The 22,400-ton Deutschland takes up to 513 passengers on world-wide ocean
cruises; best for Americans who enjoy traveling with Europeans. Most passengers
are German-speaking, but there are usually other nationalities, and a small
number of English-speaking passengers, depending on the itinerary. The hotel
staff is largely from German-speaking countries with a good command of English.
The ship's unique decor is a throwback to prewar ocean liner days featuring
Edwardian, art nouveau and art deco styles, resulting in a stunning variety of
public rooms to suit all moods.
Dining takes place in a two-seating main restaurant; a beautiful, intimate
reservations-only Vierjahrezeiten restaurant (no extra charge); and informally
in the Lido Gourmet. The good-to-excellent food is international and Middle
European. Dress is formal and informal, and less often casual.
Cabins are of moderate size, most are outside; 17 outsides and 50 insides are
sold as singles. All features TVs, radios, safes, minibars (a charge).
Deck space is abundant, in open, protected and covered locations with
varnished wood deck chairs and royal blue cushions.
Smoke-free areas now include all cabins and corridors, the Emperor's Ballroom
and Lido Terrace. The line has restricted smoking in the main lounges and
restaurants to designated areas.
Recommended guidelines per person per day are Waiter and Cabin Steward, $5.00
and Bus Boy, $3.00.
Sample rates, cruise only, per person double occupancy start at: 12-day Baltic,
round-trip from Kiel, $3,179. Seven-night, Genoa to Lisbon, $1,987. 16-night,
Valparaiso, Chile to Tahiti, $3,271. An air/sea program from U.S. Gateways is