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TUI Group targets fly-cruisers with new Malaysian home

TUI Group, one of the world’s leading tourism group with 1600 travel agencies and 16 cruise lines is setting up camp in Malaysia to promote fly-cruise holidays. TUI has picked Langkawi to homeport its ships and will offer direct fortnightly flights to Langkawi from three airports in Britain – Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. (aseancruising.com)




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TUI Benefitting from ‘Shortage of Cruise Ship Supply,’ More Ships to Come

Mein Schiff 1 at Kiel (Photo Stephen Gergs)TUI Group’s cruise business accounts for 25 percent of EBITA for the company and TUI noted strong earnings for the first half of 2018 were being driven by a “shortage of cruise ship supply,” in an investor presentation hosted aboard the new Mein Schiff 1. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Marella Explorer Refurbishment Begins As Ship Goes Into Dry Dock Ahead Of May Launch

Marella Explorer, the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet, is now (18 April) on the blocks in Cadiz, Spain as the refurbishment process begins. The ship is due to depart from Cadiz on 13th May before embarking on her first customer sailing around the Mediterranean, leaving from Palma, Majorca on 19th May.




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TUI Group Is Quietly Joining the Cruise Heavyweights

TUI Group is looking to bolster its cruise division by adding another ship as part of an effort to modernize and expand its fleet. The multinational tourism company, which isn’t necessarily thought of as a big cruise operator, will have a fleet of 18 ships by 2023. (skift.com)




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Mein Schiff 2 to remain in Germany, older and smaller ex Century to Marella Cruises

The SkySea Golden Era (Ex Celebrity Century)The termination of a Chinese joint venture of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL) and its partner Ctrip means that Marella Cruises, the British cruise line owned by TUI AG, will acquire the 72,458 gross ton Golden Era that was built in 1995 as Century of Celebrity Cruises, from the venture. (cruisebusiness.com)




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SkySea Shutdown Sparks Ship Transfer Shuffle

With the SkySea Cruise Line brand coming to an end later this year, a number of fleet changes will follow the news that the 1,814-guest Golden Era will be sold to Marella Cruises. The Golden Era is expected to transfer to Marella by December, and will take the place of the 1,912-passenger Mein Schiff 2, which was poised to move to Marella in spring 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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TUI Group Targets Green Agenda for Trio of Cruise Brands

TUI Group has undertaken a number of green initiatives for its trio of cruise brands, which are targeted at three distinct markets. TUI Cruises sails a fleet of modern, large cruise ships for the German market; while Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers a luxury and expedition experience on smaller ships; and Marella Cruises has more classic tonnage aimed at the British passenger. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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