The ship-naming ceremony of the new Mein Schiff 1
Last Friday at shortly after 10.30 p.m., the moment arrived: A light show and fireworks were staged to crown the ceremony for Mein Schiff 1 at Container Terminal Buchardkai. Framed by five towering container cranes at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the extravaganza was also visible to visitors attending the Hamburg Port Anniversary.
TUI Cruises’ new sports and wellness ship was christened by the two Olympic beach volleyball champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst from Hamburger SV. “We have been waiting for this moment full of anticipation – after all, we are making our debut, and what is more, it takes place in our home town of Hamburg. That is something very special”, said godmother Kira Walkenhorst. “Today, we have exchanged the sand court for ship planks, and I have to say: It feels great,” said Laura Ludwig.