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Helen Mirren names Scenic Eclipse in New York festivities

helen mirren with scenic eclipse
Dame Helen Mirren, at left, performed the naming honors PHOTO: Scenic
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.