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The Scenic Eclipse is delivered and what a beauty!

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2019

Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first discovery yacht that will be operated by Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, has been delivered by its Croatian shipbuilder. 

Following the delivery, the newbuild Scenic Eclipse is to embark on a maiden voyage scheduled for August 15, 2019. The cruise ship is expected to depart Reykjavik, Iceland, on a 13-day discovery sailing ending in Quebec on August 27. Prices for Antarctic 12 day cruises start at $18,000 US.

Actress Helen Mirren will christen the ship in New York in September

Scenic recently unveiled that the ship will be christened by Helen Mirren, an English actress and Academy Award winner, in New York on September 10, 2019.

The ocean-going expedition ship is capable of sailing in polar waters as it has Polar Class 6 Cold DI. With a length of 280 feet (168 meters) and a breadth of 36 feet (21.5 meters), the newbuild features the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.

Features

Scenic Eclipse’s 114 all-verandah suites will range in size from 345 to 2,659 square feet. The vessel will offer guests 10 dining options including Asian Fusion, French fine dining, a chef’s table and a poolside buffet. Scenic Eclipse will also feature a 5,920 square foot spa with a health and fitness centre and a separate yoga and Pilates studio.

Using the ship’s two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine, capable of venturing nearly 1,000 feet below sea level, Scenic Eclipse will also offer guests customized excursions. The ship will also include a theatre for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools and butler service for all guests.

The vessel will also feature stabilizer fins, a Polar Class 6 ice-class rating and redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration. A dynamic GPS positioning system is designed to reduce environmental impact in sensitive areas.

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