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Jann Arden to christen Avalon Waterways’ European River Ship


Canadian music legend will be godmother of Avalon Tranquility II


Stéphanie Bishop, managing director of Avalon Waterways for Canada, has just announced the company’s newest godmother: Canadian singing and songwriting legend Jann Arden.  Arden will christen the Avalon Tranquility II at a ceremony in Strasbourg, France on April 2, 2015.

“We are delighted,” says Bishop. The Panorama-class Tranquility II (the ship features floor to ceiling, wall to wall, 10 feet by 7 feet windows, which create an open air balcony when opened) will join 14 other Avalon ships sailing the rivers of Europe and will accommodate just 128 passengers.

“I can’t tell you how wonderful it will be to act as the godmother of the beautiful ship Tranquility II this April!” says Arden. “What an amazing adventure to partake in and such an honour for me.”

During the ceremony, Arden will smash the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull, make a speech to christen the ship and convey her best wishes to all the crew as well as present and future passengers.

After the christening, the Tranquility II will be available for travellers to book and will sail itineraries through Holland, France, Germany and Switzerland. www.avalonwaterways.ca