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.