TUI Cruises, a German
line owned jointly by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and TUI Group, has
ordered two ships from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland.
are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and 2019 and will replace ships that
previously sailed for Royal Caribbean and now sail for TUI as Mein Schiff 1 and
vessels, in turn, will be passed onto the U.K. market’s Thomson Cruises,
another brand in the TUI Group.
newbuilds start sailing for TUI Cruises, it will have six modern ships in its
fleet. TUI did not specify the size or cost of the new vessels.
In May, TUI
took delivery of Mein Schiff 4, a 100,000-gross-ton ship designed for 2,790