MS Deutschland

MS Deutschland Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Deutschland

Flag Germany
Builder THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH
Year built 1998
Speed 19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA) 175 m / 574 ft
Beam (width) 22 m / 72 ft
Gross Tonnage 22496 gt
Passengers 520 - 636
Crew 280
Passengers-to-space ratio 37
Decks 10
Cabins 318
Decks with cabins 7
Last Refurbishment 2015

Review of MS Deutschland

MS Deutschland is owned by Absolute Nevada LLC (a Las Vegas-based shipping company) and currently operated under charter by Germany-based cruise line Phoenix Reisen.

History - construction & ownership

The 22,496-ton, 513-passenger cruise ship ms Deutschland is known for the fact that the German television show Das Traumschiff (The Dream Ship) is set aboard the ship. One more curious fact about this cruise vessel is that the German Olympic Committee was aboard the Deutschland (used as a hospitality ship) during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 

Deutschland was handed over to her new shipowner Absolute Nevada LLC on May 19, 2015. The ship was purchased from the German investment company Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH for USD 21 million. During the period 1988-2015, the ship was operated by Peter Deilmann Reederei GmbH & Co, Germany (now defunct).

For one year (2015-2016) ms Deutschland served as a floating university for “Semester at Sea” program managed by ISE (Institute for Shipboard Education, Charlottesville Virginia, USA). After an extensive refurbishment, the vessel was renamed World Odyssey. In early November 2015, Phoenix Reisen revealed the arrangement of a five-year “time charter” with the shipowner, starting in 2016 Spring. MS Deutschland is scheduled for dry dock refit and refurbishment in April 2016. The upgrades include French balconies (added to cabins on decks 7 and 8), as well as hull repainting with the colors and company logo of Phoenix Reisen.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Deutschland  itinerary program is based on cruises in Northern Europe, including to Iceland, Greenland, Norwegian Fjords, Norway Arctic (with sailings to Spitsbergen and North Cape), as well as to ports in the UK.

MS Deutschland

Cabins

There are 3 main categories of cabins on ms Deutschland: standard, comfort and classic, coming in both inside and outside versions. All suites are located on Deck 8 and guests who book suites have the opportunity to dine in Vierjahreszeiten. Deutschland features 36 single cabins, which is second in number only to Queen Elizabeth. Several cruises each year are promoted with no single supplement.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MS Deutschland passengers can choose from among 3 choices of venue for dinner. Every guest is assigned a seat for dinner in the ship's main dining room, Berlin Restaurant, which has windows on two sides, and is paneled in white painted wood. Fresh flowers are found on every table. Normally, there are two seatings for dinner. In addition to the main restaurant, there is the a la carte, dinner-only Vierjahreszeiten (Four Seasons). The menu changes nightly, and passengers make a reservation to dine here. 

The Lido Gourmet is the informal buffet restaurant onboard ms Deutschland. The menu is different from the menu in the main dining room, giving another choice of food and venue. A formal, white-gloved afternoon tea is served in the forward facing Lido Terrasse. A late night snack is offered at 10:45 p.m. in Alten Fritz and Lili Marlene bars.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The decoration of ms Deutschland was made in the Art Deco style (used by many ocean liners and including traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials). The main venue for entertainment onboard the ship is the Kaisersaal (Emperor's Ballroom) - a 2-story lounge with balcony seating. The ballroom is one of the most beautiful rooms afloat. Its ceiling is a painted mural of sky and clouds with a huge crystal chandelier. Seating is organized in small groupings around tables with parchment-shaded lamps.

MS Deutschland wiki

Year built 1998

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2016

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 520 (580 max) / 270

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 22,500 tons / 580 ft (175 m)

Flag State (registered in) Bahamas

Ship builder Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Germany)

Building cost USD 125 mill

Ship owner Absolute Nevada LLC (USA)

Operator Phoenix Reisen Cruises

Christened by -

Official website link de.wikipedia.org

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 5
  • Cabin grades number: 27
  • Total number of cabins: 293 (1 cabin for disabled)
  • Dining Rooms: Four Seasons (VIER JAHRESZEITEN), Berlin.
  • Restaurants and food bars: Lido Buffet
  • Lounges & Bars: library, cinema (conference room), Lili Marleen Salon, Imperial Hall (Kaisersaal / ballroom).
  • Wellness Area, Spa, Fitness Center, Beauty Salon, Sport Deck, shuffleboard, whirlpool, pool, Photo Gallery, Theater.
  • MS Deutschland cruise ship was built in Kiel Germany. This is a privately owned vessel (asset of Absolute Nevada LLC), currently operated under time charter by Phoenix Reisen GmbH (major German travel agency and tour operator company). Until 2015, the vessel was owned by the company Reederei Peter Deilmann GmbH. After the Peter Deilmann company's bankruptcy, it was sold to the US investment company Absolute Nevada LLC.
  • During winter 2015-2016, the ship sailed under the name "World Odyssey", chartered to the US organization "Semester at Sea", carrying some 600 students on educational voyages around the world.
  • In November 2015, Phoenix Reisen announced it will charter the Deutschland ship for the summer months of 2016 and 2017. During the vessel's refurbishment, staterooms on decks 7 and 8 were upgraded with French balconies.
  • German is the only language that is officially used on board. This is why most Phoenix Reisen cruise passengers are from German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland). There is personnel speaking English, but no services in English are provided.

Itineraries

The ship operates on round-trips leaving from home-port Bremerhaven Germany.

  • Departures are at 6 pm, arrivals back in port are at 9 am.
  • Among the themed itineraries are 7-day Norwegian Fjords, Norway (Fjords and North Cape), Baltic Sea (Scandinavia and Russia), Norway (Fjords, North Cape and Spitzbergen), Norway and Iceland, Around Britain (British Isles), Iceland and Greenland, Canary Islands, Mini Cruise (Germany and Denmark).

