Scenic Cruises and Tours is synonymous with luxury, opulence and service. But is their latest ocean cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, the most luxurious cruise in the world?
We think it might just be.
Launching in August 2018, Scenic Eclipse, is the world’s first purpose-built, 6-star, Discovery Yacht to sail the seas by Scenic.
With a staff-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, Scenic Eclipse is touted as the most exclusive and luxurious cruise experience of a lifetime – and for good reason.
Home to a maximum 228 guests, the super yacht has seven categories of suites, all featuring a private verandah, personal butler service, Bose surround sound system and minibar which is replenished daily.
Guest will also find the included laundry services a convenience when travelling.
Add to this the spectacular world-wide itineraries, private helicopters and a submarine, coupled with Scenic’s renowned fully-inclusive style and service, and this super yacht cruise shapes up to be one of the most anticipated sailings ever.
The luxurious facts
- Six on board dining options
- Contemporary French fine dining – capacity 44
- Pan Asian restaurant – capacity 100
- Italian and steak restaurant – capacity 100
- Al fresco indoor/outdoor restaurant – capacity 125
- Ocean Café and Lounge – capacity approx. 40
- In-room dining with 24-hour room service
- Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio
- Two seven-seater helicopters
- One seven-seater submarine
- 12 Zodiacs
- Snorkelling and scuba equipment
- A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with camera
- Spa sanctuary
- Indoor/outdoor swimming pool
- Gym, yoga and pilates studio
- 240 seat theatre
- Experienced Scenic Cruise Director
- Experienced Discovery Team all year round
Scenic Eclipse Inclusions
- 100% verandah suites
- Unlimited complimentary beverages including mini-bar replenished daily
- All meals on board
- Choice of six dining options – from casual fare to fine dining
- Butler service for every guest
- Expert local guides
- Shore excursions
- Bottled water for all shore excursions and chef-prepared picnics available
- Late night menu
- Cocktails to your room
- Zodiac, kayak and snorkelling adventures
- On board entertainment and lectures
- Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
- Complimentary self-service guest laundry
- Personalised airport transfers
- All tipping, gratuities and porterage
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Submarine and helicopters
In the world’s first super yacht experience, guests will have access to two unique adventure options – a touring submarine and two helicopters.
A seven-seat submarine will take guests to explore the underwater world for a truly unique cruise experience.
Explore the watery depths as you glide past coral reefs, frolicking whales, and maybe even a dolphin or two. Catch a rare glimpse of a sunken ship wreck for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that is sure to set the standard for luxury shore tours and excursions.
Scenic Eclipse will also be home to two seven-seater helicopters that will whisk guests to previously unexplored locations, not accessible to standard ocean cruise ships.
Why take a water view of a glacier in Antarctica by zodiac, when you can experience the icy continent by air? Instead, land on top of an iceberg where you can interact with wildlife of the furry kind.
The Suite lifestyle
With only 114 guest suites onboard, the opulence level is kicked up a few notches with panoramic views from every suite, while also featuring luxury bathroom amenities and a personalised butler.
The decadent interiors have been designed by Karen Moroney, who derived inspiration from a number of the world’s leading luxury hotels.
Each suite has been handcrafted to feature the finest in design and fittings, and the public spaces offer an elegant environment to dine and relax.
Verandah Suite: 66 suites at 32 sqm
Each room features a king sized bed with walk-in-robe, lounge area with reading chairs, personalised butler, Bose surround sound system plus an outdoor verandah.
Deluxe Verandah Suite: 29 suites at 38sqm
This slightly extended Verandah Suite features all the same inclusions with a larger sitting room and suite space.
Spa Suite: 14 suites at 48sqm
With all the amenities and inclusions of the Verandah Suites, the Spa Suite boasts an oversized bathroom with a deep spa bath, set against floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bedroom and verandah. Also included is a work desk area.
Panorama Suite: two suites at 56sqm
The larger Panorama Suite features a large TV with cinema surround sound, dining table with seating for up to four guests, library including a Kindle, complimentary laundry service, one hour complimentary spa treatment per suite, priority preferred dining options in select restaurants, priority choice of shore excursions, priority choice of helicopter and submarine experiences, zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes and more.
Grand Panorama Suite: one suite at 100sqm, including a terrace of 43sqm
Featuring all the inclusions of the Panorama Suite, the Grand Panorama Suite features an extended wrap around balcony with an outside terrace and lounge area.
Owner’s Penthouse: two suites at 185sqm, including a terrace of 65sqm
Guest can expect amenities and luxuries to exceed expectations. A 60-inch TV in the bedroom is coupled with a 70-inch TV in the separate lounge area. A therapeutic spa bath in the bathroom, a Spa Day Bed that transforms for an ‘in-suite’ spa experience, dual his and hers vanity, a dining table with seating for up to ten guests, a guest powder room, an outside terrace with Whirlpool Jacuzzi, day beds and large lounge area, plus unlimited laundry services, daily delivery of canapes and petit fours, guaranteed dining preferences each night, and guaranteed shore excursions and preference for helicopter, submarine, zodiacs, kayaks, e-bikes and more.
Two-bedroom Owner’s Suite: one suite at 233sqm, including a terrace of 65sqm
The epitome of luxury in ocean cruise suites is this over-sized, two-bedroom Penthouse Suite with large verandah. The single two-bedroom Owners Suite is a combination of the Owners Suite and the Spa Suite, to create an incredible space designed for luxury and opulence. All the suite inclusions with unlimited laundry services and included helicopter and submarine Discovery Experiences, make this potentially the most luxurious suite at sea.
Scenic Eclipse itineraries
Where can you sail on the world’s first, 6-star Discovery Yacht? This video outlines a few of the world’s most sought after destinations.
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