Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic Group’s second ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, entered the water for the first time on Saturday [25 June 2022], marked by a ‘float out’ ceremony, at the 3. maj shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia. The process of managing the construction of the vessel is led by MKM Yachts, a division of Scenic Group.
The 168 metres long and 21.5 metres wide ‘six-star’ yacht is the sister to Scenic Eclipse which launched in 2019. Thanks to its innovative world-class technology, Scenic Eclipse II is designed to meet the highest environmental standards and is structurally strengthened to navigate all seas, including the polar waters of Antarctica and the Arctic.
Scenic Eclipse II is due to launch in April 2023, with her maiden voyage sailing from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain. This latest vessel will have several enhancements following feedback from guests and crew who sailed on Scenic Eclipse. In addition to the new features in the Senses Spa, Scenic Eclipse II will have a newly designed outdoor pool (as exclusively revealed by LATTE Cruise) and Panorama Bar on its top deck and will be equipped with a next-generation custom-made submarine, Scenic Neptune II, that can dive to a depth of up to 200 metres.
“This is a big and important moment for all of us at Scenic,” said Glen Moroney, Chairman and Founder of Scenic Group.
“Scenic Eclipse II represents improved vision of our pioneering approach in the world of ultra-luxury cruising.
“We are grateful to be able to build the most technologically advanced discovery passenger ships in the world and to cooperate with shipyards with a long, proud tradition of shipbuilding.
Scenic Eclipse II is due for completion by April next year and will join Scenic Eclipse sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean, Scotland, the Americas, the Caribbean and both Polar regions.
In 2024, Scenic Eclipse II will also visit Polynesia and Indonesia and Australia, where Scenic was founded 37 years ago.