Scenic announced the appointment of Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as the Godmother for Scenic Eclipse. The ship will be christened in New York City on September 10, 2019. Scenic Eclipse’s maiden voyage is scheduled for August 15, 2019, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day sailing, ending in Quebec on August 27.
Dame Helen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her performance in The Queen. Mirren’s other Academy Award nominations include The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), and The Last Station (2009).
Some of her other film roles include The Long Good Friday, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Calendar Girls (2003), Hitchcock (2012), Woman in Gold (2015) and in television as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect and Elizabeth I. She will next be seen in the HBO/SKY limited series in the title role of "Catherine the Great" and in the Warner Bros.' film "The Good Liar."
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.
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