Scenic Eclipse Sets Sail on Inaugural Voyage

The bathtub in the Scenic Eclipse's Spa Suite

The Scenic Eclipse, the first ship in Scenic’s new Discovery Yacht series, has set sail on its inaugural voyage, a 13-day itinerary from Reykjavik to Quebec. Following the sailing, the new expedition cruise ship will had to New York City for its September 10 christening ceremony by Godmother Dame Helen Mirren

The new ship has a capacity of 228 guests, dropping to 200 for itineraries in the Arctic and Antarctica, in 114 all-verandah suites. The ship also has 10 dining options, including Asian Fusion, French fine dining, a chef’s table and a poolside buffet, as well as a Senses Spa with a gym and a separate yoga and Pilates studio. Also onboard are two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of reaching depths of nearly 1,000 feet, plus a theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest to staff ratio. 

The ship also incorporates zero-speed stabilizer fins that Scenic said are 50 percent larger than standard, giving the ship greater stability by cutting its roll by more than 85 percent. The vessel is built to a Polar Class 6 ice rating, the highest possible for a passenger ship, and it also has redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing environmental impact and enhancing safety during Zodiac operations.

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