Avalon Names U.S. Women’s Soccer Coach As Passion Godmother

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Avalon Waterways has announced that Jill Ellis, head coach of the championship U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, will christen the Avalon Passion, the 11th ship in the company’s fleet.


Of her godmother duties, Ellis said, “I am truly honoured to be offered such a unique experience. Passion is such an important part of my life, so to be asked to be the godmother to the Avalon Passion is one of the coolest things I have ever been invited to do. I hope all who travel aboard her have a world-class adventure!”


Ellis will christen the Avalon Passion in a ceremony on April 13th in Linz.


“As the head coach of the winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and former development director of the U.S. Women’s Youth National Teams, Jill Ellis has a history of proving that with passion – and hard work – dreams come true,” said Patrick Clark, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “As someone who has shown great passion for, verve and vibrancy in cultivating women’s soccer, she is the perfect godmother to bless the Avalon Passion.”


After the christening ceremony, the 443 ft. (135 m), 166 pax river cruiser will welcome travellers aboard to cruise the Danube River on itineraries including The Legendary Danube, The Blue Danube Discovery, European Splendor and Grand Danube Cruise.

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