Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office
7 Upper Grosvenor Street
London W1K 2LX
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Capacity 520 pers
Crew 240 pers
Taille 175.00 m
MS Deutschland is a German-registered cruise ship owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises. She is decorated in the Art Deco style made famous by such classic ocean liners as the SS Ile de France and SS Normandie. The Deutschland was launched in 1998. She carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 22,400 and has seven passenger accessible decks.
The German television show Das Traumschiff (The Dream Ship), which is similar to the US-made show The Love Boat, is set aboard the Deutschland.
It is decorated like a grand hotel of the 1920's, the crew is mainly German, and she flies a German flag. Although most passengers are European, the cruise ship is multi-lingual, and is an excellent choice for Americans who enjoy cruising with Europeans.
The ship is a true ocean liner, and only accommodates 513 guests.
Like her name, Peter Deilmann Cruises' Deutschland is a true German ship, having been contracted to the H.D.W. shipyard. Prior to the Deutschland commission, this shipyard had not constructed a cruise ship since 1987. The liner was actually built by 130 subcontractors in sections at four shipyards, and was then finally floated at H.D.W. The ship was delivered to Peter Deilmann Shipping Company on May 11, 1998.
The mature German or Northern Europen passenger was targeted with this ship's design. It is decorated like a grand hotel of the 1920's, the crew is mainly German, and she flies a German flag. Although most passengers are European, the cruise ship is multi-lingual, and is an excellent choice for Americans who enjoy cruising with Europeans. The Deilmann maritime business did not start out with this luxury liner, however. Mr. Deilmann began his shipping career in the cargo business and running day trips for passengers along the Baltic coast of Germany about 35 years ago. He grew the company into Germany's largest private cruise fleet, with 10 ships carrying 45,000 passengers a year. Although most of the ships are designed for journeying the rivers of Europe, the Deutschland cruises the seven seas and stops at six continents.
The ship's overall appearance takes you back to a 1920's grand hotel and the "golden age" of cruising. Brass, marble, teak, and crystal are evident throughout. The ship is a true ocean liner, and only accommodates 513 guests. The exterior of the Deutschland is white with red trim, and looks somewhat ordinary. The interior is something else. When you step on board, the 1920's ambience makes you feel like you are visiting an old movie set. This vessel reintroduces the elaborate crystal chandelier, the imperial ballroom, loom chairs in a palm filled winter garden, fine antiques and original works of art. The "Grand Hotel" decor evokes the splendor of the Edwardian period and the Roaring Twenties through the use of brass, marble, tiffany ceilings and resplendent upholstery in the lounges. Beautifully appointed staterooms, an elegant Roman Spa, wide promenades and lots of teak complete the setting.