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Cross the Legendary Northeast Passage

Anchorage to Tromso - Example 26 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Embark on a truly unique 26-day voyage, explore through sea ice, glaciers, and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along with mountain-lined landscapes and volcano spires. Spot wildlife such as significant numbers of walrus, polar bears, whales, and arctic seabird colonies. Walk where the woolly mammoth once roamed and feel the greatness of this untouched corner of the world. Purposely built for the polar regions with the highest Polar Class of any luxury vessel, Scenic Eclipse is the perfect Discovery Yacht to cross the Northeast Passage.
Franz Josef Land sceneryMysterious natural round stones of Franz Josef LandScattered houses of TromsoNorthern Lights near Tromso, Norway
Highlights
  • Visit natural sanctuaries, including Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya
  • Discover world’s largest denning ground for polar bears in Wrangel Island
  • Spot wildlife such as walrus, polar bears and whales
  • Explore Novaya Zemlya, largest of the Eurasian Archipelagos
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Anchorage, USA | Nome | Embark

A world of wonder awaits as you step onboard your included flight to Nome to join Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise. (please book flights to arrive in Anchorage by 3am)

Day 2: Cross the International Date Line

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise the Bering Sea and cross the International Date Line on your way to Russia. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a session in one of the fitness spaces or relax in a therapy lounge in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

Day 3: Provideniya, Russia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes and played a large part during WWII. It is also the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula.

Day 4: Cape Dezhnev | Uelen Lagoon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise Cape Dezhnev, known as the easternmost point of the world. The only inhabitants are polar bears, walruses, and whales. This afternoon visits the rocky, remote corner of Russia in Uelen. Now home to primarily Chukchi-speaking native Russians, there are burial grounds that suggest that this area was previously a major settlement during 500 BC to 1000 AD. 

Day 5: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will be surprised how quickly time passes on board. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa.

Day 6: Wrangel Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Untouched by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Wrangel Island looks just as it did when the woolly mammoth roamed here. Today it is a well-known wildlife refuge and is home to the world’s largest denning ground for polar bears, the largest population of Pacific walruses, and the only snow goose nesting colony in Asia. There is ancient biodiversity on the island, giving you a glimpse into the Pleistocene Epoch.

Discovery
Join our Discovery Team cruising around pack ice searching for polar bears, ringed seals, and walrus, or on land enjoying a kaleidoscope of wildflowers looking for reindeer, arctic fox, musk oxen, and woolly mammoth remains.

Day 7-16: Across the Northeast Passage

  • Ship
  • 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Sail through one of the most remote locations on Earth. This truly unique voyage explores through sea ice, glaciers, and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along with mountain-lined landscapes and volcanic spires. Spot wildlife such as large pods of walrus, polar bears, whales, and Arctic seabird colonies. Onboard Scenic Eclipse you will go further than intrepid explorers were ever able to. Due to the extraordinary nature of this very remote Arctic region, our route is dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, with each day a highlight. 

Discovery
Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and onshore landings for a nature walk.

Day 17: Novaya Zemlya

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The largest of the Eurasian Arctic archipelagos, the rarely visited Novaya Zemlya (‘New Land’) is the third-largest wilderness area in Europe. This long, thin region consists of two main islands, Severny (Northern) and Yuzhny (Southern), separated by the imposing Matochkin Strait. Learn about the interesting and unexpected history while admiring the beautiful mountains and glaciers.

Discovery
Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and onshore landings for a nature walk.

Day 18-20: Franz Josef Land

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The world's northernmost archipelago awaits. Franz Josef Land is comprised of 191 remote islands lying entirely above the Arctic Circle and covered 85% in ice. Home to approximately five million sea birds, two Arctic giants – the polar bear and the walrus, and visited by a multitude of whales, you will always be on the lookout to experience this amazing wildlife in their natural environment. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long hours of daylight, weather, and ice conditions. You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks where possible. Discover majestic Arctic scenery, tundra landscapes, and vibrant wildlife and marine life. 

Discovery
Join our experienced Discovery Team for excursions by Zodiac, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and onshore landings for a nature walk.

Continue exploring the majestic wilderness of Franz Josef Land. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day today. 

Day 21-22: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Enjoy a relaxed day at sea onboard Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate and a plethora of venues to explore. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Enjoy an educational discussion with your Discovery Team or tempt your palate at one of the dining experiences. 

Day 23: Murmansk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Back in Murmansk, we may have a chance to discover the city while the ship goes through clearance procedures. Developed into the world’s largest city above the Arctic Circle, Murmansk has had a tough past. Murmansk was heavily damaged during World War II and became an important port for nuclear icebreakers and submarines during the Cold War. 

Day 24: Vardø, Norway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vardo is Norway’s easternmost city. It is known as one of the oldest towns in northern Norway, with people living in the Arctic climate for over a thousand years. Feel the wind from all directions as you admire the steep mountainsides of Hornøya, populated with nesting birds, or the southern side of the Varangerfjord.

Day 25: Skarsvåg | Cruising Nordkapp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Skarsvåg is surrounded by the stark beauty of rolling hills, Arctic fjords, and abundant birdlife. Known primarily for its proximity to Nordkapp (North Cape), it also claims to be the world’s northernmost fishing village. Later, cruise the looming cliffs of Nordkapp, the end of Europe’s landmass.

Day 26: Tromsø | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to your new friends, the crew and the Scenic Eclipse. Transfer to the airport for your onward travels.

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Scenic Eclipse Lumière Restaurant
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Scenic Eclipse Chef's Table Restaurant

Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$30,931
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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Spacious Verandah Suites
  • Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Active discovery experiences – Zodiac cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions 
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary expedition parka to keep and polar boot use for the duration of the cruise
  • Port charges, all tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore

Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary

All Freechoice and Discovery excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.
Included
  • 25 Breakfasts, 24 Lunches, 25 Dinners
  • 25 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees

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