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Balcony
$19,960
Suite
$33,717
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
19 Days
 Cruise Starts
Lisbon
 Cruise Finishes
Rome
19 Day Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Portugal Spain France Monaco Italy Corsica
 Cruise Length
19 Days
 Cruise Starts
Lisbon
 Cruise Finishes
Rome
19 Day Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Portugal Spain France Monaco Italy Corsica
Cruise Line:
Ship
Departures
Passengers
228
Crew
176
Launched
2023
Cruise Code
302M-1
Cruise Line:
Ship
Departures
Passengers
228
Crew
176
Launched
2023
Cruise Code
302M-1

Overview

Explore the indelible and awe-inspiring contributions of the Portuguese, the Moors and Spaniards as you follow in the historical footsteps of these great seafarers. Then let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular coastline of France, Monaco and Italy. Hop on and off beautiful islands, discover small ports and stunning coastlines, and uncover hidden secrets on this exceptional itinerary.
Explore the indelible and awe-inspiring contributions of the Portuguese, the Moors and Spaniards as you follow in the historical footsteps of these great seafarers. Then let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular coastline of France, Monaco and Italy. Hop on and off beautiful islands, discover small ports and stunning coastlines, and uncover hidden secrets on this exceptional itinerary. Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain and Portugal. Like the explorers of old, set sail from Portugal’s capital Lisbon and follow the Atlantic coast past the Strait of Gibraltar and...read more into the Mediterranean. Along the way, be charmed by quaint little fishing villages, ancient Roman ruins boasting spectacular artworks and idyllic glistening beaches that are perfect for soaking up the sun.

Discover the extraordinary gems of the French and Italian Riviera’s, one of the world’s great coastal destinations, home to gorgeous beaches, luxury hotels, coastal trails, magnificent landscapes and offshore islands. Explore world-famous Monte Carlo, Europe’s centre of elegance, glamour and opulent wealth set alongside the quaint villages and cobblestone streets of fishing villages through Portofino and Porto Santo Stefano. Home to ancient ruins, the world greatest art scene, legendary cities and never ending beaches – the Mediterranean is a visual and sensual feast that is a highlight for travellers from around the world.

Itinerary

Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. (D)

On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

Freechoice: Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve. (B/L/D)

On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architect's dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba. Discovery: Join a guided bike tour passing by several sites, including Alcázar Palace, the Plaza de España and Jardines de Murillo. Enrich: Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses. (B/L/D)

Continue to discover Seville. (B/L/D)

Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella. Discovery: Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. (B/L/D)

Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants' centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas. Discovery:  Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour. (B/L/D)

A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

Freechoice: Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution. Discovery: Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak. (B/L/D)

Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4,000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk along the green routes across the most remote countryside. (B/L/D)

The township of Soller sits in a valley of oranges, also known as the ‘valley of gold’, between the mountains and the sea. Discover culinary delights by sampling the abundant offering of Sóller valley such as authentic Spanish paella or local Angel d’Or, a citrus flavoured liqueur. Wander the narrow streets lined with traditional Mediterranean townhouses, Soller is a beautiful old town well worth exploring. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

Freechoice: Discover the beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana as you tour the region, or explore Soller village on a walking tour. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral. Discovery: Hike along the sea cliffs, looking out to the Mediterranean, (B/L/D)

Known for its old quarter and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. Discovery: Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches. (B/L/D)

Welcome to Barcelona where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure. (B/L/D)

Bedecked with small beaches, castles by the sea, and pink-domed bell towers, it is little wonder that this town is favourite of artists. Known as the pearl of the Vermillion coast, Collioure has azure waters lapping pebbled beaches and pastel houses surrounding sun dappled squares. Walk through the town and lose yourself on the streets lines with cafes and gelato shops. With a mix of French and Spanish influences, Collioure is famed for its wine and anchovies. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover Perpignan with your guide and enjoy the mixture of historical Gothic Art and colourful Art Deco, or enjoy a cooking class learning some regional specialties. Choose to visit the Le Musée d'Art Moderne, one of the best art museums in Europe, or join a walking tour of Collioure. Discovery: Join a local guide hiking along coast, before ending at a local winery for a tasting, or kayak along the rocky coast. (B/L/D)

Famous for its blue seas, stunning beaches, rich connection with a cool local art scene and Tarte Tropézienne, the French Riviera's favourite dessert, Saint-Tropez is a holidaymaker’s paradise. Bridget Bardot transformed the thriving fishing village into the international jet set of the 1950 and 1960s. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the old fishing quarter of La Ponche and revel in the abstract architecture and sunlit landscapes used in cinematography.  Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Join a walking tour of Saint-Tropez, the most celebrated city on the French Riviera, or drive to the unique marina village Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’. Enjoy a panoramic scenic drive along the coastal road and take in the stunning views of rugged shores, sandy beaches and lush vegetation, or visit Gassin and a family run winery for a tasting of the local wines. Discovery: Join an experienced guide for a coastal hike around Cap Camarat. (B/L/D)

