Boston & Vancouver, August 2019 – Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours introduced the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, this month and has now released video footage of much of its stunning interior. Opening a new era in ocean cruising with a new benchmark in innovation, design and technology, the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse combines 6-star luxury with expedition-level discovery, giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously only possible for a handful of hardy souls.
Guests can enjoy a choice of ten included dining experiences, from alfresco meals in the Yacht Club, to casual fare in the Azure Bar & Café, Lumiere’s French haute cuisine and the exclusive Chefs Table degustation. The ship’s 114 suites, all with verandahs and private butler service, range in size from the generous 345² Verandah Suites to the opulent 2,645² two-bedroom Owners Penthouse Suite, with a separate sleep, lounge and dining areas, spa bathroom and a large private terrace with jacuzzi.
Intimate and luxurious, guests aboard Scenic Eclipse can rejuvenate in Senses Spa, with its wide range of treatments, infra-red and Finnish sauna, spa and plunge pools; and venture beyond the horizon – both above and below on an excursion on one of two on board six-guest helicopters and a six-guest submarine, capable of diving to nearly 1,000 feet. For those who prefer land adventures, Scenic Eclipse’s Discovery team and guides leads guests on nature and cultural encounters, visiting everything from historic cities to ancient monuments.
The itineraries take in many of the world’s more remote and stunningly beautiful regions. From Antarctica to the Northwest Passage to the Greek Islands of the Mediterranean to Europe’s northern reaches and North and South America’s coastal cities and landscapes. Now accepting bookings through 2022, the company has just released the new 2020-2022 brochure, detailing six new itineraries comprising of 47 departures spanning 38 countries, and offering visits to 68 new ports.
On September 10, 2019, Scenic Eclipse will be officially christened in New York City by Godmother Dame Helen Mirren and then off on additional sailings in North and South America as it makes its way to Antarctica where its innovative technology offers guests the highest standard in exploration cruising: innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50% larger than standard to provide greater stability by cutting the ship’s roll by more than 85%; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6; redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing environmental impact and enhancing safety during Zodiac operations.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 33-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and, since 2008, truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-Ships. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching this year for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.
Press release story and photo courtesy of Scenic.