GUESTS on Scenic Eclipse won’t be short on space, with the 17,000 gross tonne ship offering its 228 guests 75m each Louise Hill, Scenic Eclipse journey designer told Cruise Weekly.
“There’s plenty of space whether it’s in the suite or in the public areas,” she explained.
In polar regions, Scenic Eclipse will carry 200 passengers, offering even more space per person.
Hill said the ship’s design centred around trying to anticipate guests’ needs before they even think of it.
“When we came out last year it was a tentative design and everything was still being finalised so now that we’ve actually cut steel, all of the internal design has been finalised so we’ve got a lot of new and exciting things,” she said.
Last week’s brochure release (CW 20 Apr) unveiled eight lounges and bars, with only three previously revealed.
Terrace areas have also been refined, including two forward-facing terraces, the Sky Terrace on the top deck, the Observation Terrace, which leads out from the ship’s “quiet space”, the Observation Lounge and a Spa Terrace, with four plunge pools.
Hill said Scenic was “outstripping competitors” in terms of the range of dining available on Scenic Eclipse and the fact that they are all included.
The release also marked the opening of sales of Rediscovery Cruises, which she said provided agents with a “new opportunity”.
“It’s just a totally different market, there’s people who just do these types of repositioning cruises, they actually just want to cruise,” she said.
Scenic Eclipse’s full range of shore excursions and day-to-day details of the vessel’s itineraries were also released.