12 October 2017

First steel cutting for the new Mein Schiff 2

Last week, Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku laid the keel and officially cut the first steel of the new Mein Schiff 2. In line with an old shipbuilding tradition, some coins were placed under the keel block to bring luck for the ship. The keel laying ceremony for TUI Cruises’ sixth new build was attended by representatives from the shipping line and Meyer Werft shipyard.

“With the new Mein Schiff 1 and the new Mein Schiff 2, we will have two great new ships so that our fleet will be well positioned for the future. It is impressive to see how these ships are increasingly taking shape at the shipyard,” said Wybcke Meier, CEO TUI Cruises.

The new Mein Schiff 2 will launch in early 2019. Like the new Mein Schiff 1, she stands for a new generation of ships at the Hamburg-based cruise line. The sister ships will be around 20 metres longer than previous new builds. The feel-good ships will offer even more space and an even wider choice of cabins and suites. Based on double occupancy, the new Mein Schiff 1 and the new Mein Schiff 2 will be able to host up to 2,894 guests. The two new builds will feature TUI Cruises’ familiar generous ratio of space per passenger.

Upon the launch of the two new builds, TUI Cruises will operate one of the most modern fleets worldwide. Both ships are characterised by an innovative, environmentally friendly design and state-of-the-art technology standards.