March 20, 2018 - So far, the following has applied: With the introduction of the new, larger Mein Schiff 2 in 2019, the former Mein Schiff 2 would be transferred to the British Marella Cruises. With the presentation of the winter catalog 2019/2020, TUI Cruises lets the cat out of the bag. The "old" Mein Schiff 2 will remain on the German market until April 2022.
TUI Cruises announced today that the demand for cruises in German-speaking countries remains high. Incidentally, the old Mein Schiff 2 is extremely popular with cruise guests. She has been driving for TUI Cruises. Previously it was used by the US premium brand Celebrity Cruises under the name "Celebrity Mercury".
My ship 2 in the Geirangerfjord
The two new buildings, Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 will enter the fleet this and next year. In addition, the old Mein Schiff 2 will remain uunder the name Mein Schiff Herz. The capacity of the TUI Cruises fleet will thus increase to a total of 17.800 beds. The winter catalog 2019/2020 is available in the travel agencies. The trips can be booked immediately. The routes on which the old Mein Schiff 2 will be en route in summer 2019 and winter 2019/2020 will be announced in April. Likewise the new name.
Mein Schiff 2 - Surf & Turf Restaurant
It's exciting how Marella Cruises (Ex-Thomson Cruises) deals with the decision. The company is a subsidiary of TUI UK & Ireland. Britain's third largest cruise line also needs to expand its fleet. With the acquisition of the old Mein Schiff 1 a first step was taken. In future it will operate under the name Marella Explorer. Since Mein Schiff 2 is now out of order, the shipping company acquires the "SkySea Golden Era". So far, she drove for the Chinese Sky Sea Cruise Line. The ship is a sister ship of the old Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. The SkySea Golden Era will be known as Marella Explorer 2 from May 2019 onwards Cruise ship for adults only utilized. The British dare to do something!