The Scenic Eclipse | Credit: BOAT International

Skiing and snowboarding are already extreme sports but what if there was a way to take them to the next level? Now you can, as heli-skiing experiences are now available for charter all the way down to the bottom of the world, Antarctica.

There are a variety of luxury cruise-liners that are now offering trips down to Antarctica to not just sight-see but shred some powder. In particular, luxury cruise liner Scenic, is willing to take adventure-seeking and luxury-loving guests down to the coldest place on Earth for an experience not available anywhere else in the world.

On board the six-star Scenic Eclipse, guests will experience not only luxury but safety on a ship like no other. The Eclipse uses custom-built stabilisers that are 50% bigger than other ships of its size. This means that the huge waves of the Antarctic will feel like the gentle lapping of a lagoon against the Eclipse.

Penthouse suite on the Eclipse | Credit: Gillies Zaiser

There are spacious veranda suites akin to the finest hotels in the world. Everything is included too. All-inclusive dining and beverages, a spa, gym, yoga/Pilates studio, indoor/outdoor swimming and plunge pools. Essentially, this isn’t just another cruise liner, it’s a mega-yacht.

Azure Cafe & Bar | Credit: Johanna Jainchill

The helicopter on board, the Airbus H130-T2, isn’t just for taking guests up the slopes, it’s been custom designed to provide comfort on their flightseeing tours. The H130-T2 is one of the quietest helicopters in the business. Pair that with noise-cancelling headsets that allow guests to enjoy the landscape and pilot’s commentary without hearing the whirring of helicopter blades. If the helicopter isn’t enough, there’s also a submarine for underwater experiences, a kayaking experience amongst the glaciers and ice, paddle-boarding, and wildlife encounter tours. If you wanted to meet a penguin, this is the way to go.

Credit: Gillies Zaiser

These voyages are on the world’s first discovery yacht, meaning that a 20-member Specialist Polar Discovery Team will be with guests to providing safety and experience that few other liners can boast of. There are engaging lectures on topics like Shackleton’s three epic Antarctic expeditions, plus an education program provided onboard by experts in the field.

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The base program is a 13-day trip that starts at $20,085 per person twin-share. Longer, 20-day trips will take guests to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands are priced from $32,755 per person twin-share. The unique ‘Into the Weddell Sea’ cruise is a 16-day trip that operates over Christmas and New Year’s Eve priced at $24,965 per person twin-share.

So go ahead and book with confidence at Scenic for an experience like no other.

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