Scenic Jasper Christened By Kathy Lette

7 May 2015

Scenic's Godmother, Australian author Kathy Lette, christened next-generation Scenic Space-Ship Scenic Jasper at a special ceremony for media and travel industry leaders from Australia, New Zealand and North America in the Austrian capital Vienna last month.

The eleventh of the renowned Scenic Space-Ship fleet and the newest to be sailing the waterways of Europe, the 85-cabin Scenic Jasper features a heated vitality pool for guests to enjoy on the panoramic Sun Deck plus the largest suites on the rivers with the ultimate in private balcony accommodation - the 44 square-metre Royal Panorama Suites and the opulent Royal Suite which boasts 33 square metres of space.

Scenic founder and chairman Glen Moroney, as well as representatives from the specialist river cruise shipyard Den Breejen and Austrian dignitaries and tourism officials all attended.

 Karen and Glen Moroney with Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette christened Scenic Jasper with her signature brand of humour plus the customary breaking of a champagne bottle over the bow of the ship as she officially named it.

During the Godmother speech, Kathy said: “Herewith I christen you in the name of Scenic Jasper. I wish you, your passengers and crew always enough water beneath your keel. I wish you always a good journey.”

Glen Moroney commented: "We are proud of the innovations we have made on Scenic Jasper. We’ve taken what was already an exceptional design and are now able to offer our guests a real heightened sense of luxury in the largest suites on Europe’s rivers.”

Talking about her role of Godmother Kathy added: “I was honoured to be asked to be godmother to the stunning Scenic Jasper. Not only is river cruising the best way to see Europe - no sat nav malfunctions, no orbital ring roads, no traffic jams or cancelled trains, but this sleek new cruise ship is so luxurious it should be renamed HMS Hedonism. I’m also thrilled to unveil my leopard print skin mini-skirted figurehead. Yes, I finally have prowess. Plus I can now say that I have a really big bust.”


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 Kathy with her favourite figurehead

Scenic Jasper is the first of two Scenic Space-Ships to be launched this year. Scenic Opal will also join the fleet this season bringing the total to 12 - including boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, which exclusively sails in Russia.

Scenic has the newest fleet of ships to sail the European rivers with a further two being built for 2016; Scenic Amber which will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers and Scenic Azure which will launch on Portugal’s Douro River.
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Scenic Jasper features

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  • Largest Panorama suites on Europe’s waterways
  • Balcony Suites: 42 suites at 19 square metres, including Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Deluxe Balcony Suites: seven suites at 21 square metres, including Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Royal Panorama Suites: two suites at 44 square metres, including Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Scenic’s revolutionary Sun Lounges on all suites
  • Personal service with butler service for every guest
  • Six on board dining options
  • Crystal Dining – fine dining, buffet, a la carte, themed dinners with entertainment
  • River Cafe – relaxed dining and casual fare
  • Portobellos – Italian inspired cuisine
  • Table La Rive – speciality dining experience with chef and paired local/international wines
  • Riverview Terrace
  • In-room dining with 24-hour room service
  • Vitality pool on the Sun Deck
  • Fitness and wellness centre
  • Experienced Scenic Cruise Director

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Key itineraries

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  • 15 Day Jewels of Europe
  • 11 Day Gems of the Danube
  • 8 Day Iconic Danube
  • 12 Day Highlights of the Rhine
  • 11 Day Black Sea Explorer

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