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Scenic Eclipse to visit Saudi waters for the first time

Ultra-Luxury Scenic Eclipse will sail this exciting destination with helicopter flightseeing and submarine opportunities, with series of set itineraries
It has been announced that Scenic Group will bring Scenic Eclipse to the Red Sea for the first time in 2021. Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Group’s first purpose-built ocean cruise ship and the World’s First Discovery Yacht, will sail Saudi waters from 17 July to 9 December 2021.

Selected sailings from October to December will be open to international guests to experience the rich Saudi heritage, stunning landscapes and warm and welcoming hospitality.

Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ultra-luxury cruising in terms of technology, size and design. Built to deliver an experience of a lifetime, Scenic Eclipse takes cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable. From nature to cultural encounters, and historic cities to ancient monuments, Scenic Eclipse will offer sustainable Red Sea voyages sure to excite.

Equipped with an on-board submarine, two helicopters, a fleet of Zodiacs and a Specialist Discovery Team, Scenic Eclipse offers the opportunity for unrivalled exploration. Scenic Eclipse also provides guests a wealth of innovative and lavish proportions in our Verandah Suites, the most spacious of any ocean liner, as well as the entertainment and wellness areas, and up to 10 dining options to explore the on-board cuisine delights.

Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic Group commented: “Saudi Arabia will be one of the hottest tourist destinations in coming years and we’re very glad our guests will get to experience it in 6-star comfort on board Scenic Eclipse.

“As a business we continue to raise the bar in ultra-luxury cruising and we are confident that this new season will mark the start of a long relationship with the destination and hope to be able to offer more sailings in the region in the coming years.”

The vessel will homeport in Jeddah Port on the Red Sea coast. It will offer tailor-made itineraries, as well as pre-planned itineraries. Destinations on offer include Yanbu, the diving capital of Saudi Arabia and a stunning beach destination that offers plentiful opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and water sports in the pristine Saudi Red Sea, as well as rich cultural experiences. Yanbu also features the Iona wreck, an amazingly preserved British merchant steamer sunk in 1915 which will be explored in spectacular fashion by diving, snorkeling or submarine. Internationally, Scenic Eclipse will also have the possibility of visiting Aqaba in Jordan and Port Ghalib Marina, just a short distance from Luxor in Egypt.