Thomson Cruises Begins Fleet Renewal With TUI Discovery

Thomson Cruises has launched its newest ship, TUI Discovery, beginning a fleet renewal process that will reduce the average age of its ships and offer an improved product. At a glittering ceremony in Palma, the former Splendour of the Seas was re-christened by godmothers and employees Mimi Kasomwoshi Ragui and Hazel Ceguera, with the night’s … Continue reading

TUI Cruises Welcomes First Newbuild

German cruise company TUI Cruises has welcomed its first newbuild ship earlier this week in Hamburg. Floating up to the bow of the new Mein Schiff 3 in a pearled balloon, singer Helene Fischer christened the vessel with the traditional bottle-breaking ceremony in front of 1,700 spectators and invited guests from the cruise, entertainment and … Continue reading

Celebrity Mercury To Be Transfered To TUI Cruises As Mein Schiff 2

Celebrity Cruises has announced that the Celebrity Mercury will be transfered to sister cruise line TUI Cruises. The announcement confirms recent industry speculation that the 77,713-GRT vessel will become a sister ship to the Germany-based line’s Mein Schiff, itself a former Celebrity Cruises ship (Celebrity Galaxy) transfered in 2009.   To be renamed Mein Schiff 2, … Continue reading