TUI's newest ship Mein Schiff 7 christened in Kiel (Germany)

   June 24, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Mein Schiff 7 was officially delivered by Meyer Turku to TUI Cruises on June 10, 2024, and was christened on June 22 in Kiel (Germany) by Fenia Kalachani, an environmental officer with the Mein Schiff fleet since 2020.

The naming ceremony commenced shortly after sunset on the pool deck, where Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises, inaugurated the event. The evening concluded with a stunning drone show and fireworks display, highlighting the ship against the scenic backdrop of Kiel.

The 315-meter, 16-deck vessel incorporates advanced technology to minimize nitrogen oxide emissions and is equipped with methanol capability and a shore power connection. It is the 7th ship constructed by Meyer Turku for TUI Cruises, but the first in the Mein Schiff fleet to operate exclusively on low-emission marine diesel with a maximum sulfur content of 0.1%.

The 2894-passenger ship can also run on methanol, which will make her propulsion power nearly carbon-neutral when using green methanol in the future.

Throughout the summer, Mein Schiff 7 will offer voyages ranging from eight to 17 days between Kiel and Norway. Starting in mid-August, the itinerary will switch to 8- to 10-day Baltic Sea cruises from/to Warnemunde.

In the winter of 2024-2025, Mein Schiff 7 will operate primarily in the Canary Islands, with cruises beginning and ending in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (homeport).

The symbolic start of production for Schiff 7, marked by the steel-cutting ceremony, took place on June 14th, 2022, at the shipyard, with the ship being delivered to TUI Cruises less than two years later.