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Take the southern route from Rio de Janeiro 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 crossing the Atlantic Ocean between the Americas and Europe. Visit some of South America’s most colourful cities, Porto Seguro and Salvador de Bahia, then cross the Atlantic to the Cape Verde archipelago. Cruise north to Funchal, on the Portuguese Island of Madeira before concluding your epic journey in Lisbon.

  • Airfare to Rio de Janeiro and return from Lisbon
  • 18 night all-inclusive cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Personalized butler service for every guest
  • Up to 10 culinary experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys**
  • Immersive excursions led by an expert Discovery Team and experience local guides
  • E-bike fleet for onshore exploration
  • Range of water sporting activities, from inflatable trampoline to water skiing
  • Complimentary water bottle
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Book by Dec 31: FREE Airfare* and save $2500 per couple! (price reflects discount)
March 20, 2024 Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax
Deluxe Veranda Suite $13689  $12439
Grand Deluxe Veranda Suite $15129  $13879
Taxes & Fees $795

New bookings only – Promotion is subject to change without notice

*Flights must be booked by Scenic. Total ticket cost, including taxes, not to exceed $1250 per person. Surcharges might apply.
**All drinks on board are included except a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.

Tour Map

Day 1 Thu, 21 Mar Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

Please book your flight to arrive into Rio de Janeiro prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 Fri, 22 Mar Búzios (B,L,D)
The paradisiacal beaches of Búzios will enchant you just as they did the French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, this is now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, spacious villas and chic bars. Búzios is comprised of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique charm. Today, explore through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of Búzios, or explore the city on board an open-air wheeled trolley. Alternatively, enjoy the many tastes of Búzios.

Discovery: Test your skills during a surf lesson at Geriba Beach, or glide along the coastline on a kayak with our discovery team.

Day 3 Sat, 23 Mar At sea (B,L,D)
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 Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting.

Day 4 Sun, 24 Mar Abrolhos Archipelago (B,L,D)
The Abrolhos Marine National Park is situated in the Abrolhos Archipelago, off Brazil’s southern Bahia coast. Consisting of five volcanic uninhabited islands, the archipelago shelters the greatest chain of coral reefs in the South Atlantic. Discover the large number of seabirds and wide biodiversity of marine life.

Discovery: Kayak and snorkel with your discovery team, or hike the trails on Siriba Island to observe nesting seabirds, such as the white bellied boobie.

Day 5 Mon, 25 Mar Porto Seguro (B,L,D)
Offering striking natural landscapes, a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, wonderous Bahian cuisine, and rhythms of music and dance, Porto Seguro will impress.

Freechoice: Meet the local Pataxo Tribe and learn about their indigenous culture and sustainable development in the Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve, or wander past colourful historic buildings on a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, uncover Porto Seguro’s rich biodiversity on a bird watching tour in a protected reserve.

Discovery: Snorkel or kayak the pristine beaches, or enjoy the nine beaches hike with your Discovery Team.

Day 6 Tue, 26 Mar Salvador de Bahia (B,L,D)
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 cultures from 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 African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit the famous Mercado Modelo. Alternatively, learn about African religions, visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class.

Day 7 Wed, 27 Mar At sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy days of relaxation and rejuvenation on board your Discovery Yacht. Revitalize your body and mind with a yoga or Pilates class.

Day 8 Thu, 28 Mar At sea (B,L,D)

Day 9 Fri, 29 Mar At sea (B,L,D)

Day 10 Sat, 30 Mar At sea (B,L,D)

Day 11 Sun, 31 Mar At sea (B,L,D)

Day 12 Mon, 01 Apr São Filipe, Cape Verde (B,L,D)
Towering volcanic backdrops, jutting up from the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning island chain is captivating. A town of grace, charm, flower filled plazas and wooden Portuguese houses, São Filipe is Fogo’s tiny capital.

Freechoice: Drive through the phenomenal scenery on your way to the volcanic crater, before tasting the characteristic ‘Fogo’ wine. Alternatively, discover the charming city of São Filipe.

Day 13 Tue, 02 Apr Porto Novo (B,L,D)
The island of Santo Antão is a cross between Morocco and the Himalayas. With immense volcanic walls, towering green peaks, and perfectly farmed terraced valleys, this island is relatively untouched by tourism. Porto Novo began as a fishing village, and was only recognised as a city in 2005. Explore the colonial history of the capital of Santo Antão and maybe sample the famous ‘grogue’, Cape Verde rum. Today, explore through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Enjoy the spectacular and wild nature of this island, or explore the driest part of the island, seeing the bizarre rock formations left behind by the volcanic eruptions.

Discovery: Hike along the former trading route taking in the splendid nature, views into spectacular valleys and small settlements.

Day 14 Wed, 03 Apr At sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board.

Day 15 Thu, 04 Apr At sea (B,L,D)

Day 16 Fri, 05 Apr Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Spain (B,L,D)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a beautiful city situated in the Canary archipelago. Discover the wide avenues, squares, modernist architecture, beautiful beaches and exotic landscaped gardens. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Soak up the history and culture of Santa Cruz during a guided walking tour through the streets and plazas that define this cosmopolitan city. Alternatively, discover Basilica De Candelaria, a Moorish-influenced Mudejar style basilica before exploring the Guimar Pyramids. Or, explore the UNESCO Heritage listed ancient capital of La Laguna, before arriving in the wine capital of Tacoronte and enjoy a decadent wine tasting.

