Our opportunity to sail on the christening voyage of the Scenic Eclipse from New York came as a last-minute opportunity due in part to the cancellation of earlier trips when the yacht's completion was delayed through shipyard issues. While our earlier cancellations were disappointing, Scenic and our travel agent always looked after us, refunded our payments promptly and made every effort to provide alternate travel options for us to consider.
It was with some trepidation that we booked on the Scenic Eclipse so early in its sailing schedule, particularly given some of the early feedback we had seen. We needn't have been concerned. The quality of the vessel, the service of the staff, the impressive excursions and a most amazing selection of dining options all contributed to a most wondrous and memorable experience.
it all started with the Christening ceremony in New York, a classy and intimate experience, appropriately reflecting the grace and charm of the yacht's godmother Dame Helen Mirren. Sailing quietly out of New York harbour that afternoon, past the Statue of Liberty was the start of an amazing two weeks that will be forever etched in our memory. The 12 days we spent on board the Scenic Eclipse were simply not enough to enjoy every amenity this outstanding vessel had to offer.
An incredible luxurious, well appointed suite with lots of space, a separate sitting area, king sized fully adjustable bed and lots of storage space. This is by far the most impressive suite we have ever stayed in whilst cruising and ensures that during our adventure we are well relaxed and comfortable. The bathroom is large with modern facilities, bright, and the Spa bath provides for additional comfort on those occasional sea days when a little extra pampering is desired. The suite has a bar fridge and coffee machine for use when going to the lounge just seems like a little too much trouble. All services were modern, worked faultlessly and provided an exceptional 6-star experience.