Scenic Cruises: The Art of Luxury Travel

With over 36 years of experience, Scenic Cruises stands as a benchmark in the world of luxury travel, redefining the concept of cruising with its river and ocean journeys. Since its inception in 2008, Scenic has consistently raised the bar for truly all-inclusive, 5-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia.

The introduction of Scenic Eclipse in 2019 marked a historic moment, with the brand venturing into ocean cruises and unveiling the first expedition ship that opened up countless new horizons. This luxurious 228-guest yacht promised to traverse the world’s oceans from the Arctic to the Antarctic and beyond.

What sets Scenic Cruises apart is its constant commitment to providing an extraordinary experience for guests. The result is a level of comfort and tranquility that permeates every aspect of the journey. What unfolds on board is a world of opulence, where luxury is not an option but a standard. The philosophy is evident in every detail, ensuring and anticipating every guest’s experience.

The onshore experiences are unprecedented immersive excursions with highly experienced and skilled local guides. These guides stand out not only for their expertise but also for their eagerness to convey to guests the passion and true essence of the places visited. Unique world experiences abound, such as helicopter flights over Antarctica or discovering corners of tropical paradises never visited by cruise ships or regular tourism.

Onboard, the experience is enriched by one of the most comprehensive all-inclusive packages on the market. All drinks, except for some premium wines and spirits, are included. But the real difference is made by a series of exclusive benefits, all included in the cruise fare:

– Round-trip airport transfers

– Maître service for each guest with an almost 1:1 ratio between staff and guests

– Premium beverages

– Free daily replenished mini-bar

– Free onboard Wi-Fi

– Wellness center and fitness area

– Scenic Enrich – exclusive and artisanal experiences

– Scenic Freechoice – all-inclusive excursions to customize your journey

– Electric bicycles for independent excursions

– Onboard experts and local guides

– Tips

In addition to the beautiful river ships offering cruises on Europe’s most beautiful waterways, Scenic now offers exclusive itineraries on Scenic Eclipse, the flagship of the ocean fleet, providing an unprecedented cruise experience.

With 114 luxurious suites on five decks, Scenic Eclipse is a testament to unparalleled elegance at sea. Each suite boasts spaciousness and natural light, with full-height sliding doors opening onto verandas or private terraces. From the generous 32m² veranda suites to the lavish two-bedroom, 245m² penthouse suite, accommodations feature elegant furnishings, state-of-the-art amenities, a sleeping area, a lounge area, and the attentive service of a personal butler that enhances the overall experience. After a day of discoveries, each suite becomes the ideal retreat to relax and rejuvenate. A place to watch the world go by, immersed in Egyptian cotton sheets, Slumber beds, complete with pillow menus and electronic control. The maître service offers each guest the services of a professional butler, always available for every wish and request.

Culinary excellence is another highlight on board Scenic Eclipse, with an incredible choice of dining options, arguably the highest in terms of passenger-to-option ratio. Scenic Eclipse’s culinary experience is like a journey within the journey, offering a variety of menus and styles on board:

Elements: The main restaurant with Italian, steak, and seafood cuisine

– Chef’s Table @ Elements: An exclusive invitation to a private tasting dinner

– Koko’s: Asian fusion restaurant and sake bar

– Sushi @ Koko’s: An authentic Japanese experience

– Night Market @ Koko’s: Private dinner at an authentic Teppanyaki grill

– Lumière: Contemporary French restaurant and Champagne Bar

– Azure Bar & Café: Relaxed grazing all day long

– Yacht Club: Grill restaurant and bar, serving breakfast and lunch

– In-Suite Dining: A full menu available 24/7

– Scenic Épicure: Gourmet cooking classes

Scenic Cruises‘ maritime cruises go decidedly beyond the ordinary, offering a luxury and intimate experience that redefines the art of sea travel. A concept far from the common cruise, reserved for the intimacy of a large yacht where you can live a unique experience both on board and ashore, leaving every guest with an indelible memory of these extraordinary journeys. From the remote expanses of Antarctica to Northern Europe, the Pacific, the Mediterranean, Scenic Eclipse represents an exclusive choice of discovery, exploration, and immersion in landscapes and cultures from a truly unique perspective.

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Gabriele Bassi