Jan 31, 2016

Announcing Jean Kittson as Godmother to Scenic Azure


We have named Jean Kittson, popular Australian performer and writer, as Godmother to Scenic’s first river cruise ship on Portugal’s Douro River – Scenic Azure.

Jean will christen the 96-passenger river cruiser in Porto in April before it commences a full season sailing through the sun drenched Douro Valley from World Heritage-listed Porto down to Vega de Terron over the Spanish border.

Jean is an actress, comedian, and writer for TV, theatre, film and radio. She came to national attention on 'The Big Gig', followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, and comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel 10. She is a host and speaker at conventions, conferences and festivals. Jean is the author of two books, most recently You’re Still Hot To Me.

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.”

Michelle Black, GM Sales and Marketing, added: “We are so delighted Jean accepted our invitation to become Godmother to Scenic Azure. What better way to celebrate our 30th anniversary year than with another witty and wonderful Australian woman christening our newest ship.”

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 the 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.