Scenic Eclipse: Elevating the ultra-luxury experience to new heights

Renowned as the World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse has continued to set the benchmark in 6-star, ultra-luxury cruising  unveiling new experiences and enhancements. 
The maiden voyage of Scenic Eclipse in 2019 introduced the world to a new benchmark and ultra-luxury style of ocean cruising. It pioneered the small-ship Discovery Yacht class, designed to take only up to 228 guests into some of the world’s most remote and unique landscapes, coupled with enriching experiences. 
Our passion for continuous innovation has driven the team to further enhance the Discovery Yacht’s design and on board spaces, in order to provide guests with a completely unrivalled experience. The crew are so excited to reveal these new enhancements and they look forward to sharing these with both returning and new guests, as we cruise the world’s oceans unveiling the most secluded, historic, pristine and stunning regions.  

An Unrivalled Culinary Experience at Sea 

On board Scenic Eclipse there is a range of cuisines which guests can choose according to their tastes, mood and preferences with up to 10 different dining experiences. Ranging from fine-dining to relaxed al-fresco settings, across its bars, restaurants and lounges, what remains a constant throughout each venue is the diversity of dining and depth of included premium beverages.   
Over the past twelve months, Scenic has made even more enhancements to set the standard in ultra-luxury dining. On Deck 7, the Yacht Club has been significantly reimagined to create a casual and refreshing dining experience. The dining area has been extended and a new food island will create a relaxed dining flow for guests.  Freshly made gelato will be served from a new gelato cooler and large sofas act as alternatives to traditional tables and chairs to encourage a social ambience. Guests can also choose to relax in one of the new, wicker swinging chairs as they eat gelato or sip on your chosen beverage gazing out to sea. 

A vibrant new Panorama Bar has been added on Deck 10 featuring cabanas and deck chairs for guests to recline and relax in.  “Deck 10 will be the ‘place to be’ on lazy sea days, sail ins and outs from beautiful locations and for spotting wildlife. I love the combination of the bar, vitality pools area, sunchairs and cabanas,” says Corporate Chef, Tom Götter. 

While the new Night Market @ Kokos takes its inspiration from night markets and street food dishes from all around Asia, India and the Middle East.  

Corporate Chef, Tom Götter leads the ship’s culinary team and in collaboration, they have been developing exciting new menus and feature dishes for the new season. Chef Tom’s expert and diverse team of 38 chefs originate from more than 15 countries.  

“I see my team as a big family which brings so much diverse experience from all around the world,” says Chef Tom. “By being able to hold the team together, we have created such a great and strong union between us which helps to deliver to the 6-star standards our guests expect.” 

Applying his commitment to the continual refinement of his culinary offering, exclusive new menu creations have been curated by Chef Tom to be featured at the exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience. The cuisine features new creations inspired by the flavours of the world and are designed to take guests on a gastronomic journey.  

In the private surrounds of the Chef’s Table, guests can join an intimate group of just 10 at this invitation-only degustation dinner. Chef Tom prepares an exquisite 11-course meal for the group each evening, with every dish artfully presented and carefully paired with premium beverages. Tom will explain the techniques and ingredients behind each course, allowing you to fully appreciate the culinary skill involved in the preparation of this ultra-luxury, gourmet experience. 

 The Benchmark in Health & Wellbeing  

The exclusive Senses Spa on board Scenic Eclipse is a much-loved sanctuary, after a day of enriching discoveries. In the 550m² / 5,920 ft² space, guests can experience pure indulgence and tranquility, with an extensive menu of luxurious and rejuvenating treatments+ available to all guests.

The Senses Spa team has been hand-picked and trained by our new Head of Spa Operations, Raj Dhariwal. Raj has a wealth of spa knowledge and expertise, as well as many years' hands on experience, continually finding ways to enhance the guest experiences, through ensuring the team uses the highest quality luxury products and service techniques. 

Scenic is proud to partner with ESPA, an internationally recognised spa provider, who have created a curated a broad menu of spa services for all guests. Indulge in luxurious facials, massages and body treatments designed to cater to guest wellbeing and rejuvenation.  

