If you are looking to explore the
world in classic elegance and luxury, the Deutschland is the
perfect ship for you. Known as the only five star cruise ship
flying under the German flag, the Deutschland offers its passengers
lavish comforts while travelling to the most wondrous locals,
including Ibiza, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires. The Deutschland is
also known as the star of the German television show "The Dream
Boat," based off the U.S show "The Love Boat," and was used as a
floating hotel for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Launched in 1998, the design of this German ship evokes an art
deco style, making you feel as if you are on a floating grand hotel
out of the 1920s. With 10 decks, 7 that are passenger accessible,
this ship offers a variety of relaxing and luxurious amenities,
including an imperial ballroom, elegant staterooms, a Roman spa,
and golf facilities. A cruise of opulence and elegance leaves you
feeling relaxed and pampered. The ship encourages its passengers to
be well dressed, with most dress being jacket and tie in the
evenings, sometimes even black tie.
The Deutschland can accommodate an intimate number
of 580 passengers, letting you enjoy the destinations that she
visits without the stress of a large crowd; the ship's smaller size
also allows it to visit many ports that larger ships are unable to.
While a large percentage of the passengers on the ship are German,
the crew is multilingual and is extremely accommodating for its
English-speaking passengers. What sets the Deutschland apart is its
ability to provide its passengers with luxurious relaxation, whilst
cruising in incredible locations in luxury.
The routes take the Deutschland throughout Germany, from Lisbon
to many places along the Mediterranean, including Rome and
Istanbul, around South America and Africa, and to the Olympic Games
in London! The Deutschland is going to be featured at the Olympics
as a floating hotel; its trip to London will be from Bremerhaven,
Germany. There's also a cruise heading to Dubai from Mahe in the
Seychelles islands. Overall, there are a multitude of places to
cruise to based on interest and location, but some of the most
exciting will be the South American trips this December.
One of the only ways to really enjoy a trip is to
be sure that your living quarters are comfortable and relaxing; in
the Deutschland's case, the cabins are this and more. Each room is
opened with a brass key, evoking the feeling of the glamour of the
1920s before you even enter your cabin. There are six types of
cabins: Grande Suite (30 square meters), Suite (22.5 square
meters), Luxury (19 square meters), Classical (15 square meters),
Comfort (13.5 square meters), and Cabinet (12-15 square meters).
Each room has large windows with Venetian blinds, double full
length mirrors, oil paintings, burled wood effect, tile and brass
bathrooms, and surplus capacity in the closets. All rooms are also
equipped with air conditioning, double or twin beds, minibar, safe,
hair dryer, and telephones.
Dining on board is an elegant experience, whether it's in the
Berlin dining room, the Four Seasons restaurant, or at the Lido.
The Lido has indoor and outdoor seating and is perfect for
afternoon luncheons and tea. The Berlin is the consistent dining
room for those on board, whereas the Four Seasons is for special
reservations at an extra cost. Guests are encouraged to be well
dressed for meals; this consists of usually coat and tie, but some
nights are black tie. Even the afternoon teas do not allow attire
such as shorts. There are also bars and lounges onboard for social
gatherings, all decorated in the 1920's art deco theme of the
The facilities on the Deutschland are geared toward
making passengers feel relaxed and entertained. Facilities include
a spa with Roman bath, indoor and outdoor pool, sports facilities
with gym and Finnish sauna, and a golf deck. There are also fun
activities for children and a boutique. All of these facilities are
geared to make sure that every guest feels at his or her best.
The Deutschland is committed to providing comfort for all in the
most conscientious of manners. The ship specifically works hard to
stay environmentally friendly, from using biodegradable cleaning
materials, to guaranteeing the highest possible environmental
performance, especially in sensitive areas like Antarctica.
Whether you want to head south to Africa or east to Dubai, the
Deutschland will get you there with a style, class, and comfort
that can not be compared to any other cruise ship.