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Originally launched as Galaxy by Celebrity Cruises in 1996, Mein Schiff 1 (German for my ship 1) was transferred to TUI Cruises in 2009. The 77,713 tonne ship has 10 passenger decks and can accommodate 1,924 passengers and 780 crew. It is popular with German-speaking families and offers good value and European service.

Accommodation

There are a number of different accommodation classes on the Mein Schiff 1, from inside cabins to Penthouse Suites. Cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, telephone, bathrobe, slippers, mini-bar, flat-screen television, Nespresso machine and bathroom with shower and toilet. They can accommodate up to five guest so are perfect for families. Veranda cabins have a hammock and deck chairs.

Food

There are six restaurants and two bistros on board. The Atlantik Restaurant is the main dining area and offers open seating and healthy food. The Anckelmannsplatz buffet serves three meals a day and ice-cream between meals. La Vela is a bistro, Cliff 24 offers grilled cuisine, GOSCH Sylt is a fish house with Japanese inspired Cuisine. Fine dining is available at Richards which serves up a six-course meal. There is also a variety of bars and lounges.

Activities

There are two pools and four hot tubs on board. The gym has cardio equipment and a personal trainer upon request. A Japanese-style aqua spa with its own rock garden offers massages, treatments, thalassotherapy, an Oriental steam bath, Finnish sauna and more.

Families

The family-friendly ship has a kids’ club which offers young children an experience to learn about the maritime world, other cultures and the environment. There is also a teens’ lounge is for kids 12 years and older. The teens are supervised and have the opportunity to socialise while participating in organised activities, including art, sports and music.

Verdict

Full Metal Cruise on Mein Schiff 1 was the best holiday ever!

– Cruise Passenger 

“…the ship was wonderful, it was like living in a 5 star hotel with a music festival on the doorstep. We had an outside cabin with a balcony and it was very well equipped and cleaned. The steward left chocolate on our pillow every night and kept us well stocked Nespresso pods for the coffee machine…”

– Cruise Critic 

– Berlitz

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