Uljanik Hands Over Discovery Ship Scenic Eclipse
Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first discovery yacht that will be operated by Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, has been delivered by bankrupt Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik.
The delivery of the hull 530, ordered by Malta-based PEC Limited, took place in Pula on July 26, Uljanik confirmed in a stock exchange filing.
Launched in January last year, Scenic Eclipse is able to accommodate 237 passengers and 172 crew members.
The ocean-going expedition ship is capable of sailing in polar waters as it has Polar Class 6 Cold DI.
With a length of 168 meters and a breadth of 21.5 meters, the newbuild features the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.
The delivery of the ship has been delayed due to financial issues Uljanik has been facing.
In January 2019, Scenic signed a letter of intent with a consortium of DIV/Fincantieri to collaborate on building ultra-luxury discovery yachts at Uljanik yards. The aim of the JV was also to focus on completing the 22,498 GT Scenic Eclipse.
Following the delivery, the newbuild is to embark on a maiden voyage scheduled for August 15, 2019. Scenic Eclipse is expected to depart Reykjavik, Iceland, on a 13-day discovery sailing ending in Quebec on August 27.
Scenic recently unveiled that the ship will be christened by Helen Mirren, an English actress and Academy Award winner, in New York on September 10, 2019.
World Maritime News Staff