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Getaway! Scenic Group begins 15th-year partnership of travel inspiration

Scenic Group has today announced the continuation of its longstanding Channel Nine Getaway Partnership, which is now entering its fifteenth year.

Scenic Group has today announced the continuation of its longstanding Channel Nine Getaway Partnership, which is now entering its fifteenth year.

The partnership first began in 2008, with a special episode featuring Catriona Rowntree as the Godmother for Scenic Sapphire and then progressed to Getaway’s Principal Partner from 2013.

This year, Getaway will feature newly filmed content showcasing Scenic’s truly all-inclusive luxury river and yacht cruises, and handcrafted land journeys.

From Antarctica to the Mediterranean, Arctic, Europe, and closer to home in Tasmania and Queensland’s outback. Scenic’s sister brand Emerald Cruises will also feature for the first time on Getaway, to celebrate Emerald Azzurra’s inaugural season in the Mediterranean.

Anthony Laver, Scenic Group General Manager Sales & Marketing Australasia said, “As the Principal Partner of Getaway since 2013, Scenic Group is delighted to continue developing this long term strategic relationship with Channel 9.

Kayaking at Prospect Point, Antarctica. Pic: Pablo Bianco

“The 2022 programming will showcase luxury small ship and luxury yacht cruising, plus land journeys to extraordinary destinations worldwide. There is significant pent-up demand for Australians to start travelling the world again and Getaway will provide its viewers with awesome inspiration and confidence, to plan and book their next journey.”

This Saturday at 5.30 pm, Getaway will air a spectacular feature story of the stunning expedition journey through Antarctica and South Georgia. The episode was filmed on the first Scenic Eclipse Expedition Voyage of 2022 and is presented by photojournalist and documentary maker David Adams.

Over two episodes on 2 April and 7 May, David will share his experience in the pristine landscapes and discovering the unique wildlife of Antarctica and South Georgia in ultra-luxury with Scenic Eclipse.

Highlights include excursions with the expert Discovery Team, a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight over vast icescapes by helicopter, the first-ever commercial submarine dive in South Georgia and deep exploration by Zodiac, kayak and stand-up paddleboard.

David Adams in Antarctica on The Scenic Eclipse

It will also showcase the indulgent, ultra-luxury spaces on board Scenic Eclipse, as David samples culinary creations in up to 10 dining experiences and nine lounges and bars, including his favourite – the Scenic Lounge Bar, with up to 100 different Whiskies on offer.

David Adams said, “I say this without exaggeration, a journey to Antarctica on Scenic Eclipse is like travelling to another world. It was totally different to anything I’ve ever experienced. You are in the most pristine and remote place in the world, and then you have the grandeur of Scenic Eclipse. I don’t think I ever got used to that. It was incredible.”

Getaway airs on Saturdays at 5.30 pm on Channel 9 and on 9Now.

Head to scenic.com.au/getaway for more