Out from the cold!

The super luxury cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, docked in Palma this morning. She has been designed for polar expeditions and she even carries a seven person crewed submersible called Scenic Neptune along with two helicopters. While the vessel spends a significant part of the year in the Polar Regions, it also operates regular voyages in the Americas, Europe, Caribbean and South America.

Scenic Eclipse carries up to 228 passengers, although this is limited to 200 in the Polar Regions where an extensive team of expedition staff are embarked to provide lectures, guiding and to operate the vessel's Zodiac Nautic boats. The vessel comprises all suite accommodation with every cabin featuring a balcony.

Scenic Group founder and Chairman Glen Moroney decided to build Scenic Eclipse after being inspired by Paul Allen's Octopus yacht. The construction of the Scenic Eclipse began in 2017 but was delayed numerous times due to the bankruptcy of the building yard. The vessel finally entered service in August 2019. Scenic Eclipse has a gross tonnage of 17,545.