Peter Deilmann Cruises is expanding the no-smoking restrictions on
its European river fleet to include all areas inside the vessels.
The policy will become effective at the start of the river cruise
season in March 2008.
Deilmann non-smoking policy was extended in 2005 to include all
cabins and corridors along with the existing ban against smoking in
the restaurants. Now smoking will only be permitted on the open
decks. We are happy to have our river ships smoke free now that the
laws in Europe are evolving to ban smoking indoors and we are
adjusting our policy to reflect this shift in sentiment. The
changing attitude in Europe helps us please our American guests
even more,” said Ron Santangelo, Deilmann’s North America
This change fits surprisingly well with the growing interests of
the majority of Americans who seem to prefer non-smoking
environments. Over the years, more and more of our guests have
indicated such preferences and we are absolutely delighted to offer
them a smoke-free restaurant, a smoke-free lounge for evening
entertainment and smoke-free cabins and corridors,” Santangelo
Along with the best crew to passenger ratio, the attractive
ambiance of our traditional vessels, our highly rated continental
cuisine and the exceptional quality of our service, this will be
another good reason for American guests to sail with Peter Deilmann
Cruises on the rivers of Europe, he added. Deilmann Cruises offers
more than 270 European river sailings each year ranging in length
from seven to 14 nights from late March through October (through
mid-November in France) that bring passengers into the heart of
Europe’s cities, towns and villages. Seven of the eight ships in
regular passenger service are rated five stars; one is rated four
star and the ninth vessel operates charters.
The 110-passenger Heidelberg sails seven-night cruises on the
Rhine, Moselle and on Dutch and Belgian canals. The five-star
vessel calls at Rhine cities and towns in four countries visiting
Amsterdam, Cologne, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Basel, Strasbourg and the
wine towns of Bernkastel, Cochem and Trier on the smaller Moselle
River. The 96-passenger Casanova offers seven-night cruises on the
Rhine, Moselle, Main-Danube Canal, Neckar and a 14-night grand
cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. The 200-passenger Mozart
sails Deilmann’s main Danube program, round-trip from Passau.
Mozart has the largest cabins of any river vessel at 203 square
feet and has two fixed suites at 406 square feet.
The 100-passenger Cezanne sails weekly from Paris round-trip on the
Seine on itineraries that feature an overnight stay on board in
Paris. She also offers sailings between Rouen and Paris. Cruises
call at towns and villages where the Impressionist painters lived
and worked. lso in France, Deilmann offers Rhône and Saône river
cruises from Lyon round-trip on the 148-passenger Princesse de
Provence to the Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Macon-Villages
vineyards and the historic Provencal cities of Avignon and Arles.
The Frederic Chopin and Katharina von Bora, both 79-passenger
ships, sail alternately from Prague and Potsdam (Berlin) on
seven-night cruises on the Vltava, Havel and Elbe rivers.
Seven-night river cruises begin at $1,470, per person double
occupancy in the April, October and November value seasons.