Energetic Aussie comedienne, author and screenwriter Jean Kittson has joined the ranks of Aussie cruise Godmothers, asked by river cruise brand Scenic to carry out the duties for Scenic Azure, the line’s first brand new vessel for the year and 16th overall. Azure will be launched on Portugal’s Douro River in April.
The forthcoming christening sees Scenic become the first company to own and operate river vessels in the region. Designed especially for the Iberian waterway, the ship will be formally named by Kittson just prior to setting off on its maiden voyage between Porto and Vega de Terron, just over the Spanish border.
At 80 metres in length and with 48 cabins catering to 96 passengers per sailing, Scenic Azure will be a slightly scaled down version of the larger Space Ships which operate in other parts of Europe due to the operational limitations of the river. Facilities however will be the same, with guests provided with an all-inclusive service which includes butlers, private mini-bar restocked daily, vitality spa and all off-ship Scenic Freechoice activities and excursions.
Kittson is well known for her work in popular Aussie movies The Nugget and Hating Alison Ashley. In addition, she has appeared on TV, theatre and radio programs such as The Big Gig, Good News Week, The Einstein Factor and The Glasshouse. She has also appeared on Channels Nine and Ten, hosting comedy debates and has also penned the comedic work ‘You’re Still Hot To Me’ as one of two written works.
Scenic’s newest Godmother was overjoyed at having been asked to perform the duty, her sentiments echoed by Scenic General Manager Michelle Black.
“What better way to celebrate our 30th anniversary year than with another witty and wonderful Australian woman christening our newest ship,” Black commented.