Avalon Waterways has revealed that Meredith Vieira, 15-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor, will christen the Avalon View as godmother on the Danube River in 2020.
“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. We could not be happier to celebrate Meredith, and her many accomplishments, when she honors us as godmother, christening the Avalon View.”
Vieira will christen the Avalon View in an international ceremony that will take place on 6 April in Ybbs, Austria. After the christening ceremony, the 166-passenger vessel will join Avalon’s Suite Ship fleet to sail the Danube River in 2020.
Avalon Waterways’ Open-Air Balconies were designed with views in mind. A Panorama Suite highlight on all of the Suite Ships of Avalon, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open 3.3 metres wide in Europe and 4.3 metres wide in Southeast Asia.