Mein Schiff 6

Former name: Meyer Werft TUI hull 1390

Mein Schiff 6 current position

Mein Schiff 6 current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 16.30388 N / -85.97600 W) cruising at speed of 19.1 kn (35 km/h | 22 mph) en route to Puerto Limon. The AIS position was reported 45 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Mein Schiff 6

Mein Schiff 6 current cruise is 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I. The itinerary starts on 16 Feb, 2024 and ends on 01 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
16 Feb 22:00    Departing from La Romana, Dominicana hotels
18 Feb 07:00 - 20:00    Ocho Rios, Jamaica
19 Feb 07:00 - 22:00    Montego Bay, Jamaica
21 Feb 06:30 - 20:00    Cozumel, Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya
22 Feb 07:00 - 19:00    Costa Maya, Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya
23 Feb 08:00 - 19:00    Belize City
24 Feb 08:00 - 18:00    Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras
26 Feb 06:30 - 16:30    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
27 Feb 05:15 - 16:00    Colon, Panama
28 Feb 09:30 - 18:00    Cartagena Colombia
01 Mar 09:30    Arriving in La Romana, Dominicana hotels

Specifications of Mein Schiff 6

Year of build2017  /  Age: 7
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Turku, Finland)
Building costEUR 500 million (USD 620 million)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)295 m / 968 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage99800 gt
Passengers2534 - 2700
Crew1000
Passengers-to-space ratio40
Decks15
Cabins1267
Decks with cabins9
Sister-shipsMein Schiff 3, Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 5
Former namesMeyer Werft TUI hull 1390
Christened byIveta Apkalna
OwnerTUI AG and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorTUI Cruises GmbH

Mein Schiff 6 Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 19 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I La Romana
2024 Jan 22 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2024 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I La Romana
2024 Feb 05 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2024 Feb 16 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I La Romana
2024 Mar 01 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I La Romana
2024 Mar 04 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika Ii Montego Bay
2024 Mar 15 14 days, round-trip - Karibik Mittelamerika I La Romana
2024 Mar 18 14 days, one-way from Montego Bay to Bridgetown Montego Bay
2024 Mar 29 16 days, one-way from La Romana to Palma de Mallorca La Romana
2024 Apr 01 13 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Palma de Mallorca Bridgetown
2024 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip - Westliches Mittelmeer Mit Malta Palma de Mallorca
2024 Apr 23 10 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Heraklion Palma de Mallorca
2024 May 03 7 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Zypern Heraklion
2024 May 10 7 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Malta Heraklion
2024 May 17 7 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Piraus Heraklion
2024 May 17 14 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Piraus Korfu Heraklion
2024 May 24 7 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Korfu Heraklion
2024 May 31 9 days, one-way from Heraklion to Trieste Heraklion
2024 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Jun 09 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Jun 16 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Jun 30 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Jul 07 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Jul 21 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Jul 28 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Aug 04 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Aug 11 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Aug 18 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Aug 25 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 01 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Sep 08 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 15 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Sep 22 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Sep 29 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Dubrovnik Trieste
2024 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik I Trieste
2024 Oct 06 14 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Dubrovnik Zadar Trieste
2024 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip - Adria Mit Zadar Trieste
2024 Oct 13 14 days, one-way from Trieste to Heraklion Trieste
2024 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Trieste to Heraklion Trieste
2024 Oct 20 14 days, one-way from Trieste to Heraklion Trieste
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip - oumlStliches Mittelmeer Mit Rhodos I Heraklion
2024 Nov 03 16 days, one-way from Heraklion to Dubai Heraklion
2024 Nov 03 31 days, one-way from Heraklion to Singapore Heraklion
2024 Nov 03 45 days, one-way from Heraklion to Singapore Heraklion
2024 Nov 19 15 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai
2024 Dec 04 14 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2024 Dec 18 15 days, round-trip - Festtage In Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Jan 02 13 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Jan 15 13 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Jan 28 15 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Feb 12 14 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Feb 26 14 days, round-trip - Faszination Sudostasien - AbBis Singapur Singapore
2025 Mar 12 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore
2025 Mar 26 14 days, round-trip - Blutezeit Im Fernen Osten - AbBis Hongkong Hong Kong
2025 Apr 09 14 days, round-trip - Blutezeit Im Fernen Osten - AbBis Hongkong Hong Kong
2025 Apr 09 58 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Antalya Hong Kong
2025 Apr 23 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong
2025 Apr 23 44 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Antalya Hong Kong
2025 May 07 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore
2025 May 21 16 days, one-way from Dubai to Antalya Dubai
2025 Jun 06 9 days, one-way from Antalya to Trieste Antalya
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 06 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 20 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Jul 27 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 03 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 17 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 24 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 31 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 07 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 21 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 28 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Oct 05 14 days, round-trip - Adria Intensiv - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip - Sehnsuchtsziele An Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip - Sonnenseiten Der Adria - AbBis Triest Trieste
2025 Oct 19 8 days, one-way from Trieste to Antalya Trieste

Mein Schiff 6 Review

Review of Mein Schiff 6

The 2017-built TUI Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship is owned by TUI Cruises and built by Meyer Turku Shipyard (Finland). TUI Schiff 6 has all 5 sisterships (from the same series) - Schiff 3 (2014), Schiff 4 (2015), Schiff 5 (2016), Schiff 1 (2018) and Schiff 2 (2019).

