Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced the Scenic Eclipse II will take guests on 11-day explorations along the northwest coast of Australia, the Kimberley Coast, in 2024 and 2025.
Discover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness (sailing Darwin to Broome with fares starting at CAD $18,845 per person, double) and Uncover the Kimberley Coastline: An Ancient Wilderness (sailing Broome to Darwin with fares starting at CAD $18,595) will immerse guests into the Kimberley landscape, wildlife and cultures by day – with bush treks, Zodiac tours and ancient rock art to experience.
For travellers wishing to extend their stay, there are cruise/land options available, including (among others) the 21-day Natural Wonders of Australia and Kimberley Coastline – which adds four days in Sydney, where guests take an exclusive guided tour of the Opera House; Uluru, the world’s biggest single rock monolith (also known as Ayers Rock), where guests can dine amidst an outdoor exhibit of artwork called Field of Light; and Cairns in Queensland with visits to the Great Barrier Reef. Fares start at CAD $30,135.
According to Scenic, guests booking these itineraries can save up to CAD $5,000 per couple and enjoy Pay-in-Full offers that include 2 for 1 business class or free economy airfare when full payment is made 10 months prior to departure or if booked within 10 months of departure, within 30 days of booking.
Scenic Eclipse II offers an excursion program led by a dedicated onboard Discovery Team consisting of naturalists, biologists, geologists, historians and wilderness specialists. Australians Mike Cusack – a Discovery Team Leader who has spent 20 years as a guide and explorer in Kimberley, as well as having lived in the Kimberley outback among the Aboriginal people for more than a year – and Stephen Martin – a world historian specializing in Australian and Aboriginal history – bring their expertise, knowledge and experiences to the fore. Under Cusack’s guidance, the 15-person Discovery Team will lead daily Zodiac trips and onshore excursions, delivering guests into the mists of waterfalls and to caves where Ice Age rock art can be found on walls and ceilings, and providing a look at Australia’s wildlife – from saltwater crocs and migrating humpback whales (and their calves) to the continent’s smallest wallaby.
Scenic Eclipse II has 114 all-verandah suites which range in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft². All guests enjoy butler services which deliver touches from in-suite drinks and dining to coordinating dinner and spa reservations to personalized attention.
For more information, visit Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours' website.