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Scenic Luxury Cruises Presents New Itineraries for 2024 and 2025

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In 2024 and 2025, luxury travellers can enjoy an expended selection of carefully curated itineraries on board Scenic’s two Discovery Yachts with new expeditions to Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean and Northern Europe to name a few. Brand new experiences include hikes through the dense, vine-laden forests of Japan, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park in search of the largest lizards on Earth, the Komodo Dragon, or following in the footsteps of the vicious Norse Vikings and discovering ancient ruins and traditional villages in Iceland and Norway. Create your own story for life when you embark on one of Scenic’s exciting new voyages. Go deeper into Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, or more commonly known as New Zealand on Scenic’s epic 18-day New Zealand in Depth exploration that takes you to New Zealand’s most famous sites as well as some hidden gems. Boarding your ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, in the waters of New Zealand’s most famous landmark, Milford Sound, will mark the start of an unforgettable voyage. Immerse yourself in the country’s breathtaking landscapes, ranging from dazzling fjords to sandy beaches, spectacular caves, active volcanos and deep glacier lakes, and captivating culture, as Scenic Eclipse II explores the twin islands with unrivalled access to smaller waterways and Fjords including Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford Sound, thanks to the ship’s uniquely small and accessible design. On shore highlights include time spent experiencing the power and hospitality of the Maori culture. The voyage departs from Queenstown and visits Oban on Stewart Island, delightful Dunedin, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Kaiteriteri, Nelson, Picton, Napier, Wellington, New Plymouth, Australia’s isolated Norfolk Island, the spectacular Bay of Islands, and disembarks in cosmopolitan Auckland.

For those with slightly less time, there is also a 13-day option available with Scenic’s Pure New Zealand: North & South Islands itinerary sailing from Auckland to Queenstown. Visit 13 iconic destinations, from the bright lights of Auckland to the peaceful quiet of Milford Sound. From World Heritage-listed natural wonders to award-winning wineries, exceptional food and charming towns of the last major landmass settled by humans. Explore by sea, land and from the air in Scenic’s helicopters, as you fall in love with the raw beauty of this spectacular nation.

Scenic’s 17-day Northern Australia & the Indonesian Archipelago voyage explores some of the spectacular islands that are sprinkled across the pristine seas north of Australia, as well as remote islands of Indonesia that few tourists ever have a chance to visit. Encounter Indigenous cultures, ancient trading posts and elusive wildlife, including the legendary Komodo dragon on this unique voyage. The cruise departs from Cairns (Australia) and visits the resort town of Port Douglas; Sandy Cay on Creech Reef; the northernmost point of mainland Australia, Cape York on Thursday Island; the ornithologists’ haven of Yamdena Island in Indonesia; deserted beaches of Kai Islands; spicy Banda Islands; volcanic Alor Island; Flores Island; Komodo Island; wild Sumbawa Island and laid-back Lombok Island, before arriving in Benoa (Denpasar), Bali. Relax on deserted beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, dive in for a refreshing swim from the ship’s open marina or make use of the many water toys on board. On sea days, relax by the Vitality Pool in the comfort of your private cabana, indulge in Senses Spa with its steam rooms, sauna, and KLAFS Salt Therapy Lounge, or stop for a cocktail at one of the several bars and lounges on board. For something more interactive, check the daily program to see what lectures or discussions the Discovery Team are running or head to the state-of-the-art gym for a cardio workout or a yoga class.

Journey into the enthralling culture and unmatched natural beauty with a 17-day Circumnavigation of Japan: Cultures & Traditions. Discover Japan’s compelling history, and long-held traditions on a voyage around this unique country. Take in 16 enthralling destinations, become deeply acquainted with the culture, people and striking geography as you visit incredible ports from Hokkaido’s southern city of Hakodate to the serene and less-travelled Kochi on the island of Shikoku. Explore the ancient castles of powerful feudal lords and uncover the singular lives of dedicated samurai at Sendai and Hofu; revel in intricate crafts at artful Kanazawa; revive in Akita’s hot springs; and sip the country’s best sake in Niigata. Embark and disembark in the fascinating, bustling city of Tokyo, Japan’s capital and consider extending your stay for an in-depth exploration of this futuristic city.

Reflecting the growing demand for Northern European experiences, Scenic Eclipse is expanding its sailings to the icy arctic waters, including visits to Icelandic ice-gripped volcanoes and Norway’s celebrated fjords. On the 11-day Magical Iceland & Norwegian Fjords voyage, guests will sail through towering fjords, witness lava fields and glaciers, walk ancient cobblestone streets in famous towns and cross the legendary arctic circle. This wondrous sailing departs from Reykjavík (Iceland), the world’s northernmost city, and calls at Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), GrímseyIsland and the Arctic Circle, Akureyri, Seyðisfjörður, Tórshavn (Faroe Islands) named after Thor, the Norse god of weather; Lerwick (Scotland) known for its Single Malt Whisky; Fair Isle, the picturesque village of Flåm (Norway), and the Viking village of Gudvangen, before ending in the World Heritage-listed city of Bergen. Along the way, explore magnificent coastlines in Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters and Scenic’s custom-built submarine.

With a maximum capacity of 228 guests, Scenic’s ocean voyages ensure an intimate and personalised experience. A specialist Discovery Team of up to eight experts provides engaging lectures and educational programs, and enrich the journey with their vast knowledge and destination experiences. Guests can indulge in world-class entertainment in the state-of-the-art theatre, participate in Scenic Discovery excursions and shore-side expeditions, and enjoy a range of activities including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. 
The selection of specialty restaurants on board allows you to dine around the world each night. Channel the spirit of Asia at Koko’s Asian Fusion restaurant and choose to dine at one of the sunken Japanese-style tables for an authentic ambience. Be one of 18 to take a seat at the bar at Sushi @ Koko’s to watch the chefs at work or enjoy the spectacle of teppanyaki-style dining inspired by the markets of Asia at Night Market @ Koko’s, an exclusive experience for just eight guests at a time. Journey to France at Lumière, a contemporary fine dining French restaurant replete with a luxurious Champagne bar serving premium beverages to accompany your meal. Savour fine Italian cuisine, steak or seafood at Elements, the yacht’s main dining venue. There are more than 3,200 recipes featured in Scenic’s on board repertoire, each inspired by the culture and cuisine of the destinations the Scenic Eclipse fleet visits. 

All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive with everything taken care of. Internal flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay.

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