Avalon Waterways has announced Vienna will be the host location for the christening of its newest luxury ship, Avalon Illumination.

Taking place in June next year on the banks of the Danube and being christened by Australian television personality Deborah Hutton, the cruise line said Vienna was chosen for the launch because it is one of the highlights of Avalon’s most popular itinerary among Australian travellers.

The Avalon Illumination will be the cruise line’s eighth Suite Ship to join the fleet since that style of ship was introduced in 2011 and will feature two decks of all-suite accommodation and 30 percent more cabin space than the industry average.

The event will also mark the cruise line’s tenth year of cruising.