Scenic to offer 2-for-1 fares on a Double Meaning on Two Antarctica Sailings in 2024. Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II meet in Marguerite Bay

Scenic Eclipse (August 2019, Courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic guests may think they are seeing double when they wake up one morning during their Antarctica cruise, step out onto their walkout balcony to take in the beautiful snow and ice laden views, and see a yacht that looks identical to the one they are on.

Besides enjoying great 2-for-1 fares, guests will get to experience 2-for-1 yachts as for the second time in the company’s history (the first time occurred in the Arctic in August), both of the line’s ultra-luxury Discovery Yachts will meet—this time in Antarctica’s Marguerite Bay.

Scenic Eclipse is sailing the 13-day Antarctica in Depth, beginning Jan. 7, 2024 while Scenic Eclipse II will take guests on the 15-day Beyond the Antarctic Circle on Jan. 8.

This meet-up with occur again during the Jan. 18 (Scenic Eclipse) and Jan. 21 sailings of the same itineraries. There are still a limited number of suites available on both yachts for this not-to-be-missed opportunity.

“Bringing both ships together will be a historic moment, not only for Scenic, but for every guest and crew to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” offered Jason Flesher, Director of Discovery Operations, Scenic Group. “We expect to have all the zodiacs, kayaks, paddleboards, submersibles and helicopters together, side by side in one of the most remote and magnificent places on the planet. An experience that may never be replicated again.”

Marguerite Bay, known for its abundance of icebergs and intense blue waters as well as leopard seals, Adelie penguins and a good number of humpback whales, is an ideal location to enjoy such a rare moment. Plans are afoot for an incredible photo opportunity showcasing the armada – guests in all 24 zodiacs together, the rest on the guests on the bows of the ships, four helicopters flying, plus all the kayaks and paddleboards together. And if the weather is positive, a Zodiac regatta, pitting yacht against yacht. Certainly, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The perfect starter to anyone new to Antarctica is Scenic’s 13-day Antarctica in Depth expedition voyage, roundtrip from Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a flight to Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world, Scenic Eclipse sets sail and cruises through the Beagle Channel with views of the Andean Mountains of Tierra del Fuego. Due to the speed of the yachts and their oversized stabilizers, guests spend more than six full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

Highlights include traversing the stunning seven-mile Lemaire Channel, where guests can take in the ample wildlife – seals, penguins, whales in their natural habitat. Along the way there are visits to the remnants of a derelict whaling station, climbs to the rim of a volcanic crater, paddleboarding, kayaking, Zodiac tours, and so much more. Fares start at $20,025 per person, double.

Beyond the Antarctic Circle voyage combines the splendor of the Antarctic Peninsula and some of the most popular sites with a journey that seeks to reach latitude 66° 33’ south (and beyond). Taking pride in venturing where few people have explored before by crossing the Antarctic Circle and witnessing dramatic changes in the landscape, such as an increase in sea ice, and wildlife living off the krill-rich waters.

The large on-board Discovery Team lead guests on guided kayak and paddleboarding excursions, nature walks and Zodiac tours with multiple landings each day – making the most of the 18–20 hours of daylight. Prices for the once-in-a-lifetime voyage start at $24,090.

With a Polar Class 6 rating and a maximum of 200 guests on board in the polar regions, Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II offer unrivaled cruising experiences, taking guests on an ultra-luxury expedition voyage in ultimate comfort.

The yachts’ strengthened hull and custom-built oversized stabilizers allow the Discovery Yachts to cross the Drake Passage more smoothly and quickly than other vessels of its size. Both yachts have been designed to provide easy access to the most remote and remarkable landing sites in the region. With its on-board fleet of Zodiacs, two luxury helicopters and a six- or eight-guest submarine, a voyage on either of these industry-leading Discovery Yachts is sure to be extraordinary.

Both of the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts have 114 all-verandah suites ranging in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft² (32m² to 245m²); 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to 24/7 room service; a 5,920 ft² (550m²) spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and electric submersible; a state-of-the-art theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio. And then there is the technology: innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50% larger than standard to provide greater stability cutting roll by more than 85%; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6; redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing environmental impact and enhancing safety during Zodiac operations.

(Scenic to offer 2-for-1 fares on a Double Meaning on Two Antarctica Sailings in 2024 – Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours)