Antarctica Cruises

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Let Scenic Eclipse take you to the Earth’s most mysterious and mythical stretches with an ocean cruise of Earth’s southernmost continent, immersing you in lands of pristine beauty, and breath-taking wildlife. Go beneath the surface with a once-in-a-lifetime submarine tour*, or navigate the spectacular waterways of Paradise Bay via our fleet of sea-ready Zodiacs.
Antarctica is awash with incredible scenery and unique wildlife, and Scenic Eclipse will take you closer than ever before. Experience fur seals and King penguins in their natural habitat from the safety of our on board submarine* during our Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands itinerary. Take our kayaks for a paddle around blue-tinged icebergs as part of Scenic Freechoice and get the chance to observe minke, humpback and killer whales (orcas) up close during our Ultimate Antarctica itinerary. Or visit the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton in Grytviken, whilst exploring South Georgia. 
Tourist in a kayak photographing a breaching whale

Discover Antarctica

Explore Antarctica in depth, from the summoning Peninsula and South Georgia’s unsurpassed biodiversity, to the intrigue of the Falkland Islands.

Travel to Earth's southernmost continent in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yachts. 

Take a look at our 'Antarctica in Depth' 16 day itinerary where you can discover places largely untouched by humans. 


Bar area of a luxury cruise ship

Discovery is even more exciting thanks to our handcrafted itineraries, all filled to the brim with extraordinary experiences. The world-class innovation of Scenic Eclipse ensures you can explore parts of the world that, until now, have been untouchable to the ordinary traveller. Our fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, as well as snow shoes, are perfect for the many shore excursions you’ll have on and off the ice. If your passion for exploration lies beyond the horizon, then our helicopters and submarine* turn the far-off into close by in the air or underwater.

Delight as you encounter the ever-growing Pio XI glacier in the Chilean Fjords on board a Zodiac kayak, during our Chilean Fjords & Falkland Islands ocean cruise. Or, if you’d prefer a more historical experience, partake in a walking tour of the battlefields of Stanley in the Falklands.


luxury living area with a premium balcony on Scenic Eclipse looking out into the antarctic

Perfectly complementing the discovery voyages of Scenic Eclipse is the unparalleled on board luxury you’ll experience – helping you explore the most beautiful parts of the world in grand elegance and supreme comfort.

Every suite on board Scenic Eclipse boasts a private verandah, and comes complete with the finest amenities – providing the most luxurious way to explore the most awe-inspiring and extraordinary parts of the world. An extensive range of spacious lounges and bars, 10 dining experiences, complimentary beverages and a host of activities await you, guaranteed to enrich your time on board.

Seasonal Wonders

Wake up to icebergs floating past your suite’s verandah and spend your days exploring via Zodiac, kayak, helicopter or submarine*.

Follow in the footsteps of Shackleton and channel your inner explorer as part of our Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands itinerary, or go beyond the limits and experience areas few have travelled before with the Ultimate Antarctica.

Every day offers a feast for the eyes, an array of wondrous wildlife and a rare chance to witness a part of the world very few have stepped foot on.

The sight of humpback and killer whales leaping out of the water is a rare and awe-inspiring experience. Scenic Eclipse will be cruising through Antarctic waters at the right time of year, introducing our guests to this majestic wonder.

humpback whale leaping out of the water in the antarctic

Experiences Like Never Before

In early December, witness the multitude of penguins nesting and in late December, you’ll have the chance to experience the rare and precious event of New Year in Antarctica.

In January, it’s birthing season for a number of native species. February is a thrilling playground of new life and early March is preparation time for birdlife about to undertake the great migration north.

No matter what time you cruise during the year, you’ll witness great wonders and magical moments.

a group of Penguins on an ice shelf in Antarctica

You're in Safe Hands

Your safety and comfort is our number one priority.

Scenic Eclipse is built to the highest international safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art technology and GPS dynamic positioning, plus a host of safety features including innovative stabiliser fins. This dedication to your safety and world-class innovation has allowed us to design the most inspiring, exciting itineraries possible.

A rating of Polar Class 6, the highest of any luxury vessel, enables the safest navigation through Arctic and Antarctic waters. These cruises are limited to only 200 guests, giving us full access to the broadest range of landing sites in these regions.

*Helicopter and submarine activities are weather permitting, may incur additional costs and subject to availability.