TUI cruises surprised the industry last September when they announced they agreed to build one ship with an option for a second. Well now comes word that TUI and STX Turku have agreed to pick up the option for the second vessel. The 99,300grt ship will be delivered in Spring 2015.

Richard J. Vogel CEO of TUI Cruises:

After being just four years in the business and after successfully putting two ships on the market – Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 – we are proud to proceed with building our first new ship and that way continue the growth of our fleet.


He’s right. After just 4 years they can start building. Also helps that they are connected to Royal Caribbean.