TUI Cruises, the German premium market cruise line, has ordered a 2,894 passenger newbuilding at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, with delivery set for 2023, TUI AG that owns 50% of the company said in a statement.
“TUI Group’s Cruises segment is one of the Group’s strong growth pillars. Due to the continued increase in demand, the world’s number one tourism group is planning to expand the segment by an additional newbuild of the Mein Schiff fleet,” TUI AG said.
The now ordered vessel is of identical design to the Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 with a capacity for up to 2,894 passengers and 111,500 gross tons.
“The future investment underscores TUI Group’s strategy. The cruise business is one of the key elements of the growth roadmap pursued by the globally operating TUI Group. The Group continues to invest in its cruise portfolio and expands, modernises and rejuvenates the fleet. The planned measures will help TUI to accelerate the expansion of this growth segment,” TUI AG said.
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL) owns the other half of Hamburg based TUI Cruises.