Today, Avalon Waterways announced that acclaimed author of the award-winning, No. 1 New York Times-bestselling OUTLANDER novels, Diana Gabaldon, will christen the Avalon Tapestry II®, the first Suite Ship® in France.
Of her godmother duties, Ms. Gabaldon said, “I’ve been invited to do everything from leading parades to being installed as a Lady of the Quebec Garrison of the 78(th) Highlanders–but being godmother to a lovely ship will be a new and fabulous experience! I’m looking forward to new adventures – and doubtless good food – while exploring the history-lined rivers of Europe!”
Ms. Gabaldon will christen the Avalon Tapestry II in an international ceremony that will take place on March 24, 2015 in Les Andelys, France.
“Ms. Gabaldon has added to the storytelling tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her literature. In her OUTLANDER books – now a popular television series on STARZ – she has brought to life the historic, 18th century backdrops of Scotland as well as dozens of other destinations, including the ports of La Havre and Paris, two places featured on the christening cruise aboard the Avalon Tapestry II. She is an inspiring storyteller and inspired choice as godmother for this Suite Ship that will soon deliver travelers to the heart of Europe, encouraging them to explore all that France has to offer while enjoying panoramic views day and night, along the way.”
After the christening ceremony, the 361-foot, 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II will welcome travelers aboard for such popular itineraries as Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches and Grand France (northbound and southbound).
SOURCE: Avalon Waterways