Mein Schiff 1

Mein Schiff 1 Review and Specifications

Specifications of Mein Schiff 1

Year built2018 new ship
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Turku, Finland)
Building costEUR 500 million (USD 625 million)
OwnerTUI AG and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorTUI Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)316 m / 1037 ft
Beam (width)36 m / 118 ft
Gross Tonnage111500 gt
Passengers2534 - 2894
Crew1000
Decks16
Cabins1447
Decks with cabins11
Sister-shipsMein Schiff 2, Mein Schiff 7
Christened byKira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig

Current itinerary of Mein Schiff 1

Mein Schiff 1 current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira. The itinerary starts on 11 Nov, 2018 and ends on 25 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 22:30      Departing from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
13 Nov 07:00 - 22:30     Agadir, Morocco   
14 Nov 18:30 - 15 Nov 18:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
16 Nov 08:00 - 23:59     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
17 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     La Gomera, Canary Islands   
18 Nov 05:00 - 22:30     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
20 Nov 00:01 - 21 Nov 14:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
22 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
23 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
24 Nov 08:00 - 19:00     Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands   
25 Nov 08:00      Arriving in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   

Review of Mein Schiff 1

TUI Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship is owned by TUI Cruises and has two sisterships - Mein Schiff 2 (2019) and Mein Schiff 7 (2023). Vessels' previously designated names were "Mein Schiff 7" and "Mein Schiff 8", but as the old namesakes went to Marella Cruises UK (within TUI Group), the newbuilds took their names.

History - construction and ownership

TUI Cruises is a Germany-based Joint venture cruise company of TUI Group (British-German travel and tourism corporation) and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd - US passenger shipping company). TUI started operations in 2009, targeting predominantly the German-speaking market with a premium travel vacation product. German is the main onboard language on all TUI Schiffs (ships). TUI's sister-brand is Marella Cruises (UK source market).

TUI Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship (new)

The new TUI Mein Schiff 1 took the name of the old ship Schiff 1 (launched in 1996, currently operated as Marella Explorer). In 2017, the old Schiff 1 was sold to Marella Cruises (fka Thomson) and transferred to the Marella's fleet in 2018.

TUI Mein Schiff 1 cruise deals are ticket-price inclusive of:

  • 24-hour food and snacks on the ship
  • over 100 brand beverages and cocktails (excepting premium brand alcohol)
  • facilities and entertainment for children and teens
  • complimentary access to SPA's sauna area
  • complimentary Gym and wellness courses
  • onboard entertainment (shows, concerts, theatrical and musical performances)
  • gratuities (all onboard tips).

Cruise itinerary program

TUI's Mein Schiff 1 itinerary program is based on European itineraries. The ship offers mainly roundtrip departures from homeports Hamburg and Kiel (Baltic Sea cruises to Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia and Russia) and Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Island (Mediterranean Sea, Madeira and Canaries cruises).

Cabins

The 16-deck TUI Schiff 7 has 1447 passenger staterooms with a total of 2894 lower beds. Over 80% of all cabins are outside. All suites and family cabins have Xbox 360 video gaming consoles. The largest cabins are the 2-deck Himmel-Meer Suites with private rooftop terraces. For families are designed the new comfort rooms “Verandah Deluxe at home”. There are also Spa Balcony cabins with exclusive spa facilities access.

All Schiff 1 staterooms offer as standard amenities 2 single beds (1 double bed), bedside cabinets (with drawers and reading lamp), sofabed (or 1-2 Pullman beds), flat TV (sattelite reception, infotainment system with on-demand movies, Internet, ship info channel), direct dial phone, wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), minibar, Nespresso coffee machine (2 capsules are included per day), water carafe with glasses, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with chair, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, bath products - shower gel, shampoo, conditioner), individually controlled air-conditioning, 24-hour room service.

