Mein Schiff Herz

Former names: Marella Voyager, Mein Schiff 2 (TUI), Celebrity Mercury, MV Mercury

Mein Schiff Herz current position

Mein Schiff Herz current location is at West Africa (coordinates 28.50393 N / -16.17491 W) cruising en route to ESSCT ANCHORAGE. The AIS position was reported 48 seconds ago.

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Specifications of Mein Schiff Herz

Year built1997  /  Age: 24
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassCentury
Building costUSD 320 million
OwnerTUI AG and RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorTUI Cruises GmbH
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
Decks13
Cabins956
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2019-2023
Sister-shipsMarella Explorer, Marella Explorer 2
Former namesMarella Voyager, Mein Schiff 2 (TUI), Celebrity Mercury, MV Mercury
Christened byAnja Fichtel

Mein Schiff Herz Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Apr 03 10 days, one-way from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Palma de Mallorca Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2022 Apr 13 9 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Heraklion Palma de Mallorca
2022 Apr 22 14 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta I Ii Heraklion
2022 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta I Heraklion
2022 Apr 29 14 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta Ii Griechenland Mit Zypern Heraklion
2022 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta Ii Heraklion
2022 May 06 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 May 06 7 days, round-trip Griechenland Mit Zypern Heraklion
2022 May 13 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Palma de Mallorca Heraklion
2022 May 13 7 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 May 20 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta
2022 May 20 14 days, one-way from Valletta to Malaga Valletta
2022 May 27 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 May 27 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Jun 03 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien I Malaga
2022 Jun 10 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Valletta Malaga
2022 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Jun 17 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Heraklion Palma de Mallorca
2022 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2022 Jun 24 14 days, one-way from Valletta to Heraklion Valletta
2022 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Heraklion Valletta
2022 Jul 01 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Griechenland Mit Zypern Heraklion
2022 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 Jul 08 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Palma de Mallorca Heraklion
2022 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta
2022 Jul 15 14 days, one-way from Valletta to Malaga Valletta
2022 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Jul 29 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien I Malaga
2022 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Aug 05 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Valletta Malaga
2022 Aug 12 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Heraklion Palma de Mallorca
2022 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Valletta Palma de Mallorca
2022 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Heraklion Valletta
2022 Aug 26 14 days, round-trip Schwarzes Meer Heraklion
2022 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta I Heraklion
2022 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip oumlStliches Mittelmeer Ab Kreta I Griechenland Mit Zypern Heraklion
2022 Sep 16 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Griechenland Mit Zypern Heraklion
2022 Sep 23 14 days, one-way from Heraklion to Palma de Mallorca Heraklion
2022 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Heraklion to Valletta Heraklion
2022 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Palma de Mallorca Valletta
2022 Sep 30 14 days, one-way from Valletta to Malaga Valletta
2022 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Oct 07 14 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Mittelmeer Mit Andalusien I Malaga
2022 Oct 14 14 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Oct 21 14 days, round-trip Malaga Bis Mallorca Mallorca Bis Malaga Ii Malaga
2022 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca Malaga
2022 Oct 28 13 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Palma de Mallorca
2022 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga Palma de Mallorca
2022 Nov 04 6 days, one-way from Malaga to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Malaga
2022 Nov 10 14 days, round-trip Azoren Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Azoren Madeira Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Kapverden Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Kapverden Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2022 Dec 29 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 05 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Kapverden Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 19 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 26 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Kapverden Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Azoren Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 16 14 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 23 14 days, round-trip Azoren Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 02 14 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 09 14 days, round-trip Azoren Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Azoren Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 16 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Kapverden Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Kapverdische Inseln Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira I Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Kanaren Mit Madeira Ii Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2023 Apr 06 10 days, one-way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Palma de Mallorca Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Mein Schiff Herz Review

Review of Mein Schiff Herz

The 1997-built Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship is the renamed old "Mein Schiff 2". The liner was built for Celebrity Cruises, renamed to "Celebrity Mercury" in 2008, joined TUI (as "Mein Schiff 2") in 2009 and in 2019 was renamed "Schiff Herz", after the newbuild Mein Schiff 2 took the old name upon entering TUI's fleet.

The vessel (IMO number 9106302) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 249053000) and registered in Valletta.

IMPORTANT: In mid-October 2021, TUI announced that Schiff Herz will be transferred in 2023 to Marella Cruises UK. Following a drydock, the boat will be renamed "Marella Voyager", starting operations for Marella on June 3, 2023.

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.

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

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).

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

Mein Schiff Herz entered service for TUI with passenger capacity 1912 (double occupancy) and 956 staterooms (652 outside, of which 427 with balconies). Marella Voyager's capacity is 1904 passengers (952 staterooms).

Mein Schiff Herz cruise ship (old Mein Schiff 2)

After starting operations for TUI, Schiff 2 was homeported in Germany (Hamburg and Kiel) in 2011-2012. In the period Fall 2012 through November 2013, the boat was deployed in the Mediterranean. During winter were operated Caribbean cruises. For winter season 2014-2015, the liner was deployed to Middle East (Arabian Sea) for roundtrips from Dubai.

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.

 

Decks and Cabins

TUI Schiff Herz staterooms (956 total) include 51 Suites and 376 Balcony cabins, with all 17 categories. The largest are the Design Suites/Themen Suite Ina Muller (530 ft2 / 49 m2plus 140 ft2 / 13 m2 terrace).

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), 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.

The boat has 13 decks of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 6 with cabins.

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 annexe to ship's Steakhouse restaurant)
  • Surf und Turf (speciality seafood and steakhouse restaurant)
  • Blaue Welt Bar (45-seat sushi bar at a 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 a steam room and a large sea view 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.

  • Theatre (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 centre, 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), a 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)

 

Itineraries

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).

For winter 2020-2021 season (November through March), TUI Herz was planned for deployment in South Africa, operating 14-day roundtrips from homeport Cape Town. The itinerary visited Port Elizabeth and Walvis Bay Namibia with overnight stays. The season had to start on December 2 (2020) with pricing from EUR 3100 pp (inclusive of the roundtrip flight Germany-South Africa). However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, these plans were canceled and Schiff Herz restarted operations on September 3, 2021 (7-day and 14-day Mediterranean itineraries from homeports Palma de Mallorca and Malaga).

IMPORTANT: After joining Marella Cruises, the boat (to be renamed "Marella Voyager") starts operations on June 3, 2023 (Maiden Voyage), leaving from Palma de Mallorca.

Itineraries for Marella Voyager will open for booking on November 4, 2021.

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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 was Anja Fichtel - fence champion at Summer Olympics 1988 (Seoul, South Korea). TUI Herz ship's Captain is Helge Wrage.

Mein Schiff Herz refurbishments review

Ship's last drydock refurbishment (February 14 - March 2, 2019) in Marseille France resulted in the following updates and deckplan changes:

  • hull works (including repainting)
  • machinery works (general maintenance)
  • overhaul/redesign and renovations of interior spaces - X-Lounge, all Junior Suites, Shore Excursions Office, Anckelmannsplatz (Lido Buffet restaurant)
  • new Italian speciality restaurant (La Spezia) via a partnership with celebrity chef Theodor Falser.

Ship's 2013 drydock refurbishment (November 1-7 in Cadiz Spain) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • Ship's exterior was repainted, including the hull (with new / eco coating).
  • New outdoor yoga area (Deck 12) was installed.
  • The LED lighting and new carpeting in public places were installed.
  • Cliff 24 Bar was renovated.

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