Spotted at Canada Place and at Ogden Point this week is the luxury river cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse. The 168-metre Scenic Eclipse is small in size and is designed to deliver the ultimate 6-star ultra-luxury cruise experience of a lifetime for up to 228 guests, with only 200 guests in the Polar regions. Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art technology allows for smooth navigation through all waters due to its Polar Class 6 rating, electronic Azipod propulsion system and oversized stabilisers. Its GPS Dynamic Positioning also allows the Discovery Yacht to maintain location without dropping anchor.
Underneath the ship’s sleek exterior are a slew of amenities. They include a central lounge and bar serving 130 different whiskies (all of them free), a theater with cushy leather lounge chairs instead of standard seating, a high-end spa, a specially designed kitchen space for cooking classes and even a submarine and pair of helicopters for passengers who want to take their excursions to the next level.
The sister of Scenic Eclipse, the company’s first oceangoing ship that was christened by Dame Helen Mirren in New York in 2019 and billed as ‘the world’s first discovery yacht,’ was expected to enter service this year but will now debut sometime in Q2 2023.