TUI Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship (new)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The food in the large “Anckelmannsplatz” buffet restaurant is all included in fare. Mein Schiff 1 also boasts a bakery offering freshly prepared tarts or paninis for free. The Atlantic restaurant is divided into 3 themed restaurants and guests may choose to eat Asian, Mediterranean food or 5-course meals (all also included). Gosch Sylt offers fish, and another Bistro – smaller snacks. For an additional charge, enjoy the Hanami – exquisite Japanese restaurant, visit the specialty Richards, or the Steak Surf and Turf restaurant.

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 1 restaurants and food bars.

  • “Atlantic Classic” (complimentary main dining room (of all three) for buffet-style Breakfast and waiter-served Lunch and Dinner. Some menu inclusions are at extra charge
  • “Atlantik Brasserie” (main dining room; offers French cuisine specialties, a la carte menu and healthy choices)
  • “Atlantik Mediterran” (Mediterranean themed main dining room. Some items in the menu are marked as “family meals”)
  • Hanami (specialty Japanese restaurant for sushi and traditional specialties at surcharge)
  • Tag & Nacht (Day & Night 24-hour bistro)
  • “Richards” (“Fine Dining” dinner restaurant, reservations required, at surcharge PP)
  • Surf & Turf (specialty seafood and steakhouse restaurant)
  • Backstube / Bakery (complimentary)
  • Anckelmannsplatz buffet restaurant (with partially covered outdoor area for al-fresco dining; complimentary, self-service, with various food stations)
  • GOSCH Sylt (complimentary seafood restaurant, a la carte menu; with outdoor seating area)
  • Außenalster Bar & Grill
  • Thalia Leselounge (reading lounge) and Nespresso Bar (both on deck 3 / the ship's lobby area was redesigned)
  • Hanami (Asian restaurant by Tim Raue)
  • Schmankerl-Entspannt (Austrian restaurant)
  • Ganz Schön Gesund (Very Healthy) Bistro
  • Manufaktur Kreativ Küche (Creative Kitchen) 
  • Osteria (pizzeria).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The main language on board TUI Mein Schiff 1 is German. Almost all beverages, food and gratuities are included in cruise price. The evening entertainment program in the theater includes theatrical performances, opera, musicals, varietes, music shows like Beatles, Sketch Parade, flying acrobatic artists and magicians. The theater boasts dynamic LED screens and a revolving stage.

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 1 lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Theater (1000-seat main show lounge for grand-style show productions; with a revolving stage and eight dynamic LED screens)
  • Sturmfrei (Teens Lounge featuring video gaming consoles, dance floor, foosball table, activities like karaoke, cooking classes, teen parties, movies, etc.)
  • The Playground area (with Internet corner and Spielplatz/video console games. Internet access is complimentary for all Suite guests. Wi-Fi is available shipwide, prices are per minute, 1 hour or 3 hours)
  • Atelier (Workshop/art studio for painters)
  • Klanghaus (Sound House - the first ever chamber music room at sea, 300-seat with concert hall simulating acoustics; hosts events like opera, classical concerts, chamber music, jazz, cabaret performances, theatrical readings, comedies, media presentations)
  • The Neuer Wall shopping arcades
  • TUI Bar; Coffee Lounge; Diamant Bar (Diamond Bar); Abtanz Bar (100-seat disco nightclub); Rauchersalon (Cigar Room); Schau Bar (249-seat Show Bar); Champagner Treff (Champagnes Match; wine bar); Uberschau Bar (50-seat wellness bar with a “healthy drinks” menu); Unverzicht Bar (poolside bar); Eis Bar (40-seat Ice Bar)
  • X-Bar, Hoheluft (High Air) Bar, Ebbe & Flut Bier Bar (Low Tide Beer Bar)
  • Casino (open only during sea days)
  • Grosse Freiheit (one of the most special places onboard, located at the aft of the ship and including various restaurants; features a glass wall / diamond-shaped facade which spans on 2 decks)
  • SPA Sauna area (with a Finnish Sauna room, Herbal Sauna, Salt Sauna, Tea Lounge)
  • Himmel & Meer Lounge (Suite Guests only); X-Lounge (Suite-guests only lounge)
  • SPA & Meer (SPA & Sea complex with a Rasul Room/mud bath, Treatment Rooms, Zen Garden, saunas; Beauty Salon)
  • Sport & Gesunheit (Sport & Health Fitness Centre; Fitness classes/personal trainers provided at surcharge)
  • Aussenpool (outdoor pool area with a 25 m long swimming pool, extensive sunbathing area, Aussenalster Bar & Grill)
  • Innenpool (indoor, 2-level pool area with 1 swimming pool and 1 whirlpool)
  • Outdoor large-size LED Movie Screen
  • Insel der Seerauber (Pirates’ Island Kids Club complimentary lounge)
  • Nest (baby room; offers babysitting services at surcharge)
  • Arena (open-air combined sports court); Sport & Gesundheit Kursraum (spinning room for sport classes); Power Walking / Jogging Track (438 m/1,437 ft)
  • Blauer Balkon (Blue Balcony) the “walk on water” spot features 11 m2 (140 ft2) glass-floor platforms positioned 37 m (120 ft) above sea level.

