Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic Cruises

Start your next expedition today with an ultra-luxury cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

Explore the vastness of Greenland in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage 

Discover a land that never melts. Learn the reverting exploration history while discovering the Canadian Arctic, home to a wealth of wildlife and rugged pristine landscapes.

Savour the breathtaking grandeur of fjords with two-kilometre-high walls, carved and polished by the world’s second largest icecap and adorned by luminous aquamarine icebergs. Be warmly welcomed to Inuit communities and enthralled by tales of explorers, from Nansen to Franklin, across the high Arctic. Enjoy viewing encounters with polar bears, shy beluga and rare bowhead whales. Share wild-flowered tundra with reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic fox and discover new destinations in northwest Greenland and Baffin Island.

Exploring the icy landscapes of Greenland is an experience like no other during an ultra-luxury voyage on board Scenic Eclipse. You will be taken to the heart of your chosen destination through a range of truly all-inclusive discovery excursions.

Imagine soaring over the world’s largest fjords in one of the two helicopters^, by Zodiac or kayaking between enormous floating icebergs in Greenland and discovering the unique marine-life during a submarine^ dive in Greenland witnessing majestic whales breaching on the horizon, and keep an eye out for the elusive polar bear. Led by Scenic Eclipse’s expert Discovery Team, sharing their insights and knowledge of the Arctic region.

Why visit Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic...

  • Experience Diverse Cultures
    Delight in a warm welcome to communities like remote Ittoqqortoormiit, where Inuit hunters, trappers and fishermen keep traditions alive. Narsaq, on Tunulliarfik Fjord, where Norseman Erik the Red first settled and Sisimiut, the second largest town in Greenland and close to the local villages of Itilleq and Sarfannguit.
  • Discover Spectacular Fjords
    Scenic Eclipse cruises in places other ships can’t reach, like Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord early in the season. This red-rock wonderland of wind and wave sculpted icebergs offers a secret passage to Kong Oskar Fjords. Your expert Discovery Team will lead you on walks across blossoming tundra, to encounter musk oxen families and pure white Arctic hare.
  • Towering Icebergs
    Explore Illulissat, a small village on Disko Bay. Listen to the growl and thunder of massive icebergs calved from Sermeq Kujalleq, the world’s fastest and most active glacier, to fill Illulissat Icefjord with grinding ice castles. Or gain a close-up view of the Greenland Ice Sheet itself on an excursion from Kangerlussuaq, where the U.S. established one of several airbases during World War II.
  • Observe Unique Birdlife
    Spend time on deck relishing the flight of fulmars as they accompany our passage. Watch for the beautifully patterned great northern diver, the oldest bird species in the world, or its more-showy relative, the red-throated diver. Greenland is host to more than 60 species of birds, so ‘twitchers’ will be well-rewarded.

Why cruise on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • Discovery Yacht Cruising
    Scenic Eclipse caters for up to 200 guests and features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate cruising experience. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, the indulgent Senses Spa and a dedicated Observation Lounge and Terrace. Be inspired by lectures from our expert Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre.
  • Tailored on shore Experiences
    Scenic Eclipse offers truly all-inclusive curated Scenic Enrich experiences taking you behind the scenes in the most spectacular surrounds with private access and immersive moments. Scenic Freechoice activities are meticulously curated to cater to all interests and fitness levels, including experienced guided walking and bike tours. From a relaxed to active pace, there’s something for everyone.
  • World-Class Design & Technology
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, ensuring the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse features customised stabilisers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters. An Advanced Wastewater Treatment System, electronic Azipod propulsion system and a GPS Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds.
  • 6-Star Ultra-Luxury
    Watch the world go by from your private verandah suite in 6-star luxury. A dedicated Butler service is available for every guest, along with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The Comfort Class 1 notation, features the lowest passenger ship noise and vibration throughout all public spaces and luxury suites. With the highest rating as per the marine class society Bureau Vista.
  • Two Helicopters^ & a Submarine^
    Venture beyond the horizon, with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse, custom-designed for optimal flightseeing and excursions. Dive below the ocean for the most luxurious experience on board by submarine, custom-built for optimal sightseeing excursions of crystal-clear waters and all that lies in them.
  • Unrivalled Viewing & Relaxation
    Scenic Eclipse has an abundance of space, spanning across 10 luxurious decks, from outdoor areas, to the Sun Terrace on the top deck offering sweeping views, to the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht. The Senses Spa and Pool Terrace provides a relaxing vantage point to spot incredible landmarks and wildlife, ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Specialist Discovery Team
    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights, so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.
^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.

