New 'Mein Schiff 1' in Kiel
The youngest ship in the fleet of TUI Cruises - “Mein Schiff 1” - has arrived in Kiel on her first visit
The youngest ship in the fleet of TUI Cruises - “Mein Schiff 1” - has arrived in Kiel on her first visit. Kiel is the first German passenger seaport in which the new vessel has introduced herself, just a few days after she was handed over to her owners following completion in Turku, Finland. The new cruise ship, which is of more than 111,500 GT and 315 m long, arrived in the Kiel Fiord early on Thursday morning, April 27th, and was welcomed with a water fountain tribute from one of the port’s tugs and escorted to her berth. Crowds of onlookers lined the banks of the fiord and came to the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal to catch a glimpse of the brand new “Mein Schiff 1”. At an onboard reception, Kiel City President Hans-Werner Tovar and port head Dr Dirk Claus welcomed the ship and presented the traditional maiden visit plaque to TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier and ship captain Kjell Holm. “Kiel is proud to be the first German port to welcome TUI Cruises’ superb newbuilding”, said City President Tovar. “We are delighted that Kiel has been selected as the base port for the northern European cruises of “Mein Schiff 1”.