eclipse luxury south georgia and Antarctica cruise

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

  • Overview
    EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES Little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica. Travelling around the time of the summer solstice assures that you’ll encounter plenty of newborn wildlife and long daylight hours, giving you more time to explore the natural wonders.
    Duration: 21 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 to Ushuaia; Embarkation Day

      Your journey into wonder begins 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 and acquaint yourself with all the sumptuous facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. 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 2/3 - Falkland Islands

      The Falkland Islands are a unique combination of wildlife, nature, intriguing history and culture.

      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 4 - Stanley

      Discover Stanley, the capital of the Falklands and visit the museum.

      Freechoice
      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 play a round of golf. You may also choose to explore by e-bike.

    • Day 5 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise to South Georgia. 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.

    • Day 6/11 - South Georgia

      South Georgia is one of the most unique environments on Earth. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible once you reach the heart of the archipelago. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions.

      At Salisbury Plain step onto the beach surrounded by as many as 500,000 majestic King penguins and encounter enormous elephant seals and countless fur seals, while at Gold Harbour meet charming Gentoos. In Grytviken, a former whaling station, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the resting place of Ernest Shackleton.

      Get out each day on the broadest range of discovery excursions available. Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, snowshoes and a submarine^, a discovery excursion will take you to the place of your wildest dreams.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 12 - At sea

      As we cruise to the ‘great white south’ of Antarctica join entertaining presentations by the Discovery Team.

    • Day 13/17 - Antarctic Peninsula

      The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Once again due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible, based on conditions. Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways and sail close to blue tinged icebergs.

      The Antarctic Peninsula is home to multiple species of whales and you are likely to see Minke, Killer (Orca) and Humpback up close. The greatest discoveries can also be made on a helicopter or submarine excursion^. At Port Lockroy send a postcard from the most remote post office.

      Freechoice
      You will partake in an average of two discovery excursions each day, depending on weather and ice conditions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and bellowing sea lions. Kayak around icebergs or hear the ice cracking as you snowshoe across pristine icescapes.

    • Day 18 - Antarctic Peninsula

      The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Once again due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible, based on conditions. Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways and sail close to blue tinged icebergs.

      The Antarctic Peninsula is home to multiple species of whales and you are likely to see Minke, Killer (Orca) and Humpback up close. The greatest discoveries can also be made on a helicopter or submarine excursion^. At Port Lockroy send a postcard from the most remote post office.

      Freechoice
      You will partake in an average of two discovery excursions each day, depending on weather and ice conditions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and bellowing sea lions. Kayak around icebergs or hear the ice cracking as you snowshoe across pristine icescapes.

    • Day 19/20 - At sea

      Your adventure in the icy lands comes to an end as we set sail north towards South America.

    • Day 21 - Ushuaia to Buenos Aires; Disembarkation

      Farewell the crew and to fly back to Buenos Aires, 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

    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

    Christmas &/or New Year voyage

    What better place to wake up on Christmas morning and check if Santa has found you in Antarctica! Christmas in Antarctica is extra special and many of our voyages are family friendly.

    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.

    South Georgia; Wildlife Mecca

    One of the true wildlife experiences on our planet, often the wildlife displays here are referred to as the greatest on Earth. Set amongst awe inspiring scenery and home to King penguins, Wondering albatross and Elephant seals, it’s hard to imagine how early pioneers survived in this harsh landscape.

    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.

  • Inclusions

    Adventure Activities

    Kayaking and Snowshoeing are included when the weather permits.

    Charter Flights

    Return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia are included.

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    E-Bike

    Explore the Falkland Islands and Patagonian towns by e-bike

    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

  • Map
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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

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 33,295pp
AUD 33,295pp

DA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 34,945pp
AUD 34,945pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 35,495pp
AUD 35,495pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 37,145pp
AUD 37,145pp

C - Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 37,145pp
AUD 37,145pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 37,695pp
AUD 37,695pp

B - Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 38,795pp
AUD 38,795pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 39,345pp
AUD 39,345pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 39,345pp
AUD 39,345pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 40,995pp
AUD 40,995pp

A - Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 40,995pp
AUD 40,995pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 41,545pp
AUD 41,545pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 43,195pp
AUD 43,195pp

S - Spa Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 50,895pp
AUD 50,895pp

SA - Spa Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 53,095pp
AUD 53,095pp

SB - Spa Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 53,645pp
AUD 53,645pp

P - Panorama Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 70,695pp
AUD 70,695pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 72,895pp
AUD 72,895pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 80,595pp
AUD 80,595pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

17 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 130,905pp
AUD 130,905pp