Portsmouth harbour welcomed its largest visitor yet, when the TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 docked at the cruise terminal on 26 May 2023.
Measuring 293.3m in length and weighing 99,536 in gross tonnage TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 takes the accolade of the largest ship to ever sail into Portsmouth harbour, demonstrating the growing capabilities of Portsmouth International Port to manage a wider range of ships.
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An update on the impact of the latest Covid-19 variant, Omicron, has been provided by the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of a handful of the world’s leading cruise lines.
The cruise giant stated that more infectious variant has caused significant problems, leading to cruise booking cancellations and disruption for the company. Ormicron is becoming the dominant strain in many countries around the world.
TUI Cruises has taken delivery of its latest new ship, Mein Schiff 2. The ship was delivered to the cruise line on 22 January 2019, from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The Mein Schiff 2 is 111,500 gross tonne and along with her sister ship Mein Schiff 1, the two vessels are the largest ships ever built for TUI Cruises. Mein Schiff 2 measures 315 metres in length and has a double occupancy passenger capacity of 2,894.
TUI Cruises has announced that it has placed an order for two new 161,000 gross tonne cruise ships from Fincantieri. The ships will be powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and will launch in 2024 and 2026.
The new ships will be the largest cruise ships ever built for TUI Cruises and will be constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
TUI Cruises have taken delivery of its brand new cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. The ship was delivered to the cruise line on 25 April 2018 at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
At 111,500 gross tonne Mein Schiff 1 is the largest ship ever built for TUI Cruises. The new ship measures 315 metres in length, 20 meters longer than the previous new build for TUI Cruises. The new ship also features an additional 180 passenger staterooms, with a double occupancy guest capacity of 2,894.
Mein Schiff 3 has become the largest cruise ship to visit the London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, Essex.
The cruise ship is operated by TUI Cruises and called into London, Tilbury on 12 September 2017 as part of a seven-night European cruise.
The brand new cruise ship, Mein Schiff 6, which was constructed at the Meyer-Turku shipyard in Finland, has departed the shipyard to begin in sea trails.
The 99,800 gross tonne cruise ship is the fourth new build cruise ship constructed for TUI Cruises. The ship can accommodate 2,700 passengers.
The keel laying for the new Mein Schiff 1 for TUI Cruise took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard on 13 February 2017.
The new Mein Schiff 1 is due to be delivered in 2018 followed by Mein Schiff 2 in 2019. The two 111,500 gross tonne ships will be 315 metres in length, 20 meters longer than the previous new build for TUI Cruise.
Construction of TUI Cruises’ new generation of Mein Schiff ships began today with the steel cutting ceremony taking place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
The steel cutting for Mein Schiff 1, also known as hull number NB-1392 was started by Georgios Vagiannis, Project Manager Newbuild, TUI Cruises.
The new Mein Schiff 1 will be approximately 20 meters longer than the previous Mein Schiff ships and will have an additional 180 passenger staterooms. The new ship will have a double occupancy capacity of 2,894 guests and feature new guest experiences and technical improvements.