Scenic Group announced that its ultra-luxury superyacht Scenic Eclipse will do a series of Red Sea itineraries for the first time in 2021.
Scenic’s first purpose-built ocean ship (and the world's first "Discovery Yacht") will sail Saudi waters from July 17 through December 9, 2021.
Selected sailings from October through December will be open to international tourists to experience the Saudi heritage, unique landscapes, and welcoming hospitality.
Scenic Eclipse is equipped with an onboard submarine, 2 helicopters for flightseeing, Zodiacs, and up to a 20-person Specialist Discovery Team. Guests can enjoy a wealth of innovative proportions in the Verandah Suites, 10 dining options to explore cuisine delights, entertainment and wellness areas.
Scenic Eclipse from homeport Jeddah will offer charter services with unique Red Sea itineraries, and pre-planned itineraries. Among the destinations scheduled is Yanbu, Saudi Arabia's diving capital. The beach destination provides extensive opportunities for watersports, swimming, and snorkeling in the Saudi Red Sea, as well as cultural experiences. Yanbu boasts the Iona wreck, a preserved British merchant steamer sunk back in 1915 which can be explored by submarine, snorkeling, or diving.
Outside of Saudi, the ship will also be able to visit Aqaba-Petra Jordan and the small Port Ghalib Marina, a short distance from Luxor Egypt.