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Keel laid for Scenic Eclipse II

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Scenic Eclipse II keel laying attended by the Mayor of Rijeka, Edi Kucan, Shipyard Manager, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Glen Moroney, Owner and Founder, Scenic Group
The keel-laying ceremony for the newest ship in the Scenic Cruises fleet – Eclipse II – took place last week in the Maj 3 shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia.

Sister ship to Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Eclipse II is the second Discovery Yacht from The Scenic Group and is due to launch in the Mediterranean in Q1, 2023. It was orginally due to enter service this year. The company’s first oceangoing ship that was christened by Dame Helen Mirren in New York in 2019 

The ceremony was attended by Glen Moroney, owner and founder of Scenic Group, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, the Minister of Economy, Tomislav Ćorić, and the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic.

Belief in the future

Moroney commented, ‘We are all familiar with the challenges that currently face the cruising industry. At Scenic Group, we are proud to continue to invest in new ventures that demonstrate our unwavering belief in the future of the industry and indeed, Scenic’s leading position within that.

‘The keel laying ceremony is symbolic for the start of full production and from here on we will proceed at speed for delivery.

‘I would like to thank our partners at the Croatian shipyard as well as the Government of the Republic of Croatia for their ongoing support.’

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