Scenic has released the highly anticipated first interior photos of its new six-star “Discovery Yacht”, Scenic Eclipse, as the vessel prepares for its maiden voyage from Reykjavik, Iceland to Quebec, Canada.
Scenic Eclipse docked at Reykjavik on Wednesday morning local time ahead of the inaugural 13-day cruise that will encompass a crossing of the Labrador Sea and Gulf of St Lawrence.
Initially scheduled to depart on the evening of 15 August, LATTE can reveal the vessel’s maiden sailing has been pushed back a day until tonight [Friday 16 August 2019].
“Scenic had every expectation that all last-minute finishes to the interiors would be completed on the voyage to Reykjavik, and all dining venues, Senses Spa and fitness centre and public areas are in fact completed. However, some of the finishing touches to some of the suites were not able to be completed in this timeframe and the decision was made not to embark,” Scenic said in a statement to LATTE.
“Scenic has always had an unwavering commitment to our guests, and in this instance we did not want to compromise the suite experience for guests. Accordingly our guests were invited on board last night for a cocktail function and accommodated overnight in Reykjavik. We have every expectation of a departure this evening, Friday 16 August,” the Australian-owned company said.
On Thursday evening, Chairman and Founder of Scenic Luxury Cruise and Tours, Glen Moroney, said Scenic Eclipse‘s launch was 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.”
“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 onboard helicopters and submarine and our handcrafted 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,” Moroney said.
Karen Moroney, Project Director – Design, led a small team creating and building partnerships with leading brands and artists across the world to develop a ship of “unrivalled luxury and quality”, Scenic said.
“Working with incredible partners such as B&B Italia, Walter Knoll, Tom Dixon and Jonathon Browning has allowed us to create a look and feel that is the ultimate in guest luxury,” Karen Moroney said. “In addition, we have commissioned a number artworks from renowned international artists which will be a focal point of the interiors.
“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.”
Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, only 200 in the Arctic and Antarctica, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery with the ultimate in safety and sustainability, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.
Scenic Eclipse‘s features include:
- 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 32 to 247 square metres
- 10 dining options – from Asian fusion, to French fine dining, to a chef’s table, to a poolside buffet
- The 550 square-metre SENSES 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 300m
- A state-of-the-art theatre for entertainment and lectures
- Indoor and outdoor plunge pools
- Butler service for all guests
- An almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio ensure a total on board experience.