp

SB - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 53,620pp
AUD 53,620pp

P - Panorama Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 74,075pp
AUD 74,075pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 76,715pp
AUD 76,715pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 85,955pp
AUD 85,955pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 135,760pp
AUD 135,760pp