Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Croatian prime minister visits Rijeka shipyard and tours Scenic Eclipse

CRUISE - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic visits Scenic Eclipse in the Rijeka shipyard in Croatia.jpg
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic visits Scenic Eclipse in the Rijeka shipyard in Croatia.
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic recently visited Rijeka shipyard and met with members of the Scenic Group, which is committed to build five cruise ships in Croatia. 

Plenkovic met with Sasa Coklijat, director of MKM Yachts, and Capt. James Griffiths, the master of Scenic Eclipse, and toured the 228-passenger (200 in polar regions) ship, which was built and named in 2019.

Moroney joined via video call

Scenic Group owner Glen Moroney greeted the prime minister via video call from Switzerland.

The yard visit coincided with construction beginning on Scenic Eclipse II, Scenic’s second discovery yacht.

The Scenic Group recently completed an agreement with the Croatian government to commence shipbuilding operations in a dedicated separate section of Rijeka's Maj 3 Shipyard.

The newly formed business, MKM Yachts, wholly owned by the Scenic Group, will take full responsibility for all Scenic ocean newbuilds starting with Scenic Eclipse II and followed by the further four custom-built vessels over the next six years.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.