The vessel (IMO number 9753208) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 249660000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

TUI Cruises is a UK-based joint venture cruise company (50-50) of TUI Group (British-German travel and tourism corporation) and RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (USA-based passenger shipping company). TUI started cruise shipping operations in 2009, targeting predominantly the German-speaking market with a premium travel vacation product. German and English are the main onboard languages on all TUI Schiffs (ships). TUI's sister-brands are Marella Cruises UK and Hapag-Lloyd-Cruises.

TUI Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship

The assembly of the 2500-passenger ship Mein Schiff 6 started on April 25, 2016, at Meyer Turku with the first grand block that was laid in the building dock. It took only 7 months until the new ship was fully assembled from the grand blocks. This was the 4th TUI cruise vessel built in Turku. Coins were placed under the ship's keel block, which according to tradition, should bring luck for the newest Mein Schiff. Representatives of Meyer Turku, RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and the classification society Det Norske Veritas were present at the event.

Mein Schiff 6 has 15 decks and capacity for 2534 passengers. 90% of all cabins are ocean views, and 82% have a private balcony. In addition, the new build has a number of improvements in passenger amenities and energy efficiency, even over her sister ships Mein Schiff 3, 4 and 5. Due to the advanced exhaust cleaning system using a catalytic converter and a scrubber, sulfur emissions are reduced by nearly 99% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 75%.

TUI Mein Schiff 6 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).

TUI Mein Schiff cruise ship

Decks and Cabins

TUI Schiff 6 staterooms (1267 total) include 80 Suites, 963 Balcony (80% of all cabins), 97 Oceanviews and 127 Interior, in total 23 cabin categories and with 2534 lower beds. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 4, all located on Deck 3 and each with wider entry and bathroom doors, emergency phone, special handrails and location close to the passenger lifts. All Suites and Family cabin categories have Xbox gaming consoles. Exclusive Suites-only amenities are free Internet, complimentary mini-bar, concierge service, priority services, in-room dining, access to the ship's X-Lounge and private sundeck.

Schiff 6's special cabin categories include the 2-deck Himme und Meer suites (2-story maisonette apartments with private rooftop terraces), comfort cabins for families, Spa balcony cabins with exclusive spa facilities access.

All Schiff 6 staterooms offer as standard amenities 2 single beds (1 double bed), bedside cabinets (with drawers and reading lamp), sofabed (or 1-2 Pullman beds), smart HDTV (satellite 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 6 cruise ship

The boat has 15 decks of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The food in the large “Anckelmannsplatz” buffet restaurant is all included in the fare. Mein Schiff 6 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 Richards Restaurant or the Surf und Turf Steakhouse.

 

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 6 restaurants and food bars.

  • “Atlantic Classic” (530-seat, 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” (265-seat main dining room; offers French cuisine specialties, a la carte menu and healthy choices)
  • “Atlantik Mediterran” (266-seat Mediterranean themed main dining room. Some items in the menu are marked as “family meals”)
  • Hanami (62-seat Japanese restaurant for sushi and traditional specialties at surcharge)
  • Tag und Nacht (Day und Night 24-hour 88-seat bistro)
  • “Richards” (“Fine Dining” 70-seat dinner restaurant, reservations required, at surcharge PP)
  • Surf und Turf (specialty seafood and steakhouse restaurant)
  • Backstube / Bakery (120-seat, complimentary)
  • Anckelmannsplatz buffet restaurant (745-seat, with partially covered outdoor area for al-fresco dining; complimentary, self-service, with various food stations)
  • GOSCH Sylt (133-seat complimentary seafood restaurant, a la carte menu; with outdoor seating area)
  • Außenalster Bar und Grill (Outer Alster Bar und Grill).

TUI Mein Schiff cruise ship

In comparison to TUI ships 3 and 4, new features on ships 5 and 6 are:

  • Thalia Leselounge (reading lounge) and Nespresso Bar (both on deck 3 / the ship's lobby area was redesigned)
  • Hanami (Asian restaurant by Tim Raue, deck 5)
  • Schmankerl-Entspannt (Austrian restaurant, deck 5)
  • Osteria (pizzeria, deck 5)
  • Lagune (outdoor pool, deck 12).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The main language on board TUI Mein Schiff 6 is German. Almost all beverages, food and gratuities are included in the cruise price. The evening entertainment program in the theatre includes theatrical performances, opera, musicals, varietes, music shows like Beatles, Sketch Parade, flying acrobatic artists and magicians. The theatre features dynamic LED screens and a revolving stage.

