U.S. Journalist Meredith Vieira Named Godmother Of Next Avalon Ship

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Meredith Vieira, a 15-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor, will christen the newest Avalon Waterways ship, Avalon View, when it launches in 2020.

"I am extremely honoured to be godmother to this beautiful ship. What a relaxing and magical way to travel through Europe. So come on board, raise a glass of bubbly, and, as I like to say, Take a little time to enjoy the VIEW!" said Vieira, who was a co-host on the talk show The View.

Vieira will christen the Avalon View in a ceremony that will take place on 6APR, 2020 in Ybbs, Austria.

"In our search for the perfect godmother for the Avalon View, we were inspired by Meredith Vieira. As a difference-making broadcast journalist, executive producer and television host, she has given us a unique, up-close-and-personal view into her life – and the lives of countless others – with unparalleled storytelling, compassionate interviews and an extraordinary ability to connect with those she meets," said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. 

"We could not be happier to celebrate Meredith, and her many accomplishments, when she honours us as godmother, christening the Avalon View."

After the christening ceremony, the 443-foot, 166-passenger Avalon View will join the cruise line's fleet to sail the Danube River in 2020.

Anna Kroupina

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Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.