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Three world-renowned experts will bring their knowledge, passion and tales of Antarctic adventure to life during a 27-day cruise of discovery to earth’s last untouched wilderness of stunning landscapes and spectacular wildlife.


The legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes joins guests in Buenos Aires to share his intrepid adventures during an exclusive talk and gala dinner in the capital. He adds: “I have been privileged to explore Antarctica on several occasions and am delighted to share my experiences during this tour of a lifetime.” With a four-night luxury hotel stay in the heart of the city, guests will have the opportunity to explore the highlights with ‘Scenic Enrich’ experiences such as a private tango performance, a guided tour of the city and a tapas-style dinner.


British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington will join guests throughout the voyage including a walk and visit to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave.  While award-winning photographer Ben Osborne will help guests document their journey during an in-depth photography masterclass. 


From breaching humpback whales and awe-inspiring elephant seals to bustling penguin rookeries – guests will discover the wildlife and landscapes up close with the ship’s fleet of helicopter, submarine, Zodiacs and kayaks – all guided by Scenic’s experienced on-board expedition leaders and discovery team.


Antarctica - Terra Australis – is separated from the rest of the world by the Southern Ocean. It is encircled by pack-ice and covered by an ice-sheet several miles deep. Tourism to Antarctica began in 1969 when the naturalist Lars-Eric Lindblad designed the Lindblad Explorer, the forerunner of today’s expedition cruising.


Ships visit the ice-free coastal areas and sub-Antarctic islands during the Austral Summer season which runs from November to March. The weather is variable but it is generally cold, dry and windy; with up to 20 hours of daylight. Cruises, ranging from one week to three, call at points of interest on the peninsula and sometimes South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.


This 21-night five-star cruise on board the world’s first discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, departing on 26 February 2019, includes a four-night luxury hotel stay in Buenos Aires with breakfast; all on-board complimentary fine dining and beverages; all onshore excursions and a dedicated on board Discovery Team. For more details about the incomparable Scenic Eclipse and this cruise with legends of exploration, speak to our experienced team on 0800 484 0370.

  • 16th October 2018

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.