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Scenic Ocean Cruises

Luxury and discovery come together in perfect harmony onboard Scenic Cruises. Named the World's First Discovery Yachts, they not only have world-class facilities you would expect to find on a six-star ship, but they also have a seven-seat submarine and even a helicopter. With extras such as these, you’ll reach places no other traveller has visited before.

Rest safe in the knowledge that Scenic’s all-inclusive philosophy extends to their yacht offering too so everything you require onboard is included in the price.

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Gary Buchanan has sailed the Seven Seas during his 33-year career as an award-winning specialist cruise writer. Author of four books about cruising, he regularly contributes to prestigious newspapers such as The Telegraph and magazines including American Express Departures. He is a pundit on all things cruise and is looking forward to enhancing the content library for Panache Cruises.

Gary Says...

“Billed as the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse has been created for eager artisans of leisure and exploration. With stealth style and offering an experience exactly like nothing else, the onboard tapestry of opulence is without equal. I can think of no finer way to explore Polar Regions and secluded seas that lie not just off the beaten track, but at the edges of the beaten map.”

What's included with Scenic Ocean Cruises?

Your every luxury is included with Scenic Ocean Cruises. Enjoy all of the following:


10 all-inclusive dining venues are on offer, inspired by the four corners of the world.

Room Service

In-suite dining is available too

Complementary Drinks

The unlimited complimentary beverages policy allows guests to choose everything from premium spirits to quality wines and Champagne.


Included from UK airports


Included from UK airports


All tips for crew are included in the price you pay

Shore excursions


Luxury all-verandah suites with lounge area

Spa access

Senses Spa

Butler service

Nightly turndown and drinks services are par for the course

Scenic Discovery

A Discovery Team of experts in their chosen fields share their knowledge with you on expeditions

Scenic Enrich

Moments of private access and exclusive moments that are exclusive to Scenic

Things to do onboard

Dining and drinks onboard

No luxury ocean cruise is complete without dining and drinks to match and with Scenic, they certainly live up to this standard. Scenic believes that dining should be a sensory delight and as such, there are no less than 10 dining options onboard their ships which are all included within the price. Small and intimate, they are:

  • Elements – this is the main restaurant and features steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine
  • Lumière – a contemporary French restaurant serving fine foods with its own Champagne bar
  • Yacht Club – a grill on the poolside, buffet style with a bar too
  • Koko’s – serving delicious Asian fusion cuisine with a Sake bar, it also has other themes including:
    • Teppanyaki @ Koko’s – this private dining room has an open Teppanyaki grill
    • Sushi @ Koko’s – a truly authentic Japanese experience for you to enjoy
  • Epicure – this dedicated cooking emporium allows you to learn from the best
  • Chef’s Table – this is by invitation-only so is truly exclusive, offering a degustation dining event
  • Azure Bar & Café – graze all day in this informal setting
  • In-suite dining – a comprehensive menu is offered 24 hours a day

Complementary drinks are served in eight spacious bars and lounges so you can take an apéritif in the Lobby Lounge, enjoy a glass of French fizz at the intimate Champagne Bar or indulge in oysters and Pinot Gris in the Azure Bar & Café. Or if you’d like a more private moment, enjoy them in your suite.

Onboard Accommodation

All suites onboard the world’s first discovery yacht have elegant furnishings, your very own butler service, 24-hour in-suite dining, king-sized beds, a secluded private verandah, a separate lounge area plus 6-star amenities, early morning tea and coffee service, Mini-bar including illy coffee and speciality teas, restocked daily and a HDTV and Bose sound system.

  • Verandah Suites – 344 sq ft to 366 sq ft
  • Spa Suites – 495 sq ft to 538 sq ft
    • Double Jacuzzi designed by Philippe Starck
    • Steam shower with light therapy and oversized showerhead
    • Double vanity sinks and separate toilet
    • Separate sitting area with chair
    • One-hour complimentary spa treatment per suite
    • Complimentary laundry service (limited per day)
  • Panorama Suites – 1,184 sq ft
    • Spacious outdoor terrace with sun loungers
    • Bedroom suite with alcove to read in featuring a desk and HDTV
    • Separate four-seat dining area and lounge with cinema style HDTV
    • Full bath, steam shower, double vanity and luxury amenities
    • One-hour complimentary spa treatment per suite
    • Complimentary laundry service (limited per day)
    • Priority dining in specialty restaurants
    • Priority choice of shore excursions
    • VIP embarkation and disembarkation
  • Owner’s Penthouse Suite – 2,099 sq ft
    • Spacious 60 square metre terrace with lounge area, sun loungers and Jacuzzi
    • Seating for up to eight guests for in-suite dining
    • Mini bar refilled daily with preferred drinks
    • Double steam shower, spa bath and guest bathroom and luxury amenities
    • Complimentary one-hour in-suite spa treatment per guest
    • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
    • Guaranteed dining in specialty restaurants
    • Guaranteed preferred choice of shore excursions
    • VIP embarkation and disembarkation

Spa, Health and Wellness

On board Scenic Eclipse, relaxation is on another level. With 550-square-metres dedicated to indulgence, the exclusive Senses Spa offers the very best services to revitalise you after a long day of exploration. Accessible to all Scenic Eclipse guests, it is a place of absolute tranquillity. It has a Vitality Lounge, treatment room and hair salon to allow you to make those all-important preparations for the evening ahead. Alternatively, simply immerse yourself in tranquillity in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pool.

