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Explore the beauty of Iceland in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

Discover the North Atlantic’s most enchanting archipelagos in truly all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. 
Iceland, settled by Vikings, promises sparkling glaciers, sprawling icefields, powerful waterfalls and a landscape laid down by falling ash and molten lava, punctuated by enticing thermal pools.
Discover a unique culture influenced by Viking heritage, their Gaelic slaves and interloping pirates, who created the world’s longest continuous legislature. Delight in art and stage performances influenced by ancient Icelandic Sagas, and film locations that promote both the quirky and Nordic-noir.
Explore the land of fire and ice, a unique island known for its sunning volcanic beauty and mystical tales is an experience like no other during a Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury voyage. You will be taken to the heart of your chosen destination through a range of truly all-inclusive discovery excursions.
Imagine soaring over the pristine landscapes in one of the two helicopters^, by Zodiac or kayaking past glaciers and volcanoes and discovering the unique marine-life during a submarine^ dive in Iceland. Be immersed in in the distinctive Icelandic culture and delight in the sheer abundance of other-worldly sights. Iceland's magical wonder will have you spellbound in no time.

Why visit Iceland...

  • Stunning Waterfalls
    Feel the spray, listen to the song, and photograph the beauty and wonder of Iceland’s many waterfalls. From thundering Dynjandi (‘the one that keeps hitting’), a series of cascades that tumble 100 metres in the Westfjords; Dettifoss in Vatnajökull National Park, reputed to be Europe’s second most powerful waterfall and Gullfoss, the ‘Golden Waterfall’, one of Iceland’s most beloved.
  • Unique Landscapes
    Enjoy the privilege of traversing one of the youngest geological landscapes on Earth. Hike across lava fields, walk barefoot along tranquil black sand beaches, admire grotesque lava formations or explore deep into lava tubes. Your Discovery Team geologists will share their enthusiasm for the actively spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the powerful conveyor belt of volcanic activity that has raised Iceland above sea level.
  • Puffin Wildlife
    Keep your eyes open for Atlantic Puffins throughout your Icelandic voyages. On the island of Heimaey, there are more Puffins nesting here than anywhere else in the world, with peak breeding season from May – September.
  • New Discoveries Every Day
    Scenic Freechoice experience, choose the activity, whether it’s going for a walking tour of fishing villages, enjoying a performance in the Blue Church of Seyðisfjörður. Join a local sea captain to explore the archipelago of Heimaey to find seabird colonies alive with puffins, guillemots and terns. Listen to the amazing tale of how local villagers pumped cool seawater onto lava streams, advancing from nearby Eldfell volcano and saving their seaport.

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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Flexible Booking

Defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

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Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

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 Iceland 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 Iceland

Savor traditional food and modern street fare on a Scenic Enrich culinary exploration, or a walking tour of city highlights. Explore Hallgrímskirkja Church, colourful houses of Þingholt, Old Harbor and Harpa Concert Hall. Be enchanted by volcanic landscape as you relax in the rejuvenating Blue Lagoon.
Be enthralled as you sail up the dramatic fjord to Siglufjörður. Explore the Herring Era Museum, one of Iceland’s most fascinating exhibitions, turf-houses of the Laufas Museum and Akureyri, Waterfall of the Gods.
Seyðisfjörður is at the mouth of a beautiful fjord and is the heart of culture and heritage in East Iceland, with a flourishing art scene and a small-town charm. The centre of town is known for its 19th Century timber houses perched on the side of the lagoon, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. 

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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