By Nahrain John @karryontravel15 Aug 2019As you read this, Helen Mirren is preparing for her godmother duties because it’s only a matter of hours until the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, officially launches.Despite a few setbacks (three, but who’s counting), Scenic’s pride and joy in the ocean, Scenic Eclipse, will finally set off on her maiden voyage today (15 August).Bring out the streamers because the 228-passenger ship is en-route to Reykavik, Iceland right now.Read on for more on the ship and her debut: SO EXCITED, BUT IS SHE ACTUALLY REAL? View this post on Instagram #rotterdam #rotterdamcity #cruiseterminal #cruiseship #sceniceclipse #valletta #viewfromabridge #portofrotterdam #look #love #panorama #dutchview #dutchlife #cloudysky #montevideo #laspalmas #hotelnewyork #maas #unseen #clicks #momswithcameras #photography #instapicture #clicks #wow #clickit #outside #exploringA post shared by Eefje (@eefje68) on Aug 13, 2019 at 9:17am PDTGuys, Scenic Eclipse does exist. In fact, she was last seen 20 hours ago in Rotterdam, Netherlands.If the Instagram picture above isn’t enough proof for you, the Discovery Yacht was spotted during her sea trials mid-June and earlier this month, she was filmed during her passover from the factory to the cruise line.You can confidently book the vessel’s many itineraries (so many, in fact, 2020/21 and 22 itineraries are available – click here). OKAY, BUT CAN YOU JUST REMIND ME OF WHY WE LOVE HER? View this post on Instagram Arrivo amoreeee! ❤️❤️❤️ #iceland #islanda #sitornaacasa #elicottero #yachtcruise #amore #sceniceclipseA post shared by Martin Spila (@martinspila) on Aug 14, 2019 at 2:09am PDTThe words ‘world’s first discovery yacht’ didn’t grab you? How about that helipad?! Or the submarine?Scenic Eclipse is a unique creature (until her sister comes along) in that she breaks the mould when it comes to technology, size and luxury.Thanks to Glen Moroney’s push for custom-built features, she’ll be able to reach destinations that “most people have only seen on TV documentaries” while also ensuring they remain untouched and undamaged by her presence.She’ll have special stabilisers (50 percent larger than the standard vessel) dynamic positioning (that’ll remove the need for anchoring) and she has highest Ice Class rating of any luxury expedition vessel.Beyond that, the 168m discovery yacht will be fuelled by Marine Gas Oil (MGO), which is the highest class of marine fuel, state-of-the-art wastewater system, and the Azipod propulsion system which results in the lowest noise levels. SHE’S CLEAN, NICE. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ONBOARD EXPERIENCE? View this post on Instagram Roast beef #workontheship⚓️ #shipslife⚓🚢 #ukraine #lifeisgreat #sceniceclipse #chefslife🔪 #lifeisgreat #ilovemyjobA post shared by steve.oksenenko (@steve.oksenenko91) on Aug 14, 2019 at 6:30am PDTYou’ll definitely want to diet (safely) before and after you board.The award-winning ship (yep, won even before launching) has nine dining experiences AND eight bars/lounges.Choices include ‘Lumiere’ a fine-dining French restaurant, Elements the main restaurant, Azure Bar & Café and the Yacht Club. There’s also Asian Fusion at Koko’s and a Chef’s Table experience.In-room dining is also an option for the introvert evenings, or there’s the Champagne Bar, Lobby Lounge, and more for those feeling a little social. WHAT DOES SHE HAVE BEYOND FOOD? View this post on Instagram The ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse will be equipped with a custom designed, six-passenger submarine capable of diving to depths of up to 300 meters. Scenic Neptune will give guests unique access to some of nature’s most beautiful yet unexplored underwater destinations from majestic wrecks to a wide diversity of marine life and stunning reefs. #sceniceclipse #submarine #underwater #explore #discoveryyacht #ultraluxury #thescenicrouteA post shared by Scenic Eclipse (@scenic.eclipse) on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:25am PDTReady for mass information consumption? Okay, let’s go.Scenic Eclipse has all-verandah suites, all-inclusive well (everything is covered baby), there’s a 6-star spa experience, there’s a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, there’s a gym and a yoga/pilates studio, indoor and outdoor pools are available, and temperature-controlled plunge pools.There’s also women and men’s saunas, steam rooms, thermal lounges, sunbeds, butler service for every guest, all-inclusive dining and beverages, free wi-fi, daily entertainment, education programs, there’s an Airbus EC-130-T2 helicopter and a U-Boat Worx Cruise Submarine 7.Need more information? Click here to read more about Scenic’s newest addition. Other stories you may likeNEW PARTNERSHIP: Hurtigruten & Adventure World Team Up For Sustainable TravelVIRTUOSO LUXE REPORT: Aussies Say ‘Carpe Diem’ To Japan, Antarctica & CroatiaRACE YA: P&O Cruises Counts Down To Pacific Adventure’s Twin Racer Waterslide!