Image Credit : Unsplash, Lochlainn Riordan, FNQ Nature Tours, Tourism and Events Queensland, Eluminate Media

The Chairman’s Voyage: East Coast Islands & Reefs

2024 Newcastle to Cairns: Explore a Wonder of the World
Deluxe Verandah from $15,375
  • 70892
  • Ocean
  • 30 Sep 23
  • Newcastle
  • Cairns
  • Australia
  • 22 Apr 24
  • 30 Apr 24
  • 8 nights
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Scenic Eclipse 2
  • Cruise Only

  • Newcastle, K'gari (Fraser Island), Gladstone, Percy Islands, Airlie Beach Whitsunday Archipelago, Magnetic Island, Willis Island, Cairns

More than 900 islands scatter along Queensland’s coastline, from World Heritage-listed K’Gari (Fraser Island) and the Percy Isles National Park, to the unspoiled paradise of the Whitsundays and Tropical North Queensland. Discover lush rainforests, endless turquoise waters, swaying coconut palms and beaches that boast brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

An Australian adventure with a difference, this island-hopping experience makes the most of Scenic’s ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht. Sailing where the big ships cannot, slipping into the best but less-visited sanctuaries of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. Starting in the birthplace and hometown of Scenic’s head office, Newcastle, the 9-day Chairman’s Voyage is an equal balance between nature and urbanism. Australia might be considered on the other side of the world for some, but the breathtaking landscapes are well worth the trip. Get your binoculars ready as we wind along the coast to beautiful beaches, regional cities and World Heritage sites in the tropical paradise of Queensland.

 

Highlights

  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

Important Terms

  • * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
 
Deluxe Verandah
$15,375
Book
Spa
$20,575
Book
Panorama
$35,095
Book
Owner's Penthouse
$42,495
Book

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.

 


Owner’s Penthouse Suite







Each feature of these spacious suites has been carefully considered to create the ultimate retreat. From the unsurpassed views, no matter where you are, to a private lounge and dining area, a supersized bathroom and your butler unpacking your bags on arrival, you’ll never want to leave.

For a once-in-a-lifetime cruising experience, combine one of the Owner’s Penthouse Suites with a Spa Suite to create the magnificent Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite. At an incredible 245-square-metres, it is simply out of the world in terms of size, luxury and opulence.

Handcrafted, sumptuous and extraordinary in every regard, staying in one of only two Owner’s Penthouse Suites is the ultimate indulgence. Your home away from home is located at the bow of our discovery cruise yacht, on Deck 9, and boasts the best views on board.

Featuring a spacious curved terrace with private Jacuzzi, outdoor lounge and sun loungers, these oversized suites surpass the comfort and amenities found in the finest hotels in the world, along with trip-defining world-class innovations such as a state-of-the-art theatre and exceptional discovery vessels.

At an enormous 195 square metres in size, with all the inclusions of Scenic’s Panorama Suites plus:

  • Spacious terrace with lounge area, sun lounges and private Jacuzzi
  • In-suite dining with seating for up to eight guests
  • Personalised mini bar stocked daily with your preferred beverages
  • Dual steam shower, therapeutic spa bath and guest powder room and VIP amenities
  • Complimentary one hour in-suite spa treatment per guest
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service^
  • Guaranteed dining in specialty restaurants
  • Guaranteed preferred choice of shore excursions
  • VIP embarkation and disembarkation


Panorama and Grand Panorama Suites







Opulence, grandeur and style are taken to a whole new level in Scenic’s Panorama and Grand Panorama Suites.

Located at the front of Scenic Eclipse, overlooking the bow on the upper decks, with spacious curved terraces, these grand suites will surpass your expectations.

Your curved terrace is the perfect place to relax on a sun lounger and be the first to spot wildlife and incredible landscapes. Or put up your feet in your spacious lounge with a Kindle e-book from your in-suite library, and aperitif in hand.

These premier suites boast a host of additional features, services and world-class innovations. An intimate dining experience in your suite, personally delivered by your butler, provides a wonderful end to another beautiful day at sea.

The drop-down balcony window gives you a view over the outside world, as you pass through beautiful oceans and encounter amazing coastal destinations.

