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Avalon Waterways has announced that Jill Ellis, head coach of the championship U.S. Women’s National Team for soccer, will christen the 166-passenger Avalon Passion, the company’s 11th Suite Ship in Europe, on April 13, 2016.
“As the head coach of the winning U.S. Women’s National 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 for Avalon Waterways. “As someone who has shown great passion for, and verve and vibrancy in, cultivating women’s soccer, she is the perfect godmother to bless the Avalon Passion.”
Avalon Passion will sail the Danube next year on several itineraries, including The Blue Danube Discovery, The Legendary Danube, European Splendor and Grand Danube Cruise.