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The Scenic Eclipse yacht on the coast of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at sunset

Scenic to host UK agents on ultra-luxury yacht

In partnership with Cruise Saudi, the Saudi Tourism Authority and SAUDIA Airlines, 12 of Scenic’s key trade partners will embark on a five-day voyage on the Scenic Eclipse, in the Red Sea.

Alongside media and global travel agents, 12 UK agents that are Scenic’s key trade partners will embark on a five-day cruise in Saudi Arabia, travelling south from Jeddah along the Red Sea coast.

Scenic Eclipse is an ultra-luxury discovery yacht that has been sailing chartered itineraries in Saudi waters since July 2021. Part of the experience on board is via the yacht’s fleet of discovery vehicles, including two on board helicopters and a submarine. Then there’s its elevated customer service offerings – with space for just 228 guests, there’s an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.

All suites have balconies and guests are looked after by a personal butler. The yacht features 10 dining options and private cabanas on the top deck.

“We all know how hard agents have worked over the last 18 months and how challenging it has been for them,” said Joseph Grimley, Scenic Group’s UK director of trade sales.

“This luxury bucket-list sailing not only provides our agents with an unforgettable experience but also allows them to truly understand the ultra-luxury cruising experience that Scenic Eclipse offers. All while showcasing the incredible destination of Saudi Arabia – one that is set to be the next luxury holiday hotspot. We’re so excited to be able to welcome our agent partners on board this week to allow them to enjoy the complete Scenic Eclipse experience.”

The luxury cruise company has also recently relaunched its River Rewards & More travel agent incentive programme, where agents are rewarded with 200 points for every new booking on board Scenic Eclipse. Agents can collect as many points as possible and redeem them against a collection of luxury rewards, including vouchers, lifestyle goods and electronics. Its scheduled Antarctica season is set to return from January 7, 2022.

ABTA Magazine’s new editor Florence Derrick will be joining this week’s fam trip and reporting on Scenic Eclipse’s Saudi Arabia voyage for the December issue of ABTA Magazine.

For more information on Scenic Eclipse, agents should visit Scenic’s online agent portal.