Scenic Tours has officially christened its latest ‘Space-Ship’, Scenic Jade.

The ceremony took place in Vienna, Austria, with an award-winning travel agent, Jonette Shepherd, selected to carry out godmother duties.

Ms Shepherd has served as general manager of Unique Travel in Florida for 20 years. She has grown the agency from three to 65 employees. She has also won multiple awards.

Scenic Tours founder Glen Moroney said Jonette was selected because she embodies everything that is stellar in the industry and is admired amongst her colleagues.


“We are honoured to have Jonette be godmother to our beautiful ship.”

Ms Shepherd said she was humbled by the title and the event was a pinnacle of her 30-year career.

Scenic Jade is part of Scenic’s ‘Space-Ship’ class of vessels, which feature luxury suites with private full-size balconies and walk-in showers.

Onboard, there’s also a 24-hour fitness centre plus multiple dining venues.

Scenic Jade sails on European itineraries along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers.