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 joined the fleet in May 2017. Spring 2018 will see the planned change in TUI Cruises’ fleet: the new Mein Schiff 1 will be launched in May. The previous Mein Schiff 1 vessel will transfer to Marella Cruises’ fleet as Marella Explorer. In 2019, the new Mein Schiff 2 will be added to the TUI Cruises fleet. It is planned that the new Mein Schiff 2 will replace the current Mein Schiff 2. Mein Schiff 7 is scheduled for delivery in 2023.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 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”. The “Nature” will join in the beginning of 2019.
Marella 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. „Marella Spirit“, „Marella Celebration“ and „Marella Dream“ are part of the fleet, as well as “Marella Discovery 1”, which launched in June 2016. The “Marella Discovery 2” joined in May 2017.