Scenic heading to Saudi Arabia for the first time
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Scenic heading to Saudi Arabia for the first time

HOLLYWOOD, FL — Scenic Group is heading to the Red Sea for the very first time, with a series of itineraries that will sail Saudi waters starting this month.

Taking place onboard the ultra-luxe Scenic Eclipse, the company’s first purpose-built ocean cruise ship and the world’s first Discovery Yacht, itineraries will sail from July 17 to Dec. 9, 2021. Select sailings from October to December will be open to international guests.

Scenic Eclipse will homeport in Jeddah Islamic Port on the Red Sea coast and will offer charter services with unique itineraries. Among the numerous destinations scheduled is Yanbu, the diving capital of Saudi Arabia and a beach destination that offers swimming, snorkelling and the Iona wreck, a preserved British merchant steamer sunk in 1915. Outside of Saudi, the ship will also have the chance to visit Aqaba in Jordan and Port Ghalib Marina, located a short distance from Luxor in Egypt.

“Saudi Arabia will be one of the hottest tourist destinations in coming years and we’re very glad guests will get to experience it in 6-star comfort onboard Scenic Eclipse,” said Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic Group. “As a business we continue to raise the bar in ultra-luxury cruising and we are confident that this new season will mark the start of a long relationship with the destination and hope to be able to offer more sailings in the region in the coming seasons as the world starts to open up for international travel.”

Scenic Eclipse is equipped with an onboard submarine, two helicopters for flightseeing, a fleet of Zodiacs and up to a 20-person Specialist Discovery Team. Guests will also lavish Verandah Suites, wellness areas and 10 dining options. 

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