Scenic’s first ocean vessel is touted as the world’s first ‘discovery yacht’. Launching in the Mediterranean on 31 August 2018, the all-suite, 228-passenger ship (200 in polar regions) will have an onboard marina equipped with two helicopters (with a helipad and hangars), a submarine, kayaks and a fleet of Zodiacs. Built to the highest passenger ship ice-class rating — 1A Super (Polar Class 6) — it will be able to operate in the Arctic and Antarctica for three months of the year. The 10-deck ship will also have a spa, 10 dining options, eight bars, outdoor terraces, multiple pool areas, gym and fitness rooms, a theatre, observatory and library. Other luxuries include an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio, butler service, lavish Karen Moroney interiors and an all-inclusive program with fares covering meals, drinks, Wi-Fi, tips, e-bikes and excursions such as kayaking, snorkeling and snow shoeing.