WHY IT RATES: Guests aboard Scenic Eclipse’s first sailing after drydock will enjoy a sweeping Icelandic and Atlantic Canadian exploration, sailing from Reykjavik to Quebec and then on to Antarctica.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer.
In late April, Scenic Eclipse was taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of scheduled dry dock.
She will remain in dry dock for approximately 10 days during which time standard works will be conducted including degreasing and high-pressure washing of the hull, application of final anti-corrosive coats and final inspection processes before dry dock flooding and return to Uljanik shipyard for final preparations leading to sea trials in June and launch on August 15, 2019.
Guests aboard Scenic Eclipse’s first sailing, beginning August 15, 2019, will enjoy an Icelandic & Atlantic Canadian exploration, sailing from Reykjavik to Quebec. The ship then heads down the eastern seaboard of North America, and takes in the Caribbean, and Central and South America, before spending several months showcasing its expedition credentials in the Antarctica region.
The ship has 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 345 square feet to 2,659 square feet; 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to a poolside buffet; a 5,920-square-foot spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of depths of nearly 1,000 feet — to allow for explorations far beyond any done on expedition ships to date; a 240-seat theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.
And then there is the technology: innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50 percent larger than standard to provide greater stability; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6; redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing any environmental effect in sensitive regions.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 33-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and since 2008, its 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia, and Egypt.
In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has eight Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.
Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]: and in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: [email protected] Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.
SOURCE: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours press release
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