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For the fourth consecutive year, Peter Deilmann Cruises is
offering theme cruises on its weekly itineraries on the Danube,
Rhine, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Elbe, Neckar, Vltava, Oder and
other rivers through Nov. 10.
Cruisers can unlock stress and muscle tension in the newly
designed wellness spa facilities on one-week Wellness theme cruises
on the 110-passenger MV Heidelberg’s Aug. 11 sailing, and on the MV
Mozart’s July 22 sailing. Wellness professionals sail with the
cruises to present health and fitness sessions. New hiking programs
are part of five cruises on the MV Cezanne and MV Princesse de
Provence sailing on the Seine and Rhône in France with departures
between May 19 and Sept. 22.
There are eight garden theme cruises on five ships with
departures between May 19 and Oct. 14 and seven golf cruises on six
different river ships departing between May 19 and Oct. 6. Cycling
cruises are available on six vessels with multiple departures
throughout the season.
Deilmann also has 15 independent cruise tour programs in 2007
including the popular 17-day package that combines Lake Como and
Villa d’Este, Venice, the Orient Express to Paris and a Seine River
cruise. Other itineraries focus on European capitals, northern
Europe, France and the coast of Normandy and combine Seine and
Rhône river cruises. The cruise tours vary in length from nine to
The 96-passenger MV Casanova will have seven-night cruises on
the Rhine and Moselle, Main-Danube Canal and the Neckar River to
the city of Heidelberg and nine- to 11-night sailings on the Rhine
and Danube and a 14-night grand cruise between Amsterdam and
Budapest. Deilmann’s “Discovery Add-ons,” provide travelers with
flexibility by offering them a choice of destinations at the
beginning or end of their cruise.
The MV Heidelberg will sail seven-night cruises on the Rhine and
Moselle and the Main-Danube Canal. The five-star vessel will call
at Rhine cities and towns in four countries visiting Amsterdam,
Cologne, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Basel, Strasbourg and the wine towns
of Bernkastel, Cochem and Trier on the smaller Moselle River.
Seven-night Danube cruises from Passau in the Bavarian region of
Germany, two hours from Munich, will operate on the 203-passenger
Mozart, which has large cabins for a river ship, 203 sq. ft. Both
the MV Mozart, most recently refurbished in 2006, and five-star MV
Casanova will sail 10- and 11-night Danube cruises from Passau to
Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and other cities and towns to the
Black Sea in Romania.
The 100-passenger MV Cezanne will sail from Paris on the Seine
offering itineraries that feature an overnight stay on board in
Paris and sailings from Rouen as well as Paris. Cruises call at
towns and villages where the Impressionist painters lived and
worked. Highlights of Rhône and Saône river cruises on the 70-cabin
MV Princesse de Provence are the Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
and Macon-Villages vineyards and the historic Provencal cities of
Avignon and Arles. Cruises originate in Lyon and Arles.
The MV Frederic Chopin and MV Katharina von Bora, both
79-passenger ships, will sail alternately from Prague and Potsdam
(Berlin) on seven-night cruises on the Vltava, Havel and Elbe
rivers. The 106-passenger MV Dresden, will offer seven-night
sailings on the Elbe River, alternately from Hamburg and Dresden,
visiting Luther's town of Wittenberg, porcelain-famous Meissen,
stately Pillnitz Palace, the stylish sea port city of Hamburg and
beautifully restored Dresden, and on an excursion, the fascinating,
continually changing capital of Berlin.
Berlin and the Czech capital of Prague, with its Old World
churches and spires, are the focus of seven-night cruises of the
Katharina and Frederic Chopin that call at Magdeburg,Wittenberg,
Meissen, Dresden (overnight) and Prague (overnight).
Deilmann’s seven-night river cruises begin at $1,375, per person