Scenic Eclipse II will take ultra-luxury cruising to delightful depths, as the first commercial cruise operator to offer a submersible^ experience in the majestic Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. With the introduction of its new state-of-the-art submersible Scenic
Neptune II, the Discovery Yacht sets the benchmark in underwater exploration.
Custom-designed in collaboration with Triton Submarines, Scenic Neptune II features the latest technology, accommodating up to eight guests and an expert pilot. The submersible will deliver captivating and awe-inspiring discovery excursions into the remarkable World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Diving up to 200 metres below the surface, Scenic Neptune II’s spacious interior and crystal-clear acrylic sphere will provide unrestricted views, for complete immersion in the mesmerising vistas beneath the surface. Guest safety is also paramount, with comprehensive Safe Return to Surface procedures and multiple fail-safes in the submersible design.
Scenic Eclipse II will be operating in protected marine environments, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and it has many innovative technical features, including GPS Dynamic Positioning that holds the ship in position, negating the need to drop anchor on ecologically sensitive seabeds. An Advance Azipod propulsion system which minimises noise and vibration to reduce disturbance, improve maneuverability and reduce fuel consumption, as well as the latest wastewater treatment systems to protect marine life.
Setting sail on 30 April 2024, guests on Australia’s Top End: Cape York & Arnhem Land voyage will be among the first to explore the splendours of the Great Barrier Reef in this extraordinary style of discovery. It will be a truly unique opportunity to gain a deep insight into one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders.
The submersible announcement follows Scenic’s recent launch of the most comprehensive helicopter^ excursion program in the Kimberley region for 2024.
11 Day Australia’s Top End: Cape York & Arnhem Land
Sail from Cairns to Darwin to be immersed in ancient indigenous culture and Australia’s natural wonders. Delve into unspoiled treasures, remote islands, and hear captivating stories from traditional owners. Marvel at the vibrant underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef from a truly unique perspective on board Scenic Neptune II, and uncover the dream destination of Cape York, known as the “Tip of Australia.” This journey will unveil breathtaking landscapes and tales of wonder as guests explore Australia’s unparalleled natural beauty, all in the ultimate ultra-luxury of Scenic Eclipse II.
Prices start from $15,225pp* based on 30 April 2024 departure. Save from $3,000pp*.
For further information visit scenic.com.au, order a brochure or see your local travel advisor for full details on special offers.