Avalon Waterways is set to debut the Avalon Creativity, the company’s eighth new ship, in a Dutch-themed christening event on August 8. Attendees will arrive in Volendam and enjoy a reception on the dock that will house the Avalon Creativity.
The new ship arrived from the Den Breejen Shipyard in Holland and is setting sail just two months after the Avalon Affinity’s inaugural cruise.
“My career is full of many firsts, from leading the development of the burgeoning Girlfriend Getaways franchise to overseeing Budget Travel’s migration to the Web, but this ‘first’ – my first time as a godmother of a ship – is an experience of a lifetime,” said Nancy Telliho, president of Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc. and godmother to the ship. Telliho, as godmother, will baptize the Avalon Creativity with champagne in preparation for its maiden voyage.
Post-christening, the Avalon Creativity will set sail on its inaugural romantic Rhine cruise, an itinerary that the ship will cruise through the end of 2009. Travelers interested in experiencing the new ship this year can receive 50 percent off air on Avalon Waterways air-inclusive 2009 Europe cruises if booking before August 4.
In 2010, the Avalon Creativity will move to Western Europe, cruising Avalon Waterways’ new grand France and Paris to Normandy’s landing beaches itineraries.
Amenities and features on Avalon’s new ships include flat-screen TVs, modern bathrooms, large closets, flexible bed design (beds may be configured as two twins or one queen), Egyptian cotton linens, mini-bar, safe, laundry and ironing services, a fully equipped fitness room, library, hair salon and gift shop, as well as a club lounge and large jacuzzi pool on the Sky Deck.