Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Scenic's New Experiences for Scenic Eclipse's Inaugural Season

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Some Early-Bird Savings Still Available on select 2018-2019 Sailings

Boston and Vancouver, November 2017 – As the debut of world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, draws closer, Scenic is offering a bigger peek at the details of many of the shore excursions available to guests during the ship's inaugural season of cruises. And as is the case on all Scenic cruises, Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich excursions are included in the company’s signature truly all-inclusive fares – making choosing which excursion to take the only hard part. A limited number of early-bird booking savings is still available on select itineraries.

Among the exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime discovery activities will be the opportunity for guests to spend Christmas day 2018 venturing close to South Georgia’s most well-known inhabitants, the near half million pairs of King penguins that call this remote outpost home. Guests on this 21-day Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica adventure, departing Buenos Aires on December 17, 2018, will also be able to retrace the footsteps of famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. From his first arrival point on the east side of South Georgia Island – having previously trekked overland from King Haakon Bay – to Stromness, where Shackleton and his men heard the old whistle of the Stromness Whaling Station, alerting them to the closeness of their rescue point.

In 2019, Scenic's 11-day Ultimate Arctic journey, departing Bergen on June 16, 26 and July 6, will feature several wildlife-themed excursions by Zodiac and by foot. On land, guests will search for Svalbard reindeer and hike to the upper reaches of the archipelago’s area to witness flora unique to this part of the world. From the ship’s fleet of Zodiacs, they will take in the islands’ thousands of Arctic terns and skuas that dance across the skies, and search for what will surely be a bucket list highlight -- polar bears.

Scenic will put nobility front and center on its 11-day Discover the British Isles cruise. Guests can enjoy a morning or afternoon tea with Lord and Lady Dunleath at their restored (and used in many movies) 170-year-old estate, Ballywalter Park in Northern Ireland.

Scenic's exclusive Scenic Enrich program provides guests with the opportunity to view the famed Fakasel Horse Show near Iceland’s Reykjavik during Scenic Eclipse's 10-day Iceland Discovery, departing Reykjavik on August 6, 2019. The 45-minute show named The Legends of Sleipnir weaves together tales of Iceland's history and Norse mythology to tell the story of Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of the Norse God Odin. The world-class production is set on the country's largest stage and is accompanied by an original soundtrack from one of Iceland's leading musicians. This itinerary will also feature several Scenic Freechoice activities, such as a gourmet tasting tour in Akureyri with local family businesses and an exploration of the Westman Islands – home to Iceland's largest puffin colony – allowing guests to customize their cruise according to their interests and desired pace of travel.

The “6-star” ultra-luxury mega yacht, carrying just 228 guests, (200 in the polar regions of Arctic and Antarctica), launches in the Mediterranean on August 31, 2018. Scenic will be the first to offer guests a level of luxury, discovery, safety and world-class innovation never before bundled into a ship of this size. Its 10 dining options, 5,900ft² Spa Sanctuary, staterooms that range in size from the generous 345ft² Verandah Suites to the 2,660ft² two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, eight spacious bars and lounges offering unlimited complimentary beverages, butler service, and numerous pools, allow for pampering usually found only in top resorts.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways' seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email:info@scenicusa.com: and in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone (866) 689-8611; or email:canada@scenic.ca. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.