October 14, 2022

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Scenic Eclipse: The Future of Luxury Cruising

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The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht is an unparalleled, ultra-luxurious way to experience the ocean’s beauty.

Setting sail on a five-star yacht incomparably blends sophisticated opulence with adventure and travel. The Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht, is setting the new standard for ultra-luxury cruising.

From Scandinavian-inspired spa facilities and ten dining experiences to a pilates studio and personalized butler service, it’s easy to fall in love with everything the experience offers.

The Australian-founded company has more than three decades of experience creating memorable journeys for its guests. For Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, travel innovation, indulgent spaces, and unparalleled guest experiences are at the heart of everything it does.

After years of functioning as a couch tour operator, the company has expanded into all-inclusive, five-star river and ocean cruises in Europe, Southeast Asia, the USA, Australia, and Canada.

Because of its unique design, the Scenic Eclipse can access places that standard cruises and yachts cannot—remote parts of the Antarctic, small ports in Europe and the Caribbean, and the Kimberley Coast in Australia are all within reach.

A World-Class Vessel for Adventure

An exciting trip on the Scenic Eclipse is perfect for those who love the luxury of private yachting but wish to share the experience with large groups of friends and family. The interior and exterior of the Scenic Eclipse are indeed unlike any other luxury vessel. Across all five decks, 114 suites are designed to be each guest’s private haven. Every spacious suite is filled with natural light, elegant furnishings, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a king-size bed, state-of-the-art amenities, a lounge area, and a sleep zone. To make the experience even more relaxing, each suite is enhanced by the services of a professional butler who will serve you tea and coffee every morning.

When travelling on the five-star cruise, you will also have access to in-suite beverage and dining services, a mini-bar stocked with premium beverages, specialty coffee and teas, an HDTV entertainment system with Bose speakers, and an advanced heating and air-conditioning system. In addition, this HVAC system provides every room with 100 percent fresh, filtered air.

Every suite features a private verandah where guests can enjoy a cocktail before heading to one of the restaurants for dinner.

The Scenic Eclipse has a submarine for incredible underwater adventures, two helicopters and a landing pad, which transport guests to and from excursions like helicopter skiing, golf, and gastronomic dining experiences.

Other innovative features of the cruise include a theatre, an observation lounge with Swarovski telescopes, nine bars, and oversized stabilizers for smoother trips.

An Abundance of Amenities

Custom-designed with a wealth of world-class features for unforgettable exploration, Scenic Eclipse boasts amenities that everyone will enjoy.

For complete relaxation and recovery, guests can visit the 5,920-square-foot Scandinavian-inspired spa with several impressive facilities. The Vitality Pool is ideal for those looking to unwind without having to move a muscle. For those eager to break a sweat, the spa’s specialized yoga and pilates studio, as well as the POWER: Gym, is a must-visit. The sole focus of the spa is to enhance and support every guest’s well-being.

Friendly and knowledgeable instructors teach several classes onboard, like yoga, pilates, mindfulness meditation, sound bowl meditation, aerial yoga, dance classes, Zumba, HIIT, boot camp classes, and TRX suspension training.

The exclusive Senses Spa offers women’s and men’s saunas and steam rooms, women’s and men’s vitality lounges, temperature-controlled plunge pools, signature thermal loungers, therapeutic pressure showers, spa terraces with sunbeds, ESPA treatments, hairdressers, and a selection of beauty products.

When the weather is warm, guests are welcome to use the Scenic Eclipse’s collection of water sports equipment. A Discovery Team member will guide them on a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or Zodiac expedition to a remote beach where they can have a picnic and spend the afternoon snorkelling, hiking, swimming or relaxing.

Sensational Dining Experiences

Along with 24-hour in-suite dining, guests can embark on a culinary journey at any of the Scenic Eclipse’s ten restaurants. Each restaurant is led by an experienced culinary team, which includes more than 38 chefs from over 15 countries. Guests with a passion for fine dining can participate in the Chef’s Table @ Elements experience, an exclusive evening with an 11-course dégustation matched to fine wines.

The luxury cruise’s all-inclusive dining experiences celebrate various cuisines and flavours. Every guest will find a dish that satiates their cravings from Asian fusion, Italian, French, and Japanese to elevated American, and Teppanyaki.

Guests can select their preference to dine whenever and wherever the mood strikes, affording them the option of privacy and space at no additional cost. For example, groups can dine together in the restaurant of their choice or the privacy of their ultra-luxury suite.

Discovering the World with Green Initiatives

The vessel is also equipped with the latest technology, like the advanced Azipod propulsion system, which minimizes the noise and vibrations that disturb marine life. The Scenic Eclipse’s GPS also allows the ship to maintain its position without an anchor, eliminating any damage to the delicate sea floor.

Additionally, the boat is equipped to plug into onshore power networks, allowing it to reduce emissions by primarily running off the electrical grid and not generators. The vessel also uses the lightest grade of marine fuel on board, significantly reducing sulphur emissions.

Observing humpback whales in Canada and marvelling at penguins in Antarctica is much more enjoyable on a cruise that cherishes the planet.

The Scenic Eclipse is committed to reducing its environmental impact and building a more sustainable way of luxury water travel. Through several environmentally conscious invitations, both on board and onshore, it functions with minimal environmental impact.

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