Passengers eager to sail on Scenic’s brand new luxury ocean-going yacht Scenic Eclipse can secure their stateroom from today after the company opened reservations for the vessel’s maiden season of sailings in 2018 and 2019. A limited number of special introductory fares are also now available to celebrate.
A preview brochure detailing the entire season of 18 sailings is also now available to view with travel agents around Australia receiving copies. A copy can also be viewed online HERE.
The ship’s maiden sailing will be a 13-night voyage from Istanbul to Venice, departing on 31 August 2018. Highlights of the remainder of the ship’s opening season include:
- Six itineraries in the Mediterranean. Following the maiden voyage, a short series of similar sailings will take place before the ship moves east to Greece and onboard into the Western Med and north up to the British Isles.
- The Arctic and the Baltic. Six adventures will be offered tracing the trails of the Vikings into the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Scandinavia, to Iceland and across the Northern Atlantic into far northern Canada.
- On arrival in the Americas, the ship will turn south and head to the warmer waters of Cuba and the Caribbean. A series of sailings will offer guests access to Havana and then onward, further south to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and the Chilean Fjords.
- In time for the southern summer, the ship will reach Antarctica, sailing around South Georgia and the Falkland Islands at the bottom tip of South America.
First announced a few weeks ago, Scenic Eclipse will cater to 228 passengers per sailing across 114 suites ranging in size from the 32 square metre Verandah Suite up to the 233 square metre two-bedroom Owner’s Penthouse.
Six restaurants will feature onboard, all of which included in cruise fares. Guests can also be pampered in a 450 square metre spa. Exploration will form the backbone of operations for Scenic Eclipse, with two onboard helicopters each with their own landing and parking space will take passengers high above the region in which they are sailing for some great views. Further, guests will also be able to travel underwater onboard a seven-seat submarine.