Peter Deilmann Cruises will soon own a fleet of all ”five-star” river cruise vessels, according to President Ron Santangelo.
The company currently sails with six, five-star, and two, four-star riverboats - in addition to the 520-passenger ocean-going Deutschland. (The two four-star boats will be leaving the fleet at the end of this year.)
As for the size of the five-star additions, and whether they will be newbuilds or acquisitions, Santangelo would only say that â€œthe line's next strategic review will be late 2009, and we should know more by then.
Peter Deilmann's current fleet is comprised of three acquisitions - the Mozart, Dresden and Cezanne - and five newbuildings - the Princesse de Provence, Casanova, Katharina, Frederic Chopin and Heidelberg. All were built in Germany, except for the Princesse de Provence, which was built in the UK.