Five New Freechoice Excursions to Enjoy with Scenic Eclipse

With Scenic Eclipse, we’re proud of the fact that every aspect of your adventure can be tailored to suit your tastes. Whether you like to let the world pass you by, or you’re the kind of holidaymaker who loves to fit in as much as possible, Freechoice is all about fine-tuning your ocean cruise so you choose the pace.

However you approach your holiday, the wealth of destinations means there’s something for everyone. They’re all-inclusive too, so whichever Freechoice excursion you go for, it’s part of the whole Scenic Eclipse experience. Let us take you through the pick of our all-new Freechoice excursions that we’re offering with Scenic Eclipse ocean cruises in 2018!

Discover Mount Etna

Teeming with infectious beauty, Sicily’s sparkling wonder is a gateway to some truly treasured sights. Make la dolce vita that little bit sweeter with a tour of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.

Scenic Freechoice gives you chance to get up close to Mount Etna and experience its spectacular nature - a fascinating wonder no visit to Sicily is complete without. Your guide will highlight the different lava streams of this World Heritage-listed, taking in its stunning scale along the way.

A visit to Mount Etna is available on our Great Civilisations Mediterranean Discovery itinerary. 

Experience Bozcaada Island

Rich in culture and history, the Mediterranean offers near-endless exploration of its influential magnitude. If you go for this itinerary, be sure to enjoy the sights of Bozcaada Island.

For a Freechoice excursion steeped with iconic antiquity, look no further. Mentioned in both the Iliad and the Aeneid, this colourful town is the site where the Greeks tricked the Trojans with the infamous Trojan Horse.

Stroll through its narrow streets and stop by historic sites along the way, or for something a little more indulgent, take a trip to the beach and enjoy a wine-tasting session as you soak up the sun. Whether on foot or by e-bike, Bozcaada Island is a Freechoice destination par excellence.

Playa Ancón by bike

Cuba offers some of the most delightful coastlines of the Caribbean, and Playa Ancón is no exception – drawing in visitors from all over Cuba and further afield.

Standing out with a delightful, Playa Ancón’s strip of white beach contrasts marvellously against the south coast sea. Considered some of Cuba’s most beautiful sands, hop on one of our e-bikes and soak up the sun on the go, or go for a cycling tour around the city and experience Cuba on two wheels.

Click here for all our Scenic Eclipse ocean cruises to Cuba and the Caribbean.

Belize’s Giant Blue Hole

Scenic Eclipse’s Ultimate Caribbean & Central America Treasure ocean cruise affords superb, shimmering waters, untold luxury and a hint of blissful island life like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Sitting near the centre of the Lighthouse Reef, Belize’s Great Blue Hole offers innumerable opportunities for exploration. Made famous by the legendary Jacques Cousteau, experience this World Heritage-listed sinkhole, part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, by snorkel.

Over 300 metres wide and with a depth of 125 metres, see why these crystal-clear waters have been called one of the top 10 scuba diving sites in the world. 

Splash Out in Iceland

Fancy something that’s a little more unusual during downtime? Immerse yourself in Icelandic culture with a dip in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal spa.

A perfect way to unwind, these therapeutic pools are naturally heated by the island’s geothermal activity. The mineral-rich water and beautiful surrounding nature make them an oasis of exceptional relaxation.   

One of National Geographic’s 25 wonders of the world, re-invigorate your journey with a trip to these iconic pools as part of our Iceland Discovery ocean cruise.


Looking for further inspiration or excited by these wonderful Freechoice excursions? For more info about our incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, please visit our dedicated itinerary page, here, or for booking information, call our helpful sales team on 0808 274 1366


Dominic Keely
Dominic Keely
Dominic is Scenic's Marketing Exec. His favourite river is the Seine, because of the rich history of the region. Dom's a huge football and Manchester United fan, and plays on a team himself.