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

Mein Schiff I To Cruise Asia In 2015

German cruise line TUI Cruises is to venture to Asia for the first time in November 2015. The line, a joint venture between TUI and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, is deploying the 2,681-passenger Mein Schiff I to the region, homeporting in the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore to offer cruises to Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. … 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

Mein Schiff Presented In Hamburg

TUI Cruises, the joint venture subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises and Germany’s TUI AG, has unveiled its first ship. The 76,522-GRT Mein Schiff, was named in the German city of Hamburg on 15 May 2009.   Constructed in 1996 as Galaxy for Celebrity Cruises, the 1914-guest ship sailed in Alaska, the Caribbean and in Europe until … Continue reading