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Luxury Mediterranean Cruises with an Adventurous Edge

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Amy Henderson

Scenic Eclipse: Unrivalled exploration, ultra-luxury cruising and new discovery experiences...

Back in 2019, Scenic unveiled the World's First Discovery Yacht - a ship that truly changed the cruising game by combining cutting-edge technology and bucket-list-ticking adventures with serious sophistication and pure six-star luxury. Thanks to its expedition equipment and state-of-the-art design, the mighty Scenic Eclipse is perhaps best known for its polar itineraries, but five amazing new voyages in Europe and the Mediterranean have recently been revealed, bringing enriching and eye-opening experiences a little closer to home...


Aptly described as a 'Discovery Yacht', every element of Scenic Eclipse was designed to offer complete luxury as you embark on your adventure, and the ship has recently been reimagined for long summer days in the Mediterranean. The sun-kissed Deck 10 has been enhanced with plush new cabanas, deck chairs, two vitality pools and the Panorama Bar - perfect for (complimentary) drinks in the Mediterranean sun. What's more, The Yacht Club has been redesigned to offer ample space for dining and relaxing alfresco.
New Cabanas on Deck 10
New Cabanas on Deck 10
Scenic Eclipse is known (amongst other things) for its exceptional discovery equipment - including Zodiacs, kayaks, the Scenic Neptune submarine and not one but two state-of-the-art helicopters for bird's-eye exploration. Now it's venturing to warmer waters, these will be joined by Tiwal sail boats, stand-up paddleboards, wakeboards and large inflatable trampolines. Fear not though, the ship's Discovery Team will remain on hand to ensure you get the most from your voyage.
Expertly handcrafted by Scenic Journey Designers, there is an extensive range of shore excursions all included in your Mediterranean voyage. Scenic Discovery excursions will whisk you on exploratory guided tours aboard Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes, allowing for a full adventure experience, while Scenic Enrich brings you exclusive cultural experiences - from flamenco performances to cookery demonstrations. Alternatively, Scenic Freechoice allows the flexibility to pick excursions based on your interests and preferred activity level. Whether you want to learn more about culture, explore by e-bike, unearth some history or delve into the landscape, there will be an excursion to inspire as you explore Europe on one of these exciting new adventures...

Authentic Andalucía (Valletta to Lisbon)

This 12-day voyage takes you from Malta, via Sardinia and Sicily, to the Spanish coast and ends in Lisbon. Highlights include kayaking in Gozo, e-biking in Menorca, docking alongside Puerto Banús' mega yachts and witnessing an authentic and exclusive flamenco performance in Carmen.

Iconic Treasures of Italy and Greece (Rome to Athens)

Discover hidden islands, breathtaking beaches, captivating cliffs and a rich history as you journey from Italy to Greece. Highlights include an incredible violinist performance in front of a Santorini sunset, kayaking across Sorrento's protected Bay of Leranto, and learning about local beehives on the Greek island of Kea.

Sorrentine Peninsula and Adriatic (Rome to Venice)

Explore the diversity of Italy as you depart from Rome towards Capri, Sorrento, the unique volcanic island of Lipari, and the country's easternmost town Otranto, before crossing the beautiful Bay of Kotor and sailing on to Croatia. Experiences include a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Kotor, tasting local wines in Croatia's Konavle Valley, and a private concert in a Dubrovnik church.

Mediterranean Odyssey (Athens to Valletta)

Experience the magic of the Mediterranean as you journey from Athens to a selection of glorious Greek islands - including Paros, Santorini, Crete and Kefalonia - before disembarking in Malta's enchanting walled city of Valletta. Excursions range from kayaking in clear waters and hiking by volcanoes to olive oil tasting and traditional dance performances.

Dream and Unwind

After a day hiking in Santorini, kayaking through the clear waters of Gozo or enjoying a private classical concert in Dubrovnik, return to the comfort and incomparable luxury of your private suite. From the generous Verandah Suites to the jaw-dropping two-bedroom Owner's Penthouse Suite (and all categories in between) expect fabulous furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, HDTV, Bose sound system, premium bathroom amenities and your very own butler to attend to your every need. For added luxury, some suites also feature Philippe Starck designed Jacuzzis, steam showers, cinema rooms and sprawling wraparound terraces.
For even more serenity at sea, the Senses Spa offers indulgent spa treatments, a relaxing Vitality Lounge, temperature-controlled Nordic-style plunge pool, sauna and steam room, whilst a yoga studio and stunning sea view gym are also yours to enjoy.
Owner's Penthouse Suite
Owner's Penthouse Suite

Dine and Drink

An incredible culinary discovery awaits aboard Scenic Eclipse, taking you to all four corners of the globe across ten dining experiences. The elegant main restaurant is Elements, serving Italian, tapas, steak and seafood, while also offering an exclusive, invitation-only degustation menu at its Chef's Table. For sushi, Asian flavours, teppanyaki delights and seriously good sake, Koko's is the venue for you, whilst super-sleek Lumière is all about French dining and plenty of fizz. Relaxed all-day grazing, laid-back bars and in-suite dining are also on offer, along with culinary masterclasses and wine tasting at the Scenic Épicure cookery school.

Truly All-Inclusive

As soon as you step aboard your luxury cruise ship, you can put your wallet away, as the voyage includes absolutely everything you could wish for with Scenic's compliments. We're talking transfers, tips, Wi-Fi, shore excursions, use of the incredible Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes, and all the dining options I talked about earlier. Not only, that you can enjoy the finest selection of premium branded beverages (with a choice of over 100 whiskeys) plus soft drinks, speciality teas and Illy coffees at no additional charge - whether in the bars, restaurants or your full in-suite mini-bar that is restocked daily. With sustainability in mind, you'll receive a refillable water bottle for all onshore excursions.
Teppanyaki at Koko's
Teppanyaki at Koko's

Amy Henderson

Content Team Leader

From driving along the sun-kissed California coast and whale watching in Canada, to swimming with turtles in Barbados, cookery classes in Oman and touring temples in Thailand, I've enjoyed some amazing experiences around the world. With a genuine love for all things travel, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than research, experience and share incredible destinations, luxury hotels and bespoke adventures.

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