Scenic Eclipse, World’s First Discovery Yacht Celebrates First Anniversary

Scenic Eclipse, World’s First Discovery Yacht Celebrates First Anniversary

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ is celebrating one year since Scenic Eclipse embarked on its maiden voyage and raised the standard of luxury expedition cruising forever. Christened in New York by Godmother Dame Helen Mirren in September 2019, Scenic Eclipse marries luxury and discovery with the ultimate in safety and sustainability. Scenic Eclipse has been honored with several awards since its launch including being named Best New Luxury Ship for 2020 by Cruise Critic’s Cruiser’s Choice Awards. Guests, who had the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously only left to the imagination, can now look forward to even bigger and better opportunities with Scenic Eclipse’s second season. A celebration video has been produced.

In the past year, (essentially eight months due to the global halt to cruises) the 228-passenger luxury yacht Scenic Eclipse has introduced its guests to more than 20 countries across four continents and three oceans. Guests have enjoyed more than 290 helicopter flights across incredible vistas, experienced more than 200 dives in Scenic Eclipse’s on-board submarine, Scenic Neptune, able to reach depth upwards of 1,000 feet, and participated in 500 Discovery explorations including kayaking and Zodiac trips around the amazing icebergs of Antarctica. For the more daring, 270-plus guests took the polar plunge, diving into the freezing waters of the Arctic and Antarctica to earn their polar badges.

To celebrate its successful first year, Scenic USA is offering guests free and reduced premium airfare on select Antarctica, Transatlantic and Arctic Scenic Eclipse sailings; and free and reduced economy airfare on Arctic, Central America and Mediterranean voyages; plus an additional $500pp savings if guests pay in full within 14 days of booking. This is in addition to an included Book with Confidence program that offers guests additional flexibility and includes Deposit Protection Plan (value USD $250).

Ann Chamberlin, Scenic Group VP Sales USA, added, “We have had such an incredible first season with Scenic Eclipse, showcasing its diversity of amenities including discovery explorations, helicopter journeys and submarine dives. These guest opportunities, along with so many others, have really set a new benchmark in ultra-luxury travel and, of course, are extremely popular with our guests. We can’t wait to welcome guests back on board as we continue to develop our luxury ocean products, with plans to make Scenic Eclipse’s second season even more exclusive for our guests.”

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 34-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Since 2008, Scenic has offered river cruises in Europe, SE Asia and Russia on its 15 Space-Ships and Egypt on a luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced the world’s first luxury Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Cruises, parent brand of Emerald Waterways and the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises, has nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). In 2021, the Emerald Azzurra will be the first yacht to launch under the Emerald Cruises brand - a 100-guest super yacht that will ply the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas.

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