Canadian author, TV personality and travel expert Claire Newell has been named the godmother of Scenic’s newest Space-Ship, the Scenic Opal.
Newell will be Canada’s first Scenic godparent. She is the owner and president of Travel Best Bets and is an expert on most travel topics – from family travel tips to current events affecting the industry. She will be joined by Scenic chairman Glen Moroney at a special ship christening ceremony in Cochem, Germany.
“We are very pleased that Ms. Newell has agreed to be the Opal’s godmother,” said Moroney. “Canada is a great market for us and Ms. Newell’s understanding of the luxury market and experiential travel makes her a perfect fit for us.”
The 12th of the renowned Scenic Space-Ship fleet and the newest to be sailing the waterways of Europe, the 85-cabin Scenic Opal features a heated vitality pool on the panoramic Sun Deck plus the largest suites on the rivers with the ultimate in private balcony accommodation – the 475 sq. ft. Royal Panorama Suites and the opulent Royal Suite which boasts 360 sq. ft. of space.
Scenic Opal is the second of two Scenic Space-Ships to be launched this year as sister ship Scenic Jasper joined the fleet in April.
The christening coincides with the unveiling of the company’s new name – Scenic. The rebrand comes after an extensive 12-month project when the name Scenic Tours was no longer perceived as an accurate description of the company’s extensive product offering.