Scenic launches Eclipse II
Scenic has reinforced its push into ocean cruising with the announcement of Scenic Eclipse II which is set to launch in 2020. The newbuild was revealed last month to a thrilled audience at the sixth annual Scenic “Night of Stars” which recognised the company’s top selling agents over the last year.
Scenic founder and chairman Glen Moroney said the decision to create a second ocean vessel followed unprecedented interest in Scenic Eclipse from guests keen to experience the company’s “unique blend of six-star luxury meets expedition cruising”.
“The debut of Scenic Eclipse II will not only allow us to expand our offering and pioneer new destinations, such as the Russian Arctic, it will also allow us to continue our passion for innovation in design and handcrafted itineraries, which we are confident will appeal to a wide variety of guests,” Moroney said.
Construction will commence next year in the same Croatian shipyard where Scenic Eclipse recently floated out. Like her sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II will feature 114 balcony suites, nine restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a Spa Sanctuary and indoor and outdoor pools. Expedition facilities include a marina deck, two helicopters and a submarine, while the vessels are being constructed in compliance with the new International Maritime Organisation Polar Code requirements including an Ice Class 1A rating.
Itineraries for Scenic Eclipse II will be released next month, and will feature “remote and long sought-after destinations” such as Russia’s White Sea, the Northwest Passage, Southern Greenland, and a Bering Sea crossing between Alaska and Russia.