A Travel Experience Unlike Any Other
We’ll leave you with the final words to one of our Scenic Sales Manager, Zena, who enjoyed a flight in a Scenic Eclipse helicopter soon after our maiden voyage, whilst in Lunenburg, Canada.
“Flying is something that feels natural to me because as a child, looking up, I would envy birds flying low, flying high, and I wanted that same feeling. Across all my years of travel, I’ve been lucky enough to experience numerous helicopter flightseeing trips, in places like the Big Apple, the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, and South America.
“But when you have the opportunity to fly on and off a luxury yacht, well, nothing you can imagine will ever be like it. I knew this was going to be an extraordinary moment from when we first met the pilots and undertook the most outstanding procedures and safety briefing I have experienced anywhere, in order to prepare for this flight.
“The way the crew and Discovery Leader communicated and delivered what we needed to know – and how they made us feel before the flight – was impeccable. Putting everyone completely at ease. To help define how rare the experience was, I’ll refer to the words of my fellow passenger at the time – a retired operations manager of an offshore oil rig. This truly gracious Texan gentleman said to me:
‘Well, you normally only get to do this if you work in my field, are a Naval Pilot on a Destroyer or are wealthy beyond all my and your imagination. Who else gets to fly off a ship?’
“The feeling when the Scenic Eclipse helicopter left the deck and swept upwards over the ship was one of being completely awestruck. Sometimes there are feelings in life that hit you for the very first time – and this was one of those times. What’s more, we didn’t need to drive to an airport or helipad, we just simply took off from Deck 10 of Scenic Eclipse.
“Soaring through the skies gave us a full-view perspective of the area, stitching together the entire picture of beautiful Lunenburg which we had, until then, seen only from land and sea. Now, flying over the landscape, it completed the story of this tiny port. Even better, we had the fantastic crew giving us their expert insights about the port as we flew above.
“Before landing safely back on Deck 10, we swooped and circled high over the beautiful Scenic Eclipse, reminding us once again just how unique and special this moment was. At this point, as our flight came to an end. My emotions were a mix of pure excitement, joy and deep satisfaction.”
Explore beyond the horizon with Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht. From close encounters of the extraordinary kind, to unforgettable moments such as a journey on our helicopters, Scenic Eclipse represents the most luxurious cruise experience available.
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