Scenic Eclipse commences first Mediterranean season

Luxury ‘discovery yacht’ Scenic Eclipse has set sail from Lisbon on its inaugural Mediterranean voyage, marking the ship’s first sailing with guests in Europe.

The 228-passenger vessel is currently sailing a 14-day roundtrip voyage visiting Portimão, Seville, Puerto Banús, Malaga, Cadiz and Gibraltar.

Scenic Eclipse is set to operate nine itineraries throughout the Mediterranean and Europe this year. The itineraries will include the vessel's first visit to the UK, when the ship calls at Fowey in Cornwall on June 23 while on its way to Bergen to commence its first Arctic season.

A statement from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours said the vessel has been “reimagined” for its European season, featuring cabanas, deck chairs, two Vitality Pools, a new Panorama Bar and a redesigned Yacht Club.

The ship’s all-inclusive discovery programme has also been enhanced, with new options including Tiwal Sail Boats and helicopter experiences including shore landings and golf excursions. 

Scenic Eclipse features two helicopters, a custom-built submarine and a fleet of Zodiacs. The ship’s 20-strong Discovery Team includes historians, geologists, archaeologists and photographers. 

Guests wishing to join Scenic Eclipse’s inaugural Mediterranean season can save up to 30% across the entire 2022 collection when booking before June 30, 2022. 

Prices for the 14-day Western Europe Discovery voyage start from £8,440 per person departing June 17, 2022. 

All voyages are all-inclusive, with prices including flights, transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and immersive excursions.

Scenic Eclipse, which launched in 2019, also recently completed its first Antarctica season since the onset of the pandemic, which included a submersible dive in the South Georgia Islands. 

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