Go behind the scenes with the expert crew of Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery YachtTM, in Maritime Masters: Expedition Antarctica. This exciting new docuseries produced by Warner Bros. Discovery takes you to the most remote corners of the globe, from Mexico and Costa Rica to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica.
Over five weeks, Maritime Masters: Expedition Antarctica will show you a side of ultra-luxury cruising that few people get to see. You’ll have exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to Scenic Eclipse and her world-class crew as they deliver exceptional experiences in the world’s most remote and spectacular locations. Get a glimpse of the 6-star suites, authentic culinary experiences and indulgent spaces that make Scenic Eclipse the benchmark in ultra-luxury expedition cruising.
Marvel as Captain Erwan le Rouzic steers this technologically advanced Discovery Yacht through narrow fjords and epic passageways. Join Expedition Operations Director Jason Flesher as he takes guests deep into each destination, sharing his expertise and passion for immersive exploration. Be amazed as Chef Tom Goetter, VP Oceans Hotel Operations, creates world-class meals, gastronomic dining experiences and new dishes inspired by the freshest local produce. You’ll also meet the rest of the expert crew – from chefs and spa therapists to Discovery Team guides, cruise directors and butlers – who deliver these extraordinary journeys.
LEFT: Chef Tom Goetter, Scenic Eclipse
Baja & Costa Rica
Maritime Masters starts with Scenic Eclipse in Central America, sailing through Baja Mexico and Costa Rica before she begins the epic journey south towards Antarctica. With sparkling turquoise water, white sand beaches, dramatic landscapes, and an abundance of wildlife, this is the perfect place to meet the crew and discover the Scenic Eclipse equipment that makes unrivalled exploration possible.
Watch the Discovery Team pilot a Zodiac through the Jacques Cousteau Island for a landing on the beaches of La Paz. Go deep below the surface on Scenic Neptune for the first ever submarine night dive in Huatulco and hike through breathtaking landscapes to an active volcano in Guatemala. You’ll also see the crew navigate through a hurricane, putting Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art technology and safety features to the test.
Take an exclusive look at the indulgent spaces and up to 10 world-class dining experiences that set Scenic Eclipse apart. Join the guests as they enjoy a Mexican Fiesta in the Yacht Club, inspired by a local agave plantation. Watch Chef de Partie Jed create a new dish for the signature Elements restaurant, inspired by a visit to a cocoa farm, and follow the preparation for an 11-course degustation dinner at the invitation-only Chef’s Table restaurant, an experience that will leave your mouth watering.
RIGHT: Costa Rica
Find your perfect Scenic Eclipse voyage in Central America with these itineraries:
Chilean Fjords & Antarctica
These episodes will take you on the journey of a lifetime, following Scenic Eclipse as she cruises south through the Chilean Fjords and into the untamed oceans of Antarctica. This is the ultimate in expedition ultra-luxury cruising; sail alongside the world’s largest glaciers, listen to vast icebergs crackling in the water, stand amongst a colony of tens of thousands of penguins and watch for humpback whales breaching from the icy water.
The World’s First Discovery YachtTM was custom designed to take on these waters, with a Polar Class 6 rating, stabilisers 50% larger than comparable ships, GPS Dynamic Positioning and an Azipod propulsion system for safe and smooth sailing. Scenic Eclipse is also the only ship to have two on board helicopters^ and a submarine^, making for unrivalled perspectives that few travellers ever get to experience.
LEFT: Brown Bluff, Antarctica
^Flights on board our two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.
Along the coast of Chile, you’ll join the crew and guests as they explore the fjords by Zodiac, fly high above in a helicopter^ and take a submarine^ dive at the Pio Xi Glacier, the largest in the world. In Antarctica, there’s a new adventure every day from shore landings by Zodiac to stand-up paddleboard and kayak explorations, wildlife encounters and more, all led by the Discovery Team made up of up to 20 experts. You’ll be deeply immersed in Antarctic exploration alongside the Scenic guests, feeling humbled by the jaw-dropping landscapes, charmed by the unique wildlife, and captivated by the once-in-a-lifetime immersive onshore experiences.
