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Countdown to Scenic Eclipse Begins

In August 2018, the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, will take to the seas for the first time – spreading out across the Mediterranean. Bringing a level of luxury and an opportunity for discovery never before seen on an ocean liner, Scenic Eclipse’s launch promises to be one of the highlight events of the cruise calendar.

The inaugural sailing will see Scenic Eclipse leave Athens on 31 August 2018, and embark on a 15-day voyage along the coastline of the Mediterranean. Calling at Turkey, the Greek islands (including the incomparable Santorini), Montenegro and Croatia before arriving in Venice; the ship explores the beauty and culture of this region in great depth. 

The Mediterranean Discovery voyage provides an array of Scenic exclusives such as wine tasting on Turkey’s Bozcaada Island, the Scenic Olympic Games in Athens and plenty of chances to enjoy the on board Zodiacs and kayaks.

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In between exciting port calls, guests on board Scenic Eclipse’s first sailing will be treated to 6-star luxury. From the 10 expertly-crafted dining experiences to the comprehensive on board Spa Sanctuary, incredible levels of luxury and refinement are available throughout every Scenic Eclipse itinerary.

Following the inaugural cruise, Scenic Eclipse will be travelling to many of the most exciting and extreme parts of the planet. Visiting both Polar regions, the Americas, the fjords of Norway and Chile as well as the Caribbean – Scenic Eclipse can transport you to places previously inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

Thanks to the innovative design and small build of Scenic Eclipse, it is able to arrive at destinations and ports larger ships cannot approach. So, whether you’re heading deep into the Arctic Circle or navigating the Utría National Natural Park in Colombia, Scenic Eclipse can take you there in absolute luxury.

Furthermore, the array of excursions and extras available to Scenic Eclipse guests provides the opportunity to really become immersed in the local cultures of amazing destinations. Our Journey Designers and Discovery Team have created a series of Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Enrich experiences to amaze, delight and enthral all guests.

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This combination of 6-star on board luxury, and unique opportunities makes Scenic Eclipse one of the most anticipated launches of 2018.

Scenic Founder and Managing Director, Glen Moroney said: “The market for true luxury in both small ships and expedition itineraries is fast growing and we are proud to put forth a ship we believe is an innovative and cruising first. The level of excitement and anticipation we’ve received from booked guests confirms we have set the standard in ocean cruising expectations.”

From 31 August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will undertake a series of amazing voyages all around the world. With every suite boasting a spacious verandah, and an almost 1:1 crew to guest ratio – you’ll be transported between amazing destinations in absolute luxury.

And alongside the innovative design features, offering incredible excursions and opportunities, Scenic Eclipse has also been built to the highest international safety standards. Combining the latest technology and state-of-the-art GPS systems; Scenic Eclipse will offer the safest, most comfortable and most exciting ocean cruises to date.

Incredible demand means that Scenic Eclipse’s maiden voyage is now fully booked. However, there are limited places still available, with early bird pricing, on certain sailings throughout the inaugural season. These include:

If you’d like to be amongst the first to experience Scenic Eclipse, head over to our itinerary page, here, or for booking information, call our helpful sales team on 0808 274 1366.

About the author

 by Laura Barlow-Edwards
by Laura Barlow-Edwards

Laura is Scenic's Digital Marketing Exec. She loves travel; her first river cruise was on the Danube, and she fell in love with Budapest at first sight. In her free time, Laura is usually reading, travel blogging, or planning her next adventure.

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