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The World’s First Discovery Yachts

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Explore the far horizons of the globe led by a team of experts whose passion and enthusiasm will help you unlock all the wonders of the destinations to which you are travelling, and the sheer enjoyment of travelling on this world-class luxury yacht.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ships in the world. They are essentially mega-yachts, designed and looking far more like yachts than any traditional cruise ship. Yet one of the most technologically advanced vessels to be found in the world today.

Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments. An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ships and guest’s suites, providing 100 per cent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments and meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. These advanced features are also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ships design, GPS dynamic positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system.

The on board technology allows us to operate efficiently in compliance with and in excess of all of the current environmental regulations in each port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint.

The Expedition Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivalled exploration of extraordinary Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic on a Scenic Expedition Voyage with:
  • Up to 200 guests on board, to maximise landings Polar regions
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery Excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots
  1. The Expedition Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury Expedition Voyage is in a class of its own. Your truly all-inclusive Scenic Discovery Excursions will be led by an expert Discovery Team of up to 20-members. Your custom parka and polar boots will be professionally fitted in the Discovery Centre, before you are guided by the Discovery Team on land and sea. Learn about polar wildlife and landscapes during enriching lectures and education programs, hosted in the Discovery Yacht’s impressive state-of-the-art theatre.

  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Expedition Cruises (Click to expand)

    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery yachts have been purpose-built for Expedition Voyages into these ecologically spectacular destinations. Designed with a Polar Class 6-classification, the Scenic Eclipse's state-of-the-art technological features include a strengthened hull, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system that enables comfortable and safe expeditions. The GPS Dynamic Positioning system allows the ship to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto ecologically sensitive seabeds. With only 200 guests on board, you will enjoy multiple shore landings via Zodiac onto ice beds, making the most of your precious stops in these once-in-a-lifetime locations.

  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the core of our Expedition Voyages, with up to 20 expert members who will guide you and enrich your understanding of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, photography, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, and glaciology – each guest will feel like they have their own personal expert guide to answer the most curious and technical questions.

Where we travel in Greenland & the High Canadian Arctic

East Greenland
Be dazzled by the world’s largest fjord system, from remote Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord to iceberg-strewn Scoresbysund. Visit paleo-Eskimo sites, trek across tundra spotting reindeer, musk oxen and Arctic hare. Delight in the flight of fulmars, puffins, king eiders and geese.
South & West Greenland
Hear tidewater glaciers thunder and calve near colourful dwarf birch, and willow forests of Skoldungen Fjord. Cruise dramatic Prins Christianssund, ride Gulf Stream currents to Nuuk, and on the iceberg factory of Disko Bay.
Northwest Greenland & Baffin Island
Gaze out over a thousand islands from the lively village Upernavik. Visit Savissivik, where meteorite iron attracted Inuit craftsmen. Baffin Island’s fjords are home to remnant populations of rare bowhead whales.

Scenic Eclipse in video

Discover the extraordinary wonders of the world in truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™.
Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and custom-built with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, Scenic Eclipse combines a wealth of world-class facilities with the opportunity for unrivalled exploration. Our handcrafted itineraries are full of rare moments and extraordinary experiences, from the sublime beauty of the polar regions and the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, to the sun-drenched Caribbean and the history and cultures of the America, and the Mediterranean. Explore remote destinations such as Australia’s Kimberley coastline and Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands of Indonesia to the spectacular regions Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Watch our Scenic Eclipse video collection and get ready to discover the next generation of ocean cruising.

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