Scenic has named Canadian travel expert, author and TV personality Claire Newell the godmother of its newest Space-Ship, the Scenic Opal.
The owner and president of Travel Best Bets, Newell will be the first Scenic godparent from Canada. She will be joined by Scenic Chairman Glen Moroney at a special ship christening ceremony for media and travel industry leaders from Australia, New Zealand and North America in Cochem, Germany, on June 17.
The twelfth of the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, the 85-cabin Scenic Opal will have a heated vitality pool on the panoramic Sun Deck, plus suites with private balconies.
Claire is the co-host of the travel series Operation: Vacation, currently airing in the U.S. and Canada on Travel + Escape. She has appeared on the Today Show multiple times, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, ABC Morning News – Chicago and Martha Stewart Living Radio and CNN Radio. She is also the official travel consultant for Global BC and is the best-selling author of Travel Best Bets – An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trips, Ever.
Scenic Opal is the second of two Scenic Space-Ships to be launched this year as the sister ship Scenic Jasper joined the fleet in April, bringing the total to 12 - including the boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, which sails exclusively in Russia. Five more Space-Ships are currently being built for launch in 2016: the Scenic Amber, which will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers; the Scenic Azure, which will launch on Portugal’s Douro River; the Scenic Spirit and Scenic Zen, which will explore the Mekong; and the Scenic Explorer, which will cruise on Burma’s Irrawaddy River.