Understated class meets technical innovation as Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ beautiful new ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, begins its inaugural Mediterranean season with a debut crusing from Lisbon, Portugal in the present day.
Aboard the spectacular ship for its maiden voyage – a 12-day Unbelievable Iberian Discovery cruise to Barcelona, Spain – are Scenic Group Chairman and founder Glen Moroney and his spouse, Karen. Together with high tier loyalty friends, they are going to be joined by a bunch of specifically invited VIPs who’ve all performed an element within the imaginative and prescient and supply of the much-anticipated new arrival.
The addition of the 114-suite Scenic Eclipse II to the fleet is a milestone second for Scenic, successfully doubling its capability within the unique exploration cruise market. The 550ft vessel is a near-identical sister-ship to Scenic Eclipse, which set the benchmark for ultra-luxury cruising when it launched in 2019. For the primary two months of operations, Scenic Eclipse II will spend its time exploring the picturesque coastal waters and coves of Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Spain and France earlier than heading north in direction of Norway for a collection of Arctic expeditions.
“The arrival of Scenic Eclipse II actually is a dream come true,” stated Glen Moroney. “Seeing it right here in the present day is testomony to the unbelievable onerous work of the workforce at Scenic Group and MKM Yachts. Company inform us every single day that they merely can’t consider the experiences they get to take pleasure in when journeying with us – Scenic Eclipse II will elevate that when once more. We’ve got pushed the boundaries to what’s doable on an ultra-luxury vessel, each when it comes to consolation and know-how.”
Beneath the stewardship of Captain Erwan le Rouzic, friends on the debut crusing will take pleasure in enhanced ultra-luxury areas, new culinary experiences, and unique cultural moments. Tom Goetter, Director of Meals and Beverage for Scenic Group Oceans, can be available to supervise the ship’s ten inspiring culinary choices, together with the brand new Chef’s Backyard @ Epicure immersive culinary masterclass expertise and presentation space that may see the Govt Chef and his workforce personally share the secrets and techniques of native dishes and cooking strategies. In the meantime, the Discovery Staff will present professional perception into the various life-enhancing excursions obtainable.
Among the many design enhancements to the 550ft-long Scenic Eclipse II are the brand new Sky Deck, which now options 270-degree views and a brand-new Sky Bar with indoor and outside seating together with six non-public cabanas permitting friends to benefit from the beautiful views with their favorite drink in hand.
One other new characteristic is the big, oval formed pool, full with comfy furnishings by Italian design home Paola Lenti. An ideal venue for sail-away deck events, the pool now incorporates particular jets permitting friends to swim ‘laps’.
Elsewhere on board, friends on the inaugural crusing will be capable of actually immerse themselves within the ship’s eclectic artwork assortment. In a uncommon unique, British-born artist Carl Hush can be on board for a reside set up of his new characteristic art work inside Koko’s Asian Fusion restaurant. The acclaimed creator, whose work encompasses avenue artwork, collage and portray, attracts closely on Japanese tradition to discover representations and constructions of ladies. Hush beforehand created a bespoke piece in an identical vein for Scenic Eclipse, and it is a uncommon alternative for friends to see an artist at work.
Further artwork on board contains an unique mural fee by Croatian designer Slaven Kosanovi Lunar within the Evening Market @ Koko’s, and the resin combined media work of Mitch Gobel who resides in Australia’s Byron Bay, within the Scenic Bar & Lounge and every visitor suite.
Scenic Eclipse II’s upcoming voyages have already attracted a lot curiosity, with an thrilling array of itineraries by way of 2023 and 2024 now obtainable. From the Arctic in the summertime – exploring Norway, Greenland, Iceland and Canada – the Yacht excursions the British Isles earlier than heading throughout the Atlantic to the Caribbean, by way of the Panama Canal to South America, and finally all the way down to Chile, Argentina, and Antarctica for the Winter.
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In March 2024, it then takes a flip throughout the Pacific in direction of French Polynesia, Tahiti and Fiji, earlier than a collection of cruises exploring the Kimberley shoreline throughout Australia’s winter. New Zealand, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands are amongst extra Pacific choices up till October 2024.
Of particular curiosity can be Scenic Eclipse II’s first look in UK waters in September this yr. The ship will supply two consecutive 10-day itineraries:
Northern Isles, Iceland & Scotland (departing Reykjavik, Iceland, September 4), which options house calls in Fetlar Island, Shetlands, Lerwick, Stromness, Aberdeen and Leith.
Scottish Isles: Historic Trails and Wilderness (departing Leith, September 12), calling at Aberdeen, Stromness, St Kilda (Outer Hebrides), Portree (Isle of Skye), Sound of Mull/Fort William, Oban, Portrush (Northern Ireland) and Dublin (Republic of Eire).