Discovery: Soak up the history and culture of Santa Cruz during a guided walking tour through the streets and plazas that define this cosmopolitan city. Alternatively, discover Basilica De Candelaria, a Moorish-influenced Mudejar style basilica before exploring the Guimar Pyramids. Or, explore the UNESCO Heritage listed ancient capital of La Laguna, before arriving in the wine capital of Tacoronte and enjoy a decadent wine tasting.

Day 17 Sat, 06 Apr Funchal (Madeira), Portugal (B,L,D)
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. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional toboggan back to the waterfront or tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory. Alternatively, visit a family owned winery with over 200 years of experience.

Discovery: Hike through the Levada do Norte one of the longest and oldest levadas on Madeira Island before visiting the Cabo Girão Skywalk, or kayak along one of the natural reserves of Madeira exploring caves and deserted beaches.

Day 18 Sun, 07 Apr At sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

Day 19 Mon, 08 Apr Lisbon (B)
Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures.

Please book your flight to depart out of Lisbon after 12:00 PM.

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.

Scenic Flexible Booking Plan

Our Flexible Booking Plan has been introduced for your complete peace of mind. We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed.

Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, up to 90 day prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months.

This plan is available to purchase for a wide range of destinations* for departures in 2022 and onwards.

*Excludes Russia, Amazon and Galapagos Cruises.

River Cruising Land Touring Scenic Eclipse
$125 $125 $250

Terms and conditions:

  • Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to Us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on alternate tour/cruise.
  •  If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
  • Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
  • Excludes Russia, Amazon and Galapagos cruising.
  • This policy is available for guests holding a COVID related Future Travel Credit to purchase when re-booking.
Platinum Protection Plan
The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic (“Eligible Booking”).
The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date.
The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).
The PPP is not available on Russian cruises, Russian cruise tours, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit.

  • A new Brazilian Visa is being implemented from October 2023. This visa is required for citizens from the U.S., Japan, Australia and Canada. Please visit the following link to apply.
  • Foreign nationals from a visa-exempt country visiting Europe will require an ETIAS visa waiver from 2024. Please ensure you apply via the website ETIAS online application form and registration process.

Scenic can accept no responsibility for the actions of terrorism, etc. in certain locations.
Please refer to our terms and conditions for further advice.

The World’s First Discovery Yachts

Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery YachtsTM , have set the benchmark in ultra-luxury ocean cruising. An on board submarine^, two helicopters^, a fleet of Zodiacs, and the world class Discovery Team, all experts in their field, ensures Scenic Eclipse is unrivalled in truly all inclusive worldwide exploration. Reserved for up to 228 guests, or 200 in Polar regions, with an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio, each moment on board Scenic Eclipse is truly spectacular.

Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising and discovery voyages on board our custom-built luxury ships. Our ships are specifically designed to access smaller ports so you can start to explore from the moment you disembark, whilst offering the maximum in space and comfort.

Truly All-Inclusive Luxury

Luxurious holidays should be about exploring, unwinding and indulging. Our truly All-Inclusive philosophy means we take care of all details for you, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. All on board dining, premium beverages, excursions, return flights, transfers, tipping plus more are included as standard.

Exclusive Experiences

Discover destinations in depth with exclusive Scenic Enrich excursions; once in a lifetime experiences that take you to places inaccessible to the ordinary traveler. Personalize your days with our program of included Scenic Freechoice , with a range of activities to suit your tastes and pace.

Truly All-Inclusive Dining

Set your senses ablaze and ignite your inner gourmand with an impressive selection of on board dining venues from casual to fine dining. Enjoy unlimited premium beverages with a vast selection of wine, beer, cocktails, spirits. A journey with Scenic is a truly epicurean experience in itself.

Luxury Suites with Butler Service

Your Scenic suite is your own personal sanctuary. With exclusive private verandahs on board Scenic Eclipse, relax in your elegantly appointed spacious suite as your butler pours you a glass of Champagne, and recline in comfort on your signature Scenic Slumber Bed.

Your Wellbeing, Your Way

Scenic brings wellbeing to a new level. In the exceptional Scenic Eclipse’s 550m2/5,920ft2 Senses Spa, enjoy included facilities of a sauna, steam and Vitality plunge pool, relaxation lounges and extensive menu of ESPA treatments+.
+Treatments at additional cost.

Indulgent Spaces

Meticulously designed to create a sense of space, our ships offer the utmost in comfort whilst still feeling intimate. The multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, from bars and libraries to vitality pools and sun decks, makes it easy to find a quiet place where you can unwind and refresh.

Cruise with Confidence

For over 37 years, Scenic’s award winning approach to creating seamless journeys, with state of the art ships and best in class crew, have made us the number one choice for world wide luxury cruising. Our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew remains our key priority.




Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287