Select sailings from October to December will be open to international travelers to experience Saudi heritage, hospitality and stunning landscapes.
Cruises will highlight nature, culture, historic cities and ancient monuments.
Equipped with an on-board submarine, two helicopters for flightseeing, a fleet of Zodiacs and up to a 20-person specialist discovery team, Scenic Eclipse is ready to explore.
'One of the hottest tourist destinations in coming years'
'Saudi Arabia will be one of the hottest tourist destinations in coming years and we’re very glad guests will get to experience it in six-star comfort on board Scenic Eclipse,' said Glen Moroney, founder and chairman of Scenic Group. 'As a business we continue to raise the bar in ultra-luxury cruising and we are confident that this new season will mark the start of a long relationship with the destination and hope to be able to offer more sailings in the region in the coming seasons as the world starts to open up for international travel.'
In conjunction with Cruise Saudi and based from Jeddah, Scenic Eclipse will offer charters with unique itineraries, as well as set itineraries.
Yanbu, the diving capital of Saudi Arabia
Among the scheduled destinations is Yanbu, the diving capital of Saudi Arabia. This stunning beach destination offers extensive opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and watersports in the pristine Red Sea, as well as rich cultural experiences.
Plus, Yanbu features the Iona wreck, a well-preserved British merchant steamer that sank in 1915. It can explored by diving, snorkeling or submarine.
Beyond Saudi Arabia, Scenic Eclipse will have the possibility of visiting Aqaba in Jordan and Port Ghalib Marina, just a short distance from Luxor in Egypt.
MSC Cruises also plans to homeport in Jeddah, starting this month.