The company revealed that Scenic’s second Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, is “progressing as planned” and will make its first voyage in the next six months.
The ultra-luxury boat is scheduled to leave on its maiden voyage, an 11-day cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona called the Incredible Iberian Discovery, on 13 April 2023. The vessel features cutting-edge technology and a sleek, modern style.
The initial Discovery Yacht launched in August of 2019, and her sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II, followed in October of that year. Like Scenic Eclipse, the 114-suite, the 6-star vessel will include two helicopters and a Triton submarine which will be larger and able to accommodate eight passengers.
Scenic’s Vice President of Marine Operations, James Griffiths, said, “Scenic Eclipse II is being built to the very highest standards, so she is really built from the bottom up to operate in the most extreme environments in the world and includes all the latest technologies available. It’s safe to say that she can travel where most cruise ships can’t. Our guests may experience the ocean from both above and below the surface with us since we are the only operator to have a submarine and two permanently installed helicopters on board.
Griffiths claimed that “Scenic Eclipse” was the finest ultra-luxury yacht available for travel to any part of the globe.
The Senses Spa on the Scenic Eclipse II has been upgraded with new amenities such as an expanded steam room area with aromatherapy, an integrated ice fountain, and experiential showers.
The KLAFS custom salt treatment lounge in Scenic Eclipse II will have heated beds and aromatherapy scents for added relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit. A dedicated infrared ‘ocean view’ lounge with colour light therapy to energise and reinvigorate skin cells has also been introduced to the wellness area on board Scenic Eclipse II, expanding on the success of the state-of-the-art KLAFS Infrared chairs in the Senses Spa on Scenic Eclipse I, which was designed to relieve back pain and encourage muscle relaxation.
In addition to the big circular pool and relaxing areas found on Deck 10 of the Scenic Eclipse II, there is a new bar with indoor and outdoor seating.
Scenic Eclipse II joins the fleet of Discovery Yachts, expanding their global reach to include up to 357 ports in 85 voyages to 54 countries across all seven continents. In 2024, visitors will be inspired by the luxury rooms to explore destinations beyond the reach of most tourists, such as Australia, Indonesia, and the Pacific. Here are some examples of possible voyages:
The Incredible Iberian Discovery, an 11-day cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona, will be the maiden voyage for Scenic Eclipse II. Explore the Atlantic coast of the seafaring countries of Portugal and Spain, cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and enter the stunning Mediterranean.
Prices start at $11,915 per person (based on a Deluxe Veranda Suite departure date of 13 April 2023) and include a Super Early bird discount of $2,760 per person (plus up to $1,000 per person towards flight). Both May 29th, 2023, and April 24th, 2024, are also available as departure dates.
The roundtrip voyage from Buenos Aires costs $24,545 per person based on the 8 January 2024 departure in a Deluxe Veranda Suite, with a Super Early bird discount of $5,320 per person.
In addition, receive up to $1,500 per person towards flights. Other departure dates in 2024 are 21 January and 9 February.
Scenic has redefined polar travel, and now you can discover the High Arctic in the lap of luxury. See native reindeer, musk oxen, arctic hares, polar foxes, spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, and stunning icebergs in Disko Bay.
Trips depart from Reykjavik and arrive at Kangerlussuaq. A Deluxe Veranda Suite starts at $18,955 per person (based on a 24 August 2023 departure date) with Super Early Bird discounts starting at $4,310 per person (based on the same date range). The second of August 2023 is also marked as a departure date.
Scenic Eclipse II is making her maiden voyage to Australia, and it’s the perfect moment to reconnect with the country’s landscapes. Your journey from Darwin to Broome will take you through the Kimberley Coast’s enormous wilderness, one of the world’s most magnificent and precious places. Experience the ancient indigenous culture of Australia and gain insight from the land’s indigenous inhabitants in a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange.
The 9 June 2024 departure from Broome to Darwin on a Deluxe Veranda Suite starts at $16,195 per person, excluding a Super Early bird discount of $3,850 per person.
There are more departure dates in 2024: May 20, June 29, July 19, August 8, and August 28 from Broome to Darwin, and May 10, 30, June 19, July 9, and August 18 from Darwin to Broome.