Scenic Eclipse accidents and incidents

Scenic Eclipse cruise ship


Length (LOA)
166 m / 545 ft

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  • 2018 - Uljanik Shipyard (financial difficulties)
  January 2018Other Incidents

In mid-January 2018, the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula Croatia (building Scenic Eclipse) was reportedly in financial difficulties and its employees haven't been paid for months.

There were speculations about yacht's delay. There were also concerns about the ordered sistership (Scenic Eclipse II, scheduled for delivery in 2020) from the 3 Maj Shipyard in Rijeka Croatia.

The Croatian government offered to guarantee an EUR 96 million loan to the shipyard as restructuring aid. The proposal was subject to European Commission approval. On january 23, 2018, the EUR 96 million state guarantee from the government was approved by the European Commission. The loan helped Uljanik shipyard to stay operational (meeting urgent liquidity needs) and complete its newbuilding projects (all new cruise vessels on order and under construction). EU's conditions for the state aid included finding a foreign investor.

In 2017, the shipyard received restructuring aid as part of the accession of Croatia to the European Union. However, the shipyard used most of the money to lower its shipbuilding prices. This led to full orderbook, but not much improvements. The yard is old and remained antiquated, despite its vessels' fine quality.

  • (July 2018 update) Yacht's planned delivery (August 2018) was re-scheduled for January 2019. All bookings received full refunds.
  • (November 2018 update) Ongoing financial issues, along with a shipyard strike (by engine and systems commissioning workers) resulted in almost 6 weeks delay. Yacht's delivery date was re-scheduled for April 13, 2019. All rebooked deals on Scenic Eclipse received 25% future booking discount (based on rebooked cruise cost). Scenic Cruises also covered costs incurred with changes in travel plans.
  • (Fenruary 2019 update) Vessel's launch was once again delayed (for a 3rd time) and re-scheduled for August 15, 2019. To all affected bookings, Scenic Cruises offered full refunds plus reasonable "associated travel costs”  and 25% discounts on pre-booking.

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