Reservations have opened for booking Peter Deilmann’s 2007
European river cruises, a full two months earlier than in previous
years. The cruise line will operate eight vessels on 250 sailings
next year following the retirement of the four-star Danube Princess
at the end of October.
Deilmann’s eight river ships will operate on the Danube, Rhine,
Moselle, Rhône, Saone, Seine, Elbe, Vltava, Oder and other rivers
from late March through mid-November 2007. Deilmann plans to
replace the Danube Princess, which was sold to another company,
with a five-star vessel in 2008.
Peter Deilmann will offer 10 different cruise tours in 2007 with
more than 100 departures. Itineraries will feature special events
and new destinations. Selections will include independent cruise
tours sailing the Seine, Rhône, Danube and Elbe rivers, Dutch and
Deilmann will have complete cruise-tour information available in
October. “Discovery Add-ons,” a concept introduced in 2006 in
independent cruise tours, will once again give travelers added
flexibility in selecting tour options by allowing a choice of
destinations at the beginning or end of a river cruise.
In 2007, the cruise line’s special interest cruises will feature
new music, golf, gardens, cycling and hiking themes. This is the
third year Deilmann is offering these theme cruises on the Danube,
Rhine, Rhone and Elbe.
The Deilmann fleet includes the 96-passenger Casanova, which will
cruise on the Rhine, Moselle, Danube and on the Main-Danube Canal;
the Frederic Chopin and the Katharina, both 79-passenger ships,
which will alternate one-week sailings from Potsdam (Berlin) and
Prague on the Havel, Elbe and Vltava (Moldau) rivers; the
110-passenger Heidelberg, which will sail on the Rhine and Moselle;
the 100-cabin Mozart as well as the Casanova will sail 10- and
11-night cruises on the Danube from Passau to the Black Sea in
Romania; the 100-passenger Cezanne, which will cruise the Seine
offering itineraries that feature an overnight stay aboard the ship
in Paris and sailings from Rouen as well as Paris; the
140-passenger Princesse de Provence, which will call at towns on
the Rhone and Saone, and the 106-passenger Dresden, which will sail
on the Elbe.
Distribution of the 2007 Great Rivers of Europe brochure is
scheduled for October when information on the 2007 river cruises
and cruise-tours becomes available online.