TUI schiff einkaufsbummel (onboard shopping)

TUI schiff SPA und Sport

TUI schiff sonnenbereiche und poolbereiche (sundeck and pool deck areas)

Mein Schiff 1 wiki

  • The vessel was ordered on July 1, 2015. The steel-cutting ceremony was held (construction officially started) on August 16, 2016.
  • On February 13, 2017, was the keel-laying ceremony (hull number NB-1392) at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku Finland.
  • On September 29, 2017, was the vessel's launching ceremony (float-out). The ceremony was attended by Wybcke Meier (TUI Cruises company's CEO) and Jan Meyer (Meyer Turku company's CEO).
  • Schiff 1 is approx 20 m (66 ft) longer than the previous "Mein Schiff" series (ships 5 and 6). The added length allowed larger passenger capacity, substantial changes to indoor spaces and adding new attractions.
  • All the new TUI cruise vessels were built with energy efficient solutions and environmentally friendly power plants that reduce emissions by 30% in comparison to other ships of similar size. Designers of the new TUI liners are Wilson Butler Architects, together with CM Design and Tillberg Design. Fun fact is, that each ship in this new series brings nearly 5000 person-years labor to the Turku shipyard. Each ship's construction engages 800 out of all 1400 workers at the shipbuilding yard. The percentage of German travelers on board TUI ships is around 80%.
  • On April 25, 2018, the vessel was officially delivered to TUI AG. This is TUI's 5th liner built by Meyer Turku. The ceremony was attended by Jan Meyer (shipbuilder's CEO) and Wybcke Meier (TUI's CEO).
  • In comparison to the fleetmates Schiff 3 and Schiff 4, Schiff 1 is 20 m (66 ft) longer, has new cabins categories (Schone Aussicht Suite, Horizont Suite, Ubersee Suite, Panorama Suite). The vessel is 10% more energy efficient when compared to Schiff 5 and Schiff 6 and has scrubbers for all engines to reduce NO emissions.
  • The christening ceremony was on May 11, 2018, held in Hamburg Germany (at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai). The ship has two godmothers - Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig (both beach volleyball Olympic champions). Onboard show was held on pool deck and led by Yared Dibaba. Aerial acrobatcs were performed from the surrounding gantry cranes.

(NEW / neu) TUI Mein Schiff 1 Inaugural cruise itineraries 2018

The following tables show the ship's maiden voyages as ports of call.

8 nights / 9 days "Inaugural Cruise" (Norwegian Fjords from Hamburg to Kiel)

13 MayDeparting from Hamburg, Germany
15 May 08:00 - 18:00Bergen, Norway
16 May 08:00 - 19:00Stavanger, Norway
18 May 08:00 - 17:00Copenhagen, Denmark
19 MayArriving in Kiel, Germany

2 nights / 3 days Inaugural "Cruise to Nowhere" from Hamburg

11 MayDeparting from Hamburg, Germany
13 MayArriving in Hamburg, Germany

10 nights / 11 days Inaugural "Baltic Cruise" to Scandinavia and Russia (themed "Ostsee Baltikum Mit Danzig"