Back on board Scenic Eclipse, the immersion continues. Though they’re sailing in one of the most remote corners of the globe, the culinary experience is more than 6-star. Get to know Chef Tom Goetter and his dedicated team as they deliver exceptional dining moments. With truly all-inclusive cruising, see guests choose between up to 10 unrivalled dining experiences ranging from fine French fare to authentic Japanese.
RIGHT: Puerto Eden, Chilean Fjords
"Antarctica really surprised me as I did not expect what we found down there. There was way more wildlife and colours than I ever thought."
Brendan Morris, Submersible Pilot
Discover the world with Scenic
The Arctic & Fjords
More exploration awaits on the other side of the globe. Scenic Eclipse is purpose-built for polar expeditions, with a Polar Class 6 rating and cutting-edge technology. Spot polar bears walking across endless sheet ice, be submerged in the pristine waters on board the Scenic Neptune submarine^, explore colourful fishing villages tucked into winding fjords and meet the fearless people who live above the Arctic Circle. Cruises here visit Greenland, Norway, Svalbard, and Iceland, bringing a rich cultural immersion alongside epic outdoor adventures.
ABOVE: Scenic Eclipse, Arctic
Japan is a land of contrasts, a place where futuristic cities rise up around ancient temples and ultra-modern technology sits alongside a deep respect for tradition. On a Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury voyage through the Land of the Rising Sun, you’ll be introduced to the unseen riches of this fascinating nation. Truly all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich excursions will take you into Japan’s cultural heart: learn the art of hospitality from a practicing geisha in Kyoto; taste sake that has been brewed by a single family for generations; and appreciate the magic of the Shinto faith at the Meiji Jingu Shrine.
ABOVE: Koko’s Asian Fusion, Scenic Eclipse
With a dazzling coastline, rugged mountains and powerful cultural identity, Scotland is a nation of wild and windswept wonders. Tiny villages dot the remote coastline and there are almost 800 islands scattered offshore, making it the perfect destination to explore on a Scenic Eclipse voyage. Scotland is fiercely proud of its history, stretching back to the days of the ancient Celts, and it lives on today in music, language, art, and celebration. Scenic Freechoice and Enrich experiences will give you an insight into Scottish culture, from storytelling to whisky tasting and dancing with the locals at a traditional Ceilidh.
ABOVE: Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Australia & the South Pacific
In April 2024, Scenic Eclipse II will sail in Australian waters, where Scenic first began 37 years ago. Embark on a journey of unparalleled ultra-luxury and delve into the Kimberley’s hidden wonders with your expert Discovery Team. Soar above by helicopter^ and explore the breathtaking landscapes with immersive Zodiac and kayak excursions. You’ll also meet the land’s traditional owners, learn their fascinating stories, and see rock art that dates back tens of thousands of years. After the inaugural Australian season, Scenic Eclipse II will sail around spectacular destinations of the Southern Hemisphere. From the jungle-covered islands of Raja Ampat to the fascinating far-flung outcrops of the Spice Islands and the impossibly beautiful archipelagos of Fiji, these cruises will take you into a melting pot of cultures.
ABOVE: Scenic Eclipse II, Sky Deck, Kimberley
Europe & the Mediterranean
See a different side of a classic cruise destination with a Scenic voyage through Europe and the Mediterranean. The World’s First Discovery YachtsTM are small enough that they can reach destinations that are off-limits to most cruise ships. Dock at small towns away from the tourist trail, walk off the ship at bustling fishing villages and fit in perfectly beside the glamorous superyachts of Monte-Carlo or Saint-Tropez.
ABOVE: Harpsody Orchestra Oceanographic, Monaco
With 13 nations and hundreds of islands scattered across a turquoise sea, the Caribbean is tailor-made for cruising. Scenic Eclipse can call at the most popular cruise ports, like Nassau and Montego Bay, as well as smaller islands where just white sand and swaying palm trees await on shore. Snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and submarine dives take you into the sparkling waters every day. Scenic Enrich and Freechoice experiences will take guests through the diverse cultures, complex histories, and delicious cuisines of these enigmatic islands.
ABOVE: Scenic Neptune II