Thomson to turn Mein Schiff 1 into TUI Explorer

TUI Explorer

Thomson Cruises has announced its latest addition to the fleet will be named TUI Explorer and will join recently launched ships TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 in offering an all-inclusive product offering to the British market.

The ship will be based in Palma, Majorca from May 2018 onwards and will be the biggest ship in Thomson’s fleet. The company will also get the Mein Schiff 2 come 2019.

The TUI Explorer will offer 10 dining venues, said the cruise line, including the Surf & Turf, Kora La and Snack Shack, as well as new addition Umi Sushi, a showcase sushi counter. Also joining the line-up is The Mediterranean, a dining area featuring glass roof inspired by open air terraces and local tavernas which will house two inclusive restaurants – a pizzeria and tapas restaurant – plus the Hot Stone Grill at an additional cost.

New cabin types on TUI Explorer include 14 family balcony cabins that measure 20m², sleep up to five people and have a balcony of up to 9m², and a balcony cabin with more external space. Standard inside cabins onboard TUI Explorer are 16m², bigger than any other standard cabin in the fleet.

Managing Director of Thomson Cruises, Richard Sofer, said: “I’m delighted to unveil the name of TUI Explorer, our biggest and most exciting ship yet. As part of our continued modernisation and transformation strategy, and our commitment to offering choice and flexibility, we’ve created a whole host of new spaces onboard to meet our customers’ needs. We’ve got ten restaurants and ten bars, as well as more onboard activities and spaces for families including an indoor cinema and a fantastic new Kids’ Club with children’s pool and slide. I’m also really excited about our new flagship entertainment venue, Indigo – a huge space with incredible ocean views, sat right at the top of the ship.”

 

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