Luxurious high-rise hotels, super yachts and beautiful people at every turn, Monte Carlo attracts high-rollers and prodigious wealth.  From the old town of Monaco, to the Place du Casino designed by the famous architect Charles Garnier there is much on offer. Discover the history of the Grimaldis, forever transformed by Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III. As the second smallest country in the world, Monaco makes up for its lack in size with its elegance, glamour and opulence. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore the old city of Monaco and Monte Carlo, or visit the medieval village of Eze. If you’re a fan of Formula One, take the opportunity to follow your guide and walk the track, visiting the famous Rascasse Chicane and the Top Car museum. Discovery: Hike to Monaco Rock through the Old City. There is plenty of free time this afternoon to wander the elegant streets at your leisure. Enrich: Savour an exclusive classical concert from The Harpsody Orchestra, performed in one of the historic halls of the Oceanographic Museum. (B/L/D)

Dubbed the “sixth” Cinque Terre town, Porto Venere is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site that has extraordinary rocky coastlines, narrows streets winding through a medieval town, and sweeping Mediterranean views. Porto Venere is a hidden gem that is less frequented, allowing you the space to relax and experience the town for all that it is. Previously used as a Roman naval station, there is a lot of history for you to explore along this jagged coastline. Popular poets and writers such as Byron, Shelley and Lawrence are known to have fallen in love with the picturesque harbour.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Take a walking tour to discover the port of Porto Venere or explore one of the Cinque Terre villages. Alternatively, enjoy exploring Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower. Discovery: Hike on Palmaria island. (B/L/D)

Calvi has a long and honoured history. With its fiery medieval citadel overlooking the red tiled roofs, a moon shaped bay lined with a golden, sandy beach and forested mountains on the horizon, Calvi’s beauty will capture you. Explore the alleys of this historical town, walk around the ramparts of the citadel, and try to find the house that is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Calvi, or discover Corsicas ruggedly beautiful scenery during a visit to villages such as Sant’Antonino and Pigna. Choose to walk through the picturesque Old Town of Ile Rousse and the Ile Rousse Market or drive around the south coast, seeing the contrasting rugged mountain outcrops, tranquil broad bays and intimate coves of golden sand. Hike to the lighthouse of Punta de la Revellata (B/L/D)

Perched high on white limestone cliffs, Bonifacio is an ancient fortress town with a maze of streets and romantic alleyways to meander. Take a stroll around its ancient citadels, colourful medieval houses, and chapels with faded pastel plasterwork, surrounded by cornflower-blue waters. You will also find are caves to inspect, cliff faces to admire, and clear waters dotted with shipwrecks to explore. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover Sartène, the archetypal Corsican village or explore the highlights of Bonifacio. Choose to board a local tender towards Lavezzi Island or learn about the heritage of Corsica and their olive oil history. Discovery: Hike along the limestone cliffs to the headland of Capo Pertusato. (B/L/D)

Dominated by the Spanish fortress, this town has an impressive seafaring tradition, being a stop along the Mediterranean for centuries. From a port that was often a target for pirates in the Middle Ages, to a town that suffered extensive bombings in World War II, the elegant seaside promenade has been rebuilt into a dream destination where you can experience glamour, while strolling through the picturesque alleyways, gelato in hand. Bustling with energy and colour, the stunning sandy beaches and lush countryside will captivate you.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Explore the Botanical Dry Garden, a garden that welcomes 1.500 Mediterranean species that need little or no rain in order to survive, or discover the sculptures at the impressive Tarot Garden before visiting the medieval village Capalbio. Choose to visit the Vulci archaeological site or taste some local food in the Marema region. Discovery: Enjoy a bike tour in the Feniglia Nature Reserve (B/L/D)

Farewell your crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. (D)

On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. (B/L/D)

On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architect's dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. (B/L/D)

Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night. (B/L/D)

Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants' centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. (B/L/D)

A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. (B/L/D)

Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4,000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk along the green routes across the most remote countryside. (B/L/D)

The township of Soller sits in a valley of oranges, also known as the ‘valley of gold’, between the mountains and the sea. Discover culinary delights by sampling the abundant offering of Sóller valley such as authentic Spanish paella or local Angel d’Or, a citrus flavoured liqueur. Wander the narrow streets lined with traditional Mediterranean townhouses, Soller is a beautiful old town well worth exploring. (B/L/D)

Known for its old quarter and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. (B/L/D)

