Archived Review from 2004
ABOVE: Peter Deilmann Reederei's MS Casanova.
Peter Deilmann Reederei left the river-cruising
business after the 2009 season. The Casanova, which is featured in
this archived review, has since been acquired by
Nicko Tours River
Cruises (a long-established German cruise operator) and now offers
bilingual itineraries on the Rhine.
Reederei has operated cruise vessels on European rivers since 1983, when the
Donauprinzessin joined the line's existing fleet of ocean ships. Today, the
company has 10 ships on the rivers of Western and Central Europe,
together with two luxurious ocean vessels: the MS Deutschland and the
sailing yacht Lili Marleen.
In fall, 2004, my son and I spent a week aboard the MS
Casanova, a five-star river vessel that moved from Northern Italy to the
Rhine, Danube, Moselle, and Rhine-Main Canal for the 2005 season and beyond. This illustrated review describes the ship, the
service and amenities onboard, and the distinctly European style of river
cruising that Peter Deilmann offers to cosmopolitan travelers.
MS Casanova: the ship
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Peter Deilmann Reederei. Used