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Scenic Eclipse Delayed Until 2019

On January 31, Scenic celebrated the launch of its first ocean cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, from the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, CroatiaThe worst kept secret in the cruise industry was made official on Thursday July 5 as the management of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours announced that the launch of Scenic Eclipse has been delayed until late January 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Scenic Sponsors The Great British Baking Show’s Fifth Season

Scenic Aura (Myanmar's Irrawaddy River cruises)Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, working with PBS National Sales, is sponsoring the fifth season of the hit TV show The Great British Baking Show. Also known as The Great British Bake Off in the United Kingdom, the TV show is one of BBC’s most popular programs. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Scenic and National Geographic Introduce Three New Itineraries

The Scenic Azure (Douro river in Portugal)Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and National Geographic Expeditions have announced three new travel packages for the 2019 season. These trips will take passengers to Christmas markets along the Danube, to the gardens of the Netherlands and Belgium and along the historic Douro in Portugal. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Scenic Cruises to Redesign Eight European River Ships in 2019

Space Ship Scenic DiamondFor 2019, Scenic Cruises will redesign eight ships in its European river cruise fleet, reducing the passenger count, adding suites and expanding the wellness centers to incorporate a salt lounge. Scenic already made these changes on the ships in its French fleet, Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire. (cruisecritic.com)




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Danko Koncar Named New Owner at Uljanik Shipyard

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse  currently under construction at Uljanik Shipyard (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Uljanik Shipyard announced that Kermas Energija, owned by businessman Danko Koncar, is a new strategic partner of the yard, taking majority ownership. Following financial issues and a government bailout that called for Uljanik to find a new owner, the shipyard said it had received three bids. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Weller Named Head Discovery Team Leader for Scenic Eclipse

Scenic has announced the appointment of Kara Weller as Head Discovery Team Leader for the Scenic Eclipse. A qualified biologist, Weller holds a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Biology and has spent the past 20 years, educating cruise passengers on the many highlights of Antarctica and the Arctic, the company said. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hans Heger to Lead Scenic Operations Team

Scenic has announced the appointment of four key operational roles in preparation for the maiden voyage of Scenic Eclipse. Hans Heger has been named general manager operations, Scenic Discovery Yachts, assuming responsibility for all operations relating to the Scenic Eclipse fleet. 8cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Scenic Expands Tour Offerings With Mayflower Purchase

Space Ship Scenic DiamondScenic Group reports that it has purchased North American tour operator Mayflower Tours. Mayflower will continue to operate as a separate entity called Mayflower Cruises & Tours, Scenic said, with many of the same people, same executive team and same focus on immersive touring programs. (travelagentcentral.com)




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Scenic to Build Second Expedition Cruise Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)Scenic’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, debuting this summer, will be joined by a sister ship in 2020. The 228-passenger ice-class Scenic Eclipse II (200 passengers on Arctic cruises) will boast the same impressive features including two six-seat helicopters, a six-seat submarine and aft marina with fleet of 12 Zodiacs. (cruisecritic.com)




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Scenic Selects VIKAND as Medical Consultant

The 16,500-ton, 228-berth ocean-going cruise ship Scenic Eclipse (Artist impression courtesy Scenic Cruises)VIKAND Medical Solutions announced that it has been selected by Scenic as medical consultants for the new Scenic Eclipse. “We are pleased to engage with VIKAND to help us manage the challenging environment of maritime medical care on a global basis. Their experienced team will ensure that our ship’s medical crew are supported and receive advice as to the appropriateness of care, Standard Operating Procedures, and medical equipment maintenance,” said Hans Heger, vice president at Scenic. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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