Welcome to Barcelona, you will be immersed in a city of fabled architecture and rich culture. (B/L/D)

Bedecked with small beaches, castles by the sea, and pink-domed bell towers, it is little wonder that this town is favourite of artists. Known as the pearl of the Vermillion coast, Collioure has azure waters lapping pebbled beaches and pastel houses surrounding sun dappled squares. Walk through the town and lose yourself on the streets lines with cafes and gelato shops. With a mix of French and Spanish influences, Collioure is famed for its wine and anchovies. (B/L/D)

Famous for its blue seas, stunning beaches, rich connection with a cool local art scene and Tarte Tropézienne, the French Riviera's favourite dessert, Saint-Tropez is a holidaymaker’s paradise. Bridget Bardot transformed the thriving fishing village into the international jet set of the 1950 and 1960s. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the old fishing quarter of La Ponche and revel in the abstract architecture and sunlit landscapes used in cinematography.  (B/L/D)

An ancient town with an iconic skyline, Antibes has stolen the hearts of many. The stunning old town of narrow cobbled streets calling out for you to explore. Learn the fascinating history and see why Antibes was the focus of many Pablo Picasso works. (B/L/D)

Luxurious high-rise hotels, super yachts and beautiful people at every turn, Monte Carlo attracts high-rollers and prodigious wealth.  From the old town of Monaco, to the Place du Casino designed by the famous architect Charles Garnier there is much on offer. Discover the history of the Grimaldis, forever transformed by Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III. As the second smallest country in the world, Monaco makes up for its lack in size with its elegance, glamour and opulence. (B/L/D)

Dubbed the “sixth” Cinque Terre town, Porto Venere is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site that has extraordinary rocky coastlines, narrows streets winding through a medieval town, and sweeping Mediterranean views. Porto Venere is a hidden gem that is less frequented, allowing you the space to relax and experience the town for all that it is. Previously used as a Roman naval station, there is a lot of history for you to explore along this jagged coastline. Popular poets and writers such as Byron, Shelley and Lawrence are known to have fallen in love with the picturesque harbour. (B/L/D)

Dominated by the Spanish fortress, this town has an impressive seafaring tradition, being a stop along the Mediterranean for centuries. From a port that was often a target for pirates in the Middle Ages, to a town that suffered extensive bombings in World War II, the elegant seaside promenade has been rebuilt into a dream destination where you can experience glamour, while strolling through the picturesque alleyways, gelato in hand. Bustling with energy and colour, the stunning sandy beaches and lush countryside will captivate you. (B/L/D)

Perched high on white limestone cliffs, Bonifacio is an ancient fortress town with a maze of streets and romantic alleyways to meander. Take a stroll around its ancient citadels, colourful medieval houses, and chapels with faded pastel plasterwork, surrounded by cornflower-blue waters. You will also find are caves to inspect, cliff faces to admire, and clear waters dotted with shipwrecks to explore. (B/L/D)

Farewell your crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart out of Rome after 11:00 AM. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Life Onboard Scenic Eclipse II

Luxury Meets Discovery
Luxury Meets Discovery

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime the Scenic Eclipse II takes ocean cruising to a whole new level. Read more

On board Inclusions
On board Inclusions

Intimate and luxurious, with every amenity you could wish for, the Scenic Eclipse fleet has been designed with you in mind. Read more

Onshore Inclusions
Onshore Inclusions

Taking you beyond exploration to all-inclusive discovery is our fleet of Zodiacs, tandem kayaks, e-bikes, snorkel gear and snowshoes. Read more

All-Inclusive Dining
All-Inclusive Dining

Dining on board Scenic Eclipse promises to be a sensory delight. With an unrivalled choice of up to 10 dining experiences. Read more

All-Inclusive Beverages
All-Inclusive Beverages

Unlimited complimentary beverages*, full mini-bar restocked daily, still and sparkling water in-suite and an extensive range of specialty teas and coffees. Read more

Scenic Sixth Star Experience
Scenic Sixth Star Experience

Helicopter and submarine excursions, par for the course. Read more

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Thursday 13 Apr 2023
Monday 01 May 2023
Ship Scenic Eclipse II
Balcony
$21,585View Cabins
Suite
$54,849View Cabins
Thursday 13 Apr 2023
Monday 01 May 2023
Ship Scenic Eclipse II
Balcony
$43,168View Cabins
Suite
$109,696View Cabins
Monday 22 Apr 2024
Friday 10 May 2024
Ship Scenic Eclipse I
Balcony
$19,960View Cabins
Suite
$33,717View Cabins
Monday 22 Apr 2024
Friday 10 May 2024
Ship Scenic Eclipse I
Balcony
$39,921View Cabins
Suite
$67,435View Cabins
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