Guests can also take advantage of the included spacious wet areas, consisting of a sauna, steam and Vitality plunge pools, as well as luxury relaxation lounge and outdoor pool area.

A recent refinement of the Senses Spa area has seen the addition of a new manicure and pedicure area. Guests are reporting they are thrilled with the new facilities in the spa, exceeding their expectations on all levels.

At PURE: Yoga & Pilates, the serene interiors will transport you to a world of blissful mindfulness, enveloping you in a sense of calm. The studio offers a selection of included classes as well as one-to-one sessions+ with our instructors for a personalized and private experience tailored to your preferences. A new addition to the classes is a holistic therapy, session from Aerial Yoga, TRX, Mindfulness meditation and unique Tibetan sound bowl healing group classes.

State-of-the-art Theatre & Bespoke Entertainment 

At Scenic Eclipse’s high-tech theatre, members of the Discovery Team take pleasure in sharing their knowledge of local regions and its wildlife, geography, history and culture. Guests can attend regular lectures and information sessions to gain a deep understanding of the regions in which they are voyaging. 

Expanding the ship’s on board entertainment offering even further, is a new partnership with Belinda King Creative Productions, whose team will deliver musical performances across a range of genres to enthrall guests in the theatre each evening. 

“We have created a collection of unique immersive experiences, designed exclusively for Scenic Eclipse,” explains owner Belinda King. “Each performance has been developed with bespoke musical arrangements and magnificent projection backdrops for the Scenic Eclipse theatre. Showcasing our team’s abilities and individual skill sets, we will be performing a diverse range of styles, from musical theatre and opera, to more contemporary pop and modern jazz. We’ll also be introducing guest speakers, multi-instrumentalists and dancers.”

The performances and lectures will take place in the state-of-the-art theatre which has acoustically designed, featuring 180-degree screens and reclining seats to offer guests ultra-comfort.

A pianist will perform regularly in the Discovery Lounge and shows will now take place in the theatre and also on the open decks, making the most of the stunning scenery (during warm-climate cruises).

Indulgent & Spacious Suites

The spacious all-balcony suites of Scenic Eclipse are unrivalled and offer 6-star, ultra-luxury comforts no matter where you’re cruising. Facilities in your luxury suite are equipped with the finest brands such as the powerful Dyson hair dryers.  
The suite sizes are incredibly generous, starting at 32m² / 344ft² in the Verandah Suites and increasing to 245m² / 2,637ft² for a two-bedroom Penthouse Suite. The hospitality team and your Butler will personalize your trip and tailor your voyage to your own preferences and tastes. They will become familiar with your favourite beverages, how you like your tea served and anything else that they can to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime and relax, knowing they are there to take care of you. 

Handpicked Expert Discovery Team

The Discovery Team is made up of experts across a number of fields and disciplines, including history, science, nature, geology, glaciology and marine biology – to name just a few.  

For each of our Expedition, Discovery and Cruise Voyages, the team has curated experiences and activities in each region to enable a deep understanding of the fascinating destinations you’ll visit. On Discovery and Cruise Voyages, Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice activities will allow you to immerse yourself into regional history, landscapes, culture and cuisine. Enjoy disembarking off the ship and heading right into the heart of small ports where larger ships can’t access

On an Expedition Voyage, take advantage of the guidance and expertise of the up to 20-member Discovery Team, as they lead you ashore on thrilling adventures by Zodiac, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, taking you nearby to the marine life in pristine locations, such as the Arctic and Antarctica regions

In warmer climates such as the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, guests will be able to enjoy thexpanded range of water-sport activities. The Discovery Team will set up afternoons of leisure on some of Europe’s most stunning and remote islands, where guests can spend their time kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or snorkeling - in the azure waters, to view a diverse array of underwater marine creatures. 

Guests can also experience the ultra-luxury experience of soaring above and below the horizon – by taking to the skies in one of two state-of-the-art helicopters^, for an unforgettable flight or on board the submarine, Scenic Neptune^ to delve beneath the surface of the sea

Please note: ^Flights on board our two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarines at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters are unable to operate in South Georgia, Svalbard and Russia. Submarine unable to operate in US waters and Svalbard.
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