The world’s first six-star luxury cruise ship was launched into the sea from a slipway in the Uljanik shipyard in Pula on the 31st of January 2018.
‘’Scenic Eclipse’’ is a polar expedition cruise ship which the Croatian shipyard has been building for one of the companies within the Scenic Group from Australia. The Group has already had around 20 similar ships in its fleet, but only for cruising the rivers. This will be their first cruiser for sailing in the Polar Region and the world’s first ICE-class cruise ship.
Construction of ‘’Scenic Eclipse’’ is estimated at around 200 million Euros. The ship will have 114 cabins with a balcony as well as 100 square metres large apartments, whilst the smallest cabin will spread over 30 square metres.
The luxury cruiser is 168 metres in length and 21,5 in width with a maximum capacity for only 240 passengers. The capacity is limited in order for the crew to meet all the requirements their passengers could possibly have.
In addition, the world’s first six-star luxury cruise ship is intended for sailing all seas, including tropical and polar areas, for which it is specially equipped. It is strengthened in order to adapt to harsh weather conditions and frozen seas as well as to meet high ecological standards.