is a German
-registered cruise ship
owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises
. She decorated in the Art Deco
style made famous by such classic ocean liners
as the SS Ile de France
and SS Normandie
. The Deutschland
was launched in 1998. She carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a and has seven passenger accessible decks.
The German television show Das Traumschiff (The Dream Ship), which was similar to the US-made show The Love Boat, was set aboard the Deutschland.
Air France Flight 4590, a New York City-bound Concorde charter flight carrying passengers for the Deutschland for a 16-day cruise to South America, crashed on takeoff in Paris in 2000, killing all passengers.