Scenic Azure Christened by Much-Loved Australian Performer, Jean Kittson

Continuing the long tradition of godmothers christening cruise ships, the beloved Australian performer and writer Jean Kittson blessed Scenic Azure as the purpose-built ship takes to the River Douro. In a special ceremony held in April, Kittson was joined by Scenic founder, Glen Moroney, and christened the first ever Scenic river cruise ship built to navigate the Douro.

The much-loved star of the screen, stage performer and writer, Kittson, was delighted to have been selected as godmother to Scenic Azure. She commented: “It is an honour and thrill to be asked to be the godmother to the stunning Scenic Azure.”

Navigating the famous Portuguese river, Scenic Azure transports guests between the region’s beautiful vineyards, providing plenty of opportunities to sample the famous port wines.

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With capacity for 96 passengers, Scenic Azure is one of the more intimate members of the Scenic fleet. Completing itineraries through the Douro Valley, the river cruise ship has been lovingly designed to ensure all guests are able to make the most of this delightful Iberian stretch. With extensive open-air spaces, Scenic Azure is the perfect place for guests looking to drink in the stunning scenery under the warm Portuguese sun.  

Offering the same exceptional levels of comfort and luxury that guests have come to expect from the Scenic fleet; Scenic Azure provides butler service, complimentary beverages and a huge selection of amenities for every one of her 96 passengers. The full-size private balcony suites with Scenic Sun Lounges provide the perfect retreat for guests to see out another wonderful day exploring the delights of the Douro.

All of the Scenic Azure river cruises take you from the World Heritage-listed city of Porto through the vineyard-strewn waters of the Douro region and into Spain. Tours of the historic university town, Salamanca, give guests the chance to explore this ancient golden settlement. Our Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon itinerary includes a three-night stay in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, giving guests the chance to marvel at cultural gems such as Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and the Lisbon Baixa.

And with tips, gratuities, Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Enrich special events included in the price of the river cruise itineraries, Scenic Azure provides the optimum way to experience this wonderful part of the world.

Scenic Azure itineraries for 2018 are now on sale. If you are interested in booking your place on board this delightful ship as she journeys through the beautiful Douro region click here or call 0808 231 6637, and our team will be happy to help.

Dominic Keely
Dominic Keely
Dominic is Scenic's Marketing Exec. His favourite river is the Seine, because of the rich history of the region. Dom's a huge football and Manchester United fan, and plays on a team himself.