Deilmann announces free airfare, 10% reduction in cruise rates on 18 select ocean voyages on luxury liner Deutschland 2006 Sailings to Indian Ocean/South Africa, Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, British Isles/Ireland, Baltic, Black Sea and Gala Music Cruise.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2005 – Peter Deilmann Cruises is enticing Americans to sail its five-star MS Deutschland in 2006 with free air and 10% reductions in cabin rates on 18 Select Voyages of seven to 21 nights to the Indian Ocean and southern Africa, the Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, the British Isles and Ireland, the Baltic and Black Seas and on a gala onboard music cruise in October. New for 2006 is a 21-night "Discovery" cruise to Greenland.
The cruise line is offering savings of up to $1,800 on cabin prices, free air transportation from 16 U.S. gateways, free airport/ship transfers and 50 percent reduction on pre-arranged English-language shore excursions. The free air on the 18 diverse voyages is available from New York and 15 other eastern U.S. gateways. In addition, there are low air supplements starting at $50 from 19 gateways in central states and at $200 from 13 gateways in western states.
The free airport/ship transfers are included in any air arranged by Deilmann Cruises. For those who prefer to arrange their own flights, Deilmann will deduct an additional air allowance of $750 per person from cruise rates.
For 2006, Deilmann has expanded its golf, garden and music cruise programs that feature an onboard musical gala celebrating Mozart's 250th anniversary in October and introduce new equestrian riding packages in May, August and September. The musical tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Oct. 4-17, will celebrate the composer's birth on a two-week Mediterranean cruise from Malaga to Piraeus (Athens). New for those who like a more active lifestyle, are shore excursions of hiking, rafting and other physical activities.
U.S. travelers can select from four sailings to Indian Ocean islands and southern Africa from Port Louis, Mauritius; Cape Town, South Africa; and Mombasa, Kenya in January and February that offer free air and 10% reduced rates on cabins.
Mediterranean, Western Europe
Western Mediterranean and Western Europe cruises are the Select Voyages in April and May calling at ports in Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and France. Among the Italian destinations are the Lipari Islands, Syracuse, Naples, Genoa, Livorno (Florence) and Ajaccio, Corsica, while Spanish port calls include Barcelona, the Costa del Sol, La CoruÅˆa and Santander.
Norwegian Fjords, British Isles and Ireland are highlights of two other voyages, May 19-June 9, calling at Tromso, the fjords of Spitzbergen, Geiranger, Alesund and Bergen; London and Falmouth, England; Cobb and Dublin in Ireland; and Edinburgh and Loch Ness Lake in Scotland. Two more Norwegian Fjords voyages, June 12-28 and July 10-19, offer the savings as does the 21-night Greenland "Discovery" voyage on the North Sea to the Hebrides Islands, Reykjavik (Iceland), Greenland ports and Aberdeen (Scotland), July 22-Aug. 12.
Among other choices are two British Isles cruises from London to Dublin, Belfast and Plymouth, Aug. 12-28, and to the English ports of Hull, Plymouth, Pembroke Dock and Liverpool on an 11-night sailing that overnights in London and visits Amsterdam, Sept. 10"“21. Dates of the two Baltic Sea voyages in the Select program that visit Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Visby and Copenhagen are June 28-July 10 and Aug. 28-Sept. 10.
The 13-night music cruise on the western Mediterranean, Oct. 4-17, begins in Malaga and calls at Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Toulon (France), Monte Carlo, Civitavecchia (Rome), Valetta (Malta), Heraklion (Crete) and Piraeus (Athens). Other voyages offering the savings sail the Atlantic to the Mediterranean from Hamburg to Malaga calling at cities in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, Sept. 21-Oct. 4, and a Black Sea cruise roundtrip from Piraeus to the ports of Varna (Bulgaria), Odessa and Yalta in Ukraine, Constanta in Romania and Sinop and Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 17-27.
The 286-cabin MS Deutschland, launched in 1998 and refurbished annually, is a classically appointed ocean liner recalling the grand days of ocean travel of the 1920s and '30s. The ship's three restaurants vary from formal to casual, each serving multi-course gourmet cuisine and other passenger choices include an outdoor dining terrace, comfortable bars and cafes. The nine-deck ship has outdoor and indoor swimming pools, three sun decks, open-air promenade deck, an elegant theater for film screenings and lectures, fitness center, sauna, Turkish bath, grand two-level ballroom with dancing and international revue shows, boutique, beauty salon with massage therapy and infirmary.
Prices on these 18 Select Voyages, including the 10% savings, start at $3,249 per person for a twin-bedded cabin. Single cabin rates start at $3,561. Port charges are additional starting at $125 per person. The Grand Hotel Voyages brochure of Deutschland sailings through March 2007 is now available from travel agencies and Peter Deilmann Cruises at 1-800-348-8287 or by e-mail at pdcmail@ deilmann-cruises.com. For a free video of the Deutschland, call the cruise line's toll-free number; to view and download sailings, log on to deilmann-cruises.com.