by Don McCann
We went to a presentation yesterday on a brand new ship and new offering from Scenic Cruises. Currently, Scenic offers river cruises in Europe and some exotic locations, but this new ship will be an ocean-going vessel. However, this is not ‘just another cruise ship’; on the contrary, this will be somewhat unique in several ways.
Scenic Eclipse is a luxury yacht-inspired cruise ship accommodating 228 guests and it will launch in August, 2018. So your first thought might be “2018!?” Why talk about it now? Well, there are several reasons. To begin with, the ship will sail primarily very intriguing, trip-of-a-lifetime type of itineraries, such as around Iceland, Antarctica, or some smaller European ports. Such trips usually take some advance planning, not to mention that with only 228 passengers, the ship will most likely fill much farther in advance than larger ships. Also, it’s not cheap. It’s a true luxury experience, with pricing to match, and this often evokes careful consideration before a commitment is made. That being said, while price is one thing, “value” is another and Eclipse will definitely be a good value with the experience AND the inclusions. Just as with Scenic Cruises’ river ships, the Eclipse fares will include all gratuities, all beverages, specialty dining options, and shore excursions. The only exception will be the excursions available from the two onboard six passenger helicopters, or the seven passenger submarine. These unique options will make the overall experience just THAT much more impressive.
We feel confident that the Scenic Cruises management team can truly ‘deliver’ a wonderful and exciting cruise experience with Scenic Eclipse. Take a look at some of the photos & video links below and contact us for more details!