Avalon Waterways reveal Deborah Hutton will christen new Avalon Illumination ship in 2014.


Avalon Waters reveal Australian celebrity and television host Deborah Hutton will christen new ship Illumination next year.

The Avalon Illumination christening ceremony will take place on June 2014 and Hutton will be in attendance.  Clearly excited about her new godmother duties, Hutton said:

“I couldn’t be more delighted to be ‘godmother’ of such a magnificent ship. Avalon is known for offering a premium experience and I’m very much looking forward to spending time enjoying a world class holiday aboard the Avalon Illumination.”

Christening plans are also underway for the company’s other two new ships, Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Impression.  Further details will be released later this year.

About Avalon’s Suite Ships:

The three new vessels Avalon Poetry II, Avalon Impression and Avalon Illumination join the company’s other five “Suite Ships” category of ships.

These impressive vessels all feature the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, a magnificent feature that offers holidaymakers large windows with a sliding glass door that opens 7-feet revealing a spacious seating area.

Speaking about the company’s Suite Ships, Patrick Clark, the Managing Director of Avalon said:

“With two full decks of suites, nothing showcases the best of river cruising like our Suite Ships.  Each Suite has been thoughtfully designed to enhance the European cruise experience.  From bed and bathroom positioning to storage and sound-proof insulation, we provide cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom, space and comfort not found with other cruise lines.”

All of Avalon’s onboard experiences were crafted to entice the five senses and provide holidaymakers with nothing short of a luxurious experience. Staterooms feature fresh flowers, premium L’Occtaine products, impressive marble bathrooms, deluxe bedding and warm interiors designed to to make use of natural lighting.  In addition, all Suite Ships feature a club, main lounge and dining room with sweeping views.  Guests can pamper themselves in the onboard hair salon, sample the Sky Deck whirlpool or stroll over to the Open Air Bistro for a delicious outdoor grilled lunch.  Fitness fanatics can jog on over to the onboard Fitness Rooms, which are full of impressive equipment and plenty of space to suit all exercising needs.

About Deborah Hutton:

Hutton is a former international model, plus she has enjoyed a career as a television host on many high-profile TV shows, including the popular Foxtel Movie Show.  In addition to serving as a brand ambassador for high profile Australian companies like Qantas, Hutton has also launched her own company, “Balance by Deborah Hutton,” an online community designed to provide women with practical advice to help them maintain balance in their own lives.

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