TUI Cruises Takes Delivery Of New Mein Schiff 3 Cruise Ship

Mein Schiff 3

Today the German based cruise operator TUI Cruises has taken delivery of the Mein Schiff 3 which is a  new generation of cruise ship.

STX Finland delivered the new class cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 to TUI Cruises after over a year of different phases of construction which started back in November 2012. A year later the ship was floated onto water for the very first time and then just days ago there was a huge christening ceremony by Helene Fischer in Hamburg, Germany along with a huge christening party with fireworks.

[quote_box_center]”The timetable for the construction of this cruise ship was extremely tight. With thousands of good cooperation, high motivation and a lot of hard work by many people different companies, we can make this project successful. We are very pleased that we can pass to TUI Cruises this magnificent ship today, and we are convinced that it will be a great success on the German cruise market, “says Jari Anttila, deputy CEO of STX Finland Oy.[/quote_box_center]

Mein Schiff 3 will begin its maiden voyage on June 13th 2014 from the port of Hamburg to Palma de Mallorca. Mein Schiff 3 has been constructed for the German market and will be popular choice for German cruisers.

[quote_box_center]”It is to see our great pleasure, as our ideas have become reality. Thanks to the great cooperation with the shipyard, our new team, all parties, not least thanks to all our staff, we are now the owner of a brand new cruise ship that sets new standards in our industry. We are very proud of this new member of our fleet to be welcomed, “said Richard J. Vogel, CEO of TUI Cruises.[/quote_box_center]

The ship offers some new features at sea including the first ever 25-meter swimming pool and a three deck theater show lounge which has all the latest technology and lighting. The new ship is 99,500 tons but looks a lot bigger than it is! It can also sail with 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew members.