Adding even more to the uniqueness of the product, the Scenic Eclipse 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. The on-board Discovery Team, led by experts in their fields, will cover a range of subjects and interests during lectures and excursions. A fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks are also on board plus scuba diving and snorkeling equipment for use during ‘in-depth discoveries.
The Eclipse brochure, detailing 18 different itineraries, will be available in February. The world’s First Discovery Yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. 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.
World-class innovation meets luxury with the Eclipse. A “6-star” ship, 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. 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 on-board 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 Freechoice 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.