Mein Schiff 2 arrived at homeport Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) on Thursday, November 5, with 740 crew onboard for her final preparations prior to the start of the Canary Islands winter 2020-2021 season.
TUI Schiff 2 ship is departing on Friday, November 6, on 7- and 14-night Blue Voyages around the Canaries with calls at Arrecife, Tenerife, La Gomera, Puerto del Rosario, Tenerife, Santa Cruz De La Palma.
The Las Palmas Port Authority presented a commemorative plaque to the ship's captain in recognition of TUI Cruises' commitment to restart operations from this base port. The company expressed gratification for contributing to tourism in the Canary Islands and thanked for the cooperation by the authorities and their local partners for making sailings possible.
The passenger capacity onboard is limited to a maximum of 60%, and only the balcony staterooms and suites are occupied. A total of 896 German passengers are expected to board the liner, pass screening, and take a PCR test.
TUI Cruises said the Canary Islands cruises were only offered as a complete holiday package including arrival and departure in a plane chartered for "Mein Schiff" guests, and shore trips organized only by the line.
TUI Cruises has welcomed 40,000+ passengers without a single Coronavirus (COVID-19) accident since the restart of operations in July.