Mein Schiff 2

Mein Schiff 2 Review and Specifications

Specifications of Mein Schiff 2

Year built2019 new ship
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 1, Mein Schiff 7
Christened bytba

Review of Mein Schiff 2

TUI Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship is owned by TUI Cruises and has two sisterships - Mein Schiff 1 (2018) 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 2 cruise ship

TUI's new Mein Schiff 2 took the name of the old Schiff 2 (launched in 1997). In 2018, the old Schiff 2 was sold to "Marella Cruises" (TUI's UK brand line). Initially was announced that in March 2019, the old vessel will be transferred to Marella Cruises (fka Thomson) and operated as Marella Explorer 2. However, in March 2018, TUI announced that the old Schiff 2 stays in the fleet - under what new name is not revealed yet. The news also included that SkySea Golden Era (1995-built Celebrity Century) will join Marella's fleet as "Marella Explorer 2".

TUI Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship

TUI Mein Schiff 2 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 2 itinerary program is based on European itineraries. The ship offers mainly roundtrip departures from homeports Palma de Mallorca, Trieste and Valletta.

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. Each cabin is equipped with modern hotel amenities – from flat TVs to Nespresso machines, mini-bars, ne-suite bathrooms iwth premium bath amenities. 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.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The food in the large “Anckelmannsplatz” buffet restaurant is all included in fare. Mein Schiff 2 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 2 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)
  • Osteria (pizzeria).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The main language on board TUI Mein Schiff 2 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.

TUI Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 2 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)
  • 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 with glass-floor platforms positioned high above sea level).

Mein Schiff 2 wiki

  • All 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%.
  • The vessel's keel-laying ceremony was on October 5, 2017, held at Meyer Werf's Turku shipyard. With the event officially started the hull's assembly. The ceremony was attended by Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann (TUI Cruises CEOs).
  • This is the 6th TUI liner built by Meyer Turku. Its delivery was scheduled for 2019 Q1, with sistership Mein Schiff 1 (2018 April). When compared to the old version (Schiffs 3, 4, 5, 6), the new Schiff 2 is 20 m longer (315 m / 295 m), 12000 GT tons heavier ( 11500 tons / 99500 tons) and have passenger capacity 2894.
  • On June 1, 2018, the vessel was floated out from the drydock hall.

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Mein Schiff 2 Itineraries

The below listed Mein Schiff 2 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
2019 Apr 03 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren I Palma de Mallorca
2019 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Salerno Palma de Mallorca
2019 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Barcelona I Palma de Mallorca
2019 Apr 30 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 10 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 20 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 May 30 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 09 9 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Salerno Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 18 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jun 28 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 08 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 18 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jul 28 9 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Salerno Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 06 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 16 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Aug 26 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 05 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Ibiza Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien Ii Palma de Mallorca
2019 Sep 22 9 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Salerno Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 01 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Lissabon Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 11 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien & Valencia Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Valencia Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien Ii Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 25 17 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Bridgetown Palma de Mallorca
2019 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to La Romana Palma de Mallorca
2019 Nov 08 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2019 Nov 11 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2019 Nov 22 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2019 Nov 25 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2019 Dec 06 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2019 Dec 09 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2019 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2019 Dec 23 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Jan 03 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Jan 17 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Jan 20 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Jan 31 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Feb 03 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Feb 14 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Feb 17 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Feb 28 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Mar 02 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Mar 13 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Mar 16 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Mar 27 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln I La Romana
2020 Mar 30 14 days, round-trip Karibische Inseln Ii Bridgetown
2020 Apr 10 17 days, one-way from La Romana to Palma de Mallorca La Romana
2020 Apr 13 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Palma de Mallorca Bridgetown