Sunday, May 15, 2011

Celebrity Mercury Becomes Mein Schiff 2

Lloyd Werft delivered the refurbished former Celebrity Mercury to TUI Cruises earlier this week, and Saturday (May 14, 2011) it was rechristened Mein Schiff 2 in Hamburg.

This video shows the ship's "feel-good" (according to the line) christening (in German, but words aren't really necessary) by its godmother, Olympic fencing champion Anja Fichtel, hence the rather unusual method of releasing the bottle.

TUI Cruises is a joint venture between the German travel conglomerate of the same name, and cruise giant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.