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VIDEO: A first look at Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic Group's second "Discovery Yacht"

  • Cruises
  •   06-16-2022  1:07 pm
  •   Pax Global Media
VIDEO: A first look at Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic Group's second "Discovery Yacht"
Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II in Antarctica. (Scenic/Rendering)
Pax Global Media

Luxury cruise line Scenic Cruises has unveiled a new timelapse video chronicling the build of its newest Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, which is on course to enter service in April 2023. 

Showcasing the progress to date, the new video highlights the innovation and technology involved in building a game changing yacht of the Scenic Eclipse caliber.

The vessel – a near-identical sister ship to sister yacht Scenic Eclipse – is due to float out at its shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia later this month. 

The vessel is being built by MKM Yachts, a global leader in luxury shipbuilding owned by parent company Scenic Group.

The new Discovery Yacht is scheduled to make its inaugural sailing from Lisbon, Portugal in April 2023 and will then make the most of its innovative hull design and on-board technology to explore both polar and warm weather destinations. 

The inaugural season of sailings will include itineraries taking in the Mediterranean, Scotland, the Americas, the Caribbean and both Polar regions. 

In 2024 the ship will also visit Australia, Polynesia and Indonesia.

Tweaks have been made

One of the benefits of building Scenic Eclipse II at Scenic Group’s “in-house” shipyard is complete control over the design, build, and operation coupled with the swift translation of ideas to reality. 

Tweaks have been made on the original Scenic Eclipse design based on feedback from guests and crew working aboard. 

Guests can expect to see enhancements to the Senses Spa and a larger pool and outdoor area on Deck 10 among the changes.

Scenic Eclipse II's Deck 10 view. (Scenic Group)

“The addition of Scenic Eclipse II to the fleet continues our mission to bring once-in-a-lifetime exploration to guests. Our Discovery Yachts are unique in that they can handle extreme and diverse conditions, meaning they can go from the icy waters of the Arctic and Antarctic to the warmth of the Caribbean, and explore ports and coves that larger vessels just cannot access," said Lisa McCaskill, VP of sales and marketing Canada for Scenic Group. 

“We are intent on innovating and raising the game in the ultra-luxury cruise sector and are doing this by refining the on-board experience and delivering exciting new destinations. There is no limit to our ambition, which is what our discerning guests expect.”

Scenic Eclipse offers a  luxury cruising experience and has been designed to provide access to the most remote and remarkable landing sites in the world. 

With its on-board fleet of Zodiacs, two luxury helicopters and a six-person submarine, a voyage on board the Scenic Eclipse fleet is sure to provide extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime memories.

All Scenic Eclipse voyages are all-inclusive - flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages, gratuities, and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included.

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