VANCOUVER — Scenic ships will visit all seven continents in 2023 – 2024, plus the cruise company will debut Scenic Eclipse II.
Identical in design to sister ship Scenic Eclipse, the Scenic Eclipse II will join the fleet in early 2023.
Scenic says its two discovery yachts will offer a new collection of 85 voyages featuring brand new destinations for the cruise line, including new ports in Indonesia, Polynesia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, the Caribbean and Scotland. This is in addition to several new itineraries in the Arctic, Mediterranean, the Americas and Antarctica.
“This is a milestone moment for our brand and for all of those who have been working intensely behind the scenes to bring it to fruition. Utilizing our invaluable guest feedback, we strive to offer the best, most desirable bucket-list experiences possible, and our new 2023/24 announcement demonstrates our sincere intent in this continued ambition,” says Rob Voss, COO, The Scenic Group.
“The Antarctic is an incredible and timeless destination, and we are enormously proud to be one of the first luxury operators to return here. By 2023, Scenic Eclipse II will join Scenic Eclipse in the region – doubling capacity for even more guests to enjoy the leading itineraries and luxury experiences that we provide,” Voss added.
Highlights of new itineraries for 2023/24 include:
• Antarctica Insights: Fly and Cruise
Scenic Discovery Yachts’ customized design provides a smooth journey for guests on their voyage across the Drake Passage. Alternatively, and new for 2023/24, is the option to fly either in both directions or just one direction. The nine- or 10-day journey begins (or ends) in Punta Arenas (Chile) with a two-hour flight to/from King George Island. Once in Antarctica, guests join one of the Discovery Yachts and begin their exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and its maze of protected channels, with assistance from Scenic’s Discovery Team. Fares start at Cdn$21,437 per person, double.
• Discover the Kimberley Coastline
This 11-day voyage from Darwin to Broome offers guests an exploration of one of the world’s most remarkable environments – the vast wilderness of Australia’s Kimberley Coast. Prices start at $16,807.
• Wild Frontiers: Franz Josef Land Archipelago
On This 18-day exploration of the Russian High Arctic and Novaya Zemlya, guests will be surrounded by wildlife – including polar bears, whales, walruses and seabird colonies – and experience a pristine wilderness reached by very few. Cruise fares start at $29,012.
• Additional new itineraries for Scenic’s 2023/24 season include:
13-day Caribbean Sojourn voyage from Nassau to Bridgetown
11-day Atlantic Isles & the Caribbean voyage from New York to Nassau
13-day Passage through Melanesia: Solomon Islands & Vanuatu voyage from Cairns to Fiji.
13-day Secrets of Indonesia: Spice Islands & Raja Ampat voyage from Darwin to Darwin.
9-day Scottish Isles: Historic Trails & Wilderness voyage from Edinburgh to Dublin
12-day Beyond the Arctic Circle voyage from Tromsø to Oslo
10-day Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise voyage from Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires
Clients can get savings of up to 20% per person off 2023/24 voyages when booked and paid in full 12 months prior to departure. All Scenic Eclipse voyages are all-inclusive, including return flights, transfers, up to 10 fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and immersive excursions. All new bookings are covered by Scenic’s Flexible Booking