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Scenic Eclipse to recommence expedition voyages

The vessel will return to Antarctica after a nearly two-year hiatus

Billed as the world’s first discovery yacht, Scenic Eclipse will be one of the first cruise ships to return to Antarctica when it resumes sailing its expedition voyages from 6 January 2022. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, guests spend six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

Multiple shore visits per day made possible by the limit of 200 guests onboard

Voyages include daily excursions cruising among the ice formations in Zodiacs; navigating kayaks or paddleboards among icebergs while whales feed below; stepping ashore to view (and photograph) the vast penguin rookeries and seals, and taking hikes with expert marine biologists and geologists on pristine paths.

There are 10 dining experiences to choose from onboard, and enhancements throughout the yacht include temperature-controlled plunge pools on the spa deck, a new partnership with ESPA spa and additional manicure and pedicure areas. In addition, the PURE: Yoga & Pilates studio offers guests a selection of classes, including aerial yoga, TRX, mindfulness meditation and Tibetan sound bowl healing.

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“Our crew and staff are so delighted to be able to welcome guests back on board our world-class yacht, Scenic Eclipse,” said Scenic Group COO Rob Voss. “Besides the opportunity to be one of the first cruise lines to return to Antarctica after nearly two years of no visitors, we’re excited to showcase several enhancements onboard Scenic Eclipse – a number of which were driven by our guests’ feedback.”

Scenic Discovery Yachts expedition operations manager Jason Flesher added: “This 2022 season will be like no other, with only a few expedition lines operating.

Antarctica will have had no tourists for nearly two years, so we’re expecting unbelievable encounters and experiences with the wildlife

Our expert Discovery Team members’ passion for this part of the world will help bring this unique region to life for our guests.”  

Scenic Group has a dedicated Health & Safety Steering Committee to ensure guest wellbeing and safety. Along with rapid response protocols for positive Covid-19 tests, regulations include mandatory vaccination for all crew and guests, rapid antigen tests on embarkation, temperature checks throughout the voyage, social distancing and use of face masks when moving around public indoor areas and advanced HEPA filtrations. Details on the increased health and safety protocols can be found at www.scenic.co.uk/confidence.

Should guests be unable to travel due to further Covid-19 travel restrictions, Scenic is offering a money-back guarantee.

For more information, visit www.sceniceclipse.com

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