Mein Schiff Herz

Mein Schiff Herz Review and Specifications

Specifications of Mein Schiff Herz

Year built1997  /  Age : 21
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassCentury
Building costUSD 320 million
OwnerTUI AG and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorTUI Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)264 m / 866 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage77302 gt
Passengers1912 - 2669
Crew900
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks12
Cabins956
Decks with cabins10
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsMarella Explorer, Marella Explorer 2
Former namesMV Mercury, Celebrity Mercury, Mein Schiff 2 (TUI)
Christened byAnja Fichtel

Current itinerary of Mein Schiff Herz

Mein Schiff Herz current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga. The itinerary starts on 11 Nov, 2018 and ends on 21 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 22:00      Departing from Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
13 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Cadiz, Spain   
14 Nov 09:00 - 23:59     Lisbon, Portugal   
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Gibraltar, UK   
17 Nov 07:00 - 23:00     Malaga, Spain   
19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Valencia, Spain   
20 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Barcelona, Spain   
21 Nov 07:00      Arriving in Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   

Review of Mein Schiff Herz

Mein Schiff HerzIn cruise ship is the renamed old "Mein Schiff 2". The liner was built for Celebrity Cruises, renamed to "Celebrity Mercury" in 2008 and joined TUI fleet (as "Mein Schiff 2") in 2009. In 2019, the newbuild TUI Mein Schiff 2 took the name "Schiff 2".

History - construction and ownership

The 1900-passenger ship Celebrity Mercury debuted in 1997 as the last of all three Century-class vessels. The sisterships (Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Century) are currently named Marella Explorer (formerly Mein Schiff 1) and Marella Explorer 2 (formerly SkySea Golden Era).

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

The vessel was delivered on November 2, 1997, to Celebrity Cruises as Celebrity Mercury. It was decommissioned in February 2011, and transferred to TUI in March 2011. In March-May 2011, the ship was in drydock (at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven) and officially christened (Mein Schiff 2) on May 14, 2011. The 2011 rebuilding project cost the shipowner around EUR 50 million The liner entered service for TUI with passenger capacity 1912 (double occupancy) and 956 staterooms (652 outside, of which 427 with balconies).

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

After starting operations for TUI, Mein Schiff 2 offered cruises from homeports Hamburg and Kiel to ports in Northern Europe (2011-2012). In Fall 2012 through November 2013 was deployed in Mediterranean. During winter were operated Caribbean cruises. For winter season 2014-2015, the ship was deployed to Middle East (Arabian Sea) for roundtrips from homeport Dubai UAE.

In May 2015, RCCL decided to transfer the liner to Thomson Cruises (now marella, within TUI Group) in 2019 under the name "TUI Explorer 2". Initially was announced that in March 2019, the old Schiff 2 (Herz) will be transferred to Marella as "Marella Explorer 2". In March 2018, TUI announced that it will stay in TUI fleet. The new name "Mein Schiff Herz" was announced in late-April.

Cruise itinerary program

Mein Schiff Herz itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises with roundtrip departures from homeport Palma de Mallorca (Spain) during summer, and to Canary Islands (during winter) from homeport Tenerife.

Mediterranean itineraries visit ports in France (Corsica Island), Italy (also Sardinia and Sicily), Spain (overnight in Barcelona), Malta, UK (Gibraltar), Greece (also the Greek islands Crete and Santorini).

The roundtrip Canary Islands cruises also visit Madeira Island (Portugal). Roundtrip Tenerife itineraries visit Cape Verde (western Africa) and Azores (Portugal).

Cabins

Most Mein Schiff 2 staterooms are sized 185 ft2 (17 m2) and have private balconies (376). The ship has a total of 956 staterooms in 17 cabin categories. The largest cabins are the Design Suites (530 ft2 / 49 m2).

All Schiff Herz 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.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 2 restaurants and food bars.

  • “Atlantic Classic” (950-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.
  • “Richards” (“Fine Dining” 65-seat dinner restaurant, reservations required, at surcharge PP)
  • Dinnerzimmer (private dining annex to ship's Steakhouse restaurant)
  • Surf und Turf (specialty seafood and steakhouse restaurant)
  • Blaue Welt Bar (45-seat sushi bar at surcharge, dinner-only 6:30 - 11:00 p.m.)
  • Anckelmannsplatz buffet restaurant (412-seat, with partially covered outdoor area for al-fresco dining; complimentary, self-service, with various food stations)
  • GOSCH Sylt (80-seat complimentary seafood restaurant, a la carte menu; with outdoor seating area)
  • Cliff Grill 24 (24-hour, 40-seat complimentary Grill Bar, serving the pool deck area)
  • La Vela (66-seat complimentary bistro)
  • Aussenalster Bar (97-seat complimentary al fresco dining and sports bar with 153-seat outdoor seating area).

