God­mother Judy Bai­ley

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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.

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