Scenic’s entry into the ocean cruise market, the premium-class Scenic Eclipse will be the first ocean cruise ship from the line. Featuring the sleek profile of a luxury super yacht, the all-suite, 228-passenger ship (200 on Arctic cruises) will boast some seriously impressive features such as an aft marina with fleet of Zodiacs (exploration landing crafts), two helicopters and a six-person submarine. High-end hallmarks of the ship will also include close to 1:1 staff to guest ratio, lavish Karen Moroney interiors and a deluxe all-inclusive onboard plan. The ship will also have the highest passenger ship ice-class rating -- 1A Super -- allowing it to operate deep into the Arctic and Antarctica, where it will spend three months of the year.
The 16,500-ton, 10-deck vessel is under construction in Croatia by the Uljanik Group.
The 114 cabins are all suites featuring private verandahs and separate living rooms. Entry-level accommodation starts at a spacious 32 square meters (344 square feet) and goes up to the 233-square-meter (2,507-square-foot) Owners Penthouse Suite. Each suite will also have a butler service.
The vessel will feature 10 onboard dining options. There will be no surcharge for any onboard dining. Scenic Eclipse will also have eight bars and lounges and complimentary drinks will include top-shelf brands.
Elements: The ship's main restaurant featuring Italian dishes, as well as steak and seafood;
Koko's: An Asian fusion restaurant with a sake bar;
Sushi @ Koko's: A sushi bar within Koko's;
Teppanyaki @ Koko's: A private dining room option for up to 10 people with an open grill;
Lumiere: A French fine dining venue with contemporary fare and a Champagne bar;
Azure Bar & Cafe: One of the ship's most relaxed eateries, open for all-day grazing;
Epicure: This chef-led cooking emporium is for foodies who like to learn about their meals;
Yacht Club: Another casual venue, this one is a poolside grill, buffet and bar;
Chef's Table: The smallest dining venue onboard;
In-Suite Dining: A 24-hour menu with items good for any time of day will be available for in-suite dining as well.
Entertainment and Activities
The Eclipse’s heated pool is to feature a retractable roof, while a 450-square-meter (4844-square-foot) spa will have indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi tubs (one on the Sun Deck), plunge pools and an extensive range of high-end spa treatments. Fitness facilities will also include a gym with a separate yoga and pilate studio. Less leisurely activities will include kayak, Zodiac and scuba and snorkelling adventures, as well as shore excursions (all included in the rate). The passenger numbers will be limited to 200 during polar expeditions, allowing several landings per day for passengers. The helicopters and submarine will allow passengers to get closer to the wildlife than by boat, but incur additional charges. Other facilities are to include four bars and lounges, plus a 240-seat theater.
A highlight of the ship's amenities is Scenic Neptune, a six-seater submarine capable of diving to a depth of up to 984 feet. The sub will be able to do from eight to 12 dives a day, depending on the length of the dive.
Scenic Eclipse will embark on its maiden Antarctic voyage on January 27, 2019. Other itineraries include South and Central America, Cuba, Europe and the Mediterranean, Baltic, Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.