Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has today confirmed it took delivery of Scenic Eclipse on 26 July from the Uljanik Shipyard.
Scenic Eclipse departed the shipyard at 8pm on Saturday 27 July on its journey to Valletta, Malta for registration. From there she will make a number of short stops before arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she will commence operations of her first scheduled cruise.
In addition, Scenic today released footage of the final tests and trials of the state-of-the-art Airbus H130 helicopters. The video below shows the helicopters landing on the deck of Scenic Eclipse and being stored in the specially designed on board hangars. As one of the quietest helicopters in the skies, the H130 sets the standard for tourism operations worldwide and will give guests the opportunity to explore beyond the horizon, with unparalleled access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites.
“These final stages are significant highlights in any ship build,” said Scenic Founder and Chairman, Glen Moroney, “and particularly for a vessel of the technological sophistication of Scenic Eclipse. I’m very proud to say Eclipse has been successfully certified for passenger ship operations, has been officially registered, and we are now in the final stages of preparations for our inaugural voyage”.