Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has unveiled its 2022/2023 Arctic program for the company’s first discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse. The 2022/23 season will see Scenic Eclipse heading to four new destinations, including the Russian Far East, Japan, Northeast Passage and Alaska.
The new destinations for 2022/23 align with Scenic’s existing program that takes guests to the heart of the Arctic, discovering the fjords of Norway, Greenland’s mighty glaciers and the intriguing geology of Iceland. Scenic Eclipse is equipped with a two helicopters, a custom-built submarine, and a fleet of Zodiacs, as well as a 20 person Discovery Team that includes geologists, marine biologists, naturalists and glaciologists.
Highlights of Scenic Eclipse’s 2022/23 season include:
Russian Arctic – the Northeast Passage
The is a 26-day journey takes travellers through the ice-laden waters of the Northeast Passage. Guests will visit remote Arctic islands, cruise past the landscapes along one of the planet’s greatest migration paths, and observe polar bears and walrus lounging on ice floes. Local cultures play a large part of the trip as guests meet and learn from Chukchi reindeer herders, Inuit fishermen and Russian scientists. Prices for the “Cross the Legendary Northeast Passage” voyage from Anchorage, Alaska to Tromsø, Norway start at CAD $36,744 per person, double, departing 06AUG, 2023.
The Russian Far East
Scenic Eclipse will spend 14-days following the Pacific Ring of Fire from Alaska to Chukotka (Russia’s eastern-most federal subject), south along Kamchatka Peninsula to the Kuril Islands, on an exploration of Siberia’s unique and unspoiled eastern coastline. Prices for the “Jewels of the Russian Far East” voyage from Anchorage to Vladivostok start from CAD $18,517 and departs on 27MAY, 2023.
Guests will discover Japan on Scenic’s 12-day Japan: A Journey Through Time voyage. This experience explores this land of ancient well-preserved cultures and amazing histories, from its ancient samurai traditions to its feudal history and prehistoric archaeologist sites, to cutting edge metropolises and large regions of untouched natural scenery. The exploration of Japan’s west coast begins on 21JUn, 2023 in the seaport of Sapporo with calls to Hakodate, Sannai Maruyama, Maizuru, and South Korean town Busan. Fares start at CAD $17,215.
Scenic Eclipse was built for exploring the Arctic’s pristine polar destinations. Guests can soar over the cascading waterfalls of the Norwegian fjords in one of the yacht’s two six-guest helicopters, kayak between enormous floating icebergs in Svalbard, discover the Arctic marine-life during a submarine dive in Greenland, and witness the vast Arctic wildlife paradise of Greenland’s National Park. The 15-day “Arctic Islands: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland” voyage takes guests to Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Greenland and Iceland. Prices start at CAD $20,896, departing 11JUl, 2023.
Scenic is offering Super Earlybird savings of up to 20% on select sailings when fares are paid in full upon booking. All 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 or guests can choose to upgrade to the company’s new Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan, providing for changes or cancellations up to 15 days prior to departure.
For more information, click here.