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Watch: dramatic video of helicopter landing on Scenic Eclipse

The footage presents the final tests and trials of Scenic Eclipse, Scenic’s new luxury expedition cruise ship, on board state-of-the-art Airbus H130 helicopters.

The dramatic video shows the helicopter landing on the deck of Scenic Eclipse and being stored in the specially-designed on board hangars. As one of the quietest helicopters in the skies, the H130 sets the standard for tourism operations worldwide and will give guests the opportunity to explore beyond the horizon.


“These final stages are significant highlights in any ship build,” said Scenic founder and chairman, Glen Moroney, “and particularly for a vessel of the technological sophistication of Scenic Eclipse. I’m very proud to say she has been successfully certified for passenger ship operations, has been officially registered, and we are now in the final stages of preparations for our inaugural voyage.”

Scenic took delivery of Scenic Eclipse on 26 July from the and she was registered in Valletta, Malta. Her maiden voyage is a 13-day discovery sailing via Greenland and Eastern Canada before arriving in Quebec on 27 August 2019.

Along with two six-guest helicopters, Scenic Eclipse will also have one six-guest submarine capable of depths of nearly 1,000ft to allow for explorations far beyond any done on expedition ships to date. She will also sail to lesser-known ports in Caribbean and South America later this year.

The expedition ship features 114 verandah suites, 10 dining rooms, a 5,920 ft² spa with a gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio, a 240-seat theatre for entertainment and lectures, and indoor and outdoor plunge pools.

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