Avalon Waterways’ new river cruise ship the Avalon Felicity will be christened later this month in the Netherlands by Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, who performed at last month’s opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
The 138-passenger newbuild will be christened in Volendam, a Netherlands fishing village, on March 27.
The Felicity is being built in the Den Breejen shipyard in Holland and its delivery will bring Avalon’s total fleet count in Europe to 10.
Following the christening, the ship will sail Avalon’s 9-day Romantic Rhine itinerary through the end of 2010. The itinerary runs in two directions — from Amsterdam to Basel, or from Zurich to Amsterdam.
The Avalon Felicity will feature 65 staterooms (at 172 square feet each) and four junior suites (at 258 square feet each), all of which will have flat screen televisions, flexible bed designs (beds may be configured as two twins or one queen), Egyptian cotton linens, a mini-bar and safe.
Laundry and ironing services will be available for passengers. The ship will also have a fitness room, library, hair salon, gift shop, club lounge and whirlpool on the sky deck. Open-air lunches will also be available at the sky deck grill.