First look onboard Scenic Eclipse

First look onboard Scenic Eclipse

For over 30-years, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has been providing adventure lovers with new and exciting ways to explore the world.

In its quest as the leading luxury cruise brand, Scenic offers something few travel companies can emulate – sophisticated, deeply immersive tours, delivered in luxurious fashion.

For those who've experienced a Scenic river cruise in Europe or Asia, the emphasis placed on sights and attractions, as well as the local culture and food, is very evident.

Now, Scenic is about to take that brand of cruising to the world's oceans as it launches its new yacht-style ship, Scenic Eclipse.

Setting a new standard in high-seas luxury, Scenic Eclipse will be the benchmark for design and innovation as the first 6-Star Discovery Yacht.

Built for just 228 passengers, (200 when sailing the Arctic and the Antarctic), Scenic Eclipse will spoil guests with its luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities and almost 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio. But wait until you see what else Scenic has in store for those lucky enough to sail on her ...

There's a reason the company chose the name Scenic Eclipse to define its new ships. Surpassing anything at sea, these amazing vessels feature a mini-submarine and their own helicopter - what you'd expect on a ship that can take you to the far reaches of the globe.

Here's what else you can expect on board the new Scenic Eclipse.


Truly all-inclusive

Extending the same all-inclusive approach found on Scenic's river cruises, Scenic Eclipse guests never have to worry about the added costs that come with on board essentials like meals, beverages and shore tours.

Forget about ‘room charges' and those fiddly dockets when ordering your favourite cocktail or glass of wine, or when sitting down to dine on a gourmet meal. There's no fussing with gratuities either. With the exception of submarine and helicopter tours and some spa services, everything is included in the price of the initial fare.

On board, guests can expect spacious, all-verandah suite accommodation; butler service for every cabin; 24-hour dining and beverages; access to the Spa Sanctuary; a gym, yoga and Pilates studio; professional entertainment; expert lectures; free Wi-Fi; and even airport transfers.

Choose from a comprehensive range of all-inclusive shore excursions in each port too, with active discovery options, exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences, and Scenic Freechoice activities.


Luxury Suites

All 114 suites boast a large verandah with separate lounge area and a king-sized Scenic Slumber Bed.

Expect butler service, in-suite beverage and dining options, a mini-bar that is re-stocked daily, and an entertainment system with Bose speakers.

Verandah Suites

Located on decks 5 to 8, mid-ship to forward, Verandah Suites range in size from 32 to 40 square-metres.

Guests will experience a level of luxury that feels like a luxury boutique hotel.

Each Suite includes:

  • Private Verandah
  • Luxury king-size Scenic Slumber Bed
  • Separate lounge area
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Butler service
  • Early morning tea and coffee service
  • In-suite beverage and dining service
  • Mini-bar including illy coffee and specialty teas, re-stocked daily
  • HDTV and Bose® sound system

Spa Suites

On decks 8 and 9, the opulent Spa Suites are between 50 and 52-square-metres. Features include a four-poster Scenic Slumber Bed, separate living room with lounge and private verandah.

Other features include:

  • Double-size Philippe Starck designed spa bath overlooking your private verandah
  • Steam shower with an oversized head and light therapy
  • Dual vanity basins and luxurious amenities
  • Separate lounge area with reading chair
  • Complimentary one-hour spa treatment per suite
  • Complimentary laundry service

Panorama Suites

Spaciousness and style merge in the Panorama Suites. Ranging in size from 110-115-square-meters, Panorama Suites are located on decks 6, 7, and 8, at the front of the yacht, overlooking the bow.

Features include:

  • Spacious terrace with sun lounges
  • Bedroom suite with reading alcove, desk, and HDTV
  • Separate lounge and dining area with a four-seat dining table and cinema surround HDTV
  • Steam shower, full bath, dual vanity and VIP amenities
  • Complimentary one-hour spa treatment per suite
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Priority dining in speciality restaurants
  • Priority choice of shore excursions
  • VIP embarkation and disembarkation

Owner's Penthouse Suites

The ultimate on board suite, the Owner's Penthouse offers the best views. Located at the front of the ship on deck nine, Penthouse Suites measure in at 195-square-metres.

Travelling with friends or family? The Owner's Penthouse Suite can be combined with a Spa Suite to create the ultimate Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite at sea.

