For a ship built as recently as 1998, Peter Dielmann Cruises' DEUTSCHLAND has a fairly traditional appearance. Construction of this ship was entrusted to four different yards, with assembly of the modules taking place at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft at Kiel. Completed in May 1998, DEUTSCHLAND is 175.49 metres in length, and is 22,496 gross tons. Over the past few years, she has paid an annual visit to the Clyde while on a Round Britain cruise, which this year started at Bordeaux and will finish at Hamburg. She can carry up to 513 passengers in luxurious accommodation, catering mainly for the German market, although she does cruise world-wide. Prices for this 10-night cruise ranged from US$4,841 to US$13,111. She sailed this evening for Portree on the Isle of Skye.