Mein Schiff 1, the next generation of cruise ships for ship owner TUI Cruises in Germany, has been floated out at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
“New Mein Schiff 1 is an evolution of the successful Mein Schiff 6. She will be 20 meters longer (315 m) than her predecessor, which allowed for substantial redesign and further improvement of the interior spaces. The delivery will be in spring 2018,” Meyer Turku said.
The current Mein Schiff 1 of TUI Cruises will be transferred to the UK market next year as TUI Explorer. It will be operated by the TUI group, whereas TUI Cruises in Germany is a joint venture between TUI group and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)
"With the new Mein Schiff 1, TUI cruises creates a whole new ship generation in its fleet. She is based on our existing newbuilds, which we have again developed and supplemented with new attractions. We can now see these improvements come to life and cannot wait to show them to our passengers,” CEO of TUI Cruises, Wybcke Meier comments.