Scenic Eclipse has successfully completed its first sea trials. Conducted by captain James Griffiths, the tests come ahead of the planned maiden launch of the vessel in August.
Ahead of the vessel’s maiden voyage, Breaking Travel News here catches up with Scenic Eclipse captain, James Griffiths, for a quick chat to find out what he thinks about the first discovery yacht from the brand. He also tells us what it takes to captain a six-star luxury ocean vessel
Scenic has announced the appointment of James Griffiths as the captain of Scenic Eclipse. Branded by the cruise line as the world’s first discovery yacht, the vessel is expected to launch in August.
Ongoing financial challenges faced by the Uljanik Shipyard, where the Scenic Eclipse is being built, have caused a range of problems, Scenic said.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has been forced to delay the launch of its first ocean-going ship for a second time. The company blamed the “continuing financial issues” at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia, pointing in particular to a strike by specialist engine and systems commissioning workers.
Scenic Eclipse will offer guests the ultimate underwater experience on board Scenic Neptune - a U Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7 - and unique access to some of nature’s most beautiful sites.
Following interest in Scenic’s soon-to- launch six-star Scenic Eclipse, the company has announced its flagship will be joined by a sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II. Scenic Eclipse II will further strengthen Scenic’s position as the leading innovator in the cruise industry, setting an unparalleled benchmark in design, luxury and technology.
Luxury European tour and river cruise company Scenic Cruises has released its 127-page 2013 Europe River Cruise Brochure, detailing its 25 cruise and cruise-tour offerings in Europe and Russia, its new truly all-inclusive pricing, new excursion programs - both guided and self-guided, again, all included, Paris, Prague and London extensions, and its new exclusive GPS guided tour system - Scenic Tailormade.
Its recent purchase and current $4 million-plus rebuild of the newly-named Scenic Tsar will offer guests an intimate environment, replete with spacious accommodations, satellite TV, private balconies on 93% of the staterooms and suites, wellness area, gym, sauna, two bars and the superior level of service and all-inclusive focus available on the European itineraries.
Scenic Cruises, the luxury, quality and value leader of European river cruising, and division of Scenic Tours, announced its 2012 offerings for river cruises in some of the world’s most historic destinations.