Scenic Eclipse II, the newly christened ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, marks its inaugural season in the Caribbean this fall with itineraries ranging from three to 11 days, giving North American guests the opportunity to enjoy a “taste” of what true luxury can be while sailing close to home.
Taste of the Caribbean
Built for global deployment and equally at home in Antarctica or the Mediterranean, Scenic Eclipse II shines in the Caribbean where warm-water amenities – from custom swimming platforms to a host of watersports equipment to beach BBQs to two state-of-the-art helicopters and an eight-guest submarine – enable guests to enjoy the ship inside and out.
In mid-October, Scenic Eclipse II offers guests four ways to experience the ship and the islands and waters of Bermuda and The Bahamas. Guests can choose from the five-day Taste of Bermuda, (Oct. 13-17) from Portland, Maine, to St. George, Bermuda; the five-day Bermuda Escapade, (Oct. 17-21) from Bermuda to Miami; or the three-day Taste of Bahamas, (Oct. 21-23) sailing from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas; or put all three together and join the 11-day Bermuda & The Bahamas, sailing from Portland to Nassau on a truly extravagant cruise.
Scenic Eclipse II Dining – Ten Distinct Offerings
Guests on any of these itineraries can indulge in all Scenic Eclipse II has on offer including ten distinct dining experiences to satisfy any culinary craving. Guests with a yearning for sushi will find fresh rolls (fish flown in regularly from Japan) at Sushi @ Kokos. Kokos also delivers contemporary Asian Fusion for lunch and dinner, and Night Market @ Kokos delivers an intimate meal for eight featuring a menu that blends Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern flavors in a cooked-before-your-eyes experience. French cuisine takes center stage at Lumière, where each multi-course meal begins with caviar and a champagne toast. Azure Bar & Café offers indoor or terraced dining all day, with options ranging from bakery goods to healthy meals and snacks to barista-made coffee. Tastings, culinary masterclasses and more fill Chef’s Garden @ Epicure, a presentation kitchen and tasting room adjacent to Azure Café.
Breakfast, lunch and gelato from Yacht Club satisfies, whether guests opt for served buffet items or a la carte dishes. Elements, the yacht’s largest restaurant, serves classics like steak, seafood and Italian dishes in an art-filled space.
The invitation-only Chefs Table @ Elements, an invitation-only experience, showcases creativity and culinary mastery with an immersive, interactive 11-course tasting menu. Between meals, guests can unwind in the Lounge where the Whiskey Bar features more than 130 whiskies from around the world and shipboard entertainment provides atmosphere.
And guests can ring their butler any time for in-suite dining including breakfast on their private balcony, drinks with friends, or a late-night meal.
The five-day Taste of Bermuda sailing (Oct. 13-17) from Portland, Maine, to St. George’s, Bermuda, allows guests to enjoy shipboard amenities and become acquainted with Bermuda on sightseeing drives past pink sand beaches and quaint island architecture, harbor cruises, and visits to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, which offers insights into the famed Bermuda Triangle. Suites begin at $2,245 per person, based on double occupancy.
On the five-day Bermuda Escapade (Oct. 17-21), guests have time to explore the island on their own before departing and digging into all Scenic Eclipse II has to offer. Upon arriving in Miami, guests will enjoy a final breakfast on the ship before departing for the airport or on-you-own exploring. Suites available from $2,245.
Taste of the Bahamas, a three-day sailing from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas (Oct. 21-23), calls on Andros Island, where guests enjoy this virtually untouched paradise with a swim or snorkel in the turquoise waters or an afternoon lounging on white sand beaches; searching for the Bahama Parrot and other birds from shore; or exploring the Island’s unique geography. After bidding the island farewell, the ship makes way to Nassau where guests depart. Suites begin at $1,495.
The 11-day Bermuda & The Bahamas sailing (Oct. 13-23), departs Portland, Maine, where fresh lobster and vibrant fall colors kick off the cruise, and ends in Nassau, Bahamas, greeted by crystalline waters and palm trees. Suites start from $10,045.
When guests aren’t exploring onshore, they will have the opportunity to relax, recharge and refresh onboard. The 5,290 ft2 Senses Spa, features saunas and temperature-controlled plunge pools; a steam room with aromatherapy, experience showers and an integrated ice fountain; a KLAFS custom salt therapy lounge with heated beds; an ocean-view lounge with color light therapy; dedicated male and female wellness areas; and the realizing Vitality Pool.
Private cabanas, ample seating, an outdoor pool and the indoor/outdoor Sky Bar make the Sun Deck (Deck 10) ideal for relaxing and gives guests beautiful views for sail away parties. A well-equipped gym and dedicated yoga/Pilates studio offer additional wellness opportunities and the state-of-the-art theatre provides space for entertainment and lectures.
Scenic Eclipse II has 114 all-verandah suites range in size from 345 ft² to 2,659 ft² giving guests ample room to spread out and relax. All guests enjoy butler services which deliver luxury touches from in-suite drinks and dining to coordinating dinner and spa reservations to personalized attention.
These sailings are eligible for Scenic’s 2-for-1 fare program. The fares displayed here and on the website are inclusive of the 2-for-1 fare savings, pay-in-full savings and Scenic Select savings and are reflected as a per-person rate in a double-occupancy cabin.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 37-year history to include award-winning, truly all-inclusive river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
The World’s First Discovery Yacht™
In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, followed by Scenic Eclipse II, on April 13, 2023. Scenic is part of The Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Mayflower Cruises & Tours, and Evergreen Tours.
Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel advisors; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com, phone (844) 788-7985, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the websites.