Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours’ newest ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, has successfully completed its sea trials and has now returned to the 3. Maj shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia for final fit out in advance of its inaugural sailing on April 13.
The much-anticipated 114-suite ship was put through its paces over two weekend sessions in February in the northern Adriatic between Croatia and Italy. The sea trials are a significant milestone in the launch of Scenic Eclipse II, demonstrating the ship’s performance with a series of checks on speed, stability and maneuverability. The trials are overseen by engineers and nautical experts from ship certification provider, Bureau Veritas.
Scenic Eclipse II will join Scenic’s ultra-luxury fleet alongside its near-identical sister ship Scenic Eclipse in less than two months’ time, with its inaugural sailing — an 11-day ‘Incredible Iberian Discovery’ cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona — departing on April 13.
With the addition of Scenic Eclipse II, the ultra-luxury cruise operator will be able sail to more than 50 countries across all seven continents in 2023 and 2024.
An official naming ceremony will be held in Malaga, Spain in early June, with Godmother Dr. Kathy Sullivan, doing the honours.
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