Scenic enters ocean cruise with Scenic Eclipse ‘discovery yacht’

Scenic enters ocean cruise with Scenic Eclipse ‘discovery yacht’

Scenic has announced plans to enter ocean cruise with the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’, the Scenic Eclipse. 

The ultra-luxury ship will embark on its maiden voyage on August 31, 2018, sailing from Istanbul to Venice.

Voyages to the Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian fjords and will follow.

The vessel, which the line says is closer to a mega yacht than a traditional cruise ship, will carry 228 guests in 114 all-veranda suites, from 344 sq ft veranda suites to the 2,500 sq ft two-bedroom owner’s penthouse suite.

Scenic Eclipse boasts an ice-strengthened hull, allowing it to navigate difficult waters in the polar regions, as well as two helicopters, a fleet of Zodiacs and a seven-person submarine.

The vessel will also house six restaurants, four bars and lounges, a 240-seat theatre as well as a spa, gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio.

Scenic will continue its all-inclusive policy with complimentary meals, drinks, wi-fi, snorkelling and shore excursions. The submarine and helicopters, however, will have an additional charge.

The Scenic Eclipse will have the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6 – which the line says will provide an added element of safety for guests.

Scenic chairman Glen Moroney 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.”

You can watch the company’s introduction to Scenic Eclipse below.

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