Scenic Eclipse Begins Countdown To Launch
Promising the perfect blend of onboard luxuries and ample exploration opportunities, Scenic Eclipse is now just one year away from making her inaugural voyage.
Scenic Eclipse is one of the most highly anticipated new builds in recent years. Claimed to be the world’s first “discovery yacht”, she will offer capacity for no more than 228 guests (less than 200 in the polar regions) across 114 suites.
Boasting a staff-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, Scenic Eclipse will combine the excellent service, accommodation and dining options available on small luxury ships with itineraires more akin to those undertaken by ‘classic’ expedition ships.
For exploration ashore, the sleek ship is equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs which can be deployed when necessary, weather permitting. She will also carry kayaks and snorkelling equipment as well as electric bikes which will be available for hire should guests choose to explore independently. In addition to this, Scenic Eclipse will offer helicopter and submarine excursions on selected itineraries.
Onboard Scenic Eclipse, guests will find plenty of facilities in which to relax and unwind. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, a 550 square metre spa retreat and multiple pools. Away from the public areas, the accommodation options span three suite categories, all of which have separate sleeping areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private veranda for incredible scenic views.
Scenic Eclipse’s inaugural voyage will see her set sail from Athens on 31st August 2018. The 15-day itinerary is designed to take guests on a journey of exploration along the Mediterranean coastline, with scheduled stops in Kusadasi, Santorini and Dubrovnik.
Following her inaugural voyage, Scenic Eclipse will cross the Atlantic before embarking on a series of winter voyages in Central America and South America. In spring 2019, she will return to Europe to spend spring in Northern Europe and the Baltic.
Speaking about the ship’s impending launch, Scenic’s Managing Director, Glen Moroney believes Scenic Eclipse is well-placed to meet the growing demand for expedition-style itineraries aboard luxurious ships.
“The market for true luxury in both small ships and expedition itineraries is fast growing and we are proud to put forth a ship we believe is an innovative and cruising first. The level of excitement and anticipation we’ve received from booked guests confirms we have set the standard in ocean cruising expectations.”
If you would like further information regarding Scenic Eclipse or would like to receive a quote for a future sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.