Scenic Announces New 6-Star Luxury Yacht

18 Jan 2016

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Scenic is branching out from its traditional luxury river cruise offering and entering the world of ocean cruising with its latest announcement of the super-luxury yacht, Scenic Eclipse - the world's first discovery yacht.

Slated for launch in August 2018, the maiden voyage is currently scheduled from Istanbul to Venice before sailing to the America's, Antarctica, Europe and the Mediterranean, the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.

The 6-star, ultra-luxury mega-yacht will accommodate 228 guests in 114 all-verandah suites, which start at a spacious 32 square metres including a private verandah. The two-bedroom Owner's Penthouse Suite covers 233 square metres, including a terrace of 65 square metres.

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Dining Options

Six onboard dining options feature across the mega-yacht. Contemporary fine dining with French cuisine, Pan Asian, Italian and steak house to casual al-fresco dining on the Pool Deck or in the Ocean Cafe Lounge, plus in-room dining for all suites.

Scenic Exclusives

Always wanted to fly over Antarctica, land on an iceberg and watch a penguin march? This is now possible thanks to two helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse offering passengers a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Add to this a seven-seater submarine, kayaks, 12 zodiacs for exploration, snorkel and scuba equipment, an ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) with camera, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool - it's easy to see how this super-yacht will earn its 6-star rating.

There's a new level of cruising luxury (Image: Scenic)

Spas, Jacuzzi, gym and yoga rooms, library and a 240-seat theatre (enough for every guest) are included. As with all Scenic cruises, all tips and gratuities are complimentary and include free Wi-Fi, expert local guides for included shore excursions, a choice of included Scenic Freechoice activities to personalise the guest experience plus Scenic Enrich special events.

Speaking at Scenic's annual Night of Stars trade event in Sydney on Saturday, Chairman Glen Moroney commented: “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've 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.”

Dine and drink in the Lobby Bar (Image: Scenic)


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Suite Accommodations

All suites feature a spacious verandah.

  • Verandah Suite: 66 suites at 32 sqm
  • Deluxe Verandah Suite: 29 suites at 38sqm
  • Spa Suite: 14 suites at 48sqm
  • Panorama Suite: two suites at 56sqm
  • Grand Panorama Suite: one suite at 100sqm, including a terrace of 43sqm
  • Owner’s Penthouse: two suites at 185sqm, including a terrace of 65sqm
  • Two-bedroom Owner’s Suite: one suite at 233sqm, including a terrace of 65sqm

Deck Plans

Deck Three

  • Mud rooms for easy Zodiac entry
  • Tender entrance Self-service guest laundry

Deck Four

  • Welcome lobby and reception
  • Main lounge and lobby bar
  • Pan Asian restaurant
  • Italian and steak restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Theatre Excursion centre
  • Library

Deck Five

  • Contemporary fine dining restaurant
  • Ocean Cafe and Lounge
  • Observation lounge and bar
  • Open viewing deck at bow
  • Guest suites

Deck Six

  • Spa sanctuary
  • Shallow plunge pools
  • Guest suites

Onboard entertainment and activities are easy to find (Image: Scenic)

Deck Seven

  • Al fresco restaurant indoor/outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym, yoga and pilates studio
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Guest suites

Deck Eight

  • Helipad and hangars
  • Guest suites

Deck Nine

  • Helicopter hangar
  • Spa and Owner’s Penthouse Suites

Deck Ten

  • Sun Terrace

Jason Dutton-Smith

I’m a passionate traveller and a first class nomad wannabe. I have a love for the written word and enjoy sharing stories that inspire travel. I like ordinary but love extraordinary. I’ll dance and sing karaoke to anything 80’s, will drink hot tea even if 40 degrees, love food and have a wicked sweet tooth. Architecture excites me, the window seat thrills me and anything aviation enamours me. I’m a perpetual dreamer who lives by Saint Augustine’s wise words – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”. My intention is to read War and Peace!