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Cruise Ship Information
MV Mein Schiff 1 is a Century class cruise ship owned and operated by TUI Cruises. She was built in 1996 at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany as MV Galaxy for Celebrity Cruises,[2] and renamed Celebrity Galaxy in 2008. In May 2009 she transferred to the fleet of TUI Cruises, a joint venture between Celebrity Cruises' owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and TUI AG.[6] The ship was renamed MV Mein Schiff (English: my ship) on 15 May 2009.[1][7] In November 2010, she was renamed to Mein Schiff 1. In May 2011, the Celebrity Mercury has been restarted as Mein Schiff 2 for TUI Cruises.
The Mein Schiff, when still named Galaxy, was the setting of BBC television's docu-soap The Cruise, which made Jane McDonald famous
Atmosphere on board
TUI Cruises -- a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and German shipping and travel giant TUI AG -- christened its first ship, "Mein Schiff," in 2009. The ship serves German-speaking cruise travelers, from families to couples to older folks.
The story behind the unusual name? TUI Cruises held a contest to determine the ship's moniker, and more than 11,000 people sent in over 30,000 suggestions. The winner was Mein Schiff, which translates to "my ship."
Mein Schiff will be familiar to some cruisers -- it was transferred to TUI from sister company Celebrity Cruises, for which it sailed as Celebrity Galaxy beginning in 1996 (Interestingly, Galaxy was actually built in Germany at Meyer Werft).
Following the handover from Celebrity to Tui in March 2009, work began on a 50 million euro conversion, which included the addition of more than 200 balcony cabins (As Celebrity Galaxy, there were just 220 balcony cabins). The ship also now boasts spa cabins and family suites.
Mein Schiff's livery is one of the most unique in cruising, with huge calligraphy-style writing along the side of the hull designed to evoke "emotional associations with maritime holidays," according to TUI Cruises. 
Mein Schiff features 13 lounges and bars, as well as a refurbished sushi restaurant and a steakhouse. Passengers can relax as there is no need to book for dinner -- all dining is open seating. Wine and beer with dinner are included in the fare.
One very European touch is that every cabin features an espresso machine to help provide that kick-start to the day.
Other highlights of the ship include a 1,700-square-metre spa area boasting recliners for relaxation; private spa suites; and a 2,200-square-meter pool deck with private cabanas.
Past Passenger Programs

Fitness And Spa
The ship's Spa is located on deck 11.The ships facilities include three pools (1 with magradome), and a jogging track. The aqua spa provides a gym, sauna room, aerobics, different types of massage, plenty of health treatments and an beauty salon.
Food & Dining
The dining-options on board Mein Schiff 1 are manifold and mostly included in the cruise-price. So is the food in the large and very good buffet restaurant. The bakery offers freshly prepared paninis or tarts which are also for free. The restaurant Atlantic is divided into three theme restaurants: you may eat 5-course meals, Mediterranean or Asian food. All of these are also included. Another Bistro which is opened day and night offers smaller meals and snacks. People who enjoy fish should take a meal at Gosch Sylt. For an additional charge, you are able to enjoy the exquisite Japanese restaurant Hanami, visit the Steak restaurant Surf and Turf or the specialty restaurant Richards. Drinks in most restaurants and bars are also for free (house wine, beer, sparkling wine, water, soft drinks, cocktails and long drinks).
The "Diamond Bar" at the rear offers a magnificent sea-view with very classy evening entertainment. You should also visit the Show Lounge where changing events with acrobatics, musicals, magic and comedy are hosted. Even cooking shows, a "mystery dinner" and pool deck parties are offered on board! And if you want to party you should dance in the "AbtanzBar" until the early morning!
Fellow Passengers

Tips are included in your fare.
Our recommendation
The vessels of TUI Cruises offer German-speaking cruises with great value for money and are suited for all who appreciate comfort, want to join activities and enjoy tasty dinners. The Premium-All-Inclusive concept already includes many services that come at charge on other cruises.