Scenic has announced the launch of the world’s First Discovery Yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. The point on the map where luxury meets discovery.
Eclipse is a new “6-star” ship to be launched in 2018 for discovering regions previously only visited by a fortunate few. The ultra-luxury mega yacht will carry 228 guests in 114 all-veranda suites: from the spacious 344 sq. ft. Verandah Suite to the over- the-top 2,500 sq. ft. two-bedroom Owner’s Penthouse Suite.
Three years in planning, Scenic‘s recently-established Ocean Cruising Line heralds a new direction for the award-winning luxury travel operator, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Scenic Eclipse (scenicusa.com/eclipse & Scenic.ca/eclipse) will embark on her maiden voyage on August 31, 2018, sailing from Istanbul to Venice, followed by discovery voyages to The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.
With intimate guest numbers comes a wealth of public space. Guests will enjoy a choice of six on-board dining options – from
contemporary fine dining with French cuisine, to Pan Asian, Italian and steak to casual al-fresco dining on the Pool Deck. Guests can relax in one of the Sun Deck Jacuzzis or enjoy a drink with friends in one of the spacious bars and lounges. A 5,000 sq. ft. spa offers an extensive menu of luxury treatments, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and plunge pools. A well-equipped gym with a separate yoga and Pilates studio.
Scenic‘s signature brand of all-inclusive luxury means guests will enjoy the highest level of inclusions – all meals regardless of venue, complimentary top-shelf beverages 24/7, butler service, an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio and onboard entertainment and lectures in the 240-seat theater. All gratuities are included as is Wi-Fi, expert local guides for included shore excursions, a choice of included Scenic Free choice activities to personalize the guest experience plus numerous Scenic Enrich special events. The Scenic Eclipse will have the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6, providing an added element of safety for guests.
The new luxury ship will take guests to places previously thought inaccessible by using its two on-board helicopters as well as a seven-seat submarine, offering a whole new dimension of wonder. A fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks are also on board plus scuba diving and snorkeling equipment for use during ‘in-depth discoveries.’