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Scenic Eclipse Build Diary

Scenic Eclipse - Construction Diary

Stay up-to-date with the latest progress on the construction and development of Scenic Eclipse.

The first of the luxurious 6-star discovery yachts launches in the Mediterranean on 31 August 2018, sailing from Athens to Venice.

Inspired by the sleek contours of a sailing yacht and designed to glide through ocean currents with ease, Scenic Eclipse is built to the highest international safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art technology and GPS dynamic positioning, plus a host of safety features including stabiliser fins.

A rating of Ice Class 1A^ (Polar Class 6), the highest of any luxury vessel, enables the safest navigation through Arctic and Antarctic waters.

See the timeline of Scenic Eclipse below.

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Second Ship of Scenic Eclipse Fleet Announced

Following the extraordinary global interest in Scenic’s soon-to-launch 6-star Scenic Eclipse, Scenic has announced that the fleet will expand to two ships.

The second ship will launch in 2020, and will enable the fleet to expand its itineraries including the European and Russian Arctic, Russia’s White Sea, the Northwest Passage, Southern Greenland and Alaska to Russia across the Bering Sea.

03 February 2018

Scenic Eclipse Celebrates its Float Out

On 31 January 2018, Scenic Eclipse celebrated its float out from the ship yard and with the exterior construction almost complete, the ship is ready to begin the fit out process.

Scenic Eclipse is planning to debut on 31 August 2018. View our time lapse video of the build and float out.

31 January 2018

Scenic Eclipse On Track for August 2018 Debut

The countdown is on until Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yachts – makes her world debut in Athens on 31 August 2018.

31 August 2017


Construction update

We have another exciting Scenic Eclipse update from the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia.

The ship's bow thrusters have now been transported onto the slipway. A bow thruster is located at the front of the ship to make it more maneuverable when docking.

6 August 2017


Steel construction update

Currently, 60% of the ship's steel construction is complete and soon she will be taking shape on the slipway. Here we can see the retractable zero speed stabilisers being delivered to the shipyard.

These stabilisers are a major innovation on Scenic Eclipse, which not only stabilise the ship but also allow safer entry and exit in isolated locations.

7 July 2017

Keel Laid for the World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse

The keel-laying ceremony of Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yachts, took place on Friday 28 April at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia.

28 April 2017

Scenic Eclipse cuts steel

Scenic marked the official start of production of the World’s First Discovery Yachts - Scenic Eclipse, with a steel cutting ceremony at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia last month, a year after the contract was signed.

9 December 2016


First guests to book Scenic Eclipse

Loyal Scenic guests, Clive and Sandy Webster, were the first guests to book on Scenic’s 6-star Luxury Discovery Yachts - Scenic Eclipse, and are among the lucky 228 guests joining the maiden voyage on 31 August 2018.

Here they are pictured with their travel agents Michelle Fitzgibbon and Kelly Carr from Worldwide Destinations in Canberra.

8 February 2016

Scenic announces World’s First Discovery Yachts

Scenic last night announced the launch of Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yachts. Three years in planning, the launch of Scenic’s Ocean Cruise Line heralds a new direction for the award winning luxury travel operator which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Launching on 31 August 2018, Scenic Eclipse will embark on her maiden voyage before sailing to The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.

17 January 2016