IT will be the ultimate homecoming for Scenic Tours in 2024 with the Aussie cruise line planning to finally sail a ship in local waters as part of its 2023/24 ocean cruising program.

The highly anticipated Scenic Eclipse II Discovery Yacht will offer guests the chance of voyaging from Newcastle with founder Glen Moroney on board, the city where the company was forged 36 years ago, with Scenic’s GM of Sales and Marketing Anthony Laver labelling the departure a “major moment” in the line’s history.

Making it particularly special is the plan to make amends for a scuttled Kimberley season last year, a well subscribed sailing that was ultimately scrapped due to COVID restrictions.

The overall program will feature 85 itineraries sailing to more than 50 countries across all seven continents, with the addition of South Pacific voyages complementing Antarctica, the Arctic, Mediterranean and the Americas.