Highlights of the new itineraries with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours include a solar eclipse voyage, wellness sailings to Panama and Christmas in Antarctica. 

Scenic Eclipse cruise ship in New York

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Groups can sail the America’s in 2026 to mark the country’s anniversary of independence. 

Scenic’s Worldwide Discoveries Collection features more than 160 cruises visiting almost 280 ports in 50 different countries. 

With departures between October 2025 and March 2027, cruising highlights include voyages to witness the solar eclipse in Greenland and Iceland; a dedicated itinerary to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the United States departing from New York in 2026; a Monaco Grand Prix sailing along the French and Italian Rivieras; and wellness focused sailings to Panama.

Scenic Eclipse guests can also cruise the world’s most iconic rivers in ultra-luxury, from Europe’s Guadalquivir and Seine rivers to the iconic Thames; as well as the Delaware, York and Cape Fear rivers in North America.

Claudius Docekal, vice president ocean deployment for Scenic Group, responsible for designing the extraordinary journeys, said: “Since 2019, guests on board Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts have explored the world’s seas and waterways in ways that others can only dream about. As the only polar class Discovery Yachts with two helicopters and an electric submersible, we have expanded our sailings in Antarctica, for example, as our guests love being able to explore this stunning part of the world from every vantage point.

A sun deck and dining area on Scenic Eclipse II cruise ship

The discovery yachts are said to offer the ultimate luxury cruising experience. 

“For those looking to immerse themselves in history rather than wilderness, Scenic Eclipse will sail the Americas in 2026 marking the country’s 250th anniversary of independence, and one of her voyages, originating from New York City, will visit sites from the nation’s founding in the north to the battlefields of the Civil War in the south in an amazing and one-of-a-kind voyage.”

Scenic Eclipse will arrive in the South of France for guests to enjoy the Monaco during the Grand Prix weekend as well as Cannes Film Festival season. With two Discovery Yachts in Europe, the Mediterranean, Americas, Arctic and Fjords and Antarctica, the 2026 collection offers plenty of choice.

About the world’s first discovery yachts

Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II are said to have redefined ultra-luxury exploration, taking guests from polar to warmer destinations, with their state-of-the-art design and technology. The Discovery Yachts are the only ships with two on board helicopters and a custom-built submersible, and have the highest ice class rating for passenger ships which measures their structural robustness. 

They accommodate 228 guests (200 in Antarctica), offer up to 10 dining experiences, extensive wellness facilities and spacious all-verandah suites with fully inclusive prices. 

For more information visit www.scenic.co.uk