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Scenic Eclipse Timeline

Scenic Eclipse is the result of years of dedication and passion to producing a market leading ocean cruiser. Built to traverse the world’s mightiest waters, our specially-commissioned yacht can access remote locations and small ports, ensuring even the toughest of ocean currents has minimal impact.

From a mere concept, to the production of this spectacular vessel, follow our story from the beginning and take a look at the progress we’ve made, learning how Scenic’s latest chapter was, and still is being, written. 

February 2018

FEB '18

Following the extraordinary global interest in the soon-to-launch 6-star Scenic Eclipse, the flagship will be joined by a sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II.

Launching in 2020, Scenic Eclipse II will embark on her maiden voyage from Athens to Lisbon, before the debut sailing season, which will include the European and Russian Arctic, a region of diverse wildlife and habitat, well suited to discovery by Scenic’s fleet of 6-star luxury meets expedition ships.

January 2018

JAN '18

On January 31 2018, Scenic Eclipse celebrated its float out from the ship yard in Pula, Croatia. With the exterior construction almost complete, the ship is ready to begin the fit out process and is on target for its debut on 31 August 2018.

September 2017

SEP '17

In September, we held an exclusive Scenic Eclipse event at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Guests were treated to a talk from Sir Ranulph Fiennes who shared tales of his expeditions to the ends of the earth, including many destinations visited by Scenic Eclipse. 

August 2017

AUG '17

The countdown is on until Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht – makes her world debut in Athens on 31 August 2018.

July 2017

JUL '17

Watch our video to discover some of the incredible destinations you can visit on Scenic Eclipse from 2018.

April 2017

APR '17

On Friday 28 April there was a special keel-laying ceremony at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia. The ceremony was attended by Glen Moroney, who had the honour of fixing the coin, as is keel-laying tradition.

April 2017

APR '17

Three new brochures - Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Discovery Voyages: Europe & The Americas, and Scenic Polar Voyages – Arctic and Antarctica are launched, heralding a new direction for Scenic and ocean cruising in general. 

November 2016

NOV '16

The ship building process begins, as Glen Moroney has the honour of assisting in the official steel cutting ceremony. 

January 2016

JAN '16

Three years in the planning, Scenic Eclipse is announced to the press at an exclusive event at The Ivy. The 2018/19 Preview Brochure is released and the inaugural season soon begins to sell out. 



Scenic's Owner, Glen Moroney, sets his sights on creating the world's first Discovery Yacht, and Scenic's first ocean cruise ship. 

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