Ranging in size from 105-110 square-metres, with all the inclusions of our Verandah Suites, Scenic’s Panorama Suites also offer:

  • Spacious outdoor terrace with sun lounges
  • Bedroom suite with reading alcove, desk and HDTV
  • Separate lounge and dining area with a four-seat dining table and cinema surround HDTV
  • Steam shower, full bath, dual vanity and VIP amenities
  • One hour complimentary spa treatment per suite
  • Complimentary laundry service (limited per day)
  • Priority dining in specialty restaurants
  • Priority choice of shore excursions
  • VIP embarkation and disembarkation


Spa Suites







Imagine returning from an exhilarating day on shore to your private spa suite, with a steaming Jacuzzi drawn by your butler. Gaze out over your verandah to the vistas beyond and sip on a glass of champagne – heaven.

With a premier location on the higher decks, Scenic’s opulent Spa Suites are spacious, providing a warm and inviting haven. Featuring a four-poster king-size bed, separate lounge room as well as a private verandah, they are the perfect retreat after a day of discovery.

Each Spa Suite accommodates a double-size Philippe Starck-designed Jacuzzi overlooking your private verandah, and separate oversized steam shower.

You will also be pampered with a complimentary spa treatment during your 6-star luxury cruise.

Ranging in size from 46-50 square metres, with all the inclusions of Scenic’s Verandah Suites plus:

  • Double size Philippe Starck designed Jacuzzi
  • Steam shower with oversized head and light therapy
  • Dual vanity basins and separate toilet
  • Separate lounge area with reading chair
  • One hour complimentary spa treatment per suite
  • Complimentary laundry service (limited per day)


Grand Deluxe Verandah Suites




Furnished with the finest 6-star luxury amenities, including plush king-size bed, pillow menu and a lounge area to relax in after a day of discovery, Scenic’s verandah suites are your own private hideaway.

A window to the world, these incredibly spacious and thoughtfully-designed suites feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto sprawling vistas, spectacular seascapes and marvellous marine life.

As a new world of wonder moves by, bask in the glow of a sunset, enjoy a refreshing drink in this secluded oasis.

Ranging in size from 38 – 40 square metres, each Grand Deluxe suite includes the following:

  • A private verandah
  • Luxury king size Scenic Slumber Bed
  • Separate lounge area
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and vanity
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Hypoallergenic air purification system
  • Butler service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • In-suite beverage and dining service
  • Full mini-bar re-stocked daily
  • Personalised butler bar featuring Illy coffee and speciality teas
  • HDTV and Bose® sound system


Verandah & Deluxe Verandah Suites







Furnished with the finest 6-star luxury amenities, including plush king-size bed, pillow menu and a lounge area to relax in after a day of discovery, Scenic’s verandah suites are your own private hideaway.

A window to the world, these incredibly spacious and thoughtfully-designed suites feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto sprawling vistas, spectacular seascapes and marvellous marine life.

As a new world of wonder moves by, bask in the glow of a sunset, enjoy a refreshing drink in this secluded oasis.

Suite size: 32 – 34 square metres.

  • A private verandah
  • Luxury king size Scenic Slumber Bed
  • Separate lounge area
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Butler service
  • Early morning tea and coffee service
  • In-suite beverage and dining service
  • Mini-bar including illy coffee and speciality teas, restocked daily
    HDTV and Bose sound system
Day
 
Destination
Arrival
Departure
Day 1
Mon, 22 Apr 2024
-
Mon, 22 Apr 2024
02:00 PM

Day 2

At Sea

Tue, 23 Apr 2024
-
Tue, 23 Apr 2024
-

Day 3
Wed, 24 Apr 2024
-
Wed, 24 Apr 2024
-

Day 4
Thu, 25 Apr 2024
-
Thu, 25 Apr 2024
-

Day 5
Fri, 26 Apr 2024
-
Fri, 26 Apr 2024
-

Day 6
Sat, 27 Apr 2024
-
Sat, 27 Apr 2024
-

Day 7
Sun, 28 Apr 2024
-
Sun, 28 Apr 2024
-

Day 8
Mon, 29 Apr 2024
-
Mon, 29 Apr 2024
-

Day 9
Tue, 30 Apr 2024
-
Tue, 30 Apr 2024
12:00 PM

 
Scenic Eclipse 2

Introducing the World’s First Discovery Yacht

Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising in terms of technology, size and luxury. State-of-the-art safety features allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of.

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, only 200 in the Arctic and Antarctica, Scenic Eclipse fleet takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable. From nature to cultural encounters, and historic cities to ancient monuments, Scenic Eclipse is sure to feature a voyage that excites you.

The Scenic Eclipse II Experience

Truly All-Inclusive Luxury

Intimate and luxurious, with every amenity you could wish for, Scenic Eclipse has been designed with you in mind, delighting both the keen explorer and elegant traveller.

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that every detail is taken care of and our highly trained on board staff will anticipate your every need.

Every single aspect of your comfort and peace of mind has been considered, including your airport transfers, all tipping and gratuities both on shore and onboard, making your cruise a truly carefree experience.

Your expert Discovery Team and knowledgeable local guides will ensure every port of call surprises and delights – no question is too big or small and no effort is too much.

With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, your time on board will be one of unparalleled indulgence. From the moment you step on board, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We want you to enjoy the experience of a lifetime as we reveal the many wonders of the world’s magnificent oceans and waterways from the elegant surrounds of our fleet of luxury Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts.


On board inclusions

  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
  • Butler service for every guest
  • All-inclusive dining and beverages
  • Spa Sanctuary, gym, yoga and pilates studio
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming and plunge poolsExpert Discovery Leaders on all cruises
  • Daily entertainment and education program
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi^
  • Return airport transfers


Onshore inclusions

  • Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions
  • Active discovery excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Expert Discovery Team and local guides

All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore


 

All-inclusive Dining & Beverages

On board dining promises to be a sensory delight. With an unrivalled choice of up to 10 dining experiences, ranging from casual to fine dining inspired by all four corners of the globe, a multicultural culinary adventure awaits.

From Lumière contemporary French fine dining to your favourite fillet steak cooked to perfection in their elegant Elements main restaurant, or a casual meal in the Azure Bar & Café, there will always be something to tempt, delight and satisfy.

Their impressive selection of cuisines and dining venues offer you a variety of choices that will satisfy everyone’s palate. Their open galleys invite you to see first-hand the passion and expertise that goes into preparing every meal.

Each dining venue features a special of the day and menu choices will be refreshed throughout your cruise. They have cultivated unique dining experiences and exciting feasts for you to enjoy.

Your choice of dining experiences


  • Elements – The main restaurant featuring Italian, steak and seafood
  • Yacht Club – Poolside grill, buffet and bar
  • Koko’s – Asian Fusion restaurant and Sake bar
  • Sushi @ Koko’s – A wonderfully authentic Japanese experience
  • Teppanyaki @ Koko’s – Private dining with an open Teppanyaki grill


  • Lumière – Contemporary French fine dining and Champagne bar
  • Azure Bar & Café – Relaxed all-day grazing
  • Epicure – Learn from the best in our dedicated cooking school
  • In-Suite Dining – A 24-hour comprehensive menu


By Invitation only: Chef’s Table @ Elements – An exclusive invitation to degustation dining

Featuring eight spacious bars and lounges, relaxation awaits. Sip a glass of France’s finest at the intimate Champagne Bar, indulge in an aged single malt at the elegant Lobby Lounge or unwind in the Observatory with a speciality tea or coffee.

Fancy a gin and tonic as you watch the sunset from your private verandah or a rich cabernet sauvignon with dinner? Complimentary beverages including your mini-bar are part of our signature all-inclusive promise. This impressive selection is available all day, every day.

Our bartenders are experts at mixing up a variety of cocktails, from a traditional dry martini (shaken, not stirred if you wish) through to the latest of trends.

From our extensive wine list sourced from around the world to the comprehensive selection of top shelf spirits, choose your favourite gin, whisky, or even sake – it’s all included.

For those who prefer something non-alcoholic, order a freshly squeezed juice or soft drink, non-alcoholic beer or cider, your favourite mocktail or delight in a warming brew from your choice of specialty teas and coffees available all day, every day.

Your tipple of choice

  • Unlimited complimentary beverages*
  • Full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • Still and sparkling water in-suite
  • An extensive range of specialty teas and illy coffees

*All drinks on board are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.

 

On board Luxury

Intimate and luxurious, with every amenity you could wish for, Scenic Eclipse has been designed with you in mind, delighting both the keen explorer and elegant traveller.

With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, your time on board will be one of unparalleled indulgence. From the moment you step on board, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

From the ultimate Spa Sanctuary to the expansive array of dining experiences, spacious lounges and bars, outdoor terraces, and multiple pool areas, the luxurious wonders on board never cease.

With an abundance of public spaces and no more than 228 guests, only 200 in the Arctic and Antarctica, there is plenty of room for you to roam. Enjoy a cocktail in the elegant Lobby Lounge, or spot an iceberg or ten from the Observatory. Or relax and watch the world cruise by from your private verandah.

