Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2023

74 INTERIOR VIEW Scenic Eclipse II Glen Moroney and Nicola Absalom discuss with Alex Smith the changes that have been made to interior spaces onboard Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours’ second discovery yacht Photo: Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours Scenic Eclipse II, the second of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours’ discovery yachts, was originally meant to be a perfect copy of her sister ship Scenic Eclipse. Yet when the time came to begin work on the new vessel, Scenic felt that it could further develop and improve the existing design, despite its initial success. Consequently, by the time Scenic Eclipse II made its debut in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 2023, no interior space had gone entirely unchanged. “Karen Moroney, our director of project design, left virtually nothing unchanged,” says Nichola Absalom, director of global brand at Scenic. “She’s gone into an incredible level of detail to deliver the best guest experience, and the result is nothing less than a masterpiece.” Among the new additions to the ship is the Chef’s Garden @ Epicure, a new, immersive dining experience and presentation area able to accommodate up to 14 standing or seven seated guests. Here, guests can take part in culinary masterclasses, learn how to make chocolate or sample drinks during onboard whiskey-tasting sessions. Another new space is the Sky Deck and Bar, which offers indoor and outdoor seating with private cabanas and bottle service. The deck also includes the new oval-shaped Vitality Pool, which features jets that create a current for guests to swim against. Enhancements have also been introduced to the suites onboard the ship, including in the Owner’s Penthouse Suites. These rooms will now include a redesigned walk-in wardrobe and bathrooms with a private mini spa, which include a steam room, spa baths and two Klafs infrared seats. The bathrooms in