A Christmas Wonderland: Take to the Seas for the Festive Season in 2018

Restore the wonder, magic and enchantment of Christmas in 2018 with a once-in-a-lifetime ocean cruise on board the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. Taking in the white wonder of Antarctica and the spectacular landscapes of South Georgia and the Falklands, this journey of snow and ice promises a festive season to remember.

We invite you on a journey of wild wonders, to a land scarcely touched by man and free from the frantic hustle and bustle of the festive period. Our special Christmas adventure departs Buenos Aires on 17 December 2018, transporting passengers on an enchanting voyage to the edge of the map, where untold beauty and immersive adventures await.

Find out more about our special Christmas itinerary below, as well as our collection of snow and ice adventures departing in 2019.

Experience Christmas at the Edge of the World

Polar Bear Arctic

Join us on board Scenic Eclipse in December 2018, and spend Christmas Day amid the breath-taking scenery of South Georgia, an untamed island on the cusp of the white beyond of Antarctica. Here, trace the steps of pioneering adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton from Haakon Bay to Stromness, marvelling at extraordinary vistas and acquainting yourself with the colony of indigenous King penguins – the only permanent residents of this remote, awe-inspiring outpost.

What follows is a voyage of awe and discovery few will ever be fortunate enough to witness, particularly at this most enchanting time of year. Sailing on board our ultra-luxury 6-star discovery yacht, meticulously designed and crafted to safely navigate bergs and ice flows, travel to the brink of the Antarctic Peninsula, where our Discovery Team will facilitate unforgettable encounters – from meeting a curious colony of Gentoo penguins to exploring the dramatic coastline via Zodiac or kayak in search of marine life.

King Penguin Antarctica

Promising boundless discovery, adventure and enrichment, our 21-day Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica ocean cruise on board Scenic Eclipse is the ultimate festive treat, and the perfect way to celebrate the special festive season.

Fares for the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Cruise departing on 17 December 2018 start from £19,745 per person, and includes all the exceptional perks and privileges you can look forward to when travelling the world on board the World’s First Discovery Yacht.

Adventure into Snow and Ice in 2019

Swap summer sunshine for the wonder of snow and ice with our collection of ocean cruises via Iceland and the Arctic, departing from Bergen and Reykjavik on selected dates in 2019.

Polar Bear Svalbard

Choose our 11 Day Ultimate Arctic itinerary, and look forward to a polar voyage that promises immersive wildlife encounters and extraordinary vistas that inspire your inner adventurer. Departing Bergan on 16 and 26 June and 6 July, this unforgettable ocean cruise features a collection of wildlife-themed excursions led by our experienced Discovery Team, offering close encounters with enchanting native animals. Track Svalbard reindeer and polar bears across frozen tundra, hike majestic glacial uplands to marvel at unique flora, watch the skies for signs of Arctic terns and skuas, and explore the frozen shores for traces of marine life.

For other adventures in snow and ice, join us as we explore the diverse volcanic lands of Iceland during Scenic Eclipse’s 10 Day Iceland Discovery Cruise, which is scheduled to depart Reykjavik on 6 August 2019. With a choice of exclusive Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice excursions for you to enjoy, this is the perfect way to become acquainted with the customs and heritage of this proud and unique island. One such highlight is a performance of the Fakasel Horse Show in the capital of Reykjavik, which weaves together stories of Iceland’s history with legends of Norse mythology in a world-class production, accompanied by an original soundtrack from one of Iceland’s leading musicians.

If you’re interested in exploring the polar realm of the Arctic or the extraordinary landscapes of Iceland, fares on the 11 Day Ultimate Arctic cruise departing Bergen on 26 June start from £9,545 per person, while prices for our 10 Day Iceland Discovery cruise, departing on 6 August, start from £7,015 per person.

To find out more about any of the unforgettable itineraries listed here, visit our ocean cruise page or call our dedicated booking advisors today on 0808 159 6409.


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.