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Travel Agent Anne Crawford Named Winner of Scenic Eclipse Contest…


Boston, June 2017 – The Scenic contest for travel agents, announced last November, has produced quite a bit of excitement in the industry as agents vied for the grand prize of a 10-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise for two aboard the world’s first Discover Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, (inclusive of roundtrip business class tickets, etc.). Travel agents received one entry for every five bookings made between Nov. 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017 and luxury travel advisor Ms. Anne Crawford of Coastline Travel Advisors, a Virtuoso agency based in Southern California, had one of her six entries drawn (34 bookings).


“I was extremely excited to receive phone call that I had won the cruise,” stated Ms. Crawford. “I worked hard and am so excited to go on the new ship. Scenic is a wonderful company to work with.”


“Since our US launch in 2008, travel agents like Anne are very important to Scenic. Not only do they share our passion for river cruising, their response to our luxury yacht, Scenic Eclipse, has been phenomenal,” added Joni Rein, Scenic VP of Sales & Marketing.


The “6-star” mega yacht offers unprecedented luxury and comfort for 228 passengers (200 in Antarctica), and features 114 all-verandah suites, from the generous 345ft² Verandah Suites to the truly luxurious 2,659ft² two-bedroom Penthouse Suite. Public spaces include a choice of 10 on board dining choices, a state-of-the-art theatre, 5,900 ft² Spa Sanctuary and numerous lounge and bar areas. Top notch service, including butler service for every guest, is accomplished with a near 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio.


The adventure opportunities are just as diverse: from helicopters to submarines to zodiacs, kayaks and scuba gear, guests will be able to fill their time between on board indulgences with off-board once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


Scenic has not only designed a luxurious Discovery Yacht but it will also be built to the highest safety standard including the latest technological advancements. The ship has been specifically designed to navigate challenging seas in the utmost comfort and safety. Scenic Eclipse will utilize innovative zero-speed stabilizer fins, 50% larger than standard to provide even greater stability. These sophisticated stabilizers, normally only found on the largest private super yachts, also work when the ship is stationary, adding further to guest comfort.


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, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents, or from Scenic: in the US:; phone 844-788-7987; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.