MS Deutschland Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Deutschland cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Phoenix Reisen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
20 April 18 nights / 19 days, one-way from Hamburg to Bremerhaven
20 Apr        Departing from Hamburg, Germany
22 Apr 08:00 - 19:00        Portsmouth, England
25 Apr 09:00 - 18:00        Lisbon, Portugal
27 Apr 08:00 - 20:00        Agadir, Morocco
28 Apr 12:00 - 20:00        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
29 Apr 08:00 - 18:00        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
30 Apr 07:00 - 14:00        El Hierro, Canary Islands
30 Apr 19:00 - 30 Apr        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
01 May 07:00 - 14:00        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
02 May 08:00 - 17:00        Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
03 May 11:00 - 17:00        Porto, Portugal
05 May 11:00 - 18:00        Saint-Malo, France
08 May        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
08 May 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Ostseezauber
Prices starting
from $499
08 May        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
09 May 15:00 - 22:00        Kiel Canal, Germany
09 May 14:00 - 19:00        Aero Island, Denmark
10 May 08:00 - 18:00        Copenhagen, Denmark
11 May 07:00 - 13:00        Wismar, Germany
11 May 16:00 - 22:00        Travemunde, Lubeck, Germany
12 May 07:00 - 14:00        Eckernforde, Germany
12 May        Kiel Canal, Germany
13 May        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
13 May 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Fjordnorwegen
Prices starting
from $899
13 May        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
15 May 15:00 - 22:00        Kristiansund, Norway
16 May 07:00 - 12:00        Eresfjord, Norway
16 May 16:00 - 21:00        Andalsnes, Norway
17 May 07:00 - 14:00        Geiranger, Norway
17 May 19:00 - 21:00        Alesund, Norway
18 May 10:00 - 18:00        Bergen, Norway
19 May 08:00 - 13:00        Rosfjord, Norway
20 May        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
20 May 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Norwegens Fjorde und Kuste bis zum Nordkap
20 May        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
24 May 07:00 - 13:00        Hammerfest, Norway
24 May 19:00 - 01:00        Honningsvag, Norway
25 May 13:00 - 20:00        Tromso, Norway
26 May 07:00 - 12:00        Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
26 May 18:00 - 22:00        Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway
27 May 12:00 - 18:00        Bronnoysund, Norway
28 May 08:00 - 14:00        Trondheim, Norway
29 May 08:00 - 14:00        Geiranger, Norway
29 May 19:00 - 21:00        Alesund, Norway
30 May 13:00 - 20:00        Flam, Norway
31 May 08:00 - 18:00        Bergen, Norway
02 Jun        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
02 June 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Ostseeperlen erleben mit MS Deutschland
02 Jun        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
03 Jun        Kiel Canal, Germany
04 Jun 14:00 - 20:00        Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
05 Jun 10:00 - 22:00        Stockholm, Sweden
06 Jun 07:00 - 14:00        Mariehamn
07 Jun 08:00 - 16:00        Helsinki, Finland
08 Jun 08:00 - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
10 Jun 08:00 - 13:00        Tallinn, Estonia
11 Jun 09:00 - 15:00        Riga, Latvia
12 Jun 14:00 - 20:00        Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
13 Jun 12:00 - 18:00        Binz, Rugen Island, Germany
14 Jun 08:00 - 13:00        Eckernforde, Germany
15 Jun        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
15 June 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Norwegen und Spitzbergen
15 Jun        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
18 Jun 09:00 - 14:00        Gravdal, Norway
18 Jun 17:00 - 20:00        Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway
19 Jun 08:00 - 17:00        Tromso, Norway
20 Jun 08:00 - 16:00        Honningsvag, Norway
22 Jun        Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
24 Jun 13:00 - 18:00        Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
25 Jun 13:00 - 18:00        Rorvik, Norway
26 Jun 08:00 - 13:00        Molde, Norway
26 Jun 15:00 - 21:00        Andalsnes, Norway
27 Jun 08:00 - 14:00        Alesund, Norway
27 Jun 19:00 - 21:00        Geiranger, Norway
28 Jun 12:00 - 19:00        Bergen, Norway
29 Jun 09:00 - 13:00        Rosfjord, Norway
30 Jun        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
30 June 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Bremerhaven to Kiel
30 Jun        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
01 Jul        Kiel Canal, Germany
02 Jul 14:00 - 20:00        Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
03 Jul 09:00 - 17:00        Stockholm, Sweden
04 Jul 12:00 - 19:00        Helsinki, Finland
05 Jul 11:00 - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
07 Jul 08:00 - 13:00        Tallinn, Estonia
08 Jul 12:00 - 18:00        Klaipeda, Lithuania
09 Jul 12:00 - 20:00        Binz, Rugen Island, Germany
10 Jul        Arriving in Kiel, Germany
10 July 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kiel to Bremerhaven
Prices starting
from $949
10 Jul        Departing from Kiel, Germany
12 Jul 07:00 - 12:00        Stavanger, Norway
12 Jul 15:00 - 19:00        Haugesund, Norway
13 Jul 11:00 - 20:00        Olden, Norway
14 Jul 07:00 - 10:00        Alesund, Norway
14 Jul 15:00 - 20:00        Geiranger, Norway
15 Jul 11:00 - 18:00        Bergen, Norway
16 Jul 08:00 - 12:00        Flekkefjord,Norway
17 Jul        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
17 July 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Rund um die Britischen Inseln
17 Jul        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
19 Jul 08:00 - 17:00        Invergordon, Scotland
20 Jul 08:00 - 14:00        Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
21 Jul 08:00 - 17:00        Londonderry, Northern Ireland
22 Jul 07:00 - 13:00        Isle of Man, Douglas, UK
22 Jul 20:00 - 14:00        Dublin, Ireland
24 Jul 13:00 - 19:00        Torbay, England
25 Jul 08:00 - 20:00        Portsmouth, England
27 Jul        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
27 July 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Ostseeperlen erleben mit MS Deutschland
27 Jul        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
28 Jul        Kiel Canal, Germany
29 Jul 14:00 - 20:00        Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
30 Jul 10:00 - 22:00        Stockholm, Sweden
31 Jul 07:00 - 14:00        Mariehamn
01 Aug 08:00 - 16:00        Helsinki, Finland
02 Aug 08:00 - 18:00        Saint Petersburg, Russia
04 Aug 08:00 - 13:00        Tallinn, Estonia
05 Aug 09:00 - 15:00        Riga, Latvia
06 Aug 14:00 - 20:00        Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
07 Aug 12:00 - 18:00        Binz, Rugen Island, Germany
08 Aug 08:00 - 13:00        Eckernforde, Germany
09 Aug        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
09 August 23 nights / 24 days, round-trip Grosse Gronlandkreuzfahrt mit MS Deutschland
09 Aug        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
12 Aug 09:00 - 16:00        Eskifjordur, Iceland
13 Aug 07:00 - 09:00        Husavik, Iceland
13 Aug 14:00 - 22:00        Akureyri, Iceland
15 Aug        Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland
17 Aug        Nanortalik, Greenland
22 Aug - 23 Aug        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
24 Aug        Nuuk, Greenland
25 Aug        Qaqortoq, Greenland
28 Aug 07:00 - 17:00        Reykjavik, Iceland
01 Sep 14:00 - 20:00        Scrabster, Scotland
01 Sep        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany
01 September 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Deutschlands Kusten & Danemark
Prices starting
from $499
01 Sep        Departing from Bremerhaven, Germany
02 Sep        Kiel Canal, Germany
02 Sep 14:00 - 19:00        Aero Island, Denmark
03 Sep 08:00 - 18:00        Copenhagen, Denmark
04 Sep 07:00 - 13:00        Wismar, Germany
04 Sep 16:00 - 22:00        Travemunde, Lubeck, Germany
05 Sep 07:00 - 14:00        Eckernforde, Germany
05 Sep        Kiel Canal, Germany
06 Sep        Arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany