Godmother Judy Bailey
Broadcaster Judy Bailey has launched Avalon Waterways’ newest river cruise ship Avalon Imagery II at a ceremony on the Rhine in Germany, becoming the first New Zealander to christen an Avalon vessel. Representing the thousands of New Zealanders who have cruised the rivers of Europe aboard Avalon’s new suite ships, Judy christened the new Avalon Imagery II and gave a blessing in Maori at the scenic town of Engers.
The event was hosted by Avalon’s Auckland office and involved more than 70 travel industry guests from around New Zealand, as well as international guests and dignitaries.
Avalon Waterways president Patrick Clark, godmother Judy Bailey, the ship’s captain Nico van den Boom, Globus family of brands general manager New Zealand Troy Ackerman and Globus family of brands managing director Australasia Stewart Williams.