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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Exclusive upgrade package with special guests Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Chris Bonington & award-winning photographer Ben Osbourne

Explore beyond the horizon as luxury and discovery combine on board Scenic Eclipse. Make this year one to remember and book your place on the World's First Discovery Yacht, home to a wealth of world-class facilities and amenities, as well as a helicopter and seven-seat submarine, as we take you to places previously inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

Departing on the 26th February 2019 you will embark on an incredible 27 day itinerary joined by three experts to enhance your experience of this magnifcient corner of the Earth. The world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, will share his experiences during an exclusive dinner, lecture and Q&A in Buenos Aires. Acclaimed moutaineer Sir Chris Bonington will accompany you on a visit to the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton. And, award-winning photographer, Ben Osborne, will deliver a series of masterclasses designed to help you document this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

A voyage of discovery in all-inclusive luxury

Travelling to Earth’s last untouched wilderness is always an immense privilege – but this voyage will be truly exceptional. 

What's included

  • All flights, taxes and gratuities
  • 21 night-cruise on board Scenic Eclipse 
  • All meals and drinks on board
  • Talks from experts, including Sir Chris Bonington and Sir Ranulph Fiennes 
  • Photography masterclass with Ben Osborne
  • Dedicated onboard Discovery Team
  • Excursions as detailed
  • Four night luxury hotel stay with breakfast

 

 

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Enhanced experiences with our expert guest speakers

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has had some extraordinary adventures in Antarctica, including the first ever unsupported crossing of the continent. Among many pioneering achievements, he has run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents and he conquered Mount Everest at the age of 65. Now aged 73, he shows no sign of scaling back his ambition and is still trying to conquer the highest mountain on every continent – Aconcagua is now the only one to have eluded him.

Sir Chris Bonington

The first British climber to ascend the Vinson Massif, the highest mountain in Antarctica, Sir Chris Bonington is arguably Britain’s most accomplished mountaineer. He was also the first Briton to conquer the North Face of the Eiger, and led the first successful ascent of Everest’s South West Face in 1975. He has presented numerous documentaries and written many books, including, most recently, his autobiography, Ascent, which was published last autumn.

Ben Osborne

A wildlife photographer for 30 years, Ben has worked on all seven continents and is perhaps best known for his pictures of Antarctica in the BBC book which accompanied Life in the Freezer, including Sir David Attenborough on location. He has also worked on series including Blue Planet. Formerly a scientist, Ben spent 18 months in South Georgia researching albatrosses. In 2007, he won the acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Additional highlights of our upgrade package:

Buenos Aires

  • Exclusive 3 night stay in 5-star hotel
  • Authentic Tango show with showcase dinner
  • Guided city tour
  • Exclusive Gala Dinner with guest speaker
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes

On board

  • Special guests Sir Chris Bonington and Ben Osbourne join in Ushuaia. 
  • Presentations from Sir Chris Bonington and Ben Osbourne on their life and working with Sir David Attenborough
  • Exclusive walk to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave in South Georgia accompanied by Sir Chris Bonington
  • Ben Osbourne to accompany selected excursions offering photography tips and hints

Buenos Aires with guest appearance from Sir Ranulph Fiennes

An exploration of the Argentinian capital marks the beginning of your 6-star Scenic Eclipse adventure. After settling into your luxury hotel, you can look forward to a Scenic Enrich private evening Tango performance with showcase dinner, where local dancers will perform as you dine on delicious authentic cuisine. The following day, you’ll become acquainted with the colourful character and elegant hidden gems that the ‘Paris of the Americas’ is renowned for, during a city tour.

Witness for yourself the seat of the Argentine president and the famous balcony on which Eva Perón made her unforgettable speech, on a visit to Casa Rosada. Perhaps one of the most photographed buildings in Buenos Aires, it is famed for its pink façade. In San Telmo, the city’s oldest neighbourhood, the city’s soulful side will be revealed, before La Boca unveils its artistic culture and painted zinc shacks. As the evening comes around, a gala dinner, hosted by guest speaker and the ‘world’s greatest living explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes, will amaze as he tells tales of his worldwide explorations. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

With many Scenic Freechoice activities available to you, your final day will be yours to personalise, before a delicious tapas dinner provides a fitting ending to your adventure in South America.

 

 

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands Cruise with Sir Chris Bonington & Ben Osbourne

 

After a short flight to Ushuaia, you’ll board Scenic Eclipse, alongside special guest speakers, Britain’s most accomplished mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, and award-winning photographer Ben Osbourne. As the yacht departs, admire the Andean mountains from the balcony of your all-verandah suite, and indulge in the sumptuous amenities of your floating boutique hotel, before your first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal your arrival at the Antarctic Peninsula. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to take our exploratory equipment out on the water as our fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks allow us to take you beyond what you ever thought possible.

Enjoy the company of our special guests for the duration of your cruise, during which they’ll hold insightful presentations and Q&A sessions about their illustrious careers. You’ll be in awe of Sir Chris’ tales of working with the remarkable Sir David Attenborough, as well as being able to enjoy a walking excursion with him to the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton while in South Georgia. Ben Osbourne’s 30 years of experience has led him to all seven continents and seen him win many awards, namely 2007 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Having spent 18 months researching albatrosses in South Georgia and working on series’ such as Blue Planet, there really is no one better qualified to impart their wisdom. 

Call our specialist advisors on 0808 159 4193
Call our specialist advisors on 0808 159 4193

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