Intro text: In August 2019, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours set a new benchmark in luxury expedition ocean cruising with the launch of its first ocean-going ship – and the world’s first discovery yacht – the Scenic Eclipse. The ultra-luxury mega yacht carries 228 guests in 114 all-veranda suites, ranging from the generous 345ft Verandah Suites to the truly luxurious 2,659ft two-bedroom Penthouse Suite. Public spaces include a choice of 10 on board dining choices, a state-of-the-art theatre, 5,900 ft Senses Spa, numerous lounge and bar areas, and top-notch service, including butler service for every guest, and a near 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio. The adventure opportunities are just as diverse: from helicopters to submarines to zodiacs, kayaks and scuba gear, guests will be able to fill their time between on board indulgences with off-board once-in-a-lifetime experiences. A second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, is planned to launch in 2023.