Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic Group’s second ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, entered the water for the first time, marked by a ‘float out’ ceremony, at the 3. maj shipyard in Croatia. The process of managing the construction of the vessel is led by MKM Yachts, a division of the Scenic Group. Scenic Eclipse II is due to launch in April 2023, with her maiden voyage sailing from Lisbon to Barcelona.
Measuring 551 feet long and 71 feet wide, the Discovery Yacht is the sister to Scenic Eclipse, which launched to much fanfare in 2019. Thanks to its innovative world-class technology and Polar 6 classification, Scenic Eclipse II is designed to meet the highest environmental standards and is structurally strengthened to navigate all seas, including the polar waters of Antarctica and the Arctic.
This latest vessel will have several enhancements following feedback from guests and crew who sailed on Scenic Eclipse. In addition to the new features in the Senses Spa, Scenic Eclipse II will have a newly designed outdoor pool and Panorama Bar on its top deck and will be equipped with a next generation custom-made submarine, Scenic Neptune II, capable of diving to a depth of up to 650 feet with eight guests.
Glen Moroney, Chairman and Founder of Scenic Group commented, “This is a big and important mo-ment for all of us at Scenic. Scenic Eclipse II represents improved vision of our pioneering approach in the world of ultra-luxury cruising. We are grateful to be able to build the most technologically advanced discovery passenger ships in the world and to cooperate with shipyards with a long, proud tradition of shipbuilding. We were able to find the suitable partners in the Republic of Croatia and the 3. maj ship-yard, and I would like to thank them for their co-operation, as well as all other stakeholders who recog-nized the seriousness of our intentions and the importance of this project for Croatian shipbuilding on a global scale, primarily the Croatian government, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Develop-ment (HBOR), the OTP Bank and others”
Scenic Eclipse II is on course for completion by April 2023 and will join her sister on itineraries taking in the Mediterranean, Scotland, the Americas, the Caribbean and both Polar regions. In 2024, Scenic Eclipse II will also visit Polynesia and Indonesia and Australia, where Scenic was founded 37 years ago.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 36-year plus history to include award-winning river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinat-ing destinations. Since 2008, Scenic has set the benchmark for truly all-inclusive, luxury five-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as luxury cruises on Egypt’s Nile on board a private luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, a 228-guest ultra-luxury ship, and plans to deliver a second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023. Scenic is part of Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours.