Friday: The Deutschland was the ship that caught Fire on Sunday while in Norway. No one was seriously injured, but it prompted the evacuation of the vessel. Check out the original post for photos and more detail.
The ship was then towed to Bergen for initial investigation and surveying of the damage. This prompted the cancellation of at least the next voyage.
Today, it was announced that the Deutschland will be towed to Germany where it will enter a shipyard for repairs (perhaps Lloyd Werft?). The damage, while not severe, was still bad enough to prompt a shipyard to conduct repairs. The ship is scheduled to sail from the shipyard on June 6th and the June 7th cruise appears to be on schedule.
So what will happen to the displaced passengers?
Obviously the next few cruises were in jeopardy. Peter Delimann formally announced the cancellation of the 13-Night May 25th cruise. Guests on that trip can take a full refund OR, cleverly enough, have their booking transferred to a 16-Night trip on September 10, 2010, at no additional cost.
The guests that were on the trip that was cut short by the fire will receive a 50% discount on a future Peter Delimann trip.Although, since Peter Delimann recently announced they were suspending their river cruise operations, your choices are limited to only ms Deutschland voyages.