Scenic Eclipse

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Scenic Eclipse Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Eclipse

Year built 2018 new ship
Builder Uljanik Group (Pula, Croatia)
Class ice-strengthened expedition yacht
Owner Scenic Tours (Australia)
Operator Scenic Cruises
Speed 17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA) 166 m / 545 ft
Beam (width) 22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage 16500 gt
Passengers 114 - 228
Crew 172
Decks 8
Cabins 114
Decks with cabins 5
Christened by tba

Review of Scenic Eclipse

With the Scenic Eclipse yacht, the river cruise company Scenic Cruises entered the ocean cruising market. The launch of this ultra-luxury mega yacht is in August 2018. The new, all-suite, 228-passenger cruise ship looks more like a billionaire's yacht and features an ice-strengthened hull, two helicopters, aft marina for water sports, fleet of Zodiacs and a 7-person submarine. Scenic Cruises has an option on a second yacht (sister-ship of Eclipse) which would launch in June 2019.

Scenic Eclipse yacht cruise ship

Scenic's move follows that of Viking River, which entered the ocean arena in 2015 with the launch of Viking Star. It also follows Crystal Cruises move into the yacht arena. In fact, the new Scenic ship bears some similarities to Crystal Esprit, the 62-passenger yacht that Crystal launched in the Seychelles in December 2015 and has a submarine as well as an aft marina.

Scenic is describing the vessel as the "world's first discovery yacht;" it has the highest passenge ship ice-class rating - 1A Super - allowing it to operate deep into the Arctic and Antarctica, where it spends three months of the year.

The passenger numbers is limited to 200 during polar expeditions, allowing several landings per day for passengers.

The helicopters (each with capacity 7 passengers), which carry an extra charge to hire, allow passengers to get closer to the wildlife than by boat. The same with the submarine, which also carries an additional charge.

The ship has an almost 1:1 staff to passenger-to-crew ratio and each suite has a butler.

Other features and all-inclusive amenities include:

  • 14 restaurants, including pan-Asian, steakhouse, seafood, contemporary French and Italian venues, poolside grill, 24/7 room service
  • four bars and lounges
  • a 240-seat theater
  • a heated pool with a retractable roof
  • a 5900 ft2 (550 m2) spa / wellness complex with heated indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and plunge pools, Hair Salon, treatment rooms
  • a gym with separate yoga and Pilates studio
  • almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
  • Staterooms as sizes range between 345 ft2 / 32 m2 (Veranda Suite) to 2660 ft2 / 247 m2 (2-bedroom Penthouse Suite). The Owners Penthouse Suite is sized 2507 ft2 (235 m2). Each of the ship's 114 cabins (alll suites) has a private balcony and lounge area.
  • Scenic yacht cruise deals are inclusive of butler service (regardless cabin category), all tips (gratuities), Discovery leaders (professional tour guides on all cruise itineraries), shore excursions (all land tours and organized events at ports of call and beaches along the itinerary route, expert-led Scenic Freechoice activities, discovery excursions by Zodiacs / large-capacity inflatable boats), all 6 dining venues, onboard entertainment, kayaking, e-biking, snorkeling, scuba diving.

The ship has "zero speed stabilizer fins," (50% larger than typical on a ship of this size) allowing it to navigate the choppiest seas with little movement. (Journeys to Antarctica include passage of the Drake Passage, a notoriously rough trip.)

The Uljanik Group is building the ship in Croatia. Karen Moroney, the wife of the owner of the line, Glen Moroney, designed the interiors.

Itinerary

Scenic Eclipse's Inaugural Cruise is on August 31, 2018 (one-way itinerary from Istanbul to Venice. Then it sails to Canada via Iceland and onto the Arctic, before heading to the British Isles, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, including Cuba, then down the Chilean fjords and onto Antarctica.

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  • Scenic Eclipse was built with the latest technological advancements in order to ensure the highest safety standards. It has custom-built stabilizers (50% bigger than other vessels) and an ice-strengthened hull. Yacht's state-of-the-art fins are able to adjust themselves, enabling the Eclipse to handle the strongest movements of the water and to remain stable.
  • Unlike other ships that use traditional anchors, the Scenic Eclipse ship is fitted with dynamic positioning system using GPS to accurately maintain its position, which is an eco-friendly way to control the vessel. The Eclipse also boasts other environmentally sustainable systems, such as efficient low-impact engines and advanced water treatment systems.
  • Onboard dining options include: 6 dining options (French fine dining, pan-Asian eatery; alfresco inside/outside restaurant; Italian and steakhouse restaurants; cafe lounge)
  • On November 22, 2016, the vessel's construction was officially started with the steel cutting ceremony held at Uljanik Shipyard JSC (Pula, Croatia),
  • The ship's keel laying and coin ceremony was held on April 28, 2017 marking the official start of the construction of the vessel. The special ceremony was at Uljanik Shipyard (Pula, Croatia) and was attended by Scenic Tours' founder and chairman Glen Moroney. He placed an Australian coin beneath the ship's keel – a right of passage for every newbuild and one thought to bring good fortune to its passengers and crew.

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Scenic Eclipse Itineraries 2018

The below listed Scenic Eclipse cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scenic Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Miami cruise port

18 October 2018 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Cuba in Depth
Prices starting
from $11812
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19 Oct      Departing from Miami, Florida   
20 Oct - 21 Oct     Havana, Cuba (Overnight)   
21 Oct     Havana, Cuba   
22 Oct     Maria la Gorda, Cuba   
23 Oct     Isla de la Juventud, Cuba   
24 Oct     Cayo Largo del Sur, Cuba   
25 Oct     Cienfuegos, Cuba   
26 Oct     Casilda, Cuba   
27 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct     Santiago de Cuba   
28 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, Cuba   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
31 Oct      Arriving in Miami, Florida   
Miami cruise port

31 October 2018 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Miami to Cartagena
Prices starting
from $5768
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01 Nov      Departing from Miami, Florida   
02 Nov     Havana, Cuba   
03 Nov - 04 Nov     George Town, Grand Cayman Island (Overnight)   
04 Nov     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
05 Nov     Falmouth, Jamaica   
06 Nov     San Andres Island, Colombia   
07 Nov     San Andres Island, Colombia   
08 Nov     Providencia Island, Colombia   
09 Nov - 10 Nov     Cartagena, Colombia (Overnight)   
10 Nov      Arriving in Cartagena, Colombia   
Cartagena cruise port

09 November 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cartagena to Guayaquil
Prices starting
from $6368
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10 Nov      Departing from Cartagena, Colombia   
11 Nov     San Blas Islands, Panama   
12 Nov     Panama City, Fuerte Amador, Balboa   
13 Nov     Darien National Park, Panama   
14 Nov     Bahia Solano, Colombia   
15 Nov - 16 Nov     Isla de la Plata, Ecuador (Overnight)   
16 Nov     Isla de la Plata, Ecuador   
17 Nov      Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador   
Valparaiso cruise port

22 November 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Ushuaia
Prices starting
from $9818
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23 Nov      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
24 Nov - 25 Nov     Valdivia, Chile (Overnight)   
25 Nov     Valdivia, Chile   
26 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
27 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
28 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
29 Nov     Puerto Natales, Chile   
30 Nov     At Sea   
01 Dec     At Sea   
02 Dec     At Sea   
03 Dec     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
04 Dec     West Point Island, Falkland Islands   
05 Dec     At Sea   
06 Dec      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   
Ushuaia cruise port

16 December 2018 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
Prices starting
from $24818
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17 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
18 Dec     At Sea   
19 Dec - 20 Dec     Falkland Islands (Overnight)   
20 Dec     Falkland Islands   
21 Dec - 23 Dec     At Sea   
24 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
25 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
26 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
27 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
28 Dec - 30 Dec     At Sea   
31 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
01 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
02 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
03 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
04 Jan - 05 Jan     At Sea   
06 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

Scenic Eclipse Itineraries 2019

The below listed Scenic Eclipse cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scenic Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Ushuaia cruise port

16 January 2019 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Ultimate Antarctica
Prices starting
from $13268
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17 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
18 Jan - 21 Jan     At Sea   
22 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
23 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
24 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
25 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
26 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
27 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
28 Jan - 29 Jan     At Sea   
30 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   
Ushuaia cruise port

01 March 2019 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Prices starting
from $23092
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02 Mar      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
03 Mar - 04 Mar     At Sea   
05 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
06 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
07 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
08 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
09 Mar - 11 Mar     At Sea   
12 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
13 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
14 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
15 Mar     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
16 Mar - 17 Mar     At Sea   
18 Mar - 19 Mar     Falkland Islands (Overnight)   
19 Mar     Falkland Islands   
20 Mar - 22 Mar     At Sea   
23 Mar      Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina   
Santa Cruz de Tenerife cruise port

04 April 2019 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $6488
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05 Apr      Departing from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
06 Apr - 07 Apr     Essaouira, Marrakesh, Morocco (Overnight)   
07 Apr     Essaouira, Marrakesh, Morocco   
08 Apr     Casablanca, Morocco   
09 Apr     Rabat, Morocco   
10 Apr     Gibraltar, UK   
11 Apr - 12 Apr     Cartagena, Spain (Overnight)   
12 Apr     Cartagena, Spain   
12 Apr - 13 Apr     Barcelona, Spain (Overnight)   
13 Apr      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   
Istanbul cruise port

26 April 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice
Prices starting
from $9848
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27 Apr      Departing from Istanbul, Turkey   
28 Apr     Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey   
29 Apr     Bozcaada Island, Turkey   
30 Apr     Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey   
01 May     Rhodes Island, Greece   
02 May     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
03 May     Santorini Island, Greece   
04 May     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
05 May     Preveza, Greece   
06 May     Kotor, Montenegro   
07 May - 08 May     Dubrovnik, Croatia (Overnight)   
08 May     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
09 May - 10 May     Split, Croatia (Overnight)   
10 May     Split, Croatia   
11 May      Arriving in Venice, Italy   
Istanbul cruise port

24 May 2019 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice
Prices starting
from $9848
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25 May      Departing from Istanbul, Turkey   
26 May     Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey   
27 May     Bozcaada Island, Turkey   
28 May     Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey   
29 May     Rhodes Island, Greece   
30 May     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
31 May     Santorini Island, Greece   
01 Jun     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
02 Jun     Preveza, Greece   
03 Jun     Kotor, Montenegro   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     Dubrovnik, Croatia (Overnight)   
05 Jun     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
06 Jun - 07 Jun     Split, Croatia (Overnight)   
07 Jun     Split, Croatia   
08 Jun      Arriving in Venice, Italy   
Venice cruise port

07 June 2019 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona
Prices starting
from $6412
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08 Jun      Departing from Venice, Italy   
09 Jun     Ravenna, Italy   
10 Jun     Otranto, Italy   
11 Jun     Messina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy   
12 Jun     Amalfi, Italy   
13 Jun - 14 Jun     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy (Overnight)   
14 Jun     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
14 Jun     Cannes, France Riviera   
15 Jun     Cannes, France Riviera   
16 Jun - 17 Jun     Barcelona, Spain (Overnight)   
17 Jun      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   
Barcelona cruise port

16 June 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Barcelona to Dublin
Prices starting
from $8392
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17 Jun      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
18 Jun     Cartagena, Spain   
19 Jun - 20 Jun     Cadiz, Spain (Overnight)   
20 Jun - 21 Jun     Cadiz, Spain (Overnight)   
21 Jun     Cadiz, Spain   
21 Jun - 22 Jun     Porto, Portugal (Overnight)   
22 Jun - 23 Jun     Porto, Portugal (Overnight)   
23 Jun     Porto, Portugal   
23 Jun - 24 Jun     La Coruna, Spain (Overnight)   
24 Jun     La Coruna, Spain   
25 Jun - 26 Jun     St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales (Overnight)   
26 Jun     St Mary's Island, Scilly Isles, Wales   
27 Jun     Liverpool, England   
28 Jun     Cobh-Cork, Ireland   
29 Jun      Arriving in Dublin, Ireland   
Dublin cruise port

28 June 2019 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Dublin to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6592
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29 Jun      Departing from Dublin, Ireland   
30 Jun     Isle of Man, Douglas, UK   
01 Jul     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
02 Jul     Isle of Iona, Scotland   
03 Jul     Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland   
04 Jul     Isle of Canna, Scotland   
05 Jul     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
06 Jul     Stromness, Orkney Island, Scotland   
07 Jul     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
08 Jul     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
09 Jul      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   


30 July 2019 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Ultimate Arctic
Prices starting
from $11842
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31 Jul      Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
01 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
02 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
03 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
04 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
05 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
06 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
07 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
08 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
09 Aug     Svalbard, Arctic Norway (Exploring)   
10 Aug      Arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
Bjorkoya Island cruise port

09 August 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Bergen
Prices starting
from $12262
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10 Aug      Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
11 Aug     Bjorkoya Island, Norway   
12 Aug - 13 Aug     Hammerfest, Norway (Overnight)   
13 Aug - 14 Aug     Hammamet, Tunisia (Overnight)   
14 Aug     Hammerfest, Norway   
15 Aug     Lofoten Islands, Norway   
16 Aug - 17 Aug     Bronnoysund, Norway (Overnight)   
17 Aug - 18 Aug     Bronnoysund, Norway (Overnight)   
18 Aug     Bronnoysund, Norway   
19 Aug     Alesund, Norway   
20 Aug - 21 Aug     Sognefjord, Norway (Overnight)   
21 Aug     Sognefjord, Norway   
22 Aug      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   
Bergen cruise port

21 August 2019 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik
Prices starting
from $7192
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22 Aug      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
23 Aug     Hardangerfjord, Norway   
24 Aug     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
25 Aug     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
26 Aug     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
27 Aug - 28 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland (Overnight)   
28 Aug     Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland   
29 Aug     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
30 Aug     At Sea   
31 Aug      Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland   
Reykjavik cruise port

30 August 2019 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Iceland Discovery
Prices starting
from $8812
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31 Aug      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
01 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
02 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
03 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
04 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
05 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
06 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
07 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
08 Sep     Icelandic Fjords (Excursion)   
09 Sep      Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland   
Reykjavik cruise port

08 September 2019 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Quebec City
Prices starting
from $9368
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09 Sep      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
10 Sep - 11 Sep     At Sea   
12 Sep     Skjoldungen Island, Greenland   
13 Sep     Nanortalik, Greenland   
14 Sep - 15 Sep     At Sea   
16 Sep     Battle Harbour, Labrador, Canada   
17 Sep     L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland Island, Canada   
18 Sep     Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Island, Canada   
19 Sep     Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada   
20 Sep     Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada   
21 Sep      Arriving in Quebec City, Canada