Avalon Unveils Tapestry II


Avalon Waterways christened its ninth Suite Ship, the Avalon Tapestry II, at a ceremony last week.

Acting as the ship’s godmother, Diana Gabaldon (pictured) – author of the award-winning, bestselling OUTLANDER novels – led the christening ceremony.

“God bless this bonny ship and all who sail in her. Rivers are the lifeblood of a country, carrying the commerce and history of its people,” said Gabaldon. “We who are chosen to join this great adventure are blessed to be part of the flood of life. Bless the builders and makers of this ship, the captain and crew, and all who may sail in her, today and all her tomorrows. I christen thee Avalon Tapestry II.”

The 361-foot, 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II is now welcoming travellers aboard for such popular itineraries as Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches and Grand France (northbound and southbound).