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Iconic West Coast Experience

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 Cruise Length
10 Days
 Cruise Starts
San Diego
 Cruise Finishes
Vancouver
10 Day Iconic West Coast Experience Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: USA, Canada
Cruise Line
Scenic
Ship
Passengers
228
Crew
176
Launched
2019
Cruise Code
501U-2

Overview

North America’s West Coast is surrounded by vibrant cities that hug the mighty Pacific Ocean. Begin in Canada’s stunning city of Vancouver, full of lush rainforests and the panoramic skyline of the North Shore Mountains. Experience the Pacific Coast’s fjord-like channels where Orcas swim, bears roam and eagles soar above. Be amazed by the dramatic coastline, the fertile hills of the famous wine region of San Francisco and sunny beaches in California.

Itinerary

Welcome to San Diego, known for its California beaches and magnificent coastline. The world of wonder awaits as you step on board Scenic Eclipse and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

‘Welcome to paradise’ is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion and sunshine mix to create a delightful and refreshing experience. The Santa Ynez Mountains create a stunning backdrop, while the colonial buildings with a Spanish influence give the city a Mediterranean feel. Santa Barbara offers urban wineries for the wine aficionados, an abundance of wildlife at the national parks for the naturalists, and a rich cultural legacy from America's first settlers for the culture enthusiasts. Freechoice: See the street art on a guided tour, or taste the wine of the local region. If you’re feeling active, choose to join a bike tour. (B/L/D)

Set foot on the dramatic coastline of Monterrey featuring Staggering cliffs, coastal views and Spanish Colonial architecture. It’s jaw-dropping beauty has been featured in films and captured the heart of John Steinbeck, who framed landscape in many of his novels. Monterey is renowned for its overflowing wildlife, catch a glimpse at Harbour seals, sea otters and pelicans that flock to the National marine sanctuary at Monterey Bay. Freechoice: Walk through Old Monterey and taste the local delicacies, or join a kayaking tour of the bay. Alternatively, a guided tour will reveal local highlights. (B/L/D)

Sitting between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains, laid-back San Francisco is ‘The City by the Bay’ and is home to an eclectic mix of cultures. Steep Hills, iconic cable cars and vibrant Victorian homes are the essence of San Francisco’s spirit, all back lit by the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. From cultural revolutions of the counterculture movement to the manic gold rush of the 1848, San Francisco has shaped it all. Freechoice: Visit one of the world’s most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, or choose a wine tour in the Napa Valley, or join a photography tour. (B/L/D)

Eureka is the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. Eureka once played a major role in the historic west coast lumber trade and is home to hundreds of significant Victorian-era homes, including the nationally recognised, ‘grandest Victorian home in America’, the Carson Mansion. Eureka is nestled between towering mountains and is bordered by the Humboldt Bay, providing access to imposing coastal redwoods. Some of the world's tallest trees are featured in Redwood National & State Parks. Freechoice: Get an insight into Victorian craftsmanship at the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park, or join an oyster tour while in the ‘Oyster Capital of California’. Alternatively, choose a guided hike through Headwaters Forest Reserve. (B/L/D)

Today, relax on board. With so many luxurious amenities on board, you will be surprised how quickly time passes. (B/L/D)

With Victorian-era homes etched into the hills overlooking the Columbia River, this picturesque settlement (the oldest west of the Rockies) is a port city with a Scandinavian flavour. Astoria is home to the Lewis and Clark National Historical park, not only offering an abundance of Wildlife, untouched rainforests and stunning vista but also uncovering the history of America's most famous explorers. Freechoice: Learn the history of the Maritimes, or take a city tour of Astoria. If you’re feeling active, join a walk along the river or a biking tour. (B/L/D)

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and home to thousands of acres of parkland. It is no wonder Seattle is known as the “Emerald City” due to the year-round greenery. Seattle has much to offer, from major sports teams, arts and culture to the thriving metropolitan skyline accented by the iconic Space Needle, a symbol of innovation. Freechoice: Take the opportunity to visit the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Centre, or set off for the Pike Place Market for a tasting tour. Alternatively, discover the highlights of Seattle on a guided tour. (B/L/D)

Victoria may be many kilometres from Great Britain, but it has the most British vibe. Between visiting flower gardens and castles and stopping at pubs, one could easily forget about the Pacific Ocean lapping the other side of Vancouver Island. The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong, with totem poles taking a front-and-centre position on the Inner Harbour. Freechoice: Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, or join a tour of the local breweries. Alternatively, head out on a whale watching tour. (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends this morning in Vancouver as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward. 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 I

Luxury Meets Discovery
Luxury Meets Discovery

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime the Scenic Eclipse fleet 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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Europe, The Americas & Caribbean

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Join us on a remarkable discovery voyage through Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas. Be enthralled by the intriguing mix of landscapes, cultures and fantastic cuisine of Western Europe. Experience quintessential North American scenery and small-town culture on the East Coast of Canada and New England. Be immersed in the Caribbean’s spectacular...more scenery of white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear waters. Move to the beat of South America’s most intriguing cities, from charming Buenos Aires to colourful Rio de Janeiro.

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