Scenic has unveiled several new Arctic voyages, growing its 2023/24 Arctic & Fjords collection, as well as adding a first-time exploration of the Scottish Isles. Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II, which is set to launch in Spring 2023, will introduce almost 40 new landings throughout the Arctic & Fjords and Canadian Arctic region.
In addition, guests booked on any of these voyages can save up to 20 per cent when paying in full 12 months prior to departure.
Explore the Scottish Isles
The Scenic Eclipse expedition yachts will make their first foray into Scotland during the 2023/24 Arctic season with the nine-day Scottish Isles: Historic Trails & Wilderness voyage. With its history, culture, and natural beauty, Scotland and the more than 900 islands that dot its coastline offer a wealth of experiences – whether in Aberdeen, the Isle of Skye, Fort William, St Kilda, Oban or Portrush. Prices start at CAD $10,863 per person double (inclusive of savings of CAD $2,492 per person) in a Deluxe Veranda Suite departing 13SEP 2023.
Alternatively, guests can explore the strongholds of the Vikings, from the volcanoes of Iceland to the wild isles of Scotland, on a nine-day Northern Isles: Iceland & Scotland voyage, sailing from Reykjavik. Opportunities in Heimaey in the Westman Islands, Seyðisfjörður, the Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands and Aberdeen include visits to wildlife sites for puffin and dolphin spotting, hearing tales of discovery from the onboard expert Discovery Leaders, standing on the deck of the 228-guest yacht (200 in polar regions) and marvel at the landscapes, and port in small Scottish towns for experiences with welcoming locals. One evening includes an exclusive dining experience to explore the cuisine of Oslo’s Opera House. Prices start at CAD $10,957 (inclusive of savings of CAD $2,548) in a Deluxe Verandah Suite departing 05SEP 2023.
New Greenland Adventures
Known for its icebergs and fast-moving glacier, Ilulissat is one of the highlights of the 14-day Uncover Greenland and Canada cruise. Guests can take in the cliffs of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti and explore the diverse beauty of Western Greenland and the world’s fifth largest island, Canada’s Baffin Island. Prices start at CAD $19,927 (inclusive of savings of CAD $4,308) in a Deluxe Veranda Suite departing 12AUG 2023.
Travellers can explore the world’s largest fjord system, hike around geologic wonders and kayak among icebergs in bays on the 10-day Eastern Greenland & Iceland Expedition voyage. Prices begin at CAD $13,459 (inclusive of savings of CAD $3,266) in a Deluxe Verandah Suite departing 14AUG 2024.
Also new in the 2023/24 season is the 18-day Expedition into Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic. Scenic Eclipse guests can explore Disko Bay, where large icebergs meet whales, hear the rumbling sounds of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier in the Canadian Arctic, and kayak the icy waters of these sites while surrounded the landscape. Prices start at CAD $19,561 (inclusive of savings of CAD $4,304) in a Deluxe Verandah Suite departing 17SEP 2024.
New Wild Arctic & Franz Josef
This new 18-day new Wild Arctic & Franz Josef itinerary sails roundtrip from Norway’s Tromsø, where Scenic Eclipse spends a couple of days at sea before reaching the world’s northernmost archipelago – Franz Josef Land. Consisting of 191 remote islands entirely above the Arctic Circle, this unique land holds more than five million seabirds, polar bears, walruses, whales, seals, tundra landscapes, glaciated islands, 33 species of fish and the Arctic fox. According to Scenic, the nature of this sailing allows the Scenic Eclipse captain the flexibility to cruise wherever the best sites are for exploring – by sea in kayak, paddleboard and Zodiac; by air with one of the two six-guest H-130 helicopters; or under the waves in a six- or eight-guest submarine. Fares start at CAD $25,939 (inclusive of savings of CAD $6,146) in a Deluxe Verandah Suite departing 25JUN 2024.
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