Line to add five-star ship to river fleet

NEW YORK -- The Frederic Chopin, Peter Deilmann Cruises' new ship, will be the star of the firm's 10-ship fleet on Europe's rivers next year. The 79-passenger Frederic Chopin makes its debut March 23 and will sail a seven-month season of varied cruises on the Oder, Elbe and Vtlava rivers as and other rivers and canals.

According to Deilmann officials, the Frederic Chopin will offer the only 14-day continuous cruises between Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Prague, Czech Republic, as well as new itineraries through eastern Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Rates for a seven-day cruise start at $1,555 per person. Sailings also will be made to nature reserves and birding sites in Germany and Poland. Itineraries are detailed in the firm's 2002 Great Rivers of Europe brochure. Also described are 22 cruise tours of 11 to 16 days that include transfers and most shore excursions.

Peter Deilmann Cruises' fleet consists of four- and five-star vessels that accommodate from 58 to 204 passengers. For reservations, call (800) 348-8287 or e-mail [email protected].

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