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Almost all beverages, food and gratuities are included in cruise ticket prices. The aft-located “Diamond Bar” (at the rear) offers classy evening entertainment. The Show Lounge presents musicals, acrobatics, magic and stand-up comedy shows. Disco dancing in “AbtanzBar” in the evenings is among the most popular onboard activities.

The ship has Sea Spa (with beauty salon and saunas) and a large fitness area (also used for aerobic classes). The wellness area consists of steam room and large seaview sauna room. Sport-themed excursions are offered during port days and include scuba-diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, paddle boating.

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

Follows the complete list of Mein Schiff 2 lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Theater (main show lounge for grand-style show productions / 2 nightly shows; had a revolving stage and eight dynamic LED screens)
  • Internet computers room
  • Sturmfrei (Teens Lounge featuring video gaming consoles, dance floor, foosball table, activities like karaoke, cooking classes, teen parties, movies, etc.)
  • Atelier (Workshop/art studio for painters); Art Gallery; Fotogalerie (Photo Gallery); Library/Bibliothek
  • Meerleben (Sea Life - the first at sea marine life and maritime dedicated area)
  • Wein und Wahrheit Vinothek (20-seat fine wine shop)
  • Schau Bar (248-seat cocktail bar with outdoor seating area for 18 guests)
  • The Neuer Wall shopping arcades
  • Blaue Welt (Bar Lounge), TUI Bar; Unschlag Bar (60-seat sports bar); Uberschau Bar (50-seat wellness bar with a “healthy drinks” menu)
  • Himmel und Meer Lounge (Suite Guests only); X-Lounge (Suite-guests only lounge)
  • SPA und Meer (SPA and Sea complex with a Finnish Sauna, Oriental steam bath, relaxation area, Thalassotherapy center, Thalasso Spa Suite, Samova Tea Lounge, Beauty Salon)
  • Sport und Gesunheit (Sport and Health Fitness Centre; Fitness classes/personal trainers provided at surcharge)
  • 2 swimming pools - Aussenpool (outdoor pool area with a 25 m long swimming pool), smaller pool, 4 Whirlpools, extensive sunbathing area, served by Unverzicht Bar)
  • Insel der Seerauber (Pirates’ Island Kids Club complimentary lounge)
  • Sun deck area (11,990 m2; the forward section features Entspannungsinseln/Relaxation Islands with mini-balconies, available for rent)
  • Outdoor sports area (with a full-size sports court for basketball, volleyball, golf simulator)
  • Grune Oase (Green Oasis - outdoor sports area for open-air classes - stretching, relaxation, Yoga, Pilates); Power Walking / Jogging Track.

TUI schiff einkaufsbummel (onboard shopping)

TUI schiff SPA und Sport

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

Mein Schiff Herz wiki

  • The 3rd Rockliner concert (with Udo Lindenberg) took place on Schiff 2 in 2014. The previous two rock-themed music cruises were on the sistership Schiff 1 (held in 2010). Schiff 2 also hosted the 5th "Full Metal Cruise" (in 2016). The previous four were on Schiff 1.
  • Schiff 2's godmother is Anja Fichtel - fence champion at Summer Olympics 1988 (Seoul, South Korea).

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Mein Schiff Herz Itineraries

The below listed Mein Schiff Herz 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 11 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2018 Nov 21 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2018 Dec 02 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2018 Dec 12 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2018 Dec 23 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jan 02 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jan 13 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2019 Jan 23 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren Palma de Mallorca
2019 Feb 03 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 03 10 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien Iv Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 13 11 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Kanaren Iii Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 24 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien V Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 31 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2019 Mar 31 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2019 Apr 07 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Apr 14 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Apr 21 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Apr 28 15 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland V Valletta
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 May 05 15 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland V Valletta
2019 May 05 8 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien Ii Valletta
2019 May 13 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Ii Valletta
2019 May 13 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 May 20 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Ii Valletta
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 May 27 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jun 03 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Jun 10 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jun 17 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Jun 24 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 01 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Jul 08 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Jul 22 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 29 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Aug 05 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Aug 12 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Aug 19 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Ii Valletta
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Aug 26 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Ii Valletta
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Sep 02 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Sep 16 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Sep 23 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Sep 30 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iv Valletta
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Oct 07 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iv Valletta
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien Iii Valletta
2019 Oct 14 14 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien & Griechenland Iii Valletta
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Griechenland I Valletta
2019 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Italien I Valletta
2019 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta
2019 Nov 04 10 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Palma de Mallorca
2019 Nov 14 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 21 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 28 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 28 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Dec 05 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2019 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2019 Dec 12 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Dec 19 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Dec 26 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2019 Dec 26 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Jan 02 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 09 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 16 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Jan 16 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira & Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 30 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 13 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Feb 20 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 27 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Feb 27 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 05 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Mar 05 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Mar 12 14 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 19 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit La Gomera & Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Funchal Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2020 Mar 26 14 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from Funchal to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Funchal
2020 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife