Scenic Eclipse first debuted in 2019 as ‘The World’s First Discovery Yacht,’ hosting 228 guests (200 in polar regions) and featuring a 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, butler service, up to 10 dining experiences, a luxury spa, yoga and Pilates studio, vitality pools, two helicopters, a six-guest submarine and more. A second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, will launch in spring 2023.
Here are some highlights of the 2024 Australia, Indonesia, and The Pacific Islands collection:
The 19-day ‘Journey Across the Pacific: Easter Island & French Polynesia’ voyage on the Scenic Eclipse II departs March 13, 2024 from Valparaiso to Papeete, visiting Robinson Crusoe Island, Alexander Selkirk Island, Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Pircairn Island and Fakarava. Highlights include visiting the stone village of Orongo and Rano Kau crater, hiking the Terevaka Volcano, learning about ancient astronomy at a traditional observatory site on the island, and swimming, surfing and snorkelling on Anakena Beach. Prices start at $15,135 per person, double occupancy.
Australia’s indigenous culture and natural wonders are the highlights of the 11-day ‘Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness’ voyage, priced from $15,019 and sailing with six departures between May 10 and Aug. 18, 2024. Sailing from Darwin to Boome, the cruise visits King George River, Hunter River, Bigge Island, Montgomery Reef, Talbot Bat, Buccaneer Archipelago and Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve. Highlights include Mitchell Falls, a dramatic four-tiered waterfall that has been carved out over millennia, and the renowned Wandjina spirit paintings whose origins remain a mystery.
Guests can continue the journey with the 11-day Natural Wonders of Australia: Reef & Rock land tour, priced from $11,495. This tour highlights the hustle and bustle of Sydney, the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest living culture in Uluru.
While on the 13-day ‘Reefs & Volcanic Isles: Tahiti to Fiji’ itinerary, guests will depart from Papeete on March 31, 2024 onboard the Scenic Eclipse II and visit Bora Bora, Aitutaki Atoll, Palmerston Island, Alofi, Vava’u, Fulanga Island, Vanua Balavu and Ovalau before arriving in Nadi. They will get the change to explore the famous limestone caves on Sawa-i-Lau, see locals carve outrigger canoes in the villages of Fulanga Island, and explore sunken wrecks on Bega Island. Prices start at $13,380.