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Travelmarvel Christens Two Precious Gems

March 26, 2014 Cruise No Comments Email Email

image002Travelmarvel had double reason to celebrate last week as it christened it’s two latest European river cruise ships, the ms Travelmarvel Jewel and the ms Travelmarvel Diamond, in Köln, Germany.

With the sun shining down on proceedings, a party of some 100 VIPs led by Travelmarvel General Manager, David Cox, enjoyed an on-deck reception prior to the ceremonies. Below are pictures of Travelmarvel Diamond Captain Punisa Grbovic and Godmother, Trish Bannon

Godmothers were, for the Travelmarvel Diamond, longstanding employee and Director of Europe Operations, Europe and Russia, Trish Bannon; and for the Travelmarvel Jewel, David’s wife, Caroline Cox.

Ship christenings originated more than 4,000 years ago. A respected and well-known woman is selected to serve as a new ship’s honorary ‘godmother’, entrusted with blessing the vessel to ensure the safety of its passengers and crew.

Köln Cathedral’s Father Reinhard Friedrichs blessed both vessels, before the godmothers chris

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