Lyon, France - On a beautiful sunny day in Lyon, France, Uniworld's newest sparkling gem, Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, was christened in an elegant ceremony in front of over 150 guests.
Attending the intimate ceremony were travel agency owners and executives; local dignitaries; journalists from around the world; Guy Young, President and CEO of Uniworld and his wife, Melissa; and three generations of the Tollman Family (Uniworld's parent company, who celebrates their 10 year anniversary owning and operating Uniworld) and their friends.
The ceremony opened with Brett Tollman, CEO and President of The Travel Corporation saying, “This is a most wonderful day to christen this most gorgeous and glorious ship on the rivers.” Making her home on the Rhône and Saône rivers in Burgundy and Provence, the S.S. Catherine has been styled and fashioned to reflect these breathtaking regions of France.
The celebration continued with the customary tradition of the S.S. Catherine's ship builder, Erik Rietfelds from Shipyard de Gerlen van Tiem from the Netherland, giving a key to the S.S. Catherine's Captain Pascal Rech.
Mr. Denis Trouxe, President of the Grand Lyon Tourist Office, took to the podium and thanked the Tollman family and Uniworld by saying, “This is the type of magnificent ship we like to see on the rivers.”