Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to the Beginning

Meyer Turku cut the first steel for TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 1 yesterday at their yard in Turku, Finland.

Yes, TUI just put Mein Schiff 5 into service, but the steel was cut for Mein Schiff 1. Just as other cruise lines reuse favorite names, apparently TUI intends to reuse favorite numbers. The line is replacing both Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 with ships of the same name, and the originals will be handed off to TUI's UK brand, Thomson Cruises.

The complete story appeared in the August 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.