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PROFILE<br />

BROUGHT TO YOU BY SCENIC<br />

10 DINING EXPERIENCES<br />

• Elements: A favourite for Italian dishes,<br />

steaks and seafood.<br />

• Chef’s Table: Private dégustation dining for<br />

just eight guests.<br />

• Koko’s: Enjoy Asian fusion dishes with a<br />

taste of Sake.<br />

• Sushi @ Koko’s: Casual dining Japanese<br />

style.<br />

• Teppanyaki @ Koko’s: Take a seat at the grill<br />

and enjoy the theatre as Scenic Eclipse’s<br />

chefs create dinner before your very eyes.<br />

• Lumière: Be our guest for the best French<br />

fine dining at sea.<br />

• Azure Bar & Café: Need to refuel. This is the<br />

place for all-day grazing.<br />

• Epicure: A hands-on cooking school where<br />

guests can hone their cooking skills.<br />

• Yacht Club: A poolside grill for al-fresco<br />

dining.<br />

• In-suite dining: A 24-hour menu is available<br />

for those who want some time out.<br />

SIX-STAR VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY WITH<br />

SCENIC ECLIPSE<br />

There are just five months to go until the world’s first<br />

discovery yacht enters service, changing the face of<br />

expedition cruising forever.<br />

Scenic Eclipse is being built in Croatia by Scenic, the company that brought all-inclusive<br />

luxury to the rivers of Europe and Asia. Now they are bringing that same luxury to the<br />

oceans. The ship is so popular, even though it hasn’t launched yet, that a sister vessel is<br />

already on order and there is talk of more to come.<br />

Scenic Eclipse promises to exceed its high expectations. Holding just 228 guests (a<br />

maximum 200 in polar regions) in spacious all-suite and all-balcony accommodation,<br />

everyone gets a butler and a magnificent choice of places to eat, ranging from Asian<br />

cuisine at Koko’s to French fine dining in Lumière.<br />

And with all dining included in the price, along with alcoholic and soft drinks, gratuities,<br />

shore excursions and Wi-Fi, not to mention flights and transfers, guests can afford to enjoy<br />

everything this magnificent vessel offers.<br />

The Spa Sanctuary is superb, a huge zen-like space where guests can retreat after<br />

an exciting day ashore. The indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis and oceanview<br />

sauna are all just made for relaxing, while a team of highly trained masseurs is on<br />

hand to pamper and spoil.<br />

Keen to keep in shape while exploring the ends of the earth? The gym has the latest<br />

state-of-the-art keep fit equipment, and there are free yoga and Pilates classes in a<br />

dedicated studio.<br />

Scenic Eclipse will carry 12 inflatable Zodiacs for landings in the polar regions, as well<br />

as two helicopters and a seven-man sub so guests can explore above and below the<br />

waves. They can even go kayaking amidst the icebergs.<br />

A dedicated expedition team with experts in everything from marine biology to<br />

history will be on hand to lead trips ashore and also share their in-depth knowledge<br />

about the places being visited during on-board talks.<br />

ACCESS ALL AREAS<br />

Whether guests choose to go penguin-spotting in Antarctica or in search of polar bears<br />

beyond the Arctic Circle, they will be cruising in frozen regions once inaccessible to all<br />

but the most intrepid travellers.<br />

That’s where Scenic Eclipse’s discovery credentials kick in. She is being built<br />

to comply with the highest ice-class specification available, PC6 Polar Class, and<br />

makes use of all the latest technology to ensure the environment is cared for as well<br />

as her guests are.<br />

GPS dynamic positioning means she doesn’t have to anchor so there is no risk of<br />

damage to the ocean bed, while zero speed stabiliser fins, which also work when the<br />

ship is stationary, will vastly improve stability when she is sailing.<br />

It’s six-star luxury meets discovery as only Scenic knows how.<br />

CRUISING OFF THE GRID<br />

Spitsbergen, Greenland, the elusive Northwest<br />

Passage, Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falkland<br />

Islands. You name it, Scenic Eclipse is going<br />

there, taking guests to spectacular places that<br />

once were inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.<br />

Here is just a taste of what’s on offer.<br />

CHILEAN FJORDS AND CAPE HORN<br />

The scenery is the star on this cruise through<br />

the Chilean fjords. There are snow-capped<br />

mountains, deep valleys, a cruise close to the Pio<br />

XI Glacier, which is almost as big as the city of<br />

Santiago, and maybe even a chance to set foot<br />

on Cape Horn.<br />

22 days departing November 7 2019.<br />

From £12,065pp all-inclusive<br />

ANTARCTICA IN DEPTH<br />

Six days discovering the Antarctic Peninsula,<br />

following a course dictated by ice and weather<br />

conditions, awaits on this cruise. There will be<br />

landings, Zodiac cruises, a chance to kayak<br />

around icebergs and plenty of penguin and<br />

whale sightings.<br />

16 days departing March 5 2020, including pre<br />

and post-cruise nights in Buenos Aires. From<br />

£12,705pp all-inclusive.<br />

ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA<br />

AND FALKLAND ISLANDS<br />

A wondrous wildlife line-up including penguins,<br />

whales, elephant seals and seabirds awaits on<br />

this three-in-one cruise, which explores the<br />

Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the<br />

Falkland Islands.<br />

23 days departing March 16 2020, including pre<br />

and post-cruise nights in Buenos Aires. From<br />

£19,385pp all-inclusive.<br />

CONTACT<br />

Reservations: 0808 115 0463<br />

www.scenic.co.uk<br />

ICELAND & GREENLAND EXPLORER<br />

Discover the world’s largest island on an<br />

adventure cruise from Reykjavik in Iceland to<br />

Kangerlussuaq in Greenland that promises<br />

icebergs, deep fjords, whales, glaciers and<br />

Zodiac cruises, as well as kayaking amid the ice<br />

and hiking ashore.<br />

14 days departing August 3 2020. From<br />

£9,765pp all-inclusive.<br />

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