M.S. "DEUTSCHLAND" is a mid-size cruise ship, she was built in sections by four different German shipyards and assembled at Kiel by HOWALDTSWERKE-DEUTSCHE WERFT, she was delivered in May of 1998 to her operators, the German based PETER DEILMANN REEDEREI. "DEUTSCHLAND" is 175 meters long with a GRT of 22.400, capacity for 520 passengers and cruises at 19 knots. The ship is decorated in ART DECO style made famous by French Liners ILE DE FRANCE and NORMANDIE, she is an important ship for German speaking passengers seeking a traditional ship, she offers Premium lifestyle cruising. In 2000 a Concorde flight from Paris to New York carrying passengers for a 16 day cruise to South America on board "DEUTSCHLAND" crashed without survivors. During the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, "DEUTSCHLAND" was used as an hospitality ship by the German Olympic Committee. For all the information about cruising on this ship, please visit P.D.R. official website here. Photos included by copyright Peter Goncalves, "DEUTSCHLAND" at Funchal in September this year.