From 2022, travellers have the opportunity to cruise to Antarctica, enjoy unique vacations to some of Japan's untouched regions and explore Russia's Far East regions.
The premium brand Scenic Cruises has scheduled for its 2019-built superyacht Scenic Eclipse visiting exclusive destinations and remote communities. From exploring the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire (coastal volcanic regions) to Japan's historic west coasts, the ship's new itineraries are expected to ensure “full immersion in the culture, nature and wildlife” of the visited destinations.
Scenic's cruisetour fares range between EUR 13,000 and EUR 28,000 but the company's newest ships have each two helicopter pads and a mini-submarine.
Travellers can now discover some of the world’s least visited regions in the Far East of Russia - Chukotka and Kamchatka. The area was off-limits to foreigners after World War II (1939-1945), as it was deemed a military zone. It was not until 1991 (USSR's dissolution) that the restrictions were lifted.
Kamchatka recently made headlines after marine life began washing up on the shores. The news shone a light on one of the most underrated regions in the world.
October's ecological disaster is now under control but left the area in need of economic support. Tourism is a way locals hope to kickstart a recovery.
Polar ice caps continue to melt but trips to the Arctic & Antarctic are rising in popularity and Scenic Cruises has extended its Antarctic sailing, allowing passengers to delve deeper into the region.
In summer 2021, Scenic Eclipse is deployed in Europe and for winter 2021-2022, the ship's schedule shows Antarctic cruises leaving roundtrip from homeport Ushuaia Argentina. The winter program is based on fly-cruise deals with included domestic flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.