The Scenic Eclipse Mega-Yacht is making waves in Costa Rica:
The Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first six-star lavish cruise ship, arrived in Costa Rica on Thursday. Her arrival ushered in the luxury and expedition cruise season in Quepos.
This yacht carries two helicopters and an expedition submarine. It is 168 meters long by 21.5 meters wide.
Moreover, it incorporates the latest naval designs and technologies to explore extreme environments, such as the Arctic and Antarctic coasts or the high seas. took place in August 2018.
Both helicopters carry six passengers, take off and land on the deck of the ship. The expedition submarine can dive to a depth of 305 meters. Its advanced and environmentally friendly GPS dynamic positioning system is designed to allow stationary maneuvers without dropping anchor, eliminating potential damage to coral reefs.
“Cruise passengers on luxury and expedition ships are staying longer in the country. Tourists are generally professionals or businessmen with high purchasing power, with an annual income between $80,000 and $120,000.
On average, they spend $3,000, which is why Costa Rica is focusing its attraction strategies on this type of ship to stay longer in the country. This will generate economic dynamics in the tourism sector and port cities,” said Gustavo Alvarado, Director of Tourism Management of ICT.
Scenic Eclipse of the Bahamas-flagged Scenic Luxury Cruises visits more than 70 ports, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites and itineraries in Antarctica, the Arctic, the Caribbean and South America.
The design of this ship was made according to the complex requirements to face the most demanding conditions of storms, extreme temperatures, big waves or presence of ice.
In addition, it has 114 cabins ranging from 32 to 247 m2, and all suites have private service.
The spaces of the yacht are complemented by an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, a 550 m2 spa, a gym, yoga, a Pilates studio and a varied gastronomy.
It also has a theater equipped with the latest technology for lectures and screenings, as a team of experts ranging from historians to marine biologists, geologists, ornithologists, naturalists and photographers travel on board.
For the pleasure of its passengers, the cruise ship has kayaks, electric bicycles, snowshoes and diving and snorkeling equipment, allowing travelers to discover all the operating routes of each destination.
Tourists will visit attractions such as Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy different activities.
On this occasion, the ship arrived in Costa Rica with 62 passengers and 189 crew members for a 13-day voyage from San Diego, California, calling at ports in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.