On 8 April 2019, we were delighted to christen the newest member of our fleet: Avalon Envision, in beautiful Budapest, Hungary. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of 'Eat Pray Love', was chosen as the ship's godmother.
“From 'Eat Pray Love' to 'Big Magic', Ms. Gilbert has invited her readers to envision something different; a hint of a life or journey outside their comfort zone,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “She has helped us embrace curiosity each day in search of extraordinary. This is something we ask our travellers to do on their journeys across the world with Avalon.”
Elizabeth Gilbert read her blessing out to the crowd:
“We come from the water, we are made of the water, we are drawn to the water. Our lives are rivers meant to be explored and enjoyed. Let every curious soul who steps foot upon this vessel have a safe and blessed journey. May we all be changed for the better by what we discover along this river.”
You’ll love discovering the magnificent cities, medieval wine villages and idyllic landscapes that make the Danube so unique – all from the comfort of a brand new ship. Sit back on deck, sip a contemporary cocktail from the bar and enjoy the serene riverbank views.