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24 Night - Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife Cruise

Discover the Majestic Ice and Wildlife of Antarctica: An Unforgettable Journey Awaits!

Package Details

Overview

From AU$38,233* twin share

Cruise Line: Scenic Eclipse
Ship: Scenic Eclipse II
Duration: 24 Nights
Cabin: Suite
Ports: Round trip from Dunedin


Itinerary

Dunedin, New Zealand, At sea, Macquarie Island, Balleny Islands, Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region, Dunedin


Description

Departure Date: 31 January 2025.
 
Tour Name:Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife
Tour Code:131S
Days:24

 The Scenic Difference
 
Every detail of your all-inclusive journey has been carefully considered to create a truly carefree experience and memories to last a lifetime.
  • Only 200 guests for an exclusive small-ship experience and more multiple landings each day
  • A specialist Polar Discovery Team of up to 20 members
  • Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio
  • Up to 10 dining experiences from casual to fine dining
  • The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, all day, every day
  • Indulgent 550m² Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions

Scenic Eclipse II

The design of Scenic Eclipse II is inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and its innovative features have set the benchmark in 6-star ultra-luxury cruising. The Discovery Yacht is equipped with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters^ and a next-generation submersible^ which provides guests with 270-degree panoramic underwater views.

Scenic Eclipse is intimate and luxurious, with an almost 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio for only up to 228 guests. Guests can take a culinary journey at up to 10 dining experiences and eight bars and lounges. The 550sqm Senses Spa, Vitality pools, dedicated yoga and Pilates studio and state-of-the-art gym provide an opportunity for complete rejuvenation and the spacious suites all feature butler service.

Itinerary Map

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Fri, 31 Jan – Dunedin, New Zealand (D)

Welcome to Dunedin! Board the luxurious Scenic Eclipse II and settle into your spacious verandah suite. Meet your butler and explore the yacht’s world-class facilities. Enjoy a welcome toast with fellow guests at the Sky Bar as you set sail.

 

Day 2: Sat, 01 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Explore Scenic Eclipse’s luxurious spaces and meet the Polar Discovery Team, who will enrich your Antarctic experience. Attend an introductory presentation about your polar expedition.

 

Day 3: Sun, 02 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Enjoy Scenic Eclipse II’s state-of-the-art technology and prepare for your Antarctic adventures with expert-led briefings and possible Zodiac, kayaking, and other excursions.

 

Day 4: Mon, 03 Feb – Macquarie Island* (B,L,D)

Experience the incredible wildlife of Macquarie Island, home to thousands of penguins and seals. Subject to conditions, explore this unique landscape and its inhabitants.

 

Day 5: Tue, 04 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Relax and learn more about Scenic Eclipse II’s technology and facilities. Enjoy presentations from the Polar Discovery Team.

 

Day 6: Wed, 05 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Start your day with a barista coffee or breakfast. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences and nine bars and lounges on board.

 

Day 7: Thu, 06 Feb – Balleny Islands (B,L,D)

Explore the volcanic Balleny Islands, home to diverse wildlife, including whales, seals, and penguins. Participate in Discovery excursions.

 

Day 8: Fri, 07 Feb – Balleny Islands (B,L,D)

Continue exploring the Balleny Islands, observing birdlife and learning from the Polar Discovery Team.

 

Day 9: Sat, 08 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Enter the Ross Sea, a haven for orcas, seals, penguins, and whales. Enjoy the dramatic landscapes and historical significance of the region.

 

Day 10: Sun, 09 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Explore Possession Island, home to thousands of penguins. Enjoy a Champagne evening with the Polar Discovery Team.

 

Day 11: Mon, 10 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Learn about the Ross Sea’s crucial role in global ocean health. Join a lecture in the theatre.

 

Day 12: Tue, 11 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Join active excursions, observing penguins and seals, and experiencing the pristine Antarctic environment.

 

Day 13: Wed, 12 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Learn about Ross Island’s history and its dramatic landscape, dominated by Mount Erebus.

 

Day 14: Thu, 13 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Take a helicopter excursion (weather permitting) to see the McMurdo Dry Valleys, an extreme desert landscape.

 

Day 15: Fri, 14 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Visit the Adare Peninsula, home to the largest colony of Adélie penguins. Explore historical sites with the Polar Discovery Team.

 

Day 16: Sat, 15 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Explore glaciers like the Mertz Glacier and Suvorov Glacier, guided by the Polar Discovery Team.

 

Day 17: Sun, 16 Feb – Antarctica’s Ross Sea Region (B,L,D)

Visit the Bay of Whales, a natural ice harbour known for whale sightings. Experience a polar plunge in the Southern Ocean.

 

Day 18: Mon, 17 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Relax and rejuvenate in the Senses Spa with yoga, Pilates, or a tailored treatment.

 

Day 19: Tue, 18 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Explore more of Scenic Eclipse’s facilities and enjoy premium beverages and dining experiences.

 

Day 20: Wed, 19 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Learn about Scenic Eclipse’s environmentally sustainable systems and attend an enrichment lecture.

 

Day 21: Thu, 20 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Reflect on your Antarctic experience, share memories with fellow guests, and enjoy the yacht’s amenities.

 

Day 22: Fri, 21 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Indulge in Scenic’s all-inclusive philosophy, with premium beverages and dining experiences.

 

Day 23: Sat, 22 Feb – At Sea (B,L,D)

Ask any last questions to the Polar Discovery Team and enjoy a final lecture or photography tips.

 

Day 24: Sun, 23 Feb – Dunedin, New Zealand (B)

Return to Dunedin and bid farewell to your new friends and Scenic Eclipse II crew. Book your flight to depart after 12:00 PM.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in AU$. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Enquire Now

1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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