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Scenic Announces New Ocean Cruise Ship

Scenic , the luxury river cruise line, has announced the launch of its first ocean vessel, a discovery yacht named Scenic Eclipse.

Scenic Eclipse will launch on August 31 2018 and embark on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice before sailing to The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.

The six-star ultra-luxury yacht with a maximum capacity of 228 guests features 114 all-veranda suites from 32sqm to the 233sqm two-bedroom Owner’s Penthouse Suite.

There will also be two onboard helicopters and a seven-seat submarine for sightseeing. A Discovery Team will help guests experience remote regions led by experts. She really is going to be one of a kind.

Public spaces include six dining options, Pool Deck, Sun Deck with Jacuzzis and bars and lounges. There’s also a 450sqm spa featuring luxury treatments, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and plunge pools. In addition, a gym and a separate studio for Pilates and yoga will provide more wellness areas.

Scenic Eclipse will be all-inclusive, including gratuities.

The vessel will be designed to navigate challenging seas with zero speed stabiliser fins – 50% larger than standard to provide greater stability. It will also have the highest passenger ship ice class rating.

Chris Townson, managing director, Scenic UK said: “Our goal with Scenic Eclipse was to open up the private Discovery Yacht experience so that our guests could discover regions previously only visited by a fortunate few. In many cases only the supremely wealthy or explorers and adventurers could’ve travelled to the Antarctic hinterland or have ventured below the surface to witness Polar wildlife in their natural habitat but now we are making these experiences assessable to our guests whilst they travel in the utmost luxury and safety.”

A brochure including 20 itineraries will be available in February.

For more information on Scenic Eclipse, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.