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Welcome to the Mein Schiff 2


Welcome to the world of elegance and luxury at sea, the world of Mein Schiff! If you are looking for a relaxing cruise holiday where everything has been taken care for you – Mein Schiff 2 is your choice for summer 2016. From the moment you step on board all you need to do is enjoy every minute of your cruise experience. For the fifth consecutive year Mein Schiff will be sailing from Valletta port in summer 2016 every Sunday between 8 May & 16 October with two of their popular Mediterranean itineraries: Pearls of Adriatic (with new port of call – Katakolon) and Greece & Turkey . Both itineraries can boast with wonderful ports of call and interesting places to visit during our excursions – enjoy UNESCO site of old Olympia, sip a coffee in Corfu Town and watch people pass by, swim in the Ionic Sea during free time at Mercouri beach in Katakolon or watch windmills in Mykonos, take a picture with the famous Acropolis behind you whilst in Athens and bargain during shopping for souvenirs in Bodrum – the choice is yours! By booking your next cruise with Mein Schiff get ready for a relaxing, quiet holiday in style!

Mein Schiff 2 Technical Specifications


  • Flag: Malta
  • Built: Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany
  • Maiden Voyage: 27 October 1997
  • Gross Weight: 77.302GT
  • Overall Length: 866 ft (264m)
  • Overall Width: 105.6 ft (32m)
  • Draft: 25.5 ft (8m)
  • Passengers: 1,912 passengers
  • Deck Plan:See details
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Peace of mind from the moment you book

Ultra All Inclusive

  • You get the benefit of the Orange Travel Group Ultra All-Inclusive Package The excursions are already included in the price and there are 5 in each cruise, all carried out by local expert English speaking guides (Our shore excursions cannot be exchanged to TUI Cruises shore excursions) Our coaches will be waiting for you close to the ship You get expert advice about the product and about any important information you need to know before you depart or while on cruise You can pay by local cheque, cash, debit card or credit card
  • You get your cabin number straight away
  • You are offered a choice of travel insurances to find the one that suits you
  • You can participate in a detailed pre-cruise meeting and another one on board the ship, both offering you precious guidelines for the full enjoyment of the cruise
  • You benefit from the assistance of our experienced tour leader on board the ship at any time
  • You will be provided with the ship’s Daily Programme and the A-Z glossary information in English
  • You will be offered assistance if required for the online check-in and for any other formalities required prior to the date of departure

Language on board Mein Schiff 2 :



TUI Cruises and the Mein Schiff® crew will be happy to welcome you on board! You should know that the Mein Schiff® fleet is a product especially designed for the German speaking market. The official language on board the Mein Schiff 2 is German as the vast majority of guests on board. The safety drill, safety announcements and other For your convenience:will be German nationals. Please be aware that everything written and spoken on board will be in German and there will be no official translation into English. Thank you for your understanding that Mein Schiff® is not an international fleet.

German