Cruising Press Releases

Scenic Eclipse Takes to the Water in Croatia – Fit-Out Work Begins


Boston & Vancouver, February 2018 – On January 31, 2018, Scenic Chairman and Founder Glen Moroney, oversaw the float out of the world’s first Discovery Ship, Scenic Eclipse, at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia. With much of its exterior construction complete, the ship will now begin the fit-out process. The float out came just days before the announcement that Scenic will soon begin work building a second duplicate Scenic Eclipse to launch in 2020. A time-lapse video of the building of Scenic Eclipse and its float out can be viewed at US: CAN:


The 228-guest ‘six-star’ luxury yacht is slated to begin its cruise season on August 31, 2018 with a 15-day Mediterranean Discovery itinerary, departing Athens and ending in Venice. A christening event is being planned shortly thereafter.


Scenic Eclipse has been designed by a collaboration of internal and external naval architects including Foreship in Finland and Oliver Design from Spain, and the ship is being built by Uljanik Group in Croatia. The opulent interiors have been designed by Karen Moroney.


Melding world-class innovation with incredible luxury, the Scenic Eclipse has ratcheted up the cruise industry standard for doing expedition cruises: 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft²; 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to a poolside buffet; a 5,920 ft² spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine – to allow for explorations far beyond any done on expedition ships to date; a 240-seat 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 even greater stability; the highest passenger ship ice class rating – Polar Class 6 (Ice Class 1A Super): redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration; state-of-the-art bridge systems; and GPS dynamic positioning system that allows for stationary positioning without the use of an anchor.


And, as is the case with all of Scenic’s itineraries, they are truly all-inclusive – from butler service for every guest to all excursions to all drinks and meals – 24/7, to all gratuities.


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and the world’s first Discovery Yachts – Scenic Eclipse in 2018 and a second Scenic Eclipse in 2020. Award-winning Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, Irrawaddy and Russia while Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US:; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]: and in Canada:; phone (866) 689-8611; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.