Features of the Suite include:

  • Spacious 60-square-metre terrace with lounge area, sun lounges, and private jacuzzi
  • In-suite dining with seating for up to eight guests
  • Personalised mini-bar restocked daily
  • Dual steam shower, therapeutic spa bath and guest powder room and VIP amenities
  • Complimentary one-hour in-suite spa treatment per guest
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Guaranteed dining in speciality restaurants
  • Guaranteed preferred choice of shore excursions
  • VIP embarkation and disembarkation

All-inclusive dining

With 10 dining venues to choose from, on board dining is a sensory delight. From casual and fine-dining restaurants to 24-hour room-service, the farm-to-table philosophy is applied to every dish. Guests can also expect regional influences to play a part in the menu choices.

Elements

The main restaurant on board featuring the very best of Italian, steak, and seafood.

Chef's Table @ Elements

An exclusive invite-only to degustation dining.

Koko's

Asian fusion restaurant and sake bar.

Sushi @ Koko's

A wonderful authentic Japanese experience.

Teppanyaki @ Koko's

Private dining with an open Teppanyaki grill and private chef.

Lumière

Contemporary French fine-dining and champagne bar.

Azure Bar & Cafè

Relaxed, all-day grazing café with changing selection.

Scenic Epicure

Learn from the master-chefs on board in the dedicated cooking school area.

The Yacht Club

Poolside grill, buffet, and bar.

In-Suite dining

A comprehensive 24-hour menu always available.


All-inclusive beverages

Have a preferred drink-of-choice? Scenic's bartenders are expertly trained in the art of mixology, with the ability to mix everything from the popular, to the classics.

Top shelf spirits, an extensive wine and champagne list sourced from around-the-world, and the finest in gin, whiskey, and sake await.

For non-drinkers, freshly squeezed juices, mocktails, soft drinks and non-alcoholic beers and ciders are available all-day, along with speciality teas and coffees.

Explore the eight lounges and bars on board and enjoy:

  • Unlimited complimentary beverages
  • Full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • Still and sparkling water in-suite
  • An extensive range of speciality teas and illy coffees

Spa Sanctuary

Relax on a unique thermal lounge and melt the cares away as your body is gently heated and purified. Learn the ancient art of Nordic bathing as you dip in and out of the temperature-controlled plunge pools.

Relax on the comfortable sun-lounges in the peaceful Spa Terrace. To complement the Nordic spa experience, sink into a state of relaxation in either the male or female dedicated sauna and steam rooms.

With over 550-square-metres of space, the Spa Sanctuary is the perfect place to enjoy an extended day at sea and indulge in a pampering treatment.


Wellness Area

There are several wellness areas to choose from, including an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, and a separate yoga and pilates studio.


Birds-eye helicopter view

Venture beyond the horizon on board a Scenic helicopter. Land on a remote iceberg in the Arctic or Antarctic, fly over volcanoes in Italy, coral cays in the Caribbean, the jungle coastline of Panama or the Amazon, or the icy wonderlands of Norwegian or New Zealand fjords.


Below the surface submarines

Discover the mysteries of the underwater world as you dive deep into the blue on board the Scenic Eclipse submarine. Dive up to 200-metres below the surface with seating for up to six guests at a time. View icebergs up-close, explore colourful coral reefs and watch for whales, seals, and penguins.


Public Spaces

Providing one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea, Scenic Eclipse features world-class facilities with stylish indoor and outdoor areas.

Enjoy the serenity of The Observatory with its comfortable seating. Scan the horizon for marine or wildlife, or gaze at the wonders of the night sky with one of the lounge's telescopes.

The Lobby Lounge is a relaxed space with a striking colour scheme. Savour a martini or glass of wine at the bar and cafe while enjoying live music from resident musicians, or simply sit-back as you catch up with new friends.

Outdoor areas include the top deck's Sun Terrace, the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht, and the pool and terrace with retractable, all-weather sunroof.

Daily entertainment in the state-of-the-art theatre will host evening performances, as well as lectures and education programs throughout the cruise.


Scenic exclusive programs

New shore excursions and tours await with the all-inclusive Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich programs.

For the keen naturist or adventurer, the Discovery Leaders have designed a host of Scenic Freechoice discovery excursions. These can include everything from snow-shoeing and zodiac tours, to e-bikes, kayaking and snorkelling tours.

From escorted kayak excursions in Antarctica to a tour of a local art gallery in Rome, all experiences have been hand-crafted by Scenic Journey Designers and Discovery Leaders.


Scenic Eclipse itineraries

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