Stunning Yacht Offering Exclusive Cruises Docks in Cardiff


A stunning yacht was docked in Cardiff Bay on Saturday (September 23). Nearby residents had seen the Scenic Eclipse II travelling from Penarth to the city on Friday afternoon. Scenic Eclipse II, which was launched in 2020, is a yacht that provides “all-inclusive luxury”, according to its website, and can carry up to 228 guests. The yacht at 545ft long, has travelled all over the world and offers voyages in Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords. At the end of March, the yacht also journeys along the South American coastline before crossing the Atlantic bound for mainland Europe.

In the spring and summer time, the yacht can offer travellers a series of Mediterranean, Baltic and Arctic cruises before crossing the Atlantic and sailing in the USA, the Caribbean and South America. While the yacht boasts 114 suites, it also has 10 restaurants, and eight lounges and bars.

At the moment, the vessel has just finished a 10 day cruise around the Scottish Islands and has begun a two week tour of western Europe, starting in Dublin and finishing in Lisbon. Prices start at £5,697 per person.

The vessel, which can carry up to 17,085 tonnes, also provides both a helicopter and submarine for “optional excursions”, it says, along with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes. Photos taken of the yacht on Saturday morning shows the large size of the yacht.

The yacht isn’t the only interesting vessel to have docked in Cardiff recently. In June, a huge sailing ship called The S.V. Tenacious docked in Cardiff Bay and offered a taster to the public of what life at sea was like before it departed for Liverpool.

The S.V. Tenacious, which is owned and operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), is currently the only sea-going tall ship in the world that can be sailed by a mixed ability crew, including disabled people, those with mental health conditions or long-term ill-health issues.

In March of this year, the Dutch Navy vessel, HNLMS Van Amstel, was docked in ABP’s Port of Cardiff, and was assisted by SMS tugboats Riverman and Englishman. The ship was previously involved in the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

And in November of last year, a massive Canadian military ship was docked in Cardiff. HMCS Montréal, which has its homeport in CFB Halifax in Nova Scotia, had been deployed on anti-terrorism missions in Europe and had been involved in NATO missions too.