Antarctica Cruises

Antarctica cruises - discover a whole new world

Nothing can prepare you for the awe of stepping onto the ice for the very first time.

Lands of pristine beauty, breathtaking wildlife and inestimable importance in an environmental and historical sense, travelling to the base of the globe on our Antarctica cruises is a long-held dream for most people.

This is your chance to explore the truly unique and special continent on one of our Antarctica cruises.

Go further, dream bigger and to do it in all-inclusive luxury on board the World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse.

It's not just Antarctica

Our Antarctica cruises not only take you to this extraordinary continent, we also cruise to two intriguing archipelagos.

Little islands with big tales to tell, South Georgia Island is one of the most unique and important bio-diverse places on Earth and the Falkland Islands offer up plenty of natural beauty, along with an intriguing history. Both places are the perfect addition to your time cruising Antarctica.

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South Georgia

South Georgia has as much biodiversity as the famous Galápagos Islands. In all, 1,500 species call the brisk waters and chilly lands of South Georgia Island home. During your time on this little outpost you never know just what you’ll see.

Learn about the incredible Ernest Shackleton’s great heroics, the legacy of the whaling industry and the careful work that has been done to rejuvenate this environmentally precious corner of the world.

Falkland Islands

Fall for the Falklands

Featuring spectacular populations of penguins, seals and albatross, the Falkland Islands are so much more than the legacy of war and sovereignty claims lead you to believe.

A place of great beauty featuring white sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and windswept grasslands of buttercup yellows and sage greens, the Falklands are a revelation for the first-time visitor.

Browse the new 2020-2022 Scenic Eclipse Collection and pre-order the new brochure today

The new Scenic Eclipse 2020-2022 collection is out now, pre-order the new brochure.

From the natural wonders and wildlife of Antarctica to the rich heritage and spectacular beauty of the Mediterranean, the new collection showcases new itineraries for the 2020/2021 and 2022 seasons, and will be available for delivery in September. Pre-order your copy today to start planning your extraordinary Scenic Eclipse voyage.

To explore the new itineraries, view the brochure online.

Antarctica cruises

You're in Safe Hands

Your safety and comfort is our number one priority.
Scenic Eclipse is built to the highest international safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art technology and GPS dynamic positioning, plus a host of safety features including innovative stabiliser fins. This dedication to your safety and world-class innovation has allowed us to design the most inspiring, exciting itineraries possible.

A rating of Polar Class 6, the highest of any luxury vessel, enables the safest navigation through Arctic and Antarctic waters. These cruises are limited to only 200 guests, giving us full access to the broadest range of landing sites in these regions.

*Helicopter and submarine activities are weather permitting, may incur additional costs and subject to availability.

Scenic Eclipse Destination: Antarctica in Depth

Excursions and experiences

Your time on Scenic Eclipse includes an average of two Zodiac excursions each day on the Antarctic Peninsula*, a range of activities, lectures and opportunities designed to immerse you in the Antarctic way of life courtesy of our Discovery Leaders and their team, plus the chance to go above, beyond and below with our helicopters and submarine. We’ve even added an extra day in the peninsula region to ensure you get to experience even more of this incredible adventure.

*Subject to weather and ice conditions.

Submarine and helicopters

Across all our Antarctica cruises, our seven-seat submarine and two seven-seat helicopters will give you exclusive access to some of the world’s most spectacular and least visited locations.

There’s no limit to where you can go. Venture further inland than most on the Antarctic continent and have the thrill of landing on the ice and seeing wildlife in their natural habitat.

Scenic Eclipse makes discovery on our Antarctica expeditions effortless and pleasurable.

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Shore Excursions

Discovery just got even more exciting thanks to our handcrafted itineraries which are filled to the brim with extraordinary experiences across all our Antarctica cruises.

Our fleet of 12 custom-made Zodiacs and kayaks are perfect for the many shore excursions you’ll have on and off the ice as well as our helicopters and submarine which will take you beyond the horizon in terms of what you can see and do.

Imagine cruising Antarctic waters alongside breaching whales or soaring high above an iceshelf? Our expert Discovery Leaders and their team will make sure you don’t miss a minute of it.

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