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Scenic Eclipse II: Scenic reveals first look at second luxury expedition ship

Scenic reveals first look at second luxury expedition ship

Luxury cruise line Scenic has unveiled a timelapse video for the construction of Scenic Eclipse II, which is on course to enter service in April 2023.

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

Showcasing the progress to date, the new video highlights the technology involved in the build process. 

Scenic said that “tweaks have been made on the original Scenic Eclipse design based on feedback from guests and crew working aboard”.

The line added that guests can expect to see enhancements to the Senses Spa and a larger pool and outdoor area on deck 10.

The vessel is scheduled to make its inaugural sailing from Lisbon in April 2023.

It will explore both polar and warm weather destinations. The inaugural season will include itineraries in the Mediterranean, Scotland, the Americas, the Caribbean and both polar regions.

In 2024, it will also visit Australia, Polynesia and Indonesia.  

Scenic Group director of trade sales UK Andrea Stafford said: “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. 

“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 II will feature an on-board fleet of zodiacs, two helicopters and a six-person submarine.

Back in February, Scenic Eclipse completed the first submarine dive in South Georgian waters in 40 years.

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