TUI Releases Extra Particulars on its New Cruise Ship

TUI Cruises has launched the primary cruises for its latest cruise ship, Mein Schiff 7. The German cruise line is a part of the TUI Group and operates beneath a three way partnership with the Royal Caribbean Group. Beneath development on the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, Mein Schiff 7 will start operations in 2024. 

The primary season for the most recent ship within the fleet will sail within the Baltic area, with cruises from Kiel and Warnemunde, Germany. 

Mein Schiff 7 to Enter Service in 2024

TUI Cruises launched new particulars of its newest cruise ship, Mein Schiff 7. The cruise line is a three way partnership between TUI and Royal Caribbean Group and at the moment operates six cruise ships worldwide. 

The seventh vessel, Mein Schiff 7, is at the moment beneath development on the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and can grow to be the most recent cruise ship within the fleet for the reason that 2019-built Mein Schiff 2.

With house for two,900 passengers, the brand new ship will probably be one of the environmentally pleasant cruise ships round, working on lower-emission marine diesel with a sulfur content material of 0.1%, and is provided with catalytic converters that present a nitrogen oxide discount of roughly 75%, and has shore energy connectivity.

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As well as, Mein Schiff 7 will probably be constructed in order that the ship can even run on methanol, prospectively inexperienced methanol. Inexperienced methanol (bio- or e-methanol) is taken into account a climate-friendly gasoline, offered it’s produced from renewable energies. This makes the ship’s propulsion virtually CO2-neutral. 

“The imaginative and prescient of TUI Cruises is obvious: in the long run, we wish to transfer in the direction of emission-free and climate-neutral cruising and supply the primary climate-neutral cruises by 2030. The choice to organize Mein Schiff 7 for methanol propulsion is a crucial funding sooner or later for us,” says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.

On board the brand new ship, visitors will discover the identical high-quality service and meals and beverage choices the road is well-known for. Friends will discover a new Asia & Sushi Restaurant onboard, but in addition a brand new Italian restaurant and a European cafe providing espresso and pastries, 

“The high-quality culinary selection throughout the Mein Schiff inclusive providers and within the unique specialty eating places is likely one of the hallmarks of the Mein Schiff fleet. On Mein Schiff 7, we’ll encourage our visitors with the brand new ideas and supply them unforgettable feel-good cruises with many highlights.” Meier continued.

First Cruises Obtainable for Reserving

Development on the 115,000 gross-tons Mein Schiff 7 began earlier this 12 months, on June 14, 2022. TUI Cruises expects the vessel to be prepared for operations by 2024, with the primary cruise crusing to the Norwegian Fjords and Arctic on June 23 from Kiel, Germany. 

Mein Schiff 7 will initially sail on 8- to 17-day Nordland voyages; from mid-August, visitors can then uncover the highlights of the brand new ship on 8 to 10-day Baltic Sea voyages from/to Warnemünde. 

Ports of name on the primary cruise for Mein Schiff 7 embody Stavanger, Eidfjord, Molde, and the North Cape, adopted by a go to to probably the most northern metropolis on the earth, Longyearbyen on Spitzbergen. Following that, there will probably be calls to Trondheim and Alesund earlier than returning to Kiel on July 7. 

Mein Schiff has extra ships lined up. In Italy, the corporate has two 160,000 gross-ton LNG-powered cruise ships on order on the Fincantieri shipyard. These vessels, Mein Schiff 8 and Mein Schiff 9, are reported to have house for about 4,000 visitors and 1,100 crew members.

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