eclipse luxury patagonia cruise

Chilean Fjords & Falkland Islands

  • Overview
    ISLANDS & FJORDS Monumental glaciers, mountain peaks and lakes – introducing a truly bespoke itinerary that offers up the very best of the islands and fjords of Patagonia and Chile before introducing you to the intriguing world of the Falkland Islands. Abounding in natural phenomenon you will appreciate the full size of enormous glaciers from the Zodiacs or kayaks and from above in the helicopter^. Discover resident colonies of Magellanic and King penguins on board Scenic Eclipse on this fascinating journey.
    Duration: 379 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

      Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Buenos Aires taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

      IMPORTANT: Please depart after 8pm (post tour accommodation in Buenos Aires recommended).

    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

    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.

  • Inclusions

    Charter Flights

    Return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia are included.

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Adventure Activities

    Kayaking is included when the weather permits.

    E-Bike

    Explore the 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

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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
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D - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 13,095pp
AUD 13,095pp

DA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 14,170pp
AUD 14,170pp

DB - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 14,525pp
AUD 14,525pp

DD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 15,600pp
AUD 15,600pp

C - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 15,600pp
AUD 15,600pp

CA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 15,955pp
AUD 15,955pp

B - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 16,670pp
AUD 16,670pp

CD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 17,030pp
AUD 17,030pp

BA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 17,030pp
AUD 17,030pp

BD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 18,100pp
AUD 18,100pp

A - Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 18,100pp
AUD 18,100pp

AA - Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 18,460pp
AUD 18,460pp

AD - Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD 19,530pp
AUD 19,530pp

S - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 24,535pp
AUD 24,535pp

SA - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 25,965pp
AUD 25,965pp

SB - Spa Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Includes additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time.
AUD 26,325pp
AUD 26,325pp

P - Panorama Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
AUD 37,405pp
AUD 37,405pp

GP - Grand Panorama Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD 38,835pp
AUD 38,835pp

OP - Owner's Penthouse Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 43,840pp
AUD 43,840pp

OT - 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite

23 Nov 2018 - 06 Dec 2019
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD 67,775pp
AUD 67,775pp