Scenic names NASA scientist as Eclipse II’s godmother

Scenic has announced NASA Scientist Dr Kathy Sullivan as the Godmother of Scenic’s second Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II.

The ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, will be christened on 3 June 2023 by American geologist and oceanographer, Dr Kathy Sullivan, at a ceremony in Spain’s Malaga.

Dr Sullivan has ventured into space three times as one of NASA’s first female astronauts. She is a NASA Chief Scientist who leads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and holds three Guinness World Records based on her ground-breaking explorations.

She is the first American woman to complete a spacewalk and also the first woman to dive the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of Earth’s oceans, earning her the title of the “World’s Most Vertical Person.”

“We are immensely proud that Dr Kathy Sullivan will be the Godmother for Scenic Eclipse II,” said Anthony Laver, Scenic Group General Manager of Sales and Marketing APAC. “She truly is the living embodiment of what our Discovery Yachts stand for – innovation, pushing the boundaries, discovery, revelling in a sense of adventure and being a true pioneer in her field.”

“It’s a high honour to be a ship’s Godmother,” said Dr Sullivan, upon accepting the role. “I’m especially delighted to be Godmother to a vessel as well-designed for exploration and discovery as Scenic Eclipse II,” she said.

Scenic Eclipse II, with a capacity for 228 guests, joins the Discovery Yacht fleet in mid-April 2023, with the naming ceremony taking place in June 2023 after a series of immersive and all-inclusive sailings in the Mediterranean. Scenic Eclipse II will then head north to explore the remote communities of the Arctic including Greenland, Svalbard, and Iceland for a season of exploration.

The ship features its own helicopters and submarine to provide guests with exceptional experiences during their voyages.

Featured itineraries include the 11-Day Incredible Iberian Discovery: Christening Cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon; and the 14 -Day Uncover Greenland and Canada from Copenhagen to Copenhagen.

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