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Scenic Eclipse Christened in New York by Dame Helen Mirren

Scenic Ocean Cruises celebrated the official christening of Scenic Eclipse – the World’s First Discovery Yacht™

Having set sail on her maiden voyage from Reykjavík Iceland, Scenic Eclipse arrived at Pier 88, Manhattan Cruise Terminal, set against the  backdrop of New York City.

Scenic Eclipse Godmother Dame Helen Mirren was joined by her husband, Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford and welcomed on board by ship’s co-owners Glen and Karen Moroney.

Glen Moroney, Dame Helen Mirren and Karen Moroney on Scenic Eclipse

Glen Moroney, Dame Helen Mirren and Karen Moroney on Scenic Eclipse

Dame Helen Mirren said "I was thrilled to be invited to take on the role of Scenic Eclipse godmother, even more so now that I have stepped aboard and seen the level of design detail and technology that have gone into her creation. She is an exceptional cruising experience, and I’m honoured to have christened her. I wish her crew and guests many years of sailing adventures and discovery”.

Ensuring the event ran smoothly, master of ceremonies Claire Newell was on hand to introduce Scenic Eclipse Captain James Griffiths and NYC Ports General Manager Ken Winkler who presented the 1st Visit Plaque to Mr Moroney.

“It was an honour to welcome Helen and Taylor on board and to share with them our vision and passion which together with the dedication and talent of the Scenic team has created an experience which has set a brand new benchmark in discovery cruising”, said Mr Glen Moroney, Chairman and Founder, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours.

Dame Helen Mirren christens Scenic Eclipse in New York City

Dame Helen Mirren christens Scenic Eclipse in New York City

Reflecting the ship’s stylish and exclusive ethos, the official naming ceremony was attended by over 350 global media, agents and VIPS who witnessed Dame Helen Mirren christen the ship dockside by breaking the ceremonial bottle of champagne against the hull and bestowing the traditional blessing of safekeeping over all those that sail in her.

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for 228 guests, (200 in Polar regions), Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury and discovery with the ultimate in safety and sustainability, giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

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14 February 2020 for 12 days
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5 April 2020 for 21 days
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Buenos Aires • Ilhabela • Salvador De Bahia • At Sea • Lisbon

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25 April 2020 for 17 days
£21,195 pp incl. flights / Spa Suite
£37,320 pp incl. flights / Owner’s Penthouse

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Lisbon • Gibraltar • Barcelona • Amalfi • Athens

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3 May 2020 for 9 days
£9,775 pp incl. flights / Spa Suite
£18,395 pp incl. flights / Owner’s Penthouse

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Tarragona • Monte-Carlo • Amalfi • At Sea • Athens

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30 May 2020 for 12 days
£6,060 pp incl. flights / Verandah Suite
£7,135 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah
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Barcelona • Málaga • Porto • Cherbourg • Amsterdam

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10 June 2020 for 11 days
£11,295 pp incl. flights / Spa Suite
£22,295 pp incl. flights / Owner’s Penthouse

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Amsterdam • Bornholm Island • Klaipeda • Helsinki • Copenhagen

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20 June 2020 for 15 days
£9,595 pp incl. flights / Verandah Suite
£10,885 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah
£12,245 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah Suite

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Copenhagen • Bergen • Trondheim • At Sea • Oslo

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3 July 2020 for 12 days
£10,875 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah Suite

Highlights include
Longyearbyen • Svalbard Archipelago • Longyearbyen • Oslo

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13 July 2020 for 14 days
£13,195 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah
£27,295 pp incl. flights / Panorama Suite

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4 August 2020 for 12 days
£9,175 pp incl. flights / Verandah Suite
£9,425 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah
£10,145 pp incl. flights / Deluxe Verandah Suite

Highlights include
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