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Scenic Eclipse II has successfully completed sea trials in advance of her inaugural sailing on April 13.

The 114-suite luxury yacht has now returned to the shipyard in Croatia for her final fit out. She was put through her paces over two weekend sessions in the northern Adriatic between Croatia and Italy.

The sea trials are a significant milestone in the launch of Scenic Eclipse II to demonstrate the ship’s performance with a series of checks on speed, stability and manoeuvrability.

Her inaugural sailing will be an 11-day ‘Incredible Iberian Discovery’ cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona.

“Scenic Eclipse II has been built to the highest standards and it is fantastic to see the Discovery Yacht sail through the sea trials and surpass all expectations, the countdown to launch really is now on,” said James Griffiths, Vice President of Marine Operations.

“Nearly identical to her sister ship (with a few exclusive enhancements), Scenic Eclipse II is the benchmark in ultra-luxury cruising taken to a new level.”

The ship will spend the summer season exploring the Mediterranean, Iceland and Scotland, before moving on to the Caribbean and Antarctica. In 2024, Scenic Eclipse II will also visit Polynesia, Indonesia and Australia.

A christening ceremony will be held in Malaga on June 3 with acclaimed NASA Scientist Dr Kathy Sullivan, the ship’s Godmother. With the introduction of Scenic Eclipse II, the ultra-luxury cruise operator will sail to more than 50 countries across all seven continents in 2023 and beyond.