Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has released its new 2019 – 2020 Scenic Eclipse brochures. Three versions are available, covering Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas; Antarctica; and the Arctic / Baltic region, all of which encompass both cruise offerings and land-cruise combinations, some of which can be split for non-cruisers.
Along with the brochures, Scenic is announcing several incentives: Early-bird fares offer up to 10 percent savings on all sailings; and paying in full by October 31, 2018, on any departure saves between $300 and $750 per person. Guests booking a cruise-land departure will receive the early-bird fare, regardless of when it is booked, as well as a free 20-minute submarine excursion (or equivalent onboard credit). And on a large number of select sailings, the line is offering: free private door-to-door airport transfers; $500 per person
Scenic Eclipse is the line’s first Discovery Yacht, set to launch in January 2019. The new brochures describe the ship, activities, food, and amenities, along with multi-page tour descriptions:
Europe & The Americas Voyages – Highlights include viewing the Panama Canal transit, Cuba’s Havana, the smaller ports in the Mediterranean, such as Cassis in the French Riviera, and visiting the tiny World
Antarctica Voyages – On these cruises, a six-guest submarine, capable of depths up to 980 feet, shows off marine life usually out of view; and two luxury six-guest helicopters can take guests into the inner reaches of the Antarctica Peninsula to see wildlife trekking across the ice flows. Guests can pick from Antarctica-only itineraries or ones that combine with South Georgia Island and the Falklands; Peru; the Galápagos and Peru; Ecuador; Argentina and Brazil; or the Chilean Fjords. Guests can also enjoy land-cruise tours that combine South Georgia with Argentina and Brazil or with a Patagonian adventure. Or explore the Chilean Fjords in combination with Cape Horn; Argentina and Brazil; or Peru.
Arctic, Fjords & The Baltics Voyages – The 21-day Northwest Passage adventure takes in Greenland before heading out through the Canadian Arctic Islands, past Pt. Barrow and ending in Nome, Alaska. Russia’s
The Scenic Eclipse has 114 all-verandah suites; 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to a poolside buffet; a spa with a gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine; a 240-seat theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio. Technology improvements include zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50 percent larger than standard to provide greater stability; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A Super); redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor.