Phoenix Reisen have announced that they will be chartering the 1998 built former Deutschland on a five year charter from 2016. The ship, currently named World Odyssey , is sailing for Semester at Sea program.
The ship will be chartered during the summer months and then revert back to Semester at Sea program for the winter months. Whilst under charter with Phoenix Reisen she will be renamed Deutschland.
She will undergo a refurbishment program before joining Phoenix Reisen where upgrades to the ship, re-painted in Phoenix Reisen colours and the addition of French style balconies on decks 7 and 8.