First look at Scenic Eclipse ll as The Scenic Group unveils second Discovery Yacht

June 15, 2022

Luxury cruise line Scenic Cruises has unveiled a new timelapse video chronicling the build of its newest Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, which is on course to enter service in April 2023. Showcasing the progress to date, the new video highlights the innovation and technology involved in building a game changing yacht of the Scenic Eclipse calibre. 

The vessel – a near-identical sister ship to sister yacht Scenic Eclipse – is due to float out at its shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia later this month. The vessel is being built by MKM Yachts, a global leader in luxury shipbuilding owned by parent company Scenic Group. 

The new Discovery Yacht is scheduled to make its inaugural sailing from Lisbon, Portugal in April 2023 and will then make the most of its innovative hull design and on-board technology to explore both polar and warm weather destinations. The inaugural season of sailings will include itineraries taking in the Mediterranean, Scotland, the Americas, the Caribbean and both Polar regions. In 2024 the ship will also visit Australia, Polynesia and Indonesia. 

One of the benefits of building Scenic Eclipse II at Scenic Group’s ‘in-house’ shipyard is complete control over the design, build, and operation coupled with the swift translation of ideas to reality. Tweaks have been made on the original Scenic Eclipse design based on feedback from guests and crew working aboard. Guests can expect to see enhancements to the Senses Spa and a larger pool and outdoor area on Deck 10 among the changes.

“The addition of Scenic Eclipse II to the fleet continues our mission to bring once-in-a-lifetime exploration to guests. Our Discovery Yachts are unique in that they can handle extreme and diverse conditions, meaning they can go from the icy waters of the Arctic and Antarctic to the warmth of the Caribbean, and explore ports and coves that larger vessels just cannot access.

Sales Director said “We are intent on innovating and raising the game in the ultra-luxury cruise sector and are doing this by refining the on-board experience and delivering exciting new destinations. There is no limit to our ambition, which is what our discerning guests expect.”

Scenic Eclipse offers an unrivalled 6-star cruising experience and has been designed to provide access to the most remote and remarkable landing sites in the world. With its on-board fleet of Zodiacs, two luxury helicopters and a six-person submarine, a voyage on board the Scenic Eclipse fleet is sure to provide extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime memories.

All Scenic Eclipse voyages are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can relax, knowing everything is taken care of. Transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once-in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price you pay. 

Sailings onboard Scenic Eclipse II start from September 2023.

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Media enquiries:  Annie Knight, Maddy Schilg or Katie Wright at Siren Communications – phone 07771 825 069 or email 

About Scenic Eclipse:

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 36-year history to include award-winning, truly all-inclusive river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™. Hosting just 228 guests (200 in polar regions), the yacht offers a 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, butler service, 10 dining experiences, a 550 sqm (5,920 ft²) luxury spa, yoga and Pilates studio, vitality pools and bars, two state-of-the-art helicopters, a six-guest submarine and, an expert Discovery Team. Offering an extraordinary ultra-luxury, truly all-inclusive experience for guests at destinations throughout the world. A second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, is planned to launch in 2023. Scenic is part of Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours.

Scenic can be found on Twitter at @ScenicLuxury, on Facebook as ScenicCruises and on Instagram as Scenic.luxurycruisestours.