Scenic Group has announced that its Scenic Eclipse will embark on a series of itineraries in the Red Sea for the first time in 2021.
Scenic Group’s first purpose-built ocean cruise ship will sail Saudi waters from July 17 to Dec. 9, 2021. The 228-guest Discovery Yacht is equipped with an on-board submarine, two helicopters, a fleet of Zodiacs and up to a 20-person Specialist Discovery Team. The ship also features entertainment and wellness areas, as well as 10 dining options.
“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 on board Scenic Eclipse,” said Glen Moroney, founder and chairman of Scenic Group, in a press release statement. “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 will home port in Jeddah Islamic Port on the Red Sea coast, and will visit destinations such as Yanbu, the diving capital of Saudi Arabia. Yanbu also features the Iona wreck, a well-preserved British merchant steamer sunk in 1915, which can be explored by diving, snorkeling or submarine.
Scenic introduced the Scenic Eclipse in 2019 and plans to deliver a second yacht of the same category, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023.
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