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Scenic Eclipse is a six-star, ultra-luxury mega yacht that is developed by Australian river cruise operator Scenic. It is the first ocean cruise ship for the company, which specialises in luxury river cruises.
The yacht is being designed for an Ice Class 1A Super rating that enables it to navigate through Arctic and Antarctic waters in the summer. It will also have the Polar Class 6 rating, the highest passenger ship ice-class rating, to navigate in challenging seas safely.
It is constructed by the Uljanik Group in Croatia.
Scenic Eclipse will sail discovery voyages to the Americas, Antarctica, Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.
Designed by Finnish ship designing and engineering company Foreship, Scenic Eclipse is claimed to be the world’s safest and most technologically advanced discovery yacht.
The vessel’s design incorporates state-of-the-art engineering and external design inspired by the sleek contours of a mega yacht. It will have a total length of 165.7m, moulded breadth of 21.5m and draught of 5.3m. Its gross tonnage will be 16,500t and cruising speed will be 17kts.
The luxury yacht will feature eight decks, deck three to deck ten. The first deck will house mud rooms for easy zodiac entry, tender entrance and a self-service guest laundry.
Accommodation aboard the Eclipse luxury yacht
The yacht will carry 228 guests (restricted to 200 in Polar regions) in 114 all-veranda suites. It will carry a crew of 172 for normal regions and 182 for Polar regions.
Owner’s penthouse suites will be located in a prime position on the ninth deck at the bow of the yacht. Featuring a 125m² area, the suites offer luxury facilities available in both suites and master suites, and also feature a 60m² terrace.
Dining options on the six-star yacht
The yacht offers six onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining, in five restaurants.
The luxury yacht will feature a 5,000ft² spa that offers an extensive menu of luxury treatments, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and plunge pools.
Sun deck jacuzzis will offer guests another area to relax, as well as spacious bars and lounges.
Guests can be entertained in the 240-seat theatre that offers programmes and lectures by an onboard discovery team. The team, which includes dedicated Antarctic and Arctic experts in their fields, keep guests updated with a range of subjects and interests.
The vessel’s design incorporates state-of-the-art engineering and external design inspired by the sleek contours of a mega yacht.
The yacht will offer in-air, underwater, and shore excursions to guests. It will feature two six-seater, twin-engine helicopters, one seven-seater submarine and 12 zodiacs and kayaks onboard.
Excursions will take guests to inaccessible places by flying low over the dramatic crags of the Scottish Isles, the volcanic wonders of Italy or the coral cays of the Caribbean.
The submarine is custom-built for optimal sightseeing to rarely visited places such as the underwater ruins in Greece and Turkey, as well as kaleidoscopic coral reefs in the Caribbean.