Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Impression Christening



The Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Impression Christening


Avalon Poetry II christening with godmother Katherine Grainger

Godmother Katherine Grainger CBE at the christening of Avalon Poetry II

On the 22 March 2014 we were proud to christen our two newest Suite Ships, the Avalon Poetry II and the Avalon Impression. We were delighted that on Saturday afternoon Dr Katherine Grainger CBE swapped double scull rowing boats for luxury river cruise ships as she became godmother to Avalon Poetry II, in a joint christening ceremony in Dordrecht, Holland.

"I am both honoured and delighted to become godmother to the Avalon Poetry II,” said Katherine. “It is clear that Avalon Waterways share my passion in creating a winning formula on the water and I have thoroughly enjoyed the occasion of the christening.”

The addition of these two new ships sees our fleet of innovative Suite Ships grow to seven, with the Avalon Illumination joining our fleet in June 2014, out of our total fleet of 13 ships. Our contemporary Suite Ships feature two full decks of suites complete with wall-to-wall panoramic windows and open-air balconies. The spacious ships include a Club lounge, Panorama lounge, Sky Deck with Jacuzzi, Sky Bistro for outdoor grilled lunches, Observation lounge and dining room with views from the full length windows.

After the ceremony both ships embarked on their maiden cruises on the Dutch waterways, before they head to the Danube, and Rhine and the Dutch Waterways, where they will sail a range of itineraries. In 2015 the Avalon Poetry II will be transported to the Rhone in southern France which will allows us to offer our Suite Ships in France for the first time.