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TUI Group’s Trio of Cruise Brands Post Strong Earnings Performance



Reporting full year earnings, TUI Group saw revenue increase across its three cruise brands by 10.7 percent to 901.9 million euro for the 2018 fiscal year. Turnover was reported at 324 million euro, up 26.8 percent over the year prior. It was a strong year for TUI Cruises, Marella Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with the company noting that investments in growing and modernizing its fleet were paying off. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Former Marella Spirit reported sold for scrap




Thomson Spirit currently Marella SpiritFormer Marella Spirit that had until recently been operated by TUI AG’s British cruise line Marella Cruises on charter, has reportedly been sold for demolition in India. A report on the sergiocruises.blogspot.com website said that the sale was concluded on 29 October and the ship had been renamed Mare S for a voyage from Athens to Alang. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Marella Set to Say Farewell to Spirit



Thomson Spirit currently Marella SpiritMarella Cruises is set to say goodbye to the Marella Spirit on October 21 during her Continental Coasts itinerary sailing to Malaga, Barcelona, Toulon and Valencia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Marella Reveals Details of 90s Cruise; Cabins Now on Sale




Marella Explorer former TUI Explorer  (Courtesy Marella Cruises)Cabins are now on sale for Marella’s ‘Electric Sunsets’ 90s theme cruise next September. The three-night, all-inclusive, adults-only sailing on new ship Marella Explorer will depart from Newcastle on September 1, 2019, and call on Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) before concluding in Southampton on September 3. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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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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