Avalon Waterways has announced 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.
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 April 6 in Ybbs, Austria.
“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 honours us as godmother, christening the Avalon View.”
After the christening ceremony, the 443-foot, 166-passenger Avalon View will join Avalon’s Suite Ship fleet to sail the Danube River in 2020.