Co-Owner to Attend Christening of Avalon Waterways' Newest Ship the Avalon Expression

March 23, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Visalia, CA - Popular cruise booking company,, will send co-owner Andy Melilli and his wife, Carol to Cochem, Germany to attend the christening of Avalon Waterways' newest ship, the Avalon Expression. The event is to be held on May 6th, just before the Suite Ship's maiden voyage.

The cruise experts associated with have featured Avalon Waterways' river cruises on their site for many years, and the partnership has paid off for both companies. Now, with Avalon Waterways introducing their latest Suite Ship, has been invited to join the christening celebration. Co-owner Andy Melilli, along with his wife Carol, plans to travel to Cochem, Germany in May to be a part of the special event.

The newest ship in Avalon's Suite Ship class, will be named Avalon Expression and will be christened by Godmother Patricia Schultz, New York Times best-selling author of "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". The Expression expands on Avalon's tradition of luxury by offering features not often seen on river cruise ships. For example, 80% of the staterooms on the Expression are Panorama Suites which are 30% larger than industry standards, and all have their own open air balcony. Europe River Cruises for 2013 are already 92% booked. Mellili says, "The launch of the Expression is timely, given that river cruises are the fastest growing segment of leisure travel."

After the ceremony, Mellili and his wife will join the Expression on its maiden voyage, in order to experience it for themselves. Also on the cruise will be dignitaries from around the world, all of whom will see ports such as Rudesheim, Cologne, Koblenz and Amsterdam. The cruise experts at offer many river cruise options around the world, including European river cruises through Avalon river cruises which feature Danube River Cruises and Rhine River Cruises to name two as well as Alaskan cruises and Mississippi river cruises, all of which offer scenic landscapes and historic towns along the way.

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