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TUI Cruises Takes Delivery of Mein Schiff 7

On June 10, 2024, in a ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, TUI Cruises officially expanded its fleet by taking delivery of Mein Schiff 7. The vessel is the first methanol-ready ship built by Meyer Turku, and the seventh ship the shipyard has built for TUI Cruises. Mein Schiff 7 is the first ship of the TUI Cruises fleet to operate exclusively on methanol making its propulsion almost carbon-neutral. She is also equipped with shore power connection and catalytic converters.

“On June 14, 2022, the steel cutting for Mein Schiff 7 took place at our shipyard. We are very proud that today, less than two years later, we can hand over the Mein Schiff 7 to TUI Cruises,” said Meyer Turku’s CEO Tim Meyer as the handover took place.

“Receiving this ship is a special moment for us. Ten years ago we acquired our first Blu Motion class ship here in Turku, and by 2019 we had built a total of six vessels. We would like to thank the Meyer Turku shipyard for the excellent cooperation and the development of our well-being fleet. We are now sailing on Mein Schiff 7 to Kiel, where we will welcome the first guests aboard on June 12th”, says Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.

Mein Schiff 7 will be based in Kiel, Germany and is set to embark on a 2-night roundtrip christening voyage in the Bay of Kiel on June 12, 2024. She will then sail a 5-night journey on June 16, 2024 before her full inaugural season. 

The 2,896-passenger Mein Schiff 7 is the first ship constructed for TUI Cruises since 2019. She is the sister to Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2.  Meier said she offers many favorite features with new highlights from customer feedback. Some of those highlights are a new design, more cabin categories and 12 restaurants and bistros. 

Her inaugural season will consist of 8- to 17-day cruises which explore Northern Europe.