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Transatlantic Explorer 2020

21 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Buenos Aires
Welcome to Buenos Aires where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise. (Dinner)

Day 2 Montevideo
A vibrant city, Montevideo is an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture, surrounded by an emerging wine region.

Freechoice: Discover the city centre and Port Market on a walking tour or visit the wine region and sample some of their vintages. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 At sea
Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Ilhabela
‘Beautiful Island’ is a former pirate haunt boasting volcanic peaks, dense tropical jungles, a multitude of waterfalls and stunning beaches.

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the small town centre or take a jeep and walking tour to view some of the waterfalls, flora and fauna.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion and relax on a beach with a chef-prepared picnic, snorkel or paddle a kayak at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Rio de Janeiro
Freechoice: See the famous Christ the Redeemer statue or ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Santa Theresa or visit the Favelas (shanty towns) and a community school.

Enrich
Marvel at the colourful costumes of the Samba dancers, the athleticism of the Capoeira dancers and the thundering drums at our ‘Brazilian Carnivale’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 At sea
Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or make time for your own fitness regime. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Salvador de Bahia
With a colourful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 to the notoriety of the first slave market trading in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed heritages from the Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture and lifestyles.

Freechoice: Explore Pelourinho, the colourful historical centre and learn about the African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit Mont Serrat Fort. Alternatively, learn about the African religions and visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 At sea
Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Spa Sanctuary has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Daily entertainment, Scenic Epicure culinary adventures, some quiet time in The Observatory, all this and more is at your fingertips. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11-14 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Cape Verde
This interesting archipelago has a colorful history with links to the African slave trade from 1462 when the Portuguese colonized the islands to the late 1800’s when the slave trade was abolished.  Over the next two days you will explore the islands from the capital, Santiago to the outer island of São Vicente.

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the capital Santiago and visit the African market, or take a panoramic tour of the island and visit the fort.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion, from snorkelling or kayaking to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Cape Verde
Freechoice: Discover the cultural and musical heritage of colourful Mindelo or take a panoramic tour of the island of São Vincente.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion and go snorkelling or kayaking.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 At sea
Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or create a masterpiece in Scenic Epicure, whatever you choose, there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Funchal (Madeira)
Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

Freechoice: Discover the history of the city dating back five centuries or explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional two-seat toboggan back to the waterfront. Alternatively tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak or hiking excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 At sea
Savour your last day on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 21 Lisbon
Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
Journey across the Transatlantic Ocean like explorers of old and visit some of South America's most colourful cities including Buenos Aires & Montevideo.

Take the southern route from Buenos Aires to Lisbon and let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of cruising. On this journey, days at sea are coupled with exciting port stops brimming with a host of all-inclusive shore excursions.

A long-held dream for many people is the ocean crossing between the Americas and Europe. Access exotic destinations and exciting ports of call from Ihla Bela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, and from the Cape Verde Archipelago to the Madeira Islands. Days at sea celebrate the joys of cruising, with ample time for relaxation, activities, entertainment and world-class cuisine.
  • 59 meals including 20 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches and 20 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.