Not your normal cruise ship – This uber-luxurious expedition ship has its own submarine and two helicopters

There are ships and then there are vessels that spell grandiose like no other. One such of the latter type is the uber-luxe expedition ship called the ‘Scenic Eclipse’. Christened by Academy-Award winning actress – Dame Helen Mirren in an official ceremony this week, the ship is one of the most technologically advanced and elegant expedition vessels of its kind today.

An urbane new 228-passenger ship, the Scenic Eclipse boasts two six-passenger helicopters, one six-passenger submarine and 114 suites in all. It measures a whopping 551-foot-long and is set to have begun her maiden voyage from Reykjavík Iceland to NY last month. In the coming time, the exclusive vessel will transit to 68 ports, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a total of 38 countries. Guests on board it be treated with the best of amenities and base fare inclusive such as airplane flights, transfers, land-based excursions, premium- alcoholic drinks, pre-departure hotel stays, and staff gratuities.

Commenting on the Scenic Eclipse, Helen Mirren in a statement said, “I was thrilled to be invited to take on the role of Scenic Eclipse godmother, even more so now that I have stepped aboard and seen the level of design detail and technology that have gone into her creation. She is an exceptional cruising experience, and I’m honored to have christened her. I wish her crew and guests many years of sailing adventures and discovery.” Well, cruising on the waters certainly cannot get any more luxe than this!


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