We sleep in and have breakfast on the terrace of the buffet restaurant. The rear area is covered and sheltered from the wind. A wonderful place: breakfast with a sea view.
Restaurant Anckelmannsplatz - outside area
Then we explore the ship. Detailed information - from the cabins to the spa - can be found at Mein Schiff 2 in the cruise ships section.
Nice outside areas
We start at the stern in the Hoheluft Bar and the Outer Alster Bar. The arch extends beyond the stern.
The Laufbogen with the Outer Alster Bar
The view from the arch of the sea is particularly good. The outside decks are spacious, there are enough loungers and space for everyone. The jogging track is a considerable length and there are permanently installed fitness equipment. As always, I like the 25-meter pool. With the lagoon there is another small pool, but not covered like on Mein Schiff 4.
Already yesterday we noticed that there are many children on board. Mein Schiff 2 is a family ship and is also considered child-friendly. There is no vacation yet, so there are mainly children between six months and six years on board. There are around 250 young children on this trip. The pools and whirlpools are firmly in the hands of families. However, it is not clear to me why many parents also have to change their children's diapers there.
Welcome show with captain Kjell Holm
In the evening we eat in the Atlantic-Mediterranean. The dishes are delicious, but the service is excruciatingly slow. We're only finished shortly before the evening event begins in the theater.
Show in the theater
It is the welcome show on which the captain introduced several of his officers. The show is good and it was moderated by Captain Kjell Holm. Captain Holm accompanied the construction of this ship from the start and knows his way around accordingly. A big disadvantage: the theater is already overcrowded a quarter of an hour before the start. There is only one performance and 1000 seats are not enough for the crowd.
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