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Ultimate Reunion: Antarctica Yacht Charter

SCENIC ECLIPSE, the world’s most luxurious expedition mega yacht, is now available for an extraordinary private charter to remote destinations such as Antarctica for the ultimate reunion.

After a year where the world stood still and the pause button was pressed on plans and experiences, what better way could there be to mark our emergence from lockdown than with a once-in-a lifetime adventure with your loved ones? SCENIC ECLIPSE, the world’s most luxurious expedition mega yacht, is now available for an extraordinary private charter to remote destinations such as Antarctica for the ultimate reunion.

Experience the majestic beauty of the frozen wilderness with friends and family during a 13-day 'Antarctica in Depth' itinerary whilst relishing every comfort this unparalleled yacht has to offer. Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments, SCENIC ECLIPSE has an ice class rating of Polar Class 6, the highest of any luxury yacht, coupled with state-of-the-art technology to ensure she leaves the smallest possible environmental footprint.

With 114 exquisitely appointed suites, each with butler service; a diverse selection of dining options, lavish spa, excellent gym plus yoga and Pilates studio, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 168m SCENIC ECLIPSE enables guests to explore the world in perfect luxury.

Having started your adventure in Buenos Aires, you’ll fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, where you and your party will be warmly welcomed onboard SCENIC ECLIPSE before setting sail, passing through the Beagle Channel where you can marvel at the beauty of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from your suite’s private balcony.

Every private suite on board SCENIC ECLIPSE redefines the superyacht experience. From the generous 32-square-metre Verandah Suites to the astonishing 245-square-metre two-bedroom Penthouse Suite, each is individually appointed with elegant furniture and includes a king-sized bed, a secluded private terrace and a separate lounge area to relax in or enjoy 24-hour in-suite dining. Your personal butler will provide everything from a nightly turndown to a shoeshine and drinks service.

SCENIC ECLIPSE superyacht
SCENIC ECLIPSE superyacht
SCENIC ECLIPSE superyacht

As SCENIC ECLIPSE makes her way to the Antarctic Peninsula, wake to sublime views from your suite and start the day with an exercise class with a trained instructor or use the state-of-the-art gym. There are no less than ten dining options on board, ranging from casual to fine dining. The Chef’s Table provides an exceptional degustation experience, while the Teppanyaki grill at Koko’s offers authentic Japanese dining. Alternatively, a plate of oysters and a chilled glass of Pinot Gris in the Azure Bar & Café is a delightfully relaxed affair. With a total of eight lounge and bar areas, there is a vast array of options to enjoy an aperitif or after-dinner drink.

On the fourth day of the expedition, the first sightings of icebergs and snowcapped mountains signal your arrival at the Antarctic Peninsula, and for the next five days it is yours to explore. Watch minke, humpback and killer whales breaching while raising a glass with friends and family in the Champagne Bar or enjoy the wonderful views of frozen panoramas from the warmth of a thermal lounger.

Beyond the luxurious surroundings of the yacht, two state-of-the-art Airbus EC-130-T2 helicopters will fly you and your party above the glistening landscape to explore, while Scenic Neptune – SCENIC ECLIPSE's customised submarine – can journey 300m to the depths of the Bellingshausen Sea for a unique underwater experience. See jellyfish with tentacles 15-metres long pulsating through the icy waters and discover remarkable creatures on the seabed. 

The SCENIC ECLIPSE crew of Discovery Team Leaders will share their knowledge and expertise regarding the environment to help you and your party make the most of up to 20 hours of daylight with their daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Take the fleet of Zodiacs to circumnavigate the ice formations and explore nearby islands on e-bikes to observe the seals and seemingly endless penguin rookeries. Kayak around the vast icebergs or snorkel in the crystalline waters to the dramatic soundtrack of cracking ice.

After a day of activity and astonishing experiences, retreat to the comfort of your suite for room service. Perhaps enjoy a massage or a dip in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pool followed by a sauna or a hair appointment in the Senses Spa before the night’s entertainment unfolds.

As you bid farewell to the frozen continent on day 11 and make the return journey to Buenos Aires, the experiences shared with friends and family at the pinnacle of luxury and comfort in an extraordinary destination will last a lifetime. SCENIC ECLIPSE is exclusively for charter with Ocean Independence.

 

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