In 1979, Deilmann ordered his first new cruise ship, the Berlin. She was owned by a consortium of German investors, and Deilmann only had a minority share. Whilst awaiting delivery, he also bought the Regina Maris. Berlin was chartered for far-eastern service as the Princess Mahsuri between 1982-1985. Berlin was lengthened by 20m in 1986. Her charter to Deilmann was terminated in 2004, and Berlin was laid up. Following a short charter to a Russian operator as Orange Melody, she was sold to Saga Cruises to replace Saga Pearl. It was thought that she would be named Saga Opal, but she entered seavice as Spirit of Adventure.