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.
“The new Mein Schiff 1 will more than ever be built around the wishes of our guests,” said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.
Delivery of the ship is due in 2018 and the new Mein Schiff 1 will replace the existing Mein Schiff 1, whilst Mein Schiff 2 will be replaced by the new Mein Schiff 2 debuting in 2019. The original Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 are to join the Thomson Cruises fleet, which is part of the TUI Group.