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Australian names Avalon Illumination in Vienna

Godmother Deborah Hutton with Avalon Waterways’ md Patrick Clark (right) and md Australasia, Stewart Williams
Deborah Hutton, a former editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly and television personality who was appointed a brand ambassador for Avalon Waterways earlier this year, launched Avalon Illumination on the Danube River in Vienna Tuesday.

‘May all who sail in this splendid vessel enjoy their voyage and take home with them the joy and enrichment of a shared journey,’ Hutton said. ‘May she enjoy the warm and familiar welcome of the ports, towns and cities she visits along Europe’s greatest rivers.’

As previously reported, Australasia is the company’s No. 2 source market after the United States and its ‘suite ships’ have been designed with Australians in mind, serving complimentary beer as well as wine and coffee from cappuccino machines.