Mein Schiff 7

Mein Schiff 7

Mein Schiff 7


Mein Schiff 7 – TUI Cruises’ latest new build

In June 2024 – five years after the commissioning of the identical Mein Schiff 2 – Mein Schiff 7 was christened in Kiel. The new addition is located like Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 for a new, larger generation of ships from Hamburg-based TUI Cruises. At first glance, the ships look like two peas in a pod. The three cruise ships are each 316 meters long and almost 36 meters wide. The bed capacity is given as 2.896 guest beds for double occupancy. Mein Schiff 7 is the first ship of the shipping company to have more than 20 single cabins inside and outside.

Mein Schiff 7 in Kiel Bay
Mein Schiff 7 in Kiel Bay


Like its predecessors, the ship was built by the Finnish MEYER TURKU shipyard. Mein Schiff 7 was christened on June 22, 2024 in the Kiel Fjord. The godmother was Fenia Kalachani, the ship's environmental officer. We used the day of the ship's christening to gain first impressions of the new building.

Mein Schiff 7 - Godmother in an interview


Cabins and suites

The new Mein Schiff 7 has a total of 1.461 cabins and suites. TUI Cruises differentiates between various cabin categories, which means that a wide range of wishes can be met.

Essential cabin variants - standard cabins

designation Living space in m² Balcony area in m² Maximum occupancy
Inside cabins 17   4 people
Inside cabins single occupancy  8   1 person
Outside cabins 17   4 people
Outside cabins single occupancy  8   1 person
Balcony cabins 17 5 – 7 4 people
Premium veranda cabins 17 30 3 people
 SPA balcony cabins 17 5 4 people
Family cabins outside 29 – 44   6 people
Family cabins balcony 25 15 5 people

The standard cabins are well thought out and unobtrusively furnished. 17 square meters of space is enough for two people, even on longer trips. There is enough storage space. In addition to the size, the cabins differ in terms of location and furnishings (deck chairs, hammocks, care products, etc.).

Mein Schiff 7 - official presentation of the single cabin


Main cabin variants – Suites

designation Living space in m²  Balcony area in m² Maximum occupancy
Junior Suite 26 7 4 people
Nice view suite 39 13 – 14 4 people
Horizon suite 38 – 40 16 4 people
Horizon suite 40 9 4 people
Sky & Sea Suite 42 29 4 people
Panorama Suite   73 – 77 31 – 36 6 people

Special services for suite guests:

Suite guests are offered a separate check-in. They receive free internet access and concierge services. Minibar drinks are on the house and the exclusive X lounge separates the noble guests from the standard travelers.

Old & new gastronomic experiences

“Gastronomy for connoisseurs: The new Mein Schiff 12 offers its guests 17 restaurants & bistros as well as 7 bars & lounges.

Restaurant included subject to a surcharge  Service at the seat
Anckelmannsplatz    
Atlantic - Classic      
Atlantic - Mediterranean       
bakery      
Bosphorus - snack bar      
La Spezia       
Icebear      
Fish Market    partially  
Pretty healthy - bistro      
Hideki      
Surf & Turf - Steakhouse        
Day & Night - Bistro      

Familiar and indispensable included restaurants

The Mein Schiff fleet has always stood for the premium all-inclusive concept. All restaurants included in the price offer the high quality that TUI Cruises is known for. The two versions of the main restaurants, Atlantik "Klassik" (Deck 3) and Atlantik "Mediterranean" (Deck 4), as well as the Anckelmannsplatz buffet restaurant with the attached bakery (both Deck 12), are familiar to passengers as "long-running favorites".

 


My Ship 7 - Fish Market Restaurant



Mein Schiff 7 - Fish Market Restaurant - set table 


In the fish market, seafood specialties are served in a casual bistro atmosphere. Some of the food and drinks are subject to a charge. The spacious outdoor restaurant area behind the fish market is also used by guests of the Anckelmannsplatz buffet restaurant.

Mein Schiff 7 - Surf & Turf outdoor area and Anckelannsplatz


Another attraction is the Very healthy - bistro. It is located amidships on deck 5 and offers indoor and outdoor seating. The name says it all. The airy restaurant focuses on light, healthy food. Some of the dishes and drinks require an additional charge. Opposite on the starboard side is the Day & night bistro. This also has an outdoor area.


