Dame Helen Mirren will be the godmother of Scenic’s long-awaited yacht Scenic Eclipse, the line has announced.
The ship’s maiden voyage 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 CEO 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, Helen Mirren makes the perfect godmother to figuratively preside over the ship and bring good fortune.”
Dame Helen Mirren added: “I am very honoured 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.
Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Mirren’s other Academy Award nominations include The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), and The Last Station (2009).