Scenic Eclipse, Outer Hebrides

Scenic Eclipse sets sail on first voyage

Today (16 August 2019) at 12am, Scenic Eclipse set sail on its inaugural voyage from Reykjavik.

Passengers on board the luxury cruise ship, branded “the world’s first discovery yacht”, will enjoy a 13-day discovery cruise from Iceland’s capital to Quebec.

“Today is the fruition of many years of planning and work from a large and dedicated team to create a vessel and an experience, which has set a brand-new benchmark in ultra-luxury discovery cruising”, said Mr Glen Moroney, chairman and founder of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours.


“We are extremely proud of this ship and what it brings to the world of cruising. In terms of innovation, technology and design it is second to none. The on-board helicopters and submarine and our hand-crafted itineraries that take our guests to 38 countries in some of the world’s most stunning and remote locations – these are what truly set us apart.”

Images of Scenic Eclipse’s luxurious interiors were final released yesterday, showcasing its sleek and contemporary design. The vessel features 114 all-verandah suites, 10 restaurants, ranging from Koko’s Asian restaurant to modern French dining restaurant Lumière, a Senses Spa and a fully-equipped gym.

Scenic Eclipse, Kokos restaurant
Koko’s Asian restaurant


The design of the ship was the work of Glen Moroney’s wife Karen Moroney, who called upon leading brands and artists across the world to create the luxurious ship.

“Our team has been working with incredible partners such as B&B Italia, Walter Knoll, Tom Dixon and Jonathon Browning which has allowed us to create a look and feel that is the ultimate in guest luxury, ” she said.

“In addition, we have commissioned a number of artworks from renowned international artists which will be a focal point of the interiors.

Scenic Eclipse, Helicopter heli deck
State-of-the-art helicopters on board


“This is more than just a cruise ship, this is a total sensory experience, from the entry foyer to the guest suites and the dining areas, the feel is one of calm, luxury and serenity to allow our guests to truly relax and take in the total voyage.”

As well as boasting sleek interiors, Scenic Eclipse also has state-of-the-art technology, including two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of depths of nearly 200m; a state-of-the-art theatre for entertainment and lectures. There is also a butler service for all guests and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.

Following the launch of Scenic Eclipse, in a few weeks’ time Scenic will be announcing news regarding its sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II, which is due to launch in 2020. Watch this space.

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