When it comes to stepping away from the rat race and embarking on a life of adventure there are very few names that compare to the mighty reputation of iconic British explorer and endurance racer and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
By scaling the heights of Everest, visiting both, the North and South Poles — losing all four fingers on his left hand in the process, which he then proceeded to amputate himself — Fiennes has to be on any list of greatest living Brits.
Now seeking to share his adventures, as well as natural talent for oratory and storytelling, Fiennes has joined up with fellow daredevils, mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and photographer Ben Osborne, to share the excitement of their incomparable experiences onboard the Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first discovery yacht, as it heads south on a 27-day cruise to Antarctica.
From breaching humpback whales and awe-inspiring elephant seals to bustling penguin rookeries – guests will discover the wildlife and landscapes up close with the ship’s fleet of helicopter, submarine, zodiac and kayaks – all guided by the experienced on-board expedition leaders and discovery team.
Speaking at an exclusive talk and gala dinner in Buenos Aires, Fiennes commented on the upcoming cruise: “I have been privileged to explore Antarctica on several occasions and am delighted to share my experiences during this tour of a lifetime.”
Sir Chris Bonington will join guests throughout the voyage including a walk and visit to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave. While award-winning photographer Ben Osborne will help guests document their journey during an in-depth photographer masterclass.
Bolstered by the practical wisdom of the its three VIPS, the cruise includes 21nights aboard the Scenic Eclipse; fours night on land within luxury hotel stay in Buenos Aires, including breakfast and classic Argentine cultural pass times such as a private tango lesson courtesy of the company’s Scenic Enrich experience programme.