Why luxury cruising could be a game changer

Updated: Apr 17, 2020


Walking up the gangway and stepping onto the new 6-star expedition vessel the Scenic Eclipse, I had to pinch myself right from the very beginning. The ship’s sophisticated lines and shiny silver name plate turns heads at every port and I couldn’t believe I was fortunate enough to be one of its first passengers.

Scenic Eclipse

Image: Scenic Eclipse viewed from Zodiac water craft. Credit: Kirsty Johansen

‘Welcome Ms Johansen’ said several crew members with gleaming smiles as I was privately shown the way through the reception lounge. Beautiful white orchids in planter boxes catch your eye as you walk in, surrounded by stylish couches and armchairs in a charcoal, grey and silver palette. But as I move to the end of this space my jaw drops, a towering marble bar glows in front of me with more than 100 whiskies. I could already imagine having a nip after a long day of excursions in Nova Scotia.