Mein Schiff 7 - Very Healthy - Bistro



Mein Schiff 7 - Very Healthy - Bistro 


Located on deck 12 next to the indoor pool, Bosphorus snack bar does not stand for fine dining. The simply styled snack bar offers: doner kebab, Arabic-inspired vegetarian falafel as well as Belgian potatoes and waffles.

Specialty restaurants

Given the quality of the food on offer, there would be no need for any of the extra-charged food options. And yet they are there. You can find them aft in the Diamonds on decks 4 and 5. Since the introduction of the new Mein Schiff 1, the diamond again extends over two decks. However, the former open-air areas are missing.

We see the proven Surf & Turf - Steakhouse on deck 5. The TUI Cruises classic is located on the starboard side. Asian delights are offered by the Hideki, the new Asia & Sushi restaurant. Guests watch the sushi specialists prepare the dishes.

The small, manageable restaurant on deck 4 in the Diamant promises top-class Italian delicacies. La Spezia, for which the busy Italian star chef Theodor Falser is responsible on several ships in the TUI Cruises fleet. The tiled action area off La Spezia is also intended as a venue for cooking shows.

My Ship 7 - La Spezia Restaurant


Bars & Lounges

Bar included subject to a surcharge Service at the seat
Dance bar      
Outer Alster - Bar & Grill      
Café Central      
Casino & Lounge      
Hoheluft Bar      
Champagne meeting  
Diamond bar       
Gallery Bar    
Haven of peace - bar & lungs      
Juice yard    
Look bar      
TUI bar      
Indispensable bar      
Survey bar      

TUI bar (Deck 4) and the no-frills Look bar (Deck 5) the ship offers two successful, large and always well-attended bars with entertainment effects.

Mein Schiff 7 - Atrium with the TUI Bar


The aft location enjoys a high level of acceptance among guests Survey bar (Deck 14). It is the best place for a drink outside at all times, and especially when you are running out. One deck higher is the Hoheluft Bar.

Mein Schiff 7 - below Außenalster Bar & Grill


The Juice yard on deck 3, within sight of the reception, was designed in collaboration with the Austrian fruit juice manufacturer Rauch. TUI Cruises serves freshly squeezed juices or smoothies there for a fee.

My Ship 7 - Saftwerft


Our special recommendation has long been the LUMAS Bar on deck 4 opposite the Queens Gallery. Since the change of management of the art gallery, it has been called Gallery BarIt offers everything a bar needs: comfortable seating, friendly service staff, communicative fellow travelers and the wide range of drinks you would expect from TUI Cruises.


My Ship 7 - Gallery Bar



My Ship 7 - Gallery Bar 


New to the canon of bars and lounges are the Café Central and the Champagne meetingIt's no coincidence that you feel like you've been transported to Vienna in Café Central. TUI Cruises promises the finest coffee and excellent pastries.


Mein Schiff 7 - Café Central



Mein Schiff 7 - Café Central 


On deck 6, guests will find the exclusive Champagne meetingA small but fine selection of drinks is available. Champagne is available at an additional cost.

Mein Schiff 7 - Champagne Meeting


Lots of space for sports and wellness

“Feel good” is written in capital letters on the bow of the Mein Schiff 7. For many passengers, the ships’ spa and fitness offerings are among the special feel-good moments of a cruise. A total of 2.400 square meters of space are available to ship guests on board the new Mein Schiff 7 for spa and sports purposes in the indoor and outdoor areas. 

We have long since stopped being amazed by the exemplary 25-meter outdoor pool found on all new TUI Cruises ships. The indoor pool is both beautiful to look at and useful.

The running track on deck 14 is remarkable. At more than 400 meters long, it is significantly longer than that of many comparable ships. The approximately ten percent incline on the left-hand side of the stern presents a challenge.

Mein Schiff 7 - Running track and sun loungers


While the runway is open twice a day for two hours, the track known from Mein Schiff 1 and 2 is Sand The arena is available to active holidaymakers all day long, especially for ball sports. Guests are also offered indoor cycling, a small climbing wall and full-body workouts with the TRX belt system. Entertainment formats and live broadcasts of sporting events can be watched from the rising rows of seats on one side of the hall. The arena is located in the rear area of ​​the ship on deck 14.

In front of the arena, the Fitnessbereich on the 15th deck around the chimney. Athletes will find the latest sports equipment on an area of ​​around 500 square meters. Personal training as well as various workshops and health checks can be booked for a fee.


