This week, Scenic announced the appointment of Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as the Godmother for the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for August 15, 2019, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day sailing, ending in Quebec on August 27.
“Scenic Eclipse is a unique ship that requires an equally unique person to act in this role,” said Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of Scenic. “We are delighted to welcome Dame Helen Mirren as Scenic Eclipse godmother - her style, beauty and spirit of adventure are true to those embodied in the design and ethos of Scenic Eclipse. Combined with the international acclaim as one of the world’s finest actresses, Dame Helen Mirren makes the perfect godmother to preside over the ship”
Dame Helen Mirren added, “I am very honored to have been chosen as the Godmother to such a beautiful vessel as Scenic Eclipse. She will have many adventures and a wonderful life as she transports her guests in immaculate style and great safety to beautiful places.”
New York City has been chosen as the site for its christening on September 10, 2019.
As a traditional maritime role – the godmother plays an important part within the ship’s christening ceremony and is responsible for the breaking of the champagne bottle against the ship’s hull.
Scenic Eclipse has 114 suites. Onboard the ship, guests can choose from 10 dining options including Asian fusion to French fine dining. The Eclipse also has a spa, an expansive gym including a yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of nearly 1,000 feet. A state of-the-art theater for entertainment; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.