Scenic Eclipse reveals six new ultra-luxury Arctic voyages for 2023/24 including the Scottish Isles - Cruise International

Scenic Eclipse reveals six new ultra-luxury Arctic voyages for 2023/24 including the Scottish Isles

By Claire Benktander | 27 Apr 2022

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Neist Point, Isle of Skye. Credit: Benjamin Trosch via Unsplash

In its largest ever Arctic & Fjords collection, Scenic Eclipse has revealed six new ultra-luxury expedition voyages for 2023/24 – including expeditions to the Scottish Isles for the first time.

Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II, which is set to launch in 2023, will introduce almost 40 new landings throughout the Arctic region, visiting Scotland and the Canadian Arctic – giving guests the chance to discover new horizons and venture further than ever before in ultra-luxury style.

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Guests booking an Arctic & Fjords voyage departing in 2023 and 2024 will save up to 20% when paying in full 12 months prior to departure.

In a new era in expedition cruising, where polar bears roam and stunning snowscapes have yet to feel a footprint, Scenic Eclipse is taking guests even deeper into the pristine and unique wonders of the Arctic and Fjords to discover valiant Viking roots and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Explore new depths in the Scottish Isles

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Isle of Skye, Scotland. Credit: Piotr Musiol via Unsplash

Wild and extraordinarily beautiful, the coastline of Scotland is a sight to behold. Fiercely proud of its history and culture, astounding and dramatic natural beauty, Scotland and the many islands that dot its coastline offer up a wealth of incredible experiences.

From wildlife to Celtic and Viking sites, Scenic Eclipse will make its first foray into Scotland during the 2023/24 Arctic season with the 10-day Scottish Isles: Historic Trails & Wilderness voyage that visits Aberdeen, the Isle of Skye, Fort William, St Kilda, Oban and Portrush.

Prices start from £6,910 per person departing 6th June 2024.

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Isle of Skye, Scotland. Credit: Bjorn Snelders via Unsplash

Alternatively, explore the strongholds of the Vikings, from the volcanoes of Iceland to the wild isles of Scotland. Visit wildlife sites for puffin and dolphin spotting, hear grand tales of discovery, marvel at the extraordinary landscapes and cruise into small Scottish towns for unique experiences with welcoming locals. Finish the evening with an exclusive dining experience to explore the exquisite cuisine of Oslo’s Opera House.

Prices for Scenic Eclipse’s 10-day Northern Isles: Iceland & Scotland voyage, which sails from from Reykjavik and visits, Heimaey in the Westman Islands, Seyðisfjörður, the Faroe Islands, The Shetland Islands, The Orkney Islands and Aberdeen start from £7,075 per person departing 4th September 2023.

New Greenland itineraries

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Zodiac in Greenland. Credit: Scenic Eclipse

From floating giants of ice in Ilulissat, to one of the northernmost towns of the world and the soaring cliffs of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti, explore the diverse beauty of Western Greenland and Baffin Island on the 15-day Uncover Greenland and Canada cruise. Explore the world’s largest fjord system, hike around geologic wonders and kayak among icebergs in mirror-smooth bays on the 11-day Eastern Greenland & Iceland Expedition voyage.

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East Greenland. Credit: Scenic Eclipse

Also new in the 2023/24 season, cruise into Disko Bay and listen to the rumbling sounds of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier in the Canadian Arctic, and kayak the icy waters surrounded by rugged, pristine landscapes, on the 19-day Expedition into Greenland & the high Canadian Arctic.

The small ship experience

Small ship cruising on board Scenic Eclipse offers unrivalled exploration and unparalleled access to some of the world’s most remote regions. Explore beyond the horizon thanks to the on board submarine and two helicopters.

With just 200 guests (228 in non-Polar regions), an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and private butler service, Scenic Eclipse ensures an extraordinary level of personalised service for each guest. The up to 20 members on board Discovery Team educate guests and ensure expert safe guiding every step of the way.

Cruise pick: 12-day Norwegian Fjords & Lofoten Islands itinerary

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Lofoten Islands. Credit: Scenic Eclipse

With cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, remote towns and picturesque fishing villages, Norway is a delight to behold. Explore the old port town of Lerwick before sailing towards one of the world’s most amazing coastlines.

Cruise through the magnificent fjords of Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, just as the longboats of the Vikings once did, surrounded by dramatic peaks and steep mountains. Relax as your small Discovery Yacht effortlessly weaves its way through the fjords while watching out for diverse wildlife, such as puffins, the white-tailed sea eagle, seals and dolphins.

Departing from the port of Leith, prices for the 12-day Norwegian Fjords & Lofoten Islands voyage start from £9,870 per person departing 14th June 2024.

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Geirangerfjord. Credit: Scenic Eclipse

All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay.

All new bookings are covered by Scenic’s Flexible Booking Policy, enabling guests to defer their cruise to another travel date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure and come with Scenic’s Deposit Protection Plan included.

For more information or to book, call 0808 271 5355, visit scenic.co.uk, or talk to your local travel agent.

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