Glen and Karen Moroney

Glen and Karen Moroney, owners, Scenic Group 

For Overcoming Adversity, Making It Happen

Christened in New York recently by Dame Helen Mirren (see photo above), the new Scenic Eclipse is a sleek beauty. Dubbed a “Discovery Yacht,” the Polar Class 6-rated vessel reflects the vision of Glen and Karen Moroney, owners of Scenic Group. Exuding a luxurious, modern vibe, the new ship offers innovative suites, all with butler service, and even two helicopters and a submarine that can dive 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface.  

But the path to the christening wasn’t easy. The ship’s delivery to Scenic had been delayed not once, not twice, but three times, due to serious shipyard woes. But with a “make it happen” attitude, Glen Moroney, also Scenic Group’s founder and chairman, hired a team of 500 subcontractors and many skilled cruise workers from multiple countries to help complete the shipyard construction project.

As a result, Scenic Eclipse is now a reality. Inside, guests will see Karen Moroney’s project design and decorative touches in the ship’s all-verandah suites and spacious public areas. Guests enjoy 10 dining options, indoor and outdoor plunge pools and a spa with a gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio. Scenic Eclipse also provides a smooth ride, with innovative, zero-speed stabilizer fins that are 50 percent larger than the standard — providing greater stability. 

Certainly, Scenic Group, which includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways, and several tour brands, has expanded its cruise offerings sizably over the past few years. But thanks to the Moroneys’ unyielding commitment to launching the first Discovery Yacht, Scenic is also now sailing the seven seas.

Glen and Karen Moroney

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