Viking Crew, part of the Viking Maritime Group has been appointed as the Crew Manager of the discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse, commencing management from 19 August 2020.
Scenic Eclipse launched last year and is part of the wider Scenic Group. The appointment of Viking Crew as the crew manager further adds to their portfolio of international clients within the cruise and super yacht sectors of the industry.
Scenic Eclipse will make full use of Viking Crew’s services across Placement, Management and Deployment, as Viking Crew becomes responsible for the international Officers and Crew across Deck, Engine and Hotel. Scenic Eclipse will also utilise the facilities at the Maritime Skills Academy and will place cadets onboard through Chiltern Maritime, which are part of the Viking Maritime Group.
Operations Director of Viking Crew, Paul Rutterford commented ‘the appointment of the crew management contract with Scenic Eclipse is a further acknowledgement of the professionalism, knowledge and industry experience within Viking Crew.’
Director of Marine Operations of Scenic Eclipse Captain James Griffiths commented ‘Our partnership will give Scenic Group access to Viking Maritime Group services and their unique experience with start-ups, expedition vessels and the ultra-luxury market.’
Viking Crew will also be responsible for the crew management of the Emerald Azzurra and Scenic Eclipse II when they come into service in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Group Managing Director of Viking Maritime Group Matthew Jaenicke added; ‘Partnering with Scenic Eclipse is further testament to Viking Crew sourcing and crew managing some of the best people in the industry for these ground -breaking vessels.’
Viking Maritime Group is looking forward to a long and rewarding partnership with the Scenic Group.
About Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 34-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Since 2008, Scenic has offered river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-ships. In 2019, Scenic introduced the world’s first luxury Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has eight (soon to be nine with the 2021 launch of Emerald Luna) 6 Star-Ships offering sailings on European rivers and Southeast Asia’s Mekong River. In 2021, the Emerald Azzurra will be the first ship to launch under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand – a 100-guest super yacht that will ply the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas.
Viking Maritime Group in Brief
Viking Maritime Group is leading the way as a maritime services company and operates in the United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Founded in 1988, today the company encompasses a diverse group of businesses including; Viking Crew, the leading maritime crew services provider; MSA Dover & Portsmouth based maritime skills academy’s and Chiltern Maritime, the UK’s top merchant navy cadetship provider.
Across the company there is alignment and synergy in our ethos, in putting people first and helping support and develop the talent and expertise within the global maritime industry.
Date of issue: 25 August 2020