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Deutschland

Capacity
520
Crew
280
Tonnage
22,400 GT
Length
175.30 m (575 ft 2 in)
First voyage
1998
Decks
10

MS Deutschland (starting in 2015 also sailing as World Odyssey from September until April each year) is a cruise ship launched in 1998 and owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises until 2015. She is decorated in the 1920s style as it could be seen in SS Columbus of Norddeutscher Lloyd. The ship carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 22,400 and has seven passenger accessible decks.

The German television show Das Traumschiff... Read more

Deutschland

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
520
Crew: 
280
Tonnage: 
22,400 GT
Length: 
175.30 m (575 ft 2 in)
Beam: 
23 m (75 ft 6 in)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
10

MS Deutschland (starting in 2015 also sailing as World Odyssey from September until April each year) is a cruise ship launched in 1998 and owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises until 2015. She is decorated in the 1920s style as it could be seen in SS Columbus of Norddeutscher Lloyd. The ship carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 22,400 and has seven passenger accessible decks.

The German television show Das Traumschiff ("The Dream Ship"), had been filmed on board for fifteen years as the MS Deutschland travels to tourist destinations around the world.

History

During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the German Olympic Committee used the MS Deutschland as a hospitality ship.

On 19 May 2015, the MS Deutschland was sold over to the Absolute Nevada company based in the United States, which purchased the ship for approximately $21 million. The new owners took on approximately half of the crew. Initially, the ship was planned to serve as a floating university for the American organization Semester at Sea and in the process was reflagged to Nassau in the Bahamas. It was proposed that the ship would be renamed World Odyssey following a refit at a northern European shipyard.

On 31 May 2015, Plantours announced that they would be chartering the ship for four sailings between 9 June 2015 and 29 July 2015 whilst its usual ship MS Hamburg was repaired. The crew of MS Hamburg traveled to Gibraltar to prepare the ship, before guests embarked on 9 June 2015 in Kiel. Places in the additional 80 cabins were made as a result of MS Deutschland being larger than planned MS Hamburg ship. It was on this occasion that MS Deutschland began sailing under the Bahamas flag, and its funnel was painted into Plantours yellow branding.

From 20 June 2015 to 10 August 2015 the ship carried cruise tours to the North Sea, Norwegian Fjords, Svalbard, Greenland, the Faroes, and the Shetland Islands and to Hamburg city before ending in Kiel.

On 27 July 2015, the new owners of the ship announced that the ship would alternate between two roles. For part of the year, the ship would travel as World Odyssey transporting "Semester at Sea" students; and for the other part of the year, it would be chartered to the German cruise company Phoenix Reisen, sailing under its traditional MS Deutschland name. For this period the ship would carry two names, one for winter, other for summer.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MS_Deutschland

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