A truly remarkable event took place for Scenic Group when, for the first time in its history, Scenic Eclipse II, the world’s newest ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, and Scenic Eclipse sailed side by side. The ships met in the Qeqertarsuaq channel in Western Greenland, where Scenic Eclipse was finishing her journey through the remote Northwest Passage and was headed to Disko Bay, and Scenic Eclipse II had just completed an Iceland-Greenland voyage and is heading out on an extensive expedition of the wonders of the world’s largest island.
“Meeting in such a remote and spectacular channel, north of the Arctic Circle, is amazing,” said Senior Captain Erwan Le Rouzic while aboard Scenic Eclipse II. “We were pleased to introduce Scenic Eclipse II to guests on board Scenic Eclipse in such a special way. All the guests were invited to celebrate with Champagne and live music on the Observation Deck. It was a very emotional and fun shared moment."
The unusual meeting was also a wonderful event for the ultra-luxury yachts’ crew as Captain Le Rouzic conveys: “It’s a very special moment for the crews to meet with their sister ship, as there are many friends and close colleagues stationed on each Discovery Yacht. In the Polar regions, there is a particularly strong feeling of community and friendship due to the remoteness of these places. Having the two Discovery Yachts together in such a symbolic region is also a strong message of Scenic's commitment to setting the benchmark in ultra-luxury expedition cruising."
The two Discovery Yachts are expected to meet again during the 2023-2024 Antarctica season.
Both of the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts have 114 all-verandah suites ranging in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft² (32m² to 245m²); 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to 24/7 room service; a 5,920 ft² (550m²) spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and electric submersible; a state-of-the-art theater for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio. And then there is the technology: innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50% larger than standard to provide greater stability cutting roll by more than 85%; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6; redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing environmental impact and enhancing safety during Zodiac operations.
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