Long-renowned for their world-class luxury river cruises, Scenic are widening their sailing horizons. Their duo of impressive new ocean yachts, making up the Scenic Eclipse fleet, are due to embark on their maiden voyages in 2019.
More than just cruises, the sleek ships are to be known as “The World’s First Discovery Yachts”, offering all-inclusive luxury – including exquisite dining, premium beverages and once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions – and promising to showcase the wonders of the world in a completely different way, with itineraries including spectacularly far-flung destinations like the Arctic and Antarctica.
If all that isn’t enough, read on to discover a few more of the many reasons you should choose Scenic Eclipse for your next luxury cruise holiday…
Destinations of your dreams
Scenic Eclipse is set to sail all over the world, allowing you to access some of the planet’s most remarkable, beautiful and untouched corners. Glide along the fabled Northwest Passage into the breathtaking Arctic, explore the rugged Falkland Islands, or head into the Antarctic’s stunning wilderness. Meanwhile, Central and South American destinations include the dramatic fjords of Chile, the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, as well as the iconic Panama Canal and Colombian wildlife sanctuaries.
More familiar destinations – such as the sunny Mediterranean and captivating Canada – are also due to be visited by Scenic Eclipse, though not in a way that you will have experienced before. With helicopter and submarine excursions woven into itineraries, places that you know and love will turn into destinations of new discovery.
More than just ships
As well as the impressive yachts, Scenic Eclipse will house two of its very own helicopters and a submarine that can reach depths of 200m, allowing you to discover incredible destinations from both above and below. Soar above striking glacial landscapes, enjoy a bird’s eye view over the Chilean fjords, or explore the diverse and enchanting world beneath the ocean’s surface in the Caribbean, the Antarctic, Greece and more.
Yet another feature of the ships, a fleet of kayaks and Zodiac boats allow you to uncover hidden corners in a range of worldwide destinations, embark on fascinating guided excursions, or get closer to Arctic wildlife than you ever believed possible.
Learning and luxury combines
Joining you on your voyage, Scenic’s “Discovery Team” is a group of onboard experts who will lead guided shore excursions and fascinating onboard lectures. No matter where in the world, these specialists will educate you on the cultural, historical and environmental treasures of each region, as well as sharing personal recommendations on what to see or where to head onshore.
The Discovery Team’s global experience and local knowledge will ensure that guest safety in these far off climes is of the utmost importance, and it goes without saying that Scenic Eclipse has the highest Ice Class rating, ensuring safe navigation through polar waters.
Fantastic facilities onboard
Matching the incredible onshore experiences, the facilities aboard Scenic Eclipse are truly unrivalled. Prepare to be awed as you check into your spacious, luxurious suite - complete with ultra-comfortable Scenic Slumber Beds, a bespoke pillow menu, designer toiletries, a separate lounge area, a secluded veranda overlooking the sea, and your very own butler. In fact, with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, you can expect impeccable and personalised service throughout your voyage.
Multiple dining options include authentic Japanese sushi, dramatic teppanyaki displays, succulent steak and seafood, and contemporary French cuisine. For an exclusive degustation dining experience, the Chef’s Table seats only eight people, while 24-hour in-suite dining offers privacy and flexibility, alongside incredible food.
The Spa Sanctuary is the perfect place to unwind after a day of discovery, offering an extensive menu of luxurious treatments and therapies, with Scandinavian plunge pools, a Pilates studio and dedicated relaxation areas. For the ultimate relaxing escape, opt to stay in a Spa Suite, housing a double spa bath, steam shower and a complimentary treatment per suite.
Have you been tempted by a unique Scenic Eclipse cruising experience? Contact our Travel Specialists today on 01244 355 600 for insightful knowledge, a bespoke quote and to book.