Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is sailing into 2020 with three fantastic first place wins at the 2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards including the ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse discovery yacht clinching the coveted ‘Best New Luxury Ship’ title, in a competitive luxury category.
The judges commented: “Cruisers might book Scenic Eclipse because it’s equipped with two helicopters and a six-person submarine, but they’ll come back because of the 200-passenger ship’s chic design, generously sized suites and incredible dining offerings.” “Scenic pulled out all the stops with its first ocean ship, which seamlessly combines luxury and soft-adventure travel to exotic destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica.”
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has also been awarded ‘Best for Enrichment – River’ and ‘Best for Shore Excursions’, testament to the brand’s outstanding in-depth onboard expert lecturer programme and their focus on recognising individual needs and preferences with their varied shore excursion programme.
Named and launched in New York City, in an inspiring ceremony by the ship’s Godmother, Dame Helen Mirren, Scenic Eclipse is already standing up to its revolutionary credentials. The first ocean ship for the brand, the 228-passenger (200 in Polar regions) Scenic Eclipse, seamlessly combines state-of-the art design and technology with luxury and discovery travel to the world’s most remote destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica.
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is further expanding its award-winning excursion programme in 2020 by offering guests sailing in Europe an exclusive Sound of Music performance in the Austrian hillside, an acapella choir performance inside Fontainebleau Castle’s Trinity Chapel or a guided tour of the fascinating Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow.
Nichola Absalom, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours marketing director commented: “It’s an honour to be recognised and awarded by the Cruise Critic editorial team, and is testament to the strength of the Scenic brand and the quality and innovative nature of our product. Scenic Eclipse has set a new benchmark in ultra-luxury cruising and I’m thrilled she’s received this global accolade from Cruise Critic.”