19 MayDeparting from Kiel, Germany
21 May 07:00 - 18:00Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
22 May 07:00 - 18:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
24 May 07:00 - 19:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
26 May 08:00 - 18:00Tallinn, Estonia
27 May 08:00 - 18:00Stockholm, Sweden
29 MayArriving in Kiel, Germany

3 nights / 4 days Inaugural "Mini-Cruise" (themed "Kurzreise Goteburg und Kopenhagen"

29 MayDeparting from Kiel, Germany
30 May 13:00 - 19:00Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
31 May 08:00 - 17:00Copenhagen, Denmark
01 JunArriving in Kiel, Germany

12 nights / 13 days Inaugural "Repositioning Cruise" from Germany to Canary Islands

28 AugDeparting from Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
30 Aug 07:00 - 17:00Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
31 Aug 07:00 - 19:00Le Havre, Paris, France
02 Sep 08:00 - 18:00La Coruna, Spain
03 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
04 Sep 09:00 - 04 SepLisbon, Portugal
06 Sep 07:00 - 18:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
08 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
09 SepArriving in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

7 nights / 8 days Inaugural "Canary Islands Cruise" (themed "Kanaren Mit Madeira"

09 SepDeparting from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
11 Sep 06:00 - 14:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
13 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
14 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
15 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
16 SepArriving in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

(2019) 11 nights / 12 days Inaugural "Mediterranean Cruise" roundtrip from Canary Islands

14 AprDeparting from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
15 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
16 Apr 07:00 - 22:00Agadir, Morocco
18 Apr 07:00 - 18 AprLisbon, Portugal
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Cadiz, Spain
21 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain
23 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Valencia, Spain
24 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
25 AprArriving in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain

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Mein Schiff 1 Itineraries

The below listed Mein Schiff 1 cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest TUI Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 04 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Nov 11 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Nov 18 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Nov 25 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Dec 02 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Dec 09 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2018 Dec 30 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Jan 13 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Jan 20 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Jan 27 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Feb 03 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Feb 24 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 03 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Mar 10 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 17 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Mar 24 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 31 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote & Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Lanzarote Las Palmas
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Apr 14 11 days, one-way from Las Palmas to Palma de Mallorca Las Palmas
2019 Apr 25 10 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 05 5 days, one-way from Hamburg to Kiel Hamburg
2019 May 10 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Mit Oslo & Kopenhagen I Kiel
2019 May 19 8 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg I Kiel
2019 May 27 10 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg & Danzig I Kiel
2019 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Kurzreise Mit Oslo & Kopenhagen I Kiel
2019 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg Ii Kiel
2019 Jun 20 11 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Nordkap Iii Kiel
2019 Jul 01 12 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg & Kopenhagen I Kiel
2019 Jul 13 8 days, round-trip Norwegen Mit Geirangerfjord Iii Kiel
2019 Jul 21 10 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg & Danzig Ii Kiel
2019 Jul 31 8 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg Iv Kiel
2019 Aug 08 10 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg & Danzig Iii Kiel
2019 Aug 18 9 days, round-trip Ostsee Mit St. Petersburg V Kiel
2019 Aug 27 8 days, one-way from Kiel to Hamburg Kiel
2019 Sep 04 15 days, one-way from Hamburg to New York Hamburg
2019 Sep 19 14 days, round-trip Neuengland Mit Kanada I New York
2019 Oct 03 11 days, round-trip New York Mit Bahamas I New York
2019 Oct 14 11 days, round-trip Neuengland Mit Kanada Ii New York
2019 Oct 25 11 days, round-trip New York Mit Bahamas Ii New York
2019 Nov 05 13 days, one-way from New York to Montego Bay New York
2019 Nov 05 10 days, one-way from New York to La Romana New York
2019 Nov 15 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2019 Nov 18 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2019 Nov 29 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2019 Dec 02 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2019 Dec 13 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2019 Dec 16 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2019 Dec 27 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2019 Dec 30 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Jan 10 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Jan 13 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Jan 24 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Jan 27 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Feb 07 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Feb 10 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Feb 21 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Feb 24 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Mar 06 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Mar 09 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2020 Mar 20 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika I La Romana
2020 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay