Posts Tagged ‘Thomson Holidays / Cruises’

Thomson reveals TUI rebrand cost ‘tens of millions’

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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. (

Thomson Cruises, UK’s third largest cruise line rebranding to Marella Cruises later this month in line with Thomson changing to TUI

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The TUI Discovery 2 to became Marella Discovery 2 (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has today (9 October 2017) announced that later this month, the UK’s third largest cruise line will be embarking on the biggest and most exciting evolution in the company’s history as it is rebranded as Marella Cruises. (more…)

Thomson Cruises Launches Electric Sunsets, The Ultimate Cruise Weekender

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has today revealed its newest and most epic itinerary onboard TUI Discovery, “Electric Sunsets”. The three night adults only music fuelled cruise will depart from Newcastle on 1st September 2018 and will sail party goers across the North Sea and back to the 80s with DJ sets and guest appearances that are sure to spread disco fever. (more…)

TUI reports continued strong cruise demand in Germany and UK as operating profit leaps

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

TUI AG, the German tour operator that has its main listing in London, has reported a strong rise in the operating profit (EBITDA) of its cruise operations and said that the demand remains strong both in Germany and the UK. (

Thomson Cruises Reveals Details on Entertainment Line Up for New Ships

Friday, August 4th, 2017

The TUI Explorer  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has revealed fresh details on the entertainment programme for its new ships, TUI Explorer and the yet-to-be-renamed Mein Schiff 2, that enter service for the line in 2018 and 2019, respectively. (

TUI UK contemplating to buy Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

TUI UK, a fully owned subsidiary of TUI AG in Germany, is contemplating to buy Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 from TUI Cruises GmbH, the Hamburg based company in which TUI AG has a 50% stake. (

Thomson Spirit to Remain in Fleet for 2018

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Thomson SpiritThomson Cruises is upping its passenger capacity for 2018 and said that the Thomson Spirit will remain in the fleet for the 2018 summer season. This boosts the company’s market capacity as previous plans had the British brand moving on from the Spirit after the 2017 cruise season. (

Trimline transforms TUI Discovery 2

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

During a six-week refurbishment in Cadiz, marine refurbishment specialist Trimline transformed the interior of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas into Thomson Cruises newest ship TUI Discovery 2, sister ship to TUI Discovery, which Trimline transformed last year. (more…)

Thomson Cruises To Launch Tui Discovery 2 this weekend in Malaga

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The TUI Discovery  2 (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises is preparing to launch its latest ship, TUI Discovery 2, this weekend (14 May) in Malaga, Spain. (more…)

Thomson Cruises Reveals More Details of its New Ship TUI Explorer

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The TUI Explorer  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has revealed more features on its newest ship TUI Explorer including a new-to-the-line kids’ mini pool and a “really innovative and exciting entertainment” line up. (

Thomson Cruises adds Northern Lights to 2018 offering

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises in the UK, which is part of the TUI AG group, will operate a 14 night Northern Lights cruise to Norway from Southampton on 4 October next year, the first such cruise offered by the company. (

Excitement turns to horror as cruise passengers witness orcas harpooned off Caribbean island

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Thomson Cruise is considering stopping all whale and dolphin watching tours in the Grenadines after holidaymakers on an outing witnessed two whales being killed. The incident has also put pressure on the small Caribbean nation to review its whaling practices. (

Thomson Cruises Reveals Name of New Ship, TUI Explorer

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The TUI Explorer  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has revealed the latest — and largest — addition to its fleet will be named TUI Explorer. The former Mein Schiff 1, which is currently operated by German line TUI Cruises, will launch for Thomson in May 2018 and be based in Palma, Mallorca. (

TUI Discovery to Homeport in the U.K. for First Time in 2018

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has announced its summer 2018 programme, revealing that TUI Discovery will be based in the U.K. for the first time. (

Sofer, Thomson Cruises: “Focus on Onboard Experience”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Thomson Cruises is building capacity, and will have five ships in the fleet this summer and four in service for the winter 2017-2018 cruise season. (

Thomson Cruises Puts Emphasis on Long Haul with Three Ships Caribbean-Based in 2017

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises has announced it will be basing three ships in the Caribbean next year — including its newest vessels, TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2. (

Thomson Majesty Cruise Ship Skips Two Port Calls Due to Engine Fire

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Louis Majesty currently sailing as Thomson MajestyThomson Majesty has been forced to skip two port calls on a seven-day Mediterranean itinerary due to an engine fire. (

Thomson: Three Ships in Caribbean for 2017-2018

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Thomson Celebration  - Photo Manuel Moreno at MerchantShips.infoThomson Cruises has announced it will deploy three ships to the Caribbean for the 2017-2018 cruise season. “The Caribbean has long been a popular spot for cruise customers as demand for cruise holidays continues to increase year on year,” the company said in a prepared statement. (

TUI upbeat as cruises and UK continue to perform well

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

TUI AG, the Anglo-German tour operator, said its cruise operations and UK source market continue to perform well and highlighted four points that drive the good performance these activities. (

TUI appoints Richard Sofer Managing Director of Thomson Cruises

Friday, September 16th, 2016

TUI UK & Ireland, part of the Anglo-German travel group TUI AG, has appointment Richard Sofer is the new Managing Director of its Thomson Cruises unit. He will start with immediate effect in his new position. (

Trimline Successfully Completes TUI Discovery Refurbishment

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)When the TUI Discovery launched in Thomson colors in June, it was with the help of a large team of interior refit specialists from Trimline, which spent six weeks working on the ship in Cadiz, Spain. (

No Brexit slowdown in TUI’s UK cruise sales

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)TUI AG the Anglo-German tour operator, says cruise bookings at its UK based Thomson Cruises unit, have not slowed down after the 23 June referendum at which Britain opted to leave the European Union. (

Thomson Cruises Implements Resco PMS/POS Onboard TUI Discovery

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Rescompany Systemsm today announced that Thomson Cruises has implemented Resco PMS and Resco POS on board TUI Discovery, the latest ship in its fleet. (

Thomson Cruises Unveils Spanish Homeports for TUI Discovery 2

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Thomson Cruises announced that its latest ship TUI Discovery 2 — currently sailing as Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas — will homeport in Malaga, Spain, and the Canary Island of Tenerife when it joins the fleet next year. (

Thomson Cruises Christens TUI Discovery — With the Help of Popstar Jess Glynne

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Thomson Cruises christened its newest ship TUI Discovery last night (June 9) with the help of two of the line’s most popular crew — and popstar Jess Glynne. (

Thomson Cruises could position ship year round in UK from 2018

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Thomson Cruises, which is part of the TUI AG group, could base a ship in the UK year round from 2018 following the acquisition of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas. (

Thomson Cruises accelerates modernisation plans with purchase of Legend of the Seas, will retire Majesty and Spirit in 2017

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The Thomson Cruises fleet will be expanded and modernised with the acquisition of the Legend of the Seas from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The vessel, to be renamed TUI Discovery 2, is the sister to the soon-to-be launched TUI Discovery and will increase the fleet to six ships. (

Thomson Cruises to receive RCCL’s Legend of the Seas in March 2017

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Legend of the SeasThomson Cruises, which is part of the Anglo-German tour operator group TUI AG, will receive Legend of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International in March 2017. (

Apollo Group Signs TUI Discovery for Hotel Product

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)The Apollo Group has been contracted for the TUI Discovery to provide the entire hotel product aboard, from administration to food preparation and serving, housekeeping, provisioning and crewing. (

Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) has taken over the “Splendour of the Seas”

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The TUI Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)With the aim of further collaboration of technical management towards Thomson Cruises, Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) has taken over the “Splendour of the Seas”. (more…)

TUI to add two more ships in UK in three years

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Thomson Discovery  (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)TUI, the Anglo-German travel company that is rebranding most of its units, will add two more shops in the next three years to its Thomson Cruises fleet in the UK after the introduction of TUI Discovery (former Splendour of the Seas) this summer.

Thomson Announces Summer 2017 Deployment, TUI Branding

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Thomson Cruises has announced that its new addition will be named TUI Discovery as part of the re-brand which will see the whole of Thomson transition to TUI over the next eighteen months. (