Arctic Cruises – Journey to the top of the world

The Norwegian Fjords and High Arctic offer up some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, a rich and vibrant cultural history plus a great reverence for the natural wonders and wildlife that abound.

On our Arctic cruises you’ll discover a place that has inspired great poets, intrepid explorers and canny seafarers. Perhaps after your first glimpse of the Northern Lights you too might feel inspired to explore beyond the horizon.

Scenic Eclipse has been designed to take you to places other ships can’t dock. Cruise through labyrinthine fjords and into tiny harbours and discover a host of Arctic and Norwegian treasures that only Scenic can take you to.

Take a helicopter flight over the stunning Lofoten Islands, seek out the wildness of Bear Island on a kayak or watch in awe from your Zodiac or submarine as our Arctic cruises introduce you to the great Polar bear.


The Arctic in all-inclusive luxury

Naturally wonderful, land of the midnight sun, icy tundras, Polar bears, seals, whales and walruses, the Arctic is waiting to be discovered. Cruise the Svalbard Archipelago and Spitsbergen in the peak of the short Arctic summer, close to magnificent glaciers and along majestic fjords. This is a destination you have dreamt of exploring.

  • 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
  • Active discovery experiences – Zodiac cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing
  • Average of two discovery excursions per day^
  • Expert-led Scenic Freechoice shore excursions in Stanley
  • Complimentary expedition kit including parka, beanie and boots
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore

Destinations

Norwegian Fjords

There is no landscape on Earth that has conjured up such drama and poetry than the spectacular Norwegian Fjords.

Carved out of glaciers and seawater, there are simply not enough words to describe the awe you’ll feel in their presence.

On Scenic Eclipse’s Arctic cruises we take you deeper and closer than you thought possible with incredible journeys into this heavenly region.

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High Arctic

Head into the deep north and let your soul fly free. We’ll take care of all the equipment and protective gear, all you’ll need is a yearning for incredible sights and a sense of adventure.

Our Arctic cruising include a journey around the Svalbard archipelago with our expert Discovery Team where you’ll witness Polar bears, walruses and more on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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Excursions and experiences

What kinds of shore excursions will you experience on our Arctic Cruises?

Your time on Scenic Eclipse includes plenty of shore excursions each day throughout the Arctic and the region. Experiences, lectures and activities have been carefully planned to reveal the beauty and culture of these destinations. With a dedicated Discovery Team on every Scenic Eclipse Arctic cruise, we’ll ensure you discover even more. Venture even further with our helicopters and submarines.

Look into the eyes of a Polar bear on a Zodiac or submarine excursion, explore the Outer Hebrides in Scotland on foot and stand in awe before Iceland’s Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). Meet the Inuit in Greenland or jet out on a Zodiac to meet the whales of Tadoussac – the choice is yours.


Submarine and helicopters

You’ll see so much more of the world during our Arctic cruises on Scenic Eclipse thanks to our two helicopters and submarine.

Providing you with incredible excursions both high in the sky and deep below the currents, you’ll soon find yourself falling in love with the top of the world.

Discover Arctic wildlife under the ice, fly above glaciers and volcanoes. With our Arctic cruises, there’s a big, beautiful world just waiting to be discovered.

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Shore Excursions

Iceland

Iceland is one of the most intriguing countries in the world. During your Arctic cruise, spend the morning in a Zodiac, puffin spotting off Heimay Island, home to around eight million puffins every summer.

Up in the clouds

While other guests relax on board Scenic Eclipse, you might choose to jump on board one of our helicopters and experience the thrill of flying over one of Iceland’s great glaciers, the Vatnajökull Glacier.

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Luxury Suites

From the moment you step on board, your every wish is granted on Scenic Eclipse.

Your suite will boast elegant lounge areas, oversized bathrooms and the most luxurious of bed linen and comfort. Stocked with lavish toiletries and all the amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel, your suite includes a complimentary mini bar that is restocked daily.

From the generous 32 square metre Verandah Suites to the 247 square metre Two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, Scenic is redefining the standard of ocean cruising suites. Elegant furnishings, butler service to every suite, 24-hour in-suite dining and more will enhance your experience.

Individually selected, elegant furnishings, HDTV, climate control a pillow menu, nightly turn down service, safe for your valuables, WiFi internet throughout and in-suite dining will all enhance your experience on board.

And then there’s your private verandah. A place to watch the world cruise by, observe marine life, marvel at fascinating landscapes, enjoy meals, it will become a favourite place during your cruise.

  • Verandah Suite: 32m2 / 345ft2
  • Deluxe Verandah Suite: 34m2 / 366ft2
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: 40m2 / 431ft2
  • Spa Suite: 50m2 / 538ft2
  • Panorama Suite: 110m2 / 1184ft2
  • Grand Panorama Suite: 115m2 / 1238ft2
  • Owner's Penthouse Suite: 195m2 / 2100ft2
  • 2-Bedroom Penthouse Suite: 2472 / 2660ft2

6-star luxury

Scenic Eclipse will surpass all your expectations and more on our Arctic cruises.

Featuring sumptuous verandah suites, equipped with the finest amenities, a range of indoor and outdoor lounge areas, gourmet dining and beverages and a host of activities and experiences to enrich your time on board. It's akin to staying in the world’s best hotels, with the added bonus of the chance to travel to one of the most extraordinary destinations on this planet.


On board inclusions:

  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
  • Nine dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Spa Sanctuary & plunge pools
  • Gym, yoga & pilates studio
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Expert Discovery Leaders on all cruises
  • Daily entertainment and discovery presentations
  • Complimentary self-service guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience

Onshore inclusions:

  • Comprehensive choice of shore excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Expert local guides
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Kayak, snorkelling and snow shoeing adventures
  • The freedom of our e-bikes (electronically assisted bicycles)
  • Explore under the sea in our submarine*
  • Soar above and beyond by helicopter*
  • Take a scuba-dive*
  • Bottled water for all shore excursions
  • Chef-prepared picnics

*additional charge