All-inclusive wellness

  • Gym and a yoga and pilates studio
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Temperature-controlled plunge pools on the Spa, Sun and Pool Terraces
  • Women’s and Men’s saunas and steam rooms
  • Signature thermal lounges
  • Pool and Spa Terraces with sun beds
  • Women’s and Men’s vitality lounges

Excursions & Discovery

Handcrafted by their experienced Journey Designers and Discovery Leaders, their extensive range of shore excursions are all-inclusive and designed to showcase the extraordinary wonders each destination has to offer.

Their Scenic Enrich experiences are exclusive and unique encounters that will be truly memorable. These special moments will add a deeper dimension to your cruise and leave you with amazing memories to treasure forever.

All guests are different so they’ve divided their comprehensive program of all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice activities to suit all paces and interests.

From their active discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak, snorkelling, snow shoe or e-bikes, to Scenic Freechoice activities, you’ll have absolute freedom throughout your cruise to select whatever is your preference. Whether you’re a keen naturalist, adventurer or art lover, there’s a choice for you.

From escorted kayak excursions to a tour of a local art gallery and everything in between, there is a wealth of selections, whichever cruise you choose.

Helicopter & Submarine Experiences

Scenic’s U-Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7 is capable of diving to a depth of 200 metres with seating for up to six guests. Custom-built for optimal sightseeing, an excursion into the wide blue sea will be truly unforgettable.

An exciting range of submarine excursions are available for an additional fee, taking you deep into the depths of the oceans from top of the world in the Arctic, to the bottom in Antarctica, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and the fjords of Norway to Greenland^.

Discover the mysterious underwater world and experience your very own ‘Bond moment’ as you explore the delights and mysteries of the deep. Unearth underwater ruins in Greece or explore kaleidoscopic coral reefs in the Caribbean^.

Witnessing wildlife in its natural habitat takes on a new dimension when you’re below the surface. In the crystal clear polar waters, gasp in awe at whales, penguins, seals, walruses and other marine life and their young – the possibilities are endless^.

Destinations to Explore

Settle into your luxurious home-away-from home aboard the Scenic Eclipse fleet and let Scenic help you discover a whole new world. No matter what your passion or wanderlust, they have a cruise for you.






Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Great explorers, triumph over adversity, myth and legend. These islands have a host of stories to share and are the perfect addition to your time in Antarctica.


Europe & the Mediterranean

Let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular Mediterranean region on her voyages between Athens, Venice and Barcelona.


Norwegian Fjords & Baltics

Naturally wonderful, land of the midnight sun, icy tundras, Polar bears, seals, whales and walruses, the Arctic is waiting for you.







Caribbean

Discover the vibrant and unexpected treasures of the Caribbean nations surrounded by crystal clear water.


The Arctic

If you long to experience the delights of this vast, remote and untamed territory, the Arctic is the ultimate pinnacle of polar exploration.


The Americas

Experience rich cultural history, stunning natural beauty, unique wildlife encounters, glittering metropolises and charming towns, as you cruise the coastlines of the Americas.


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

From humble beginnings to world-renowned Luxury Cruise and Tour operator, in 2016 Scenic celebrated 30 years as a leader in its field. The Scenic team has worked tirelessly to earn a world-class reputation for creating and delivering the ultimate cruising and touring itineraries for travellers who seek wondrous experiences and exceptional 5-star service.

Founded in Newcastle by Glen Moroney, the company started in 1986 with coach tours operating throughout Australia.

Over the years, Scenic has continued to grow and set a new standard for ocean cruising with Scenic Eclipse being equipped with two on board helicopters and a seven-seat submarine, taking guests to places previously thought inaccessible. With an on board Discovery Team, a range of shore excursions and unparalleled luxury and service, the World’s First Discovery Yachts truly eclipse all expectations.

The proudly Australian founded company Scenic has offices across the globe, two sister companies, Evergreen Tours and Emerald Waterways and after more than three decades of successful operation, is looking towards an exciting future.

Scenic is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), IATA (International Air Transport Association), CATO (Council of Australian Tour Operators), and is ATAP Accredited (Australian Tourism Accreditation Program) which validates its strength, capabilities and international presence. Scenic is also an Inbound Tour Member of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. Scenic has been the recipient of national and international accolades from the industry and its partners, as well as recognised within the industry for its exemplary product and operations.

After more than three decades in the business, Scenic is still as passionate about travel and committed to guest satisfaction as it was in 1986. Scenic goes to the Nth degree to ensure its guests have the holiday of a lifetime.


 
 

Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #70892

(During Business Hours)