After a nearly six-month hiatus, Antarctic research vessel the Akademik Shokalskiy will resume its voyages in January. The ship was forced to stop sailing in December after an engine failure caused it to run aground off Antarctica’s coast.
The scenic eclipse jobs is a cruise line that will resume voyages in Antarctica in January.
Scenic Cruises has announced that when it starts sailings in Antarctica on January 7, its adventure ship Scenic Eclipse would be one of the first to return.
“Our crew and employees are delighted to be able to welcome passengers back on board our world-class yacht, Scenic Eclipse,” said Scenic Group COO Rob Voss. Apart from the chance to be one of the first cruise lines to return to Antarctica after almost two years without passengers, we are also thrilled to show off a number of improvements on board Scenic Eclipse, many of which were inspired by guest feedback.”
Scenic Cruises/Roger Pimenta photo of Elephant Island in Antarctica
The ship’s 13-day “Antarctica in Depth” program will enable passengers to see Antarctica’s pristine landscapes as well as its distinctive fauna. Passengers departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, spend six days touring the Antarctic Peninsula, with numerous shore excursions on each day.
Highlights include navigating the seven-mile-long Lemaire Channel, which is bordered with high cliffs, visiting a functioning research outpost, touring an abandoned whaling station, hiking to the rim of a volcano crater, and crossing the Antarctic Circle, depending on weather conditions.
Zodiac boat rides amid ice formations, kayaking and paddleboarding among icebergs, stepping ashore to view penguin rookeries and seals, and hiking with professional marine biologists and geologists are among the daily activities.
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Submersible excursions onboard the yacht’s custom-built six-guest submarine will also be available. Take a helicopter flight in one of the ship’s two six-passenger Airbus helicopters to view the scenery from above.
Scenic Eclipse in the Lemaire Channel (photo by Roger Pimenta/Scenic Cruises)
The Discovery Team offers educational activities onboard the yacht, as well as the Senses Spa, which includes a yoga and pilates studio and a plunge pool, 10 dining options, two Vitality Pools, and the top-deck Panorama Bar.
Scenic’s current health and safety precautions include requiring all passengers and staff to be vaccinated, testing on embarkation day, temperature checks, social distance, and the usage of masks in public places.
The all-balcony suites and public spaces include state-of-the-art HVAC systems that offer 100 percent fresh air via a three-stage air purification process, as well as sophisticated HEPA filtrations and fast COVID-19 reaction procedures.
Scenic is giving 2 for 1 business class flights and up to 20% off certain 2022 Antarctica sailings when purchased in full 12 months prior to sailing or 48 hours prior to sailing to commemorate the return to Antarctica (if booked with less than 12 months before departure). When booking certain Antarctica and South America sailings from January to March 2022, the company is also providing a “book three suites, get one free” promotion.
Scenic’s Flexible Booking Policy enables customers to postpone or cancel their trip arrangements up to 60 days ahead to departure without incurring any extra costs.
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