Scenic Eclipse - Build Diary
Keep up-to-date with the latest progress on the construction and development of Scenic Eclipse.
This 6-star luxury discovery yacht launches in the Mediterranean on 31 August 2018, sailing from Athens to Venice.
Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and designed to glide through ocean currents with ease, Scenic Eclipse is built to the highest international safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art technology and GPS dynamic positioning, plus a host of safety features including stabiliser fins. A rating of Ice Class 1A^ (Polar Class 6), the highest of any luxury vessel, enables the safest navigation through Arctic and Antarctic waters.
See the timeline of Scenic Eclipse below.
31 August 2017
Scenic Eclipse On Track for August 2018 Debut
The countdown is on until Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht – makes her world debut in Athens on August 31, 2018.
6 August 2017
We have another exciting Scenic Eclipse update from the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia.
The ship's bow thrusters have now been transported onto the slipway. A bow thruster is located at the front of the ship to make it more maneuverable when docking.
7 July 2017
Steel construction update
Currently, 60% of the ship's steel construction is complete and soon she will be taking shape on the slipway. Here we can see the retractable zero speed stabilisers being delivered to the shipyard.
These stabilisers are a major innovation on Scenic Eclipse, which not only stabilise the ship but also allow safer entry and exit in isolated locations.
28 April 2017
Keel Laid for the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse
The keel-laying ceremony of Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht, took place on Friday 28 April at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia.
9 December 2016
Scenic Eclipse cuts steel
Scenic marked the official start of production of the World’s First Discovery Yacht - Scenic Eclipse, with a steel cutting ceremony at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia last month, a year after the contract was signed.
8 February 2016
First guests to book Scenic Eclipse
Loyal Scenic guests, Clive and Sandy Webster, were the first guests to book on Scenic’s 6-star Luxury Discovery Yacht - Scenic Eclipse, and are among the lucky 228 guests joining the maiden voyage on 31 August 2018.
Here they are pictured with their travel agents Michelle Fitzgibbon and Kelly Carr from Worldwide Destinations in Canberra.
17 January 2016
Scenic announces World’s First Discovery Yacht
Scenic last night announced the launch of Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht. Three years in planning, the launch of Scenic’s Ocean Cruise Line heralds a new direction for the award winning luxury travel operator which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Launching on 31 August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will embark on her maiden voyage before sailing to The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.