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 below 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 presently operates six cruise ships worldwide.
The seventh vessel, Mein Schiff 7, is presently below development on the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and can develop into the most recent cruise ship within the fleet for the reason that 2019-built Mein Schiff 2.
With area for two,900 passengers, the brand new ship might be some 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.
As well as, Mein Schiff 7 might 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, supplied it’s produced from renewable energies. This makes the ship’s propulsion nearly CO2-neutral.
“The imaginative and prescient of TUI Cruises is evident: in the long run, we need to transfer in the direction of emission-free and climate-neutral cruising and provide the primary climate-neutral cruises by 2030. The choice to arrange Mein Schiff 7 for methanol propulsion is a vital funding sooner or later for us,” says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.
On board the brand new ship, company will discover the identical high-quality service and meals and beverage choices the road is well-known for. Visitors will discover a new Asia & Sushi Restaurant onboard, but additionally a brand new Italian restaurant and a European cafe providing espresso and pastries,
“The high-quality culinary selection throughout the Mein Schiff inclusive companies and within the unique specialty eating places is without doubt one of the hallmarks of the Mein Schiff fleet. On Mein Schiff 7, we’ll encourage our company with the brand new ideas and provide them unforgettable feel-good cruises with many highlights.” Meier continued.
First Cruises Out there 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, company 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 embrace Stavanger, Eidfjord, Molde, and the North Cape, adopted by a go to to essentially the most northern metropolis on this planet, Longyearbyen on Spitzbergen. Following that, there might 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 area for about 4,000 company and 1,100 crew members.