Sep 14

Sailing past early delays in shipbuilding, the new Scenic Eclipse was christened on Manhattan’s Pier 88 this week – with prestigious star power. Ship Godmother Dame Helen Mirren swung the ceremonial champagne bottle to bestow good luck and safe travels for the vessel and those who sail with her. Dame Helen admitted to having never cruised before, though she grew up sailing aboard small vessels in a small English town on the Thames River. Now, having christened the Eclipse, she is keen to voyage to the Arctic or Antarctica, especially aboard such an environmentally sound vessel. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery, alongside two news segments from The Today Show in Australia and KTLA 5. Can I say that I still find it mind-boggling and disrespectful that people – journalists, people from the press – sit down with one of the greatest actresses of our time, and use that time to address *that* Bikini picture that was taken over 10 years ago. The cheapest kind of journalism – and the reason why paparazzi still exist, when their instrusion of pricacy receives such media buzz and constant recognition. And every other outlet picks it up, year in year out – well done. Not sorry for the rant, enjoy the new pictures and your weekend 🙂

Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Helen Mirren Christens the Scenic Eclipse
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2019 – Today Australia
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2019 – KTLA 5
Video Archive – News Segments – Today Australia (2019)
Video Archive – News Segments – KTLA 5 (2019)