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Just announced! Scenic has unveiled plans for a 'discovery yacht' comprising of all veranda suites, two helicopters, a submarine and the highest ice-class rating (1A super). Scenic Eclipse is planned to enter service in August 2018 with her maiden season will including voyages to the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.
The 16,500gt Scenic Eclipse will carry 228 passengers in 114 verandah suites, from the roomy 344-square-foot Verandah Suite to the 2,500-square-foot, two bedroom Owner's Penthouse Suite.
The yacht will have six dining venues, including contemporary fine dining with French cuisine, pan-Asian, Italian, steak and casual alfresco dining on the Pool Deck or in the Ocean Cafe Lounge. Scenic Eclipse will also have a 240-seat theatre. The ship will boast a 5,000-square-foot spa will offer indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and plunge pools with a gym equipped with separate yoga and Pilates studio are planned, too.
Scenic's all-inclusive approach means there's no surcharge at any dining venue, and top-shelf beverages are available all day. Gratuities, Wi-Fi and excursions are included, too along with butler service with an overall almost 1:1 crew-to-passenger ratio.
A seven-seat submarine and a pair of twin-engine helicopters will take travelers to remote areas. A remotely operated vehicle and a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks are also on board, plus SCUBA diving and snorkeling equipment. For Arctic and Antarctica cruises, passenger numbers will be limited to 200, enabling more landings per day for each person.