The vessel is part of the German Tui Cruises fleet and like her sister ships was built by Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland. Mein Schiff 6 is the newest of the fleet having completed its maiden voyage in June 2017. It has a gross tonnage of 99,500GT, a length of 294 metres and can carry approximately 2500 passengers and 1030 crew.
Tui specialises in premium cruise vacations for German speaking customers whilst at the same time offering value for money for those who enjoy comfort and fine dining. Attractions on Mein Schiff 6 include Show Lounge, Diamond Bar, and AbtanzBar. There is an extensive wellness area with a sea-view sauna and aerobic classes. For an additional fee you can arrange a fishing session with a beginner fishing rod. Most of the restaurants are included in the cruise price. Tui Cruises will increase their calls from 12 in 2018 to an expected 27 calls next year.
As is the norm for inaugural calls, there was a formal ceremony on board the Mein Schiff 6 where an exchange of plaques took place between the ship’s captain, representative of Orange Travel Group, Valletta Cruise Port, the Pilotage Corps, Port Authority and the ship’s local agents – SMS SHIPPING in the presence of the Hon Konrad Mizzi – Minister of Tourism for Malta.
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