Scenic has announced that Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will be the godmother of its first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse.
The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for Aug. 15, departing Reykjavik, Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec on Aug. 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.”
New York City has been chosen as the site for Scenic Eclipse’s christening on Sept. 10.
Eclipse features include 114 all-verandah suites ranging in size from 345 sq. ft. to 2,659 sq. ft., 10 dining options – from Asian Fusion to French fine dining to a chef’s table to a poolside buffet; a 5,920 sq. ft. spa with a well-equipped gym and separate yoga and Pilates studio; two six-guest helicopters and one six-guest submarine capable of depths of nearly 1,000 feet; a state-of-the-art theatre for entertainment and lectures; indoor and outdoor plunge pools; butler service for all guests; and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.