A rare attraction of expedition cruising at the most luxurious levels, is the use of state-of-the-art submersibles. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has already been one of the few cruise companies providing this service, but have now elevated their offering even further.

The new Scenic Neptune II submersible will be deployed for Scenic Eclipse II‘s upcoming voyages across the South Pacific, Australia and East Antarctica.

The submersible can dive 100 metres below the surface of the water, with 270-degree panoramic views to offer guests a unique perspective on the ocean.

If you want to take the brand-new submersible for a spin, you can try this 11-day exploration of Australia’s Top End, through Cape York & Arnhem Land. Or for something less local, you can try the Passage through Melanesia itinerary, visiting Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu.

Jason Flesher, Scenic Director of Discovery Operations said: “Our collaboration with TritonSubmarines on the custom design of our new submersible reflects our commitment to continuous innovation and leading the way in ultra-luxury yacht cruising.

“The clarity of the acrylic hull once submerged is such that you feel at one with the water. Encountering the vibrant marine life of the South Pacific and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef within Scenic Neptune II will create memories to last a lifetime.”

Patrick Lahey, President and Co-Founder, Triton Submarines, said: “At Triton Submarines, one of our key goals is to progress the development of safe, certified civilian submersibles in many different directions, and we could not achieve this without the support and collaboration of truly visionary clients like Scenic.

“We sincerely thank them for their confidence in Triton to deliver the highly innovative new Triton 660/9 AVA, which undoubtedly represents a paradigm shift in how cruise guests experience and engage with the ocean.”

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