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Discover Europe with Scenic Eclipse II this summer

  • Adventure
  • By Francesca Brooking
  • Published 31 March 2023
  • Revised 27 February 2024

Introducing Scenic Eclipse II, an ocean cruise like you’ve never experienced before. The second in Scenic’s collection of World’s First Discovery Yachts™, Scenic Eclipse II sets a new benchmark in ultra-luxury expedition cruising. 

Be among the first to sail on Scenic Eclipse II as she embarks on her maiden voyage around Europe this summer. 

Take adventures to a whole new level with her state-of-the-art technology plus enjoy all the benefits of ocean cruising with the exclusivity you can only get with a superyacht. 

Here’s how to discover Europe with Scenic Eclipse II this summer. 

What is Scenic Eclipse II?

Scenic Eclipse II is the second addition to Scenic Eclipse’s fleet of ultra-luxury Discover Yachts that offer the benefits of ocean cruising with the exclusivity of a superyacht. 

Setting sail in April 2023, Scenic Eclipse II is similar to her sister ship but with additional enhancements to make her a truly luxurious expedition cruise. 

Enjoy brand new perks such as ultra-luxury suites with butler service, an extensive 550sqm spa and unmatched culinary experiences. Take your adventures to a whole new level of exploration with a private helicopter and custom-built Scenic Neptune submarine. 

Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology and innovative design, Scenic Eclipse II can sail anywhere in the world from Antarctica to the Mediterranean coast. 

Scenic Eclipse II

Scenic Eclipse II

What is life onboard Scenic Eclipse II like?

Take a look at what you can expect from Scenic Eclipse II. 

The suites 

Scenic Eclipse II has 114 suites and can accommodate up to 228 guests (200 in polar regions). 

Enjoy spacious rooms with a large double bed and modern amenities in the Verandah and Deluxe Verandah Suites or have your own personal spa complete with a circular bath in the Spa Suites. 

Or why jot really push the boat out in the Owners Penthouse Suite with a private Jacuzzi and best views onboard? All suites have a private verandah and ensuite bathroom. 

Food and drink

Although she may look like a superyacht rather than a cruise, Scenic Eclipse II absolutely spoils her guests with food and drink choices. 

Discover up to ten dining experiences and lounges as well as nine bars throughout the ship. Treat yourself to a range of all-inclusive culinary offerings from casual to fine dining. The cuisine is international fare from the very best French fine dining to an Asian fusion feast. 

Scenic Eclipse II also features a new immersive dining experience. Called Chef’s Garden @ Epicure, guests can take part in cooking masterclasses or whisky tastings here.


One-of-a-kind features include the expansive Senses Spa with its treatment rooms, plunge pools, and relaxation lounges. You can also find a steam room which can accommodate aromatherapy alongside a new custom salt therapy lounge. 

Guests can relax in the Sky Bar on the Sky Deck with both indoor and outdoor seating as well as six private cabanas. The large, oval-shaped Vitality Pool on the Sky Deck is the perfect place to cool off too. 

Sky Deck on Scenic Eclipse II

Sky Deck on Scenic Eclipse II
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Where does Scenic Eclipse II go?

Scenic Eclipse I and II make up the World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Between them, they’ll sail to 357 ports across 85 voyages in 54 countries in 2023 and 2024. 

After her inaugural sail, Scenic Eclipse II is set to spend the summer in Europe. Below are some of our favourite routes. 

An important factor to note, individual itineraries are subject to change, or you may do the routes in reverse depending on the time of year you travel. 

Incredible Iberian Discovery 

Voyage duration: 12 days
Starts: Lisbon
Ends: Barcelona

Incredible Iberian Discovery is the inaugural route for Scenic Eclipse II as it embarks on its maiden voyage in April. You can still catch it in the summer too. The 12-day itinerary explores the two great seafaring nations of Portugal and Spain. 

Begin your adventure in Portugal’s capital Lisbon before skirting the Atlantic coast southwards to the picturesque Algarve. From there it’s past the Strait of Gibraltar and up the Spanish coast to Barcelona, stopping at the Balearic Islands along the way. 

This itinerary treats you to a wealth of quaint fishing villages and ancient Roman ruins. Plus, there will be plenty of time to relax and catch a few rays on sun-soaked beaches. 

