In late April, Scenic Eclipse treaded down to Lenac shipyard in Croatia for scheduled dry dock. The ship will stay in dry dock for approximately 10 days. At this time, standard works will be conducted including degreasing and high pressure washing of the hull, application of final anti-corrosive coats, final inspection processes before dry dock flooding and the return to Uljanik shipyard for final preparations leading to sea trials in June and launch on August 15, 2019.
Guests aboard Scenic Eclipse’s first sailing, starting August 15, 2019, will experience an Icelandic & Atlantic Canadian exploration, sailing from Reykjavik to Quebec. The ship then moves down the eastern seaboard of North America, and takes in the Caribbean, and Central and South America, before spending several months in the Antarctica region.
Scenic Eclipse will have 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 345 square feet to 2,659 square feet. Onboard amenities will include 10 dining options—from Asian Fusion to French fine dining and a chef’s table to a poolside buffet—a 5,920-square-foot spa with a gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio, a 240-seat theater for entertainment and lectures, and indoor and outdoor plunge pools. The crème de la crème will be the two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of depths of nearly 1,000 feet, which will allow for explorations beyond any done on expedition ships to date
Note: Butler service will be available for all guests and there will be an almost 1-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio.
Notable technology on the ship includes zero-speed stabilizer fins that are 50 percent larger than standard to provide greater stability, the highest passenger ship ice class rating—Polar Class 6—and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor, reducing any environmental effect in sensitive regions.