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Dame Helen Mirren, at left, performed the naming honors PHOTO: Scenic

Helen Mirren names Scenic Eclipse in New York festivities

Dame Helen Mirren, the actress, served as the godmother for Scenic Eclipse during naming festivities in New York on Tuesday.

Mirren was joined by her husband, Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford, and welcomed on board by the ship’s co-owners Glen and Karen Moroney of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours.

The ship had arrived at Pier 88, Manhattan Cruise Terminal, after its maiden voyage from Reykjavik.

Master of ceremonies Claire Newell, herself a godmother for Scenic Opal, introduced Scenic Eclipse Capt. James Griffiths and NYC Ports General Manager Ken Winkler, who presented a first visit plaque to Glen Moroney.

‘I was thrilled to be invited to take on the role of Scenic Eclipse godmother, even more so now that I have stepped aboard and seen the level of design detail and technology that have gone into her creation,’ Mirren said.