February 01, 2021 - TUI Cruises canceled the 14-day Dubai trip planned in March with Mein Schiff 6 today. The trip should start on March 1st, 2020. The shipping company cannot guarantee that the situation in the individual countries will make a call possible or that the necessary promises will be made in good time before your voyage begins. Booked guests are offered personal Mein Schiff travel credit with bonus options.
Guests booked on the Dubai trip were sent this morning by TUI Cruises Customer dialogue informed about the cancellation with the following wording: “While we have been resuming our Blue Voyages since July, many ports and countries are unfortunately still closed to cruise ships for the time being. International travel restrictions continue to change at very short notice - and above all, unpredictable for us.
Important to know: Often, other requirements apply to entry by sea than to land-based tourism. In the current situation, we are unfortunately not allowed to combine ports from different countries during a trip.
Mein Schiff 4 - sister ship of Mein Schiff 6
Against this background, we are unfortunately currently unable to guarantee that the overall situation in the individual countries will make it possible to make an attempt and that the necessary commitments will be made in good time before the start of your trip. In order to give you planning security for your vacation, we have to plan your upcoming trip with the Mein Schiff 6 From March 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021 therefore cancel with a heavy heart". - It is unclear whether the repair of a crankshaft currently to be carried out in Wilhelmshaven is related to this decision.
As an alternative, guests are offered blue journeys Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 offered to the Canary Islands. These trips can only be booked as a complete package - including arrival and departure in specially chartered aircraft. In view of the shipping company's hygiene and safety standards, shore excursions are only permitted in the form of a shore excursion arranged by TUI Cruises.
Mein Schiff 1
Guests on the canceled trip are promised a "personal Mein Schiff travel credit". Depending on the redemption of the travel credit for a new trip, 10 or 5 percent discounts are granted. In other words, the credit will be offset against the new travel price. Payouts of the credit are also possible.