V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Scenic for the technical and hotel operations management for the world’s first discovery yacht, ‘Scenic Eclipse’.
The ultra-luxury expedition vessel is under construction at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia and is due to be delivered next year. Scenic currently operates 22 river cruise ships globally.
Technical management for the vessel will be provided by V.Ships Leisure in Monaco and will involve 50 deck and engine crew along with 106 hotel crew on board. V.Ships Leisure will also provide itinerary planning and port operations with hotel operations services to be provided by V.Group’s Oceanic Catering business.
Per Bjornsen, V.Ships Leisure director, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring our unique experience with start-ups, expedition vessels and the ultra-luxury market to support Scenic in their newest venture. Combining the experience within V.Ships Leisure with the wider V.Group, we are able to provide Scenic with a complete solution for this exciting new venture.”
Scenic chairman Glen Moroney, added: “We are looking forward to working closely with V.Ships to deliver an unrivalled discovery experience for our guests.
Their experience in expedition ship operations will assist us to ensure a smooth entry into service and the global support our ship’s crew require.”