TUI Cruises is a 50:50 joint venture, based in Hamburg, between TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises. The business was founded in 2008 and operates in the premium volume segment. There are five vessels in the fleet: Mein Schiff was launched in May 2009, followed in 2011 by Mein Schiff 2. Mein Schiff 3 has been plying the waves since May 2014, and was joined by the fourth sister ship in June 2015. Mein Schiff 5 was commissioned in July 2016. Mein Schiff 6 is currently under construction, while liners 7 and 8 are on order and expected to enter service in 2018 and 2019.
Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten is the leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises in German-speaking markets. Its flagships set international standards. With 5 stars plus, the “MS Europa” and “MS Europa 2” have been awarded the highest ranking in the Berlitz Cruise Guide, making them the only vessels in that category.
The expedition fleet includes the “MS Hanseatic” and the “MS Bremen”.
Thomson Cruises offers several formats in the UK market. From family holidays via city breaks to luxury cruising, the company caters for a diversity of segments. The latest addition to the fleet is the “TUI Discovery 1”, launched in June 2016. The “TUI Discovery 2” is due to join her next summer.