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Where Discovery Meets Luxury: Scenic

Where Discovery Meets Luxury: Scenic

The new Scenic Eclipse, first of the line’s Discovery Yachts, provides a six-star, all-inclusive experience for guests. She has a distinctive look with her long hull and “wedding cake” structure – and, rather like Scenic’s river ships, the décor is ultra-modern and contemporary. Enjoy elegant, stylish spaces with a number of beautifully designed restaurants and lounges.

This ocean-going, expedition-oriented yacht has a contemporary vibe, a high-tech sensibility and some fabulous art, providing punches of bold colour and glamour.

The stunning, Lumière restaurant accommodates just over 30 patrons each night for dinner, with reservations required. It includes a lovely Champagne Bar adding to the luxe feel. The main lounge, a hub for drinks and entertainment, has a truly remarkable 100-bottle whisky bar.

Main restaurant, Elements focuses on Italian, steak and seafood and there’s also a separate Chef’s Table within Elements reserved for guests booking the most premium suites or by invitation.

Other dining options include Asian fusion spot Koko’s, the casual Yacht Club with its poolside grill, bar and buffet and 24-hour room service.

The yacht carries 228 guests (200 in polar regions) in 114 spacious and well-appointed suites, each with a small sitting area and verandah. There are six butlers on the ship, each taking care of 15 suites.

Scenic Eclipse offers several pools and terraces with sun beds, an expansive gym and spa, a fabulous yoga and Pilates studio, as well as a relaxation area with thermal lounges, steam rooms and saunas.

The yacht boasts a pair of helicopters and a submarine and these impressive “toys” will appeal to travelers who long to take a helicopter ride over northern tundra or southern glaciers, or dive below the water (to 984 feet) in the Scenic Neptune six-seater submarine – with costs for each of these experiences. Guests go out on a Zodiac to board the sub via a platform on its roof. Feeling adventurous? The Eclipse also offers tandem kayaks, and, depending on the yacht’s locale, snowshoes or snorkels.

Many of these remarkable shore excursions are included, and there’s an onboard Discovery Team and a fleet of Zodiacs with a focus on providing guests with a superior and enriching vacation, wherever in the world the yacht may sail.