Mein Schiff 7 - Fitness area



Mein Schiff 7 - Fitness area 


Im SPA & sea There is around 1.800 square meters of space available. The design of the rooms is becoming more and more beautiful and the offers are becoming more and more well thought out. Various saunas and steam rooms are included in the travel price. Experience showers and various cabins for paid beauty treatments and couples massages complete the offer.


Mein Schiff 7 - Entrance to the SPA



Mein Schiff 7 - SPA reception 


Entertainment

Sophisticated entertainment programs with shows, concerts and variety performances are features of all TUI Cruises ships. The central venue on the Mein Schiff 7 is the three-storey Theater. It is equipped with the latest stage technology.


My Ship 7 - Theater



My Ship 7 - Theater 


For more intimate formats, the 150-seat deck on the fifth deck has been added stage set up. In the previous new ships, the small theater was called "Klanghaus" or "Studio". The Schaubühne enriches on-board entertainment above all with boulevard theater, stand-up comedy or magic. The technical equipment includes fine-pixel LED screens and a sound system that creates the illusion of a concert hall.

My Ship 7 - Schaubühne


Classics on TUI Cruises ships are the small ones Reading lounge (Deck 3 – Atrium), the Gallery Bar (Deck 4) as well as the small one on deck 5 Casino with the associated lounge and the indoor smoking area. Also the Danceable still exists. It has been expanded to include slot machines and a gaming table.


Mein Schiff 7 - Reading lounge on deck 3



Mein Schiff 7 - View into the atrium 


There is no chance of getting bored on board. The entertainment options are varied and many interests are catered for. Like its predecessors, Mein Schiff 7 presents works by contemporary artists. If you like, you can Atelier Follow your own artistic ambitions under expert guidance.

Family offers

TUI Cruises cruise ships are family ships. Parents appreciate this fact. It goes without saying that children of all ages and teenagers will find suitable and age-appropriate recreational areas on board. They will also be offered events appropriate to their age.

High standards in environmental protection and energy efficiency

Older cruise ships are rightly classified as polluting by environmentalists. They mainly burn heavy oil, which is harmful to the environment. TUI Cruises relies on constructive measures with regard to environmental protection and energy efficiency for the new buildings from the start. Over the years these systems have been further refined.

We believe it is important that Mein Schiff 7 is powered exclusively by marine diesel instead of environmentally harmful heavy fuel oil. TUI Cruises also expects that the new ship will be able to use methanol, preferably "green" methanol, as fuel in the future. A technical solution for this is currently being developed. The TUI Cruises management expects the technical introduction to take place in early 2026.

Mein Schiff 7 and her sister ships use a combined exhaust gas aftertreatment system in continuous operation. It consists of a permanently operating exhaust gas scrubber and catalysts for the main and auxiliary engines. This technology helps to significantly reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, especially in coastal and port areas.

A shore power connection is also part of the basic equipment. Another measure to improve environmental compatibility is a new and complex system for waste treatment.

Information about Mein Schiff 7

Commissioning

June 2024

Size:

Length 316 meters; Width 35,80 meters

measurement

approx. 111.500 GT

Passenger decks

13 decks

Power Type

diesel-electric / low-emission marine diesel

Speed

approx. 21,5 knots

passengers 

2.896 with double occupancy

Staterooms

1.461 

Manning

about 1.100 persons

Flagge

Malta, home port Valletta

shipyard

Meyer Turku Oy, Turku / Finland

baptism

22 June 2024 in Kiel

Godmother

Fenia Kalachani, the ship’s environmental officer

Board language

German

Currency on board

Euro

Current position My ship 7

Mein Schiff 7 - a cruise ship for the discerning

There is no doubt about it: Mein Schiff 7 is a cruise ship for demanding and quality-conscious German-speaking cruisers. Based on our experience on other members of the fleet, passengers who choose this ship can rightly have high expectations of the shipping company's new flagship and the service offered.

Mein Schiff 7 - Look Bar


Rating of Mein Schiff 7

Mein Schiff 7 is the last of the fleet, which currently consists of seven ships. An eighth ship - Mein Schiff Relax - is currently being built by Fincantieri. A ninth cruise ship is in preparation. With the seventh new build in a row, the Hamburg shipping company is presenting a cruise ship that is as successful as it is presentable. Many areas of the Mein Schiff 7 are familiar to those familiar with Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, but there are also a few successful innovations.

Cruiseturtle visited Mein Schiff 7 for a press presentation on the day of its christening.

June 2024