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.