TUI Cruises canceled the current voyage on its cruise ship Mein Schiff 1, a 4-night roundtrip to Oslo (Norway) from Bremerhaven (Bremen, Germany).
The cruise company said that due to a technical issue with the vessel’s stabilizers, the trip is canceled so repairs could be made. According to the TUI statement, the technical problems had occurred briefly during the previous cruise.
It is not still clear how long repairs will take and if further voyages will be affected.
In a statement, TUI Cruises confirmed that Mein Schiff 1 could not sail from Bremerhaven as scheduled because of a technical problem. The company said that on the last trip, there had been "brief technical problems with one of the two stabilizers."
An examination of the stabilizers with the help of divers had shown that short-term repair work was necessary before safe travel was possible.
"Mein Schiff 1's stabilizers are located on the side of the ship below the waterline. For this reason, the necessary work cannot be carried out during ongoing guest operations. Therefore, with a heavy heart, we have to cancel the cruise "Short trip with Oslo", which starts today and would have ended on Sunday, February 27th, 2022 in Bremerhaven. In order to enable all guests to have a relaxed journey home, they can stay on board for the first night free of charge. Guests who would also like to take a break on board Mein Schiff 1 in Bremerhaven can use all on-board facilities at a special price up to the end of the regular voyage on Sunday."
For more Mein Schiff 1 incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.