Epic adventures to faraway places are the travel experiences that stay with you forever.
When you’re suddenly immersed in a completely foreign world, perhaps a little out of your comfort zone and where exotic animals roam surrounded by surreal vistas … they’re the journeys that not only leave an indelible mark but inevitably stir a new kind of wanderlust within. Once you’ve had such an experience, you’ll seek more.
You will never feel as alive as you do seeing the polar extremes of our planet for the first time, the deep jungles of the Amazon, searing African savannahs or the remote wilderness regions of Canada for example.
These days we are fortunate enough not only to be able to access such places but to explore them in style.
Journeying to the top of the world has been the stuff of daydreams for anyone with even the mildest sense of adventure.
A frozen wonderland of mystique and magic, the Arctic is generally considered to have two distinct zones determined by the treeline that demarcates the temperature extremes. In the coldest regions where vegetation is challenged is Svalbard and Greenland and the northernmost reaches of Canada, Alaska, Iceland and Siberia.
It is within these remote and hostile environments you will find an extraordinary range of species that have adapted to the harsh conditions over millennia.
Coming into contact with Arctic foxes and Beluga whales, Polar bears, Snowy Owls and walruses was something only the hardiest of adventurers were able to experience until relatively recently.
The superb expedition ‘World’s First Discovery Yachts’ Scenic Eclipse can now immerse travellers right into the heart of this jaw-dropping world in a way no other passenger vessel has ever been able to do.
With its on board helicopters* and submarine*, not only can you access previously unreachable locations for all but scientific research vessels, you can soar above and dive beneath them for the most intimate wildlife and nature encounters imaginable.
In 2020, Scenic is offering a 14-day adventure like no other, 14 days that will no doubt be one of those epic adventures of a lifetime that changes you.
As you soak in the endless sunshine of a polar summer travelling from Copenhagen in Denmark, you’ll venture into the high Arctic cruising the legendary Svalbard Archipelago on the roof of the world.
Here in the land of the midnight sun, just 200 guests on the “Across the Arctic Circle” cruise will immerse themselves in one of the world’s most spectacular regions in a way that has never been done before.
Imagine the feeling of close encounters with wildlife and glistening glaciers by day and returning to your verandah suite where your butler serves you a pre-dinner drink at dusk.
This very special way of exploring our world is also quite deliberately educational ensuring you make the most of your time in this unique place.
You will enjoy tapping into the deep knowledge of the 16-member Specialist Polar Discovery Team and the astounding excursions and lectures along your journey. You’ll even get a complimentary expedition parka and the use of special polar boots.
The state-of-the-art vessel providing your passage through the pristine Svalbard Archipelago leaves a minimal footprint on the environment due to the technological advances and purpose-built aspects of its design. Scenic Eclipse was crafted to be agile and in this frozen, ever-changing world, itineraries are flexible as the Captain optimises each journey for the relevant conditions.
Every day is carefully planned with a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks at your disposal to maximise every opportunity for wildlife encounters as they arise.
One of your standout memories will no doubt be seeing the majesty of glaciers, ice clusters and free flowing icebergs first-hand. Their beauty is staggering.
The incredible manoeuvrability of Scenic Eclipse means the Captain will be able to reach some of the most stunning natural assets of the Arctic like “Monacobreen Glacier” on Svalbard and the “14th of July Glacier” in northwestern Spitsbergen where, if conditions are favourable, the chance to witness a glacier calving will be an unforgettable experience.
Just be warned though, after your time on a journey like this, you will have sparked a wanderlust for adventure that will likely stay with you forever.
*Additional expense, subject to regulatory approval.
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