Jean Kittson, the eternally witty, popular Australian performer and writer – and now Godmother to Scenic’s first river cruise ship on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Azure – christened the ship on Saturday 29 April. Scenic Founder and Chairman Glen Moroney was also in attendance.
The 96-passenger river cruiser is now sailing through the sun-drenched Douro Valley from World Heritage-listed Porto down to Vega de Terron over the Spanish border.
Speaking on her role of Godmother, Jean said: “It is an honour and thrill to be asked to be the Godmother to the stunning Scenic Azure.”
Scenic is the first operator to own and operate a purpose built river cruise ship in the region. At 80 metres long and with only 48 cabins, Scenic Azure is the next-generation of river cruisers and has been custom built to sail the picturesque Douro River and deliver a truly exceptional and intimate river cruising experience for only 96 guests.
The 5-star Scenic Azure boasts the same all-inclusive luxury experience synonymous with all Scenic Space-Ships, from butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages including mini-bar re-stocked daily, to full-size private balcony suites with exclusive Scenic Sun Lounges. Plus there is a vitality spa on the Sun Deck and a guest lift between decks. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will also enjoy included tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Enrich special events.
Scenic Azure joins the Scenic fleet of 16 luxury river cruise ships throughout Europe, Russia and South East Asia.
Scenic is be heading to Douro in 2018. Call Scenic on 138 128 or visit scenic.com.au