TUI Mein Schiff cruise ship swimming pool

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 6 lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Theatre (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 (20-seat; 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 an 1800 ft2/167 m2 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 und Meer Lounge (Suite Guests only); X-Lounge (Suite-guests only lounge)
  • SPA und Meer (SPA und Sea complex with a Rasul Room/mud bath, Treatment Rooms, Zen Garden, saunas; Beauty Salon)
  • Sport und Gesunheit (Sport und Health Fitness Centre; Fitness classes/personal trainers provided at surcharge)
  • Aussenpool (outdoor pool area with a 25 m long swimming pool named Lagune, extensive sunbathing area, Aussenalster Bar und 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 und Gesundheit Kursraum (spinning room for sports classes); Power Walking / Jogging Track
  • 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)

 

Itineraries

TUI Mein Schiff 6 itinerary program started with Caribbean and Bahamas cruises with roundtrips from NYC New York (homeport Cape Liberty, Bayonne New Jersey). Caribbean itineraries visited ports in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas (Nassau) and USA (Norfolk, Charleston, Miami, Port Canaveral). Cruises from the USA to New England included stops in Boston. Until mid-August 2017, Schiff 6 offered northern Europen and Baltic cruises.

The ship offers Transatlantic repositioning (Europe-Caribbean-Europe) and through Suez Canal (Europe-Asia-Europe).

  • During winter, Schiff 6 cruises to the Western Caribbean, on 14-day roundtrips to Jamaica, Mexico (Cozumel), Belize, Honduras (Roatan Island), Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic.
  • Mediterranean itineraries visit big-city ports in Spain, France, Italy, Malta. Adriatic Sea cruises visit Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Greece (Corfu Island), Sicily. Malta roundtrips also visit the Greek isles Rhodes and Mykonos.
  • Singapore roundtrips (Southeast Asia) are with longer itineraries (2-week plus) and visit ports in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

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Schiff 6 is TUI's 4th newbuild by the shipbuilder STX Finland (Turku). The shipbuilding company was bought out by Meyer Werft GmbH in 2015. All the new TUI vessels were built with energy efficient solutions and environmentally friendly power plants that reduce emissions by 30% and consume 30% less energy in comparison to similar-size cruise liners. The advanced scrubber (exhaust cleaning system) uses a catalytic and scrubber converter, which reduces sulphur emissions by 99% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 75%.

TUI Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship construction

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 labour to the Turku shipyard. Each ship's construction engages 800 out of all 1400 workers at the shipbuilding yard. The percentage of German travellers on board TUI ships is around 80%.

According to Meyer Turku, it takes only 7 months for each new Schiff to be fully assembled from the grand blocks. Then follow outfitting, commissioning and testing. TUI Schiff 6 was delivered on May 9, 2017. Following the delivery ceremony at Turku yard, the ship departed for Kiel Germany.

TUI Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship construction

On June 1, 2017, in Port Hamburg was held vessel's christening ceremony. The location was close to the waterfront Elbphilharmonie (concert house). The ship's godmother is Iveta Apkalna (acclaimed pianist and organist from Latvia). The naming ceremony was also attended by over 1950 cruise passengers booked on the inaugural cruise from Hamburg to Kiel. Thousands of spectators watched the show from ashore. Following the ceremony, the ship left Cruise Center Altona at ~9 PM, sailing upstream to HafenCity where two choirs performed live at Elbphilharmonie (concert hall). Followed the premiere of a specially composed for the event musical piece, inspired by Brahms Symphony No.1's 4th movement. The performance was accompanied by a light show.

TUI Schiff 6 started its Caribbean cruise program in September 2017 with an inaugural Transatlantic crossing from Hamburg to New York (Port Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ). The NYC-based itinerary program included Canada, Caribbean and Bahamas cruises leaving roundtrip from Bayonne.

Inaugural itineraries 2017

In November 2015 was officially announced, that with their newest cruise ship Schiff 6 TUI Cruises targets the North American market. The ship's launch is scheduled for September 2017.

Schiff 6's itinerary program started with a very special voyage. This was not only the "Inaugural Cruise" but also a "repositioning cruise" and a Transatlantic crossing. The 15-night crossing itinerary (from Germany to the USA) started from Hamburg and ended in homeport Bayonne (Cape Liberty NJ, New York) in September 2017.

There were two roundtrip Caribbean itineraries out of NYC available for booking. The ship's maiden voyage to the Caribbean started on October 27, 2017 (14-night) visiting the Dominican Republic.

Two Bahamas cruises visited Norfolk VA, Charleston SC, Port Canaveral and Miami (in Florida) and Nassau. The liner also operated on a total of three Canada New England cruises (TUI's first-ever) out of NYC with duration 10-nights.