Small Ship Cruising

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Small Ship Cruising - Luxury knows no bounds

Small ship cruising with Scenic offers the very best in luxury and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

From the sparkling Mediterranean to the great British Isles and the mighty lands of the Vikings; the magnificent Arctic and the quirky Icelandic culture. From the sultry Caribbean to the beauty of South America and wilds of Antarctica; booking a small ship cruising experience on Scenic Eclipse will allow you to discover a whole new world.

Scenic Eclipse will provide our guests with a truly awe-inspiring, luxury cruise journey.

Thanks to its size Scenic Eclipse will be able to dock in small ports that take you right into the action of a range of destinations. Our on board helicopters and submarine will offer an utterly new perspective on the world and the level of opulence and space on board has to be seen to be believed.

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The difference is Scenic

Small ship cruising has never been this opulent or inspiring.

Step foot on the Antarctic continent, dive for archaeological treasures in the Mediterranean or unearth Viking tales in Norway – no matter where in the world you journey to on Scenic Eclipse, you do so in 5-star luxury and indulgence.

The definitive small ship cruising experience, your time on board will be one of complete bliss. Featuring the most spacious of suites, amenities equivalent to the finest hotels in the world and boutique guest numbers, Scenic Eclipse is the ultimate discovery yachts.

Our ultimate small ship cruising experience includes:

  • Six on board dining options
  • Contemporary French fine dining – capacity 44
  • Pan Asian restaurant – capacity 100
  • Italian and steak restaurant – capacity 100
  • Al fresco indoor/outdoor restaurant – capacity 125
  • Ocean Café and Lounge – capacity approx. 40
  • In-room dining with 24-hour room service
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio
  • Two seven-seat helicopters
  • One seven-seat submarine
  • 12 custom-built Zodiacs
  • e-bikes 
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkelling and scuba equipment
  • Internal mud room (change room)
  • Marine platform
  • A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with camera
  • Spa sanctuary
  • Indoor/outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Gym, yoga and pilates studio
  • 240 seat theatre
  • Library
  • Experienced Scenic Cruise Director
  • Experienced Discovery Team all year round 
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On board Scenic Eclipse

Our small ship cruising itineraries take our guests across oceans, continents and flights of the imagination to eclipse all expectations.

Witness the great migration north of thousands of whales in Antarctica, soar over Iceland’s largest glacier or observe ANZAC Day in Gallipoli, Turkey.

Visit Isla de la Plata, known as a mini Galápagos thanks to its proliferation of wildlife.

Circumnavigate fascinating Cuba and explore every inch of this intriguing island or visit Hammerfest in Norway, the world’s northernmost town and mix with herds of reindeer who take over the town in summer.

It’s a big world out there and with Scenic Eclipse, we want you to see as much of it as possible.

map of the arctic

Norwegian Fjords excursion

Dramatic and breathtaking, you’ll never forget your first sight of a Norwegian fjord.

After Scenic Eclipse cruises into one of the fjords few ships can access, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the beauty of the fjords on a range of Zodiac and kayak excursions.

Learn about the rich history of the Vikings and explore many of the unique communities that live in this beautiful and remote part of the world.

See the magnificent Songnefjord to the wildness of Bear Island and everywhere in between.

Pamper the afternoon away

After the excitement of the morning’s excursions, head back to the ship for an afternoon spent in the on board Spa.

Drawing inspiration from the elegant designs of Scandinavia, our luxury Spa offers massage therapy, plunge pools and a Jacuzzi. It’s the ultimate in relaxation.

Enjoy your favourite cocktail in the elegant lobby bar or head to the stern of the yacht with new friends and relax in the lounge bar.

Make use of our complimentary Wi-Fi internet throughout to stay in touch with your friends and family.

World-class dining

Prepare for an evening of French fine dining in our intimate restaurant located on Deck 5.

Using the finest ingredients, prepared by world-class chefs, this will be a multi-sensory dining experience to treasure.

Our attentive waiters will deliver French Champagne or your favourite top-shelf spirit to toast yet another brilliant small ship cruising day on Scenic Eclipse.

Or kick back and relax in the al fresco poolside restaurant, on Scenic Eclipse, the choice is yours.

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ship balcony
dining area
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Excursions and experiences

Our small ship cruising itineraries take our guests across oceans, continents and flights of the imagination to eclipse all expectations.

Across the world, during every Scenic Eclipse cruise, our Discovery Team will put together a host of shore excursions that showcase the many dimensions of the region you find yourself in.

On our Europe cruises you might spend the day exploring ancient ruins in Spain or exploring a host or remote Scottish islands. In the Arctic we’ll get you up close and personal to a mighty Polar bear and in the tropics of the Caribbean there’ll be plenty of opportunities to explore this underwater paradise via submarine, snorkelling or diving.

And in mighty Antarctica, you’ll have extra itinerary days to spend even more time in this extraordinary, untouched wilderness. And as with every Scenic journey, the choice is up to you when it comes to what activity you choose to do.

Submarine and helicopters

The hidden gems of the world are revealed exclusively to our small ship cruising guests thanks to our seven-seat submarine and two seven-seat helicopters.

Guests will have plenty of opportunities to explore from the sky or below the waterline.

Dive below in Antarctic waters to witness thousands of buzzing penguins or soar above Italian volcanoes – there’s so much to see and do.

Shore excursions

In-depth and diverse, our shore excursions cover everything from the natural world, history, art, culture, cuisine and so much more.

Thanks to Scenic Eclipse’s unique design, our small ship cruising shore excursions occur in locations most vessels can’t navigate or moor in. We take you into the heart of villages, fjords, bays and islands.

Every shore excursion offers a chance to immerse yourself in the destination and with so many available each day, at all different levels of pace, there’s something for everyone.

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