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Eclipse II goes deep on features


THE level of luxury planned on Scenic’s upcoming Scenic Eclipse II vessel just got a whole lot deeper, with news the cruise line has signed a partnershi­p with submersibl­es manufactur­er Triton Submarines to supply it with craft to carry out submarine exploratio­ns for guests.

Scenic becomes the first cruise line to sign a distributi­on deal with Triton, with its configurab­le Triton 660/9 AVA model (render pictured) chosen as the craft to be installed on the luxury expedition ship.

The Triton 660/9 is capable of submerging up to 200 metres under water and can accommodat­e up to eight passengers plus the pilot.

Amazingly the submarine is also advertised as having enough interior space to be reconfigur­ed to host private dining events, cocktail parties and weddings.

Although Scenic’s deal is the first time a cruise line has signed up to purchase a Triton submarine, the manufactur­er does have precedent in supplying its products to the tourism space, with orders already in place for a boutique resort and private yacht charter company.

Scenic’s second Discovery Yacht vessel, Eclipse II, is scheduled to launch in 2023 and be equipped to navigate both polar and tropical regions.

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