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.
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.