The spacious lounges and bars cater to smaller numbers of guests with ease. Spend time in one of the outdoor areas, from the Sun Terrace to the Observation Terrace which looks over the bow, and spa and pool decks. It offers you the perfect viewpoint to see the wildlife and stunning landmarks you’ll sail by.

Wellness areas with indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis are perfect for pampering yourself after a long day. If you wish to be more active, there is also a gym and yoga and Pilates studio so you can stretch out, find your centre or work up a sweat.

If you elect for a Spa Suite, once you return after a day exploring some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, you’ll be able to spend time in your own private Jacuzzi, designed by Philippe Starck. You’ll also enjoy a steam shower with oversized head and light therapy to calm your body and soul. These suites are also highly exclusive and secluded with a prime location on the upper decks to ensure your stay is in absolute luxury. You will also be entitled to a one-hour complimentary spa treatment, as well as a complimentary laundry service (limited per day).

Excursions, entertainment and activities

On a luxury discovery cruise such as this, it is all about the destination. Scenic offer the ability to get up close and personal on a Scenic Eclipse Zodiac excursion. The fleet of extraordinary Zodiacs allow guests to catch a glimpse of uncharted territory and encounter once-in-a-lifetime sights, such as whales breaching in the Arctic Ocean, or penguins waddling across the Antarctic.

Zodiacs can cross shallower waters than your yacht, and can also navigate the obstacles found in icy seas thus taking you closer to the places you want to see. Their open-air design allows for ultra-intimate viewing experiences giving you memories to last a lifetime.

You can continue your experience with a kayak excursion with the Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team. This very intimate activity sets Scenic apart from other luxury cruises as you’ll be able to paddle into the midst of local wildlife such as the birds around Stornoway or the fish swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Greek Milos Islands. This isn’t your average cruise activity.

Scenic Discovery excursions take guests on exploratory guided tours on board Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes and give you an adventure like nothing else. They also include snorkelling in the calm waters of the Caribbean, trekking across the tundra landscapes of the Arctic and sailing above marine life in a kayak.

Enrichment Programmes

Discovery Leaders are always onboard to share their knowledge and expertise. With them, you can reach the remotest parts of the world untouched by other travellers and they will share their knowledge with you tailoring it to suit you and yours cruise.

As experts in their field, the Discovery Leaders provide unrivalled insights and knowledge on a range of topics including the environment, history and rich cultures of the lands and people you visit. They conduct in-depth research and combined, they have several decades’ worth of experience in their choses fields to ensure they can really illuminate your voyage and bring it to life.

You’ll also meet a whole host of local guides, community specialists and regional experts throughout your journey too, to enrich it even further.

Scenic truly aims to make every cruise as unique as its guests, which is why they offer the broadest range of all-inclusive shore excursions led by these incredible experts.

Scenic Neptune

Scenic Eclipse also has its very own submarine! This is a deep diving experience like no other where you’ll journey to the depths of the ocean. Scenic Neptune is a customised submarine which is capable of diving to 300 metres with six guests onboard. The Discovery Team will join you and educate you as you delve into the ice-cold waters of the remote Arctic world and help you to catch a glimpse of the natural world which sits beneath us.

Airbus Helicopter

Soar the skies in the state-of-the-art Airbus EC-130-T2 helicopters and feel like an intrepid adventurer reaching the places most other travellers never go. The Scenic yacht experience is set to show you the world in ways you have never before experienced and there is no better way to see it in all its glory than from above. Your breath will be truly taken away by the volcanic landscapes in Italy, the coral reefs that span the Caribbean and the Norwegian Fjords which rise majestically out of the waters.


Scenic’s commitment to environmental sustainability is echoed throughout the whole fleet of both river and ocean ships. Pioneering techniques are employed to ensure that impact is minimal. Specifically for Scenic Eclipse, they have included certain comfort and safety features to minimise any negative environmental impact. They include:

  • Highly-efficient engines are used which reduce emissions below current global standards and also below ones to be imposed in the future
  • Reduction in noise and vibration levels to reduce marine life disturbance via an Azipod propulsion system
  • A dynamic positioning system uses GPS to allow the ship to remain in position with using a traditional anchor that would damage the seabed
  • The ship 12% more fuel efficient which makes it more environmentally friendly
  • Waste water is recycled to high quality to avoid polluting sensitive areas via an Advanced Wastewater Treatment System (AWTS)
  • Light pollution is reduced thanks to a specially designed deck overhang
  • It is powered by Marine Gas Oil (MGO) – which is the highest grade available and contains the lowest concentration of particulates and sulphur
  • The Polar Code pollution prevention measures are fully complied with and the ship is compatible with the reduced emission requirements for sailing in these polar regions

Sailing to AECO and IAATO standards:

Scenic Eclipse will adhere to the guidelines from the AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) and IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators). These organisations are dedicated to responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

All operations in these sensitive environmental areas will be carried out under these strict environmental protocols.

Scenic Ocean Cruises Ships