Ibiza, the Balearics

Ibiza, the Balearics

Riviera Delights

Voyage duration: 10 days
Starts: Barcelona
Ends: Rome

The gems of the Mediterranean are unveiled in this 10-day itinerary which takes you from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy. 

Explore the beauty of the French and Italian rivieras, home to plentiful picturesque beaches, magnificent islands, and glamorous towns. 

Highlights include the beautiful fishing villages of Portofino and Porto Santo Stefano and the world-famous Monte Carlo, Europe’s centre for luxury living. 

From food to art and everything in between, this itinerary showcases the very best of the Mediterranean. 

Monaco on the French Riviera

Monaco on the French Riviera

Sorrentine Peninsula & Adriatic

Voyage duration: 12 days
Starts: Rome 
Ends: Venice

If you’re looking for La Dolce Vita, it’s here in this 12-day route which skirts the coast of Western Italy and Sicily before travelling up Montenegro and Croatia with a finish in Venice. 

Delight in dramatic coastlines with quaint fishing villages nestling between plunging cliffs and volcanic archipelagos. 

Spot gleaming mountain ranges, historic sites and relax on glorious beaches. End your trip in style among the gondolas and canals of Venice. 

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Western Europe Discovery

Voyage duration: 13 days
Starts: Lisbon 
Ends: Bergen 

Marvel at the diverse regions of Western Europe as you sail from Lisbon, Portugal all the way up to Bergen, Norway. 

This epic two-week adventure touches the coast of Portugal, Spain, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands before traversing the North Sea to Norway. 

Discover the proud history of these seafaring nations through art, architecture, culture, food and drink. This is a might voyage which will make you fall in love with the coastlines of Western Europe from north to south. 

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Iceland in Depth

Voyage duration: 10 days
Starts: Reykjavik
Ends: Reykjavik

The land of fire and ice deserves its own exclusive itinerary and Scenic Eclipse II does just that. Circling the small but mighty island nation of Iceland, the cruise treats its guests to ten days of volcanoes and glaciers along its captivating scenery. 

Starting from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, the cruise heads north to Ísafjörður where deep fjords, flat topped mountains and remote towns await. 

Next, it’s onwards to the friendly town of Sauðárkrókur. History buffs and animal lovers will enjoy Húsavík, a settlement established by Swedish Vikings and now a popular place for whale watching!

Húsavík, Iceland

Húsavík, Iceland

Northern Isles, Iceland & Scotland

Voyage duration: 10 days
Starts: Reykjavik
Ends: Edinburgh

This route is for you if you love remote islands, jaw-dropping scenery, and lands of myths and legends. 

Sail in the footsteps (or oar strokes) of the Vikings as you travel from Reykjavik along Iceland’s south coast to Heimaey and then Seyðisfjörður before turning south to the Faroe Islands. 

One of Europe’s least travelled destinations, the Faroe Islands reward its visitors with towering clifftop scenery, thundering waterfalls and traditional villages founded by Vikings. 

Then it’s time to hit the open ocean to Scotland via beautiful Shetland, Stromness, Aberdeen and finally Edinburgh. 

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Across the Arctic Circle

Voyage duration: 16 days
Starts: Bergen
Ends: Oslo 

Discover true north as you embark on a 16-day adventure up the Norwegian coast and across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard. 

This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you from the mainland of Europe to an archipelago close to the North Pole where wild landscapes reign supreme. Here, pristine Arctic tundra with immense glaciers and dramatic fjords await your discovery. 

Immerse yourself in the land of the midnight sun where polar bears roam and the yacht’s state-of-the-art safety features unlock adventures that few other boats can experience. 

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, Norway

Where else does Scenic Eclipse II go?

If you prefer to go further afield, Scenic Eclipse II will take a transatlantic voyage to the Americas (which you can join her for) and spend October in the Caribbean before sailing down to Antarctica at the end of the year. 

In 2024, she’ll be sailing to Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, the Indonesian Archipelago, West Papua & Solomon Islands, and Australia. 

From the picturesque beaches and towns of the Mediterranean to the ancient Viking strongholds and glaciers of Scandinavia, there’s a Discovery Yacht cruise itinerary for any interest and timeframe. 

Call our personal travel managers today and discover a Scenic Eclipse II voyage that’s perfect for you. Rest assured you’ll be setting sail on an unforgettable expedition cruise in pure luxury. 

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