The vessel reached homeport Singapore on December 6th and was greeted with a tugboat salute by a water cannon as well as representatives of the local authorities.
Schiff 5 started the winter season with 6x 14-night voyages (Singapore roundtrips) through Southeast Asia. This is expected to be followed by various itineraries visiting ports in Japan and Hong Kong China.
TUI Schiff 5'Asian program ends on May 10, 2023.
Wybcke Meier (TUI's CEO) said that after a successful European summer season, with the restart in Asia the company was also returning to normal in the winter travel areas.
“Many Germans are drawn to the warmth in winter. We are therefore pleased that we can now again offer cruises to the Far East in addition to classic sunny destinations such as the Canary Islands, Dubai or the Caribbean. Especially in these times, our cruises score with stable prices and excellent value for money.”
Cedric Zhou, Area Director, Central, Southern & Eastern Europe by the Singapore Tourism Board said they were "very pleased to welcome TUI Cruises and Mein Schiff 5 back to Singapore" and to the many cruise guests who would explore and discover the diversity of what the island had to offer.