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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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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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Thomson reveals TUI rebrand cost ‘tens of millions’




Coinciding with Thomson's transition to TUI later this month, Thomson Cruises will take on a new name of its own, Marella Cruises (Click to enlarge)Thomson admitted that its rebrand to TUI has cost the company ‘tens of millions’ of pounds, which will be spread over three years. However, the company has retained the First Choice and Crystal Ski brands after market research revealed that it would have lost the majority of their customers if they had adopted the TUI brand. (travelmole.com)

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