The ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse, which is been dubbed the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’, has set sail on its maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec.
The delivery of the ship to the cruise line was nearly a year later than planned due to several delays at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula.
Scenic Eclipse has successfully completed its first series of sea trials ahead of the luxury cruise ship’s delivery in August.
The ship, which has been dubbed the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’, carried out a series of extensive tests off the coast of Croatia.
Captain James Griffiths, said: "The results surpassed every expectation."
Scenic Eclipse will now undergo further work on her interior and exterior having returned to the shipyard. Crew will also undergo training.
The vessel will official launch on 15 August 2019, sailing on its maiden voyage from Reykjavik to Quebec. The delivery of the ship is nearly a year later than planned due to several delays at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula.
Scenic Eclipse is designed and built as a Polar Class 6 vessel, allowing her to cruise to the Antarctic. The ship feature two helicopters and its own submarine, Scenic Neptune.
Seabourn has revealed the first interiors renderings for its new ultra-luxury expedition ships which are set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022.
The two new 23,000 gross tonne vessels, the first named Seabourn Venture will each be 170 metres in length and will each accommodate 264 guests in 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites.
Seabourn has announced the name of its first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship which is set to launch in June 2021.
The 23,000 gross tonne vessel will be named Seabourn Venture, which according to the cruise line draws on its heritage in providing expedition experiences.
Oceania Cruises has announced plans to build two brand new cruise ships. The new Allura Class ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri Shipyard, in Trieste, Italy.
The cruise line currently has plans to build two ships, with first expected to launch in 2022, whilst the second ship will debut in 2025. The last new-build cruise ship for Ocean Cruises was Riviera, which launched in 2012.
Seabourn has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition cruise ships. The first vessel is expected to be delivery in June 2021 and the second is anticipated to launch in May 2022.
The new 23,000 gross tonne vessels will be 170 metres in length and will each accommodate 264 guests in 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites. The new ships will also meet the PC6 Polar Class standards, adding new capacity for Seabourn in Antarctica, the Artic and other exotic worldwide destinations.
On 28 June 2018 the keel laying ceremony of Regent Seven Sea Cruises new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The new ship will be a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer and is expected to launch in 2020. The 55,000 gross tonne Seven Seas Explorer will accommodate 750 passengers.
Silversea Cruises has completed one of the biggest endeavours ever taken on a luxury cruise ship. The ultra-luxury cruise lines’ Silver Spirit was cut in two at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo and extended by 15 metres (49 feet).
The lengthened ship left the shipyard on 03 May 2018 having spent 53 days in dry-dock at the Italian shipyard. Around 1,000 highly skills shipyard workers and contractors worked on the project.
The ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn has taken delivery of its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The brand new 604-passenger ship was delivery on 27 April 2018 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Genoa in Italy.
The new 40,350 gross tonne ship is a sister which to Seabourn Encore which was delivered to Seabourn in December 2016.
The next new ultra-luxury cruise ship for Seabourn, the 40,350 gross tonne Seabourn Ovation was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa on 01 September 2017.
The 600-passenger Seabourn Ovation is expected to launch in Spring 2018 and will be a sister ship to Seabourn Encore.