Cruise News Thomson Cruises TUI Cruises Transferring 2 Cruise Ships To British Based Thomson

TUI Cruises Transferring 2 Cruise Ships To British Based Thomson

Affiliate Disclaimer

MSC Cruises Releases Photos of First Ship to Resume Operations

MSC Cruises has provided new photos from its first cruise ship that has already resumed operations in Italy.

Princess Cruises Confirms Two Cruise Ships Have Been Sold

Princess Cruises has confirmed in communication to travel agents that two cruise ships have been sold which is in-line with Carnival Corp's announcement of a total of 18 vessels being disposed of.

When Will Each Cruise Line Resume Sailings Again?

Take a look at when each cruise line will resume cruises once again due to the current state of travel around the world.

Set Sail Safely Act to Get Cruise Industry Moving Again

Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio have introduced a new Set Sail Safely Act to get the cruise industry moving again.

British based cruise line Thomson Cruises is set to expand even further with news that TUI Cruises will transfer two of its cruise ships.

The German based cruise line, TUI Cruises will be transferring two of its older vessels to Thomson Cruises. There are no specific details when but it comes at no surprise. Thomson Cruises has recently had plans on expanding and has recently purchased Royal Caribbeans Splendour of the Seas which will join the Thomson fleet in 2016.

The news was revealed from the TUI’s travel group interim results report for the first six months of the year. The ships in question will be the Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, both ships are over 76,000 gross tons and were previously part of the Celebrity Cruises fleet. TUI Cruises is expanding fast with a new Mein Schiff being delivered every year until 2019. The German cruise lines recently just welcomed the new Mein Schiff 4 which was also the very first vessel to be completed by the newly owned Meyer Turku shipyard.

The cruise fleet, which currently comprises 13 ships, will also be expanded in the next few years. Last week, Mein Schiff 4 was delivered for operation by the joint venture TUI Cruises. The new ship will depart on its maiden voyage in June. In the next two years, Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6 will follow. The Group also has options for the construction of Mein Schiff 7 and Mein Schiff 8. With the acquisition of the Splendour of the Seas a few weeks ago, the TUI Group also initiated the rejuvenation and modernisation programme for the fleet operated by its UK subsidiary Thomson Cruises. It intends to continue the programme in future.

As part of the expansion plans within the TUI Group cruising is expected to have a profitability increase with TUI Cruises, Thomson Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd.


Mein Schiff 1

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Mein Schiff 1
Share via
Copy link