This week, Avalon Waterways christened its newest Suite Ship at a canal-side ceremony in the Netherlands. The 64-stateroom Avalon Artistry II made its debut in the historic Dutch town of Middelburg where it was christened by high-profile Philippine travel industry professional Marilen Sandejas-Yaptangco.
“In Europe, the rivers are the pulse of the continent, carrying ships and their passengers on journeys of both work and pleasure,” said Ms. Sandejas-Yanptango, as part of her godmother blessing. “May all who sail on these rivers in this beautiful vessel enjoy their voyage and take home the joy and friendship of a shared journey.”
The Avalon Artistry II is one of two Suite Ships being christened in Europe this spring. The Avalon Expression will debut in May, christened by Patricia Schultz, author of the international bestseller books 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.