TUI Cruises on course for further expansion: Keel laying of the new „Mein Schiff 1“ and production start of the new „Mein Schiff 2“

With the keel laying of the new Mein Schiff 1 and the first steel cutting for the new Mein Schiff 2 today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland TUI Cruises is on course for further expansion: The two new ships stand for a new generation at the Hamburg-based cruise liner company and they will be around 20 meters longer than the existing new builds. In addition to even more well-being space, there is also an even larger selection of cabins and suites. Based on double occupancy, this means the new Mein Schiff 1 and new Mein Schiff 2 will have space for up to 2,894 guests. With the new Mein Schiff 1 and new Mein Schiff 2 the ratio of space per passenger will have a generous 38.5. The new Mein Schiff 1 is characterized by the guests well-being in its body and mind and becomes a real sport and wellness ship”, so Wybcke Meier, CEO from TUI Cruises. When the new Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 go into service, we will be operating one of the most modern fleets in the world. Both ships are characterized by innovative and environmentally-friendly construction methods, as well as state-of-the-art technology standards,” Meier adds. 

Planned for 2018 and 2019, the new builds will successively replace the existing Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. The first two TUI Cruises ships will be handed over within the TUI Group to Thomson Cruises. With the introduction of the new Mein Schiff 2 by 2019 the Hamburg-based cruise liner company will possess six ships with a bed capacity of about 15,800.

Logbook for Winter 2018/2019 available

From February 14, 2017 the journeys for the Winter 2018/2019 can be viewed online for the six ships of the well-being fleet. The winter destinations will be Asia, the Canaries, the Caribbean, Central America, the Mediterranean and the Orient. The guests of the new Mein Schiff 1 will experience the Canaries: on two different seven-day routes the ship will depart from Gran Canaria either to Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife and Fuerteventura or Agadir/Morocco, Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Gomera. 



The journeys of the Winter 2018/2019 are expected to be bookable from March 2017 with travel agents, the TUI Cruises service team on +49 40-60001-5111 or at www.tuicruises.com. Information is provided on the TUI Cruises website.