I have touched on this exciting new forthcoming addition to the ultra-luxury discovery yacht area of this constantly expanding industry. It was with much delight that I opened my envelope this week enclosing my Preview Release brochure for Scenic Eclipse. It even passed the touch and smell test 😉 I know I’m not alone in doing this but not necessarily do I expect my readers of this article to understand this slightly odd habit ! Whilst the brochure isn’t one of the high gloss ones, it’s matt finish and absolutely action packed, experience filled, ‘memories waiting to be had’ content are just bursting out at you on the turn of each page.
It’s doubtful that I can find enough superlatives to give you an insight to the World’s first six star luxury Discovery yacht. Scenic Eclipse will accommodate just 228 discerning guests in 114 beautifully & opulently appointed balcony suites ranging from an extremely generous 345 square feet up to a jaw dropping 2507 square foot 2 bedroom Penthouse Suite with its own whirlpool jacuzzi on the balcony.
All suites will benefit from, at the very least (Veranda and Deluxe Verandas) : a Bose sound system, showers with light therapy, King Size Slumber Bed, Personalised Butler Bar featuring Nespresso and speciality tea’s (which are replenished daily for you), Butler Service, separate toilet, luxury bathroom amenities, the list goes on. Over and above these wonderful amenities if you have a Spa Suite (515 square feet) your shower becomes a steam one, you have a full size spa bath, mini bar re-stocked daily, complimentary laundry service (limited daily quota) also one hour complimentary spa treatment per suite. The list of features and services in the higher suite categories get longer and longer and I don’t want to bombard you with endless facts and figures. The likes of a Whirlpool Jacuzzi on your balcony (Penthouse Suites) and preferential choice of speciality restaurant dining, shore excursions, discovery experiences (helicopter, submarine, zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes and more), will give you some indication as to just how incredible this experience is going to be.
I just LOVE the design of this mega yacht. She truly looks as if she would be right at home in a slick Bond Movie. Not sure who even remembers, but one of the original Seabourn fleet – Seabourn Legend, was actually featured in the Speed 2 movie with Sandra Bullock. Sorry, I digress…….. however, with her helicopters and submarine, never say never (again) ……… Who has kept up with that initially accidental tie in ?
Let’s talk destinations as that I know wasn’t dealt with in my previous post about Scenic Eclipse. Her inaugural season calendar is going to be traversing the globe from tip to toe. She will start her exciting travels in Europe/Mediterranean (late summer 2018) before repositioning to do some amazing Cuba, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Columba and Ecuador itineraries early October to end of November 2018). After that Scenic Eclipse will be heading into the Chilean Fjords, onto the Falklands and down into Antarctica where she will finish up in Buenos Aires at the end of a 22 night voyage that commenced on 1st March 2019. Following her Antarctic and South America season she will head back across via the Canaries into the Mediterranean for her Spring/early Summer 2019 season. This will be followed by some ‘closer to home’ itineraries around Iberia and the British Isles prior to visiting the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords/Northern Europe during July through to September 2019. Scenic Eclipse’s currently last departure in print is on the 8th September 2019 from Reykjavik to Quebec for 13 nights. We’ll have to wait and see what will unfold from there as her subsequent adventures of discovery.
ALL INCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Being a guest on board the world’s first discovery yacht
Personal service with an almost 1:1 guest-staff ratio
All balcony suites
Butler service for every guest
Five dining venues – casual to fine dining
Unlimited complimentary beverages (excepting rare, fine & vintage wines, champagnes and spirits)
ALL shore excursions
Expert Discovery Team
All tipping, transfers and gratuities
INNOVATIVE DESIGN FEATURES
Simply stunning external design
Highest ‘Ice-Class’ Classification – 1A. In the Arctic and Antarctic guest capacity will be limited to 200 guests
Scenic Eclipse will be THE most technologically advanced yacht in the world
2 x twin engine helicopters
Submarine that can dive to depth of 200 metres
Internal ‘mud’ room and marine platform to ease access for discovery excursions
Kayaks and e-bikes
Scuba diving equipment
Pool with retractable roof permitting use whatever the weather
State of the art GPS dynamic positioning with host of other internal safety features
Innovative stabiliser fins 50% larger than standard for greater stability
Scenic Club Gold – once you return from your first trip you automatically become a Scenic Gold member: Benefits to be had *
Scenic Club Platinum – once you have completed five paid tours or 50 days travel you get upgraded to this level of membership – more Benefits to be had *
Scenic Club Diamond – complete ten paid tours or 100 days travel for this level of membership – even more Benefits to be had *
Asterisk = Conditions apply – most up to date details of member benefits and T&C’s can be found on Scenic’s website
Should this article have piqued your interest it is possible to place a holding deposit of £1000 per person against a voyage of your choice, subject to availability of course (and we are anticipating demand to be high). When the full official brochure is released you would then be required to pay a further deposit bringing the total up to 25% of the invoice amount.
For more in depth details about itineraries/dates etc. just contact me and I’ll be absolutely delighted to assist.
and all you have to do is call me and I’ll bring them to life (travel related ones only of course) 😉 ………….