helicopter flying over snow capped mountains

Scenic takes delivery of Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™


We’re delighted to update that last week we took delivery of Scenic Eclipse, on July 26, from the Uljanik Shipyard. 

Scenic Eclipse departed the shipyard at 2000 on Saturday 27 July on its journey to Valetta, Malta for registration. From there she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she begin her first scheduled cruise. This inaugural voyage is a 13-day discovery sailing via Greenland and Eastern Canada before arriving in Quebec on August 27. 

In addition, we’ve released footage of the final tests and trials of our state-of-the-art Airbus H130 helicopters. The below video shows the helicopters landing on the deck of Scenic Eclipse and being stored in the specially designed on board hangars. 

As one of the quietest helicopters in the skies, the H130 sets the standard for tourism operations worldwide and will give guests the opportunity to explore beyond the horizon, with unparalleled access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites.

“These final stages are significant highlights in any ship build,” said Scenic Founder and Chairman, Glen Moroney, “and particularly for a vessel of the technological sophistication of Scenic Eclipse.   I’m very proud to say Eclipse has been successfully certified for passenger ship operations, has been officially registered, and we are now in the final stages of preparations for our inaugural voyage”.