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Godmother Meredith Vieira set to christen the Avalon View in April 2022

This week, Avalon Waterways announced that Meredith Vieira, 15-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor, will move forward with plans to christen the Avalon View as godmother in 2022.

This week, Avalon Waterways announced that Meredith Vieira, 15-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor, will move forward with plans to christen the Avalon View as godmother in 2022.

Originally scheduled for April 2020 but delayed due to travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Avalon View will finally make her debut in April 2022 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Of her godmother duties, Vieira said, “I am extremely honoured to be godmother to this beautiful ship! What a relaxing and magical way to travel through Europe. So come on board, raise a glass of bubbly, and, as I like to say, take a little time to enjoy the VIEW!”

Vieira will christen the Avalon View in an international ceremony that will take place on the Danube River on 12 April 2022.

“In our search for the perfect godmother for the Avalon View, we were inspired by Meredith Vieira,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways.

“As a difference-making broadcast journalist, executive producer and television host, she has given us a unique, up-close-and-personal view into her life – and the lives of countless others – with unparalleled storytelling, compassionate interviews and an extraordinary ability to connect with those she meets.”

Avalon Waterways
Danube River, Slovakia

After the christening ceremony, the 443-foot, 166-passenger Avalon View will join Avalon’s Suite Ship fleet to sail the Danube River in 2022.

Creating the widest waterfront view of the world, Avalon Waterways’ says its open-air balconies were designed with views in mind.

A Panorama Suite highlight on all of the Avalon Suite Ships, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open 11-feet wide in Europe and 14-feet wide in Southeast Asia, wider than any other balconies in the industry.

As a result, Avalon guests can enjoy 100 per cent of their Panorama Suite, 100 per cent of the time.

“Whether travellers want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities, inviting our guests to customise their holiday each and every day,” added Hoffee.

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