The latest travel trends show that adventurous travelers are eager to set sail on a luxury expedition and nothing says bucket-list trip more than a voyage through the remote waters of Antarctica on the most luxurious of sailing options. Backing this view is Scenic’s Antarctica bookings saw an 80% month-over-month increase in January 2021 as luxury travelers looked to secure their next adventure. Guests traveling with truly all-inclusive cruise line www.scenicusa.com) enjoy unrivaled exploration and a host of once-in-a-lifetime experiences discovering areas of this faraway region previously inaccessible to the mainstream traveler, on board the luxury Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
To provide guests with the ultimate all-inclusive luxury travel experience, Scenic is offering a complimentary roundtrip business class flights on selected 2022 Antarctica itineraries available on new bookings made between February 25 and March 31, 2021. This is in addition to Super Earlybird savings of up to 20% on those same selected Scenic Eclipse truly all-inclusive voyages when the booking is paid in full 12 months before departure. 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.
Custom-built for sailing in polar regions with just 200 guests on board, Scenic Eclipse’s luxury is seen in every aspect of the ship’s design – from the 10 dining options to the 5,000+ sq ft spa to the custom beds in the 350 to 2,600 sq ft staterooms, each with butler service. The highest health and safety standards are met with state-of-the-art technology while its industry-leading structural design allows for more ice landings and opportunities to observe the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Going a step further, Scenic Eclipse offers guests unrivalled exploration opportunities with its two six-guest on board helicopters and a six-guest submarine capable of 1,000 feet – pushing the limits beyond the horizon to areas of the continent very few have seen.
The free business class flights and up to 20% Super Earlybird savings apply to the following:
The 13-day Antarctica in Depth voyage
Scenic makes the most of Antarctica’s long summer days to explore the strikingly beautiful region of untouched landscapes and pristine waters on guided kayak and Zodiac tours. For intimate wildlife viewing experiences, guests can choose to head below the surface with the onboard submarine, Scenic Neptune, or head beyond the horizon on one of the ship’s top-of-the-line helicopters with its spectacular views. Daily discovery excursions take guests up close to impressive ice formations, onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals, and stand quietly and listen for the impressive sounds of ice cracking and whales feeding below. Prices for the 13-day itinerary start at $13,390 per person, double, for the February 16, 2022 departure, inclusive of the up to 20% Super Earlybird savings. February 5 and 27 sailings are also available with the free business class flights and Super Earlybird savings offer.
19-day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands
For guests with more time, there is no voyage to Antarctica more extraordinary than one that encompasses South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Guests witness staggering numbers of whales, seals, birds and penguins as the wildlife prepares for their annual migration north. Highlights include visiting King penguin colonies in South Georgia, walking in the footsteps of Shackleton and visiting his final resting place, wandering the quaint streets that grace the Falkland Islands, and discovering the hidden coves of the Antarctic Peninsula. Fares start at $23,382 per person, double, departing March 10, 2022, inclusive of the up to 20% Super Earlybird savings.
Scenic Group has grown over its 35-year history to include award-winning, river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations covering all 7-continents. Since 2008, Scenic has offered truly all-inclusive luxury river cruises in Europe, SE Asia and Russia on its 15 Scenic Space-Ships and Egypt on a luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced the 228 guest Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™. Sister brand Emerald Cruises, parent of Emerald Waterways and the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises, has nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). In January 2022, the Emerald Azzurra will be the first 5-star luxury yacht to launch under the Emerald Yacht Cruises brand - a 100-guest super yacht that will sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas.