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Introducing Scenic Eclipse The World’s First Discovery Yacht

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As Scenic gets set to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the launch of our revolutionary 6-star Discovery Yacht heralds a new direction for all-inclusive luxury travel.  

After three years of planning, news of Scenic Eclipse was announced at a series of global unveiling events around the world in January 2016. Dubbed a mega yacht by some and a millionaire’s cruise ship by others; our luxury ocean liner concept combines all-out opulence with world-leading innovation to deliver an at sea holiday experience like no other. 

As the name suggests, Eclipse will offer exclusive itineraries to a myriad of global destinations, including Antarctica, Europe and the Mediterranean, the Americas, the Arctic and the Norwegian Fjords. The vessel is set to make its maiden voyage in August 2018, when she will sail from Istanbul to Venice, before crossing the Atlantic to the Americas. 

Given the intimate proportions of the 6-star ocean faring yacht, guest numbers are limited to 228 (just 200 in polar regions), with the equivalent number of crew on hand to take care of your every whim. Eclipse will feature some 114 all-veranda suites, each as lovingly bedecked as the next — from the roomy 344 sq. ft. Verandah Suite to the 2,500 sq. ft. Owner’s Penthouse Suite.

For those travelling aboard Eclipse, the yacht’s numerous communal spaces will ensure that guests never weary of life on the high seas. The vessel will boast a selection of six unique fine dining venues catering to a range of different tastes — from French, Italian and Pan Asian cuisine to casual alfresco dining at the poolside — as well as several bars and lounges, each boasting incredible levels of opulence. 

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Aside from its contemporary fine dining venues, our Discovery Yacht will also feature a whole host of all-inclusive amenities and facilities, ranging from a 5,000 sq. ft. spa with an expansive menu of lavish treatment options, to a vast gymnasium complete with its own yoga and Pilates studio. 

As a world-first for the ocean travel sector, Eclipse will also boast two on-board helicopters and a purpose-built seven-seat submarine — providing guests with unparalleled access to an extraordinary array of natural wonders across the globe. 

Chris Townson, Managing Director of Scenic UK, enthused: “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. In many cases only the supremely wealthy or explorers and adventurers could have travelled to the Antarctic hinterland or have ventured below the surface to witness Polar wildlife in their natural habitat but now we are making these experiences accessible to our guests whilst they travel in the utmost luxury and safety.”

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To bolster the exclusivity of our newly established Ocean Cruising Line, we’re extending the same level of all-inclusive luxury found on our award-winning river cruises to prospective Scenic Eclipse passengers. This means guests will enjoy the highest level of inclusions found anywhere at sea whilst aboard our Discovery Yacht — including all meals (regardless of menu), all beverages, a comprehensive entertainment roster, and a 24-hour butler service. 

As well as enjoying all-inclusive access to the amenities listed above, Scenic Eclipse passengers will also benefit from a choice of Scenic Freechoice and Enrich activities and excursions — helping to create a real sense of personalisation and freedom of choice. 

To find out more about our First Discovery Yacht concept, Scenic Eclipse, visit scenic.co.uk/eclipse or call us today on 0808 301 7701.

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