BOSTON & VANCOUVER – Scenic Eclipse has been taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of a scheduled dry dock.
During the approximate 10-day dry dock, several works will be conducted onboard, including the degreasing and high pressure washing of the hull, application of the final anti-corrosive coats, and the final inspection processes. Scenic Eclipse will then return to Uljanik for final preparations ahead of its sea trials in June and eventual launch on Aug. 15.
Guests aboard the first sailing, an ‘Icelandic & Atlantic Canadian Exploration’, will journey from Reykjavik to Quebec. The ship will then head down the eastern seaboard of North America, the Caribbean, and Central and South America before spending several months on an expedition in the Antarctica region.
Scenic Eclipse has 114 all-verandah suites that range in size from 345 square feet to 2,659 square feet, 10 dining options, a 5,920 square-foot spa with a gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio, two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine, a 240-seat theatre for entertainment and lectures, indoor and outdoor plunge pools, butler service for all guests, and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.
The technology of Scenic Eclipse is also quite impressive, featuring zero-speed stabilizer fins, redundancies in propulsion, navigation, safety systems and food refrigeration, and a GPS dynamic positioning system allowing for stationary positioning without an anchor.
For more information on Scenic cruises, visit scenic.ca.