Avalon Waterways has selected Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling book "Eat Pray Love," to be the godmother of its newest ship, the Avalon Envision.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert will christen the ship in Budapest on April 7, 2019.

Of her godmother duties, Gilbert said, "As somebody who is almost pathologically obsessed with travel and adventure, what could be more fun than being named the godmother of a beautiful riverboat? I'm honored and delighted to be part of this lovely endeavor."

After the christening ceremony, the 443-foot, 166-passenger Avalon Envision will sail the Danube throughout 2019 season.

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