We're With You Every Step of the Way: What Travel Will Look Like in 2022 


Think about the many unique experiences that await you in 2022 – like cruising down the breathtaking beautiful Rhone River in the south of France, or marvelling as you pass hundreds of tropical fish on board Scenic Neptune, the submarine on board Scenic Eclipse in Huatulco, Mexico. Watching a pod of humpback whales glide through the pristine waters of Antarctica.  
Discovering the intriguing, historic and rich cultures of the world is awaiting you in 2022. With Scenic, your travels will create a multitude of remarkable life experiences and memories that you will cherish forever.  

You can choose to travel to over 60 destinations around the world, on a 6-star ultra-luxury cruise on Scenic Eclipse, on board our 5-star luxury Scenic ships in Europe and South East Asia, or on an incredible tailormade land journey. 

In 2022 and beyond, Scenic will continue to draw upon 36 years of innovation. You’ll find it’s more than personalised travel, it is putting you, our guests, at the heart of everything we do.  

We’re with you every step of the way. And here’s an informative step-by-step guide of what travel looks like with Scenic in 2022 and beyond. 

Step One: Let’s Find That Dream Location 

Culture or nature? Bustling cities or remote lands? White sand beaches or white snow mountains? We travel to every corner of the world. And we want to help you find the destination that suit your unique interests. Your Travel Advisor and our highly trained reservations team are on hand to help you book the trip of a lifetime, including your international flights with our special airfare offers, transfers, pre and post stays.  

It's understanding what you want - where and when to travel – to create the ultimate journey. It's more than personalised travel, it is taking care of everything to the nth degree. It is recommending an extended land journey to Taiwan, when you’re interested in our 2022 Scenic Eclipse voyage to Japan. It’s suggesting the Chile Fjord lands when you’ve shared you like a warm climate, but would also like to see vast glaciers too. It’s guiding you through the difference between the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers in Europe. Or recommending our culinary cruises in France when you’ve said you’re a foodie at heart. At Scenic, it is more than the ideal journey. It is about going beyond expectation.  

Step Two: Before You Leave Your Home 

The health and safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority. Even before you board your ship, we’ll help you with the important steps you need to take before international travel. Each guest is sent a pre-boarding fact sheet, with easy-to-follow stages. It will let you know exactly what needs to be done before boarding, when you board and during your journey. You’ll also be sent a link to this extensive Q&A factsheet that covers the latest policies for everything from mask wearing, vaccinations and on board health and safety protocols. You’ll have direct access to a dedicated pre-boarding contact number, and an emergency line for any urgent problems whilst on your journey. Before boarding, guests will be asked to share proof of vaccination, with all staff and guests required to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure.  
 
A pre-departure negative COVID-19 test is mandatory for all individuals boarding the ship. We’ve thought of every detail so you can simply focus on what’s important – relaxing on a luxury cruise and exploring the world

Step Three: Your First Moment On Board 

As you step on board Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yachts, or your Scenic Space-Ship, you will be greeted by your Captain and the crew. Each member of the crew are regularly tested for COVID-19, with daily temperature and health checks. They are also trained and regularly briefed on all aspects in preventing COVID-19 amongst themselves as well as our guests. And we’ve ensured your check in and check out is completely contact-free, with contact-free hand sanitiser dispensers readily available in all public spaces.  

Step Four: Your Journey Every Day 

There are only 200 guests on board Scenic Eclipse in the Antarctic and the Arctic regions (up to 228 in other regions. Plus, there is only up to 163 guests on board our Scenic Space-Ships on the European waterways - creating the perfect small ship experience. Limited guest numbers combined with spacious ships ensure each guest has an abundance of personal space.  

Your luxurious, flawlessly designed suite is your personal sanctuary, and among the largest in the world. And each suite and all public areas has its own air circulation systems ensuring no re-circulation of inside air on board the ship. When you are relaxing in your suite you will be breathing air from outside the ship that is channelled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside.  Our expertly trained staff follow the strictest of COVID-safe protocols, increasing and enhancing our already frequent and high standard cleaning protocols in public areas and suites.  

Step Five: Our Eye is on the Detail 

It’s more than outstanding food and wine. It’s your choice of exquisite fine dining, casual eats, unrivalled cooking classes and extraordinary on shore gastronomy experiences that ensure every mouthful you take, every sip you savour, is a remarkable epicurean journey. In 2022, you can expect the same delightful dining experiences when you travel with us, savouring a choice of dishes inspired by regional cuisine and local produce.  The only difference is that we’ve now adapted our on board food and beverage service to ensure extra care is taken in order to minimise social contact. We will serve our delicious food a la carte or via served buffets.  

Step Six: Remarkable On Shore Visits 

It is taking out an e-bike and cycling through the picture-perfect countryside of Bordeaux.  Listening as the choir hit the first note during a private gala dinner at the opulent Pope’s Palace in Avignon. Zipping through the pristine waters of Antarctica on board our Zodiacs to get a closer glimpse of an elephant seal and her pup. Or kayaking above the Sea of Cortez and watching schools of brightly-coloured fish pass you by.  

We’ve worked closely with our local partners to ensure every on shore experiences will be extraordinary, while also ensuring the safety of our guests and locals. You will travel in smaller groups, allowing for a more intimate travel experience, whilst respecting social proximity and destination specific regulations. Each local partner we work with have been carefully selected for their expertise and high level of service, and are committed to ensuring your safety. 

Step Seven: Every Step of the Way  

Before your incredible journey comes to completion, Scenic ensure all guests will receive an RT-PCR COVID-19 testing before disembarking. And our journey with our guests continues after their return home. A follow up email is sent a few days after you disembark. We want to ensure your experience on Scenic was everything you anticipated, and more.  

We are committed to ensuring every step of your journey is well planned, implemented and compliant – so that you can be assured that everything is taken care of during your time with us. We always welcome your feedback and the Scenic team can also assist to offer inspiration for your next luxury journey. 
For more information of the enhancements we’ve made to ensure you can travel with confidence on Scenic in 2022 and beyond, you can read our full breakdown of our commitment to your health and safety here. Use this link as the master for all product : Peace of mind with Scenic
 
We are committed to continually reviewing and updating our protocols and guidelines as new information becomes available, to ensure that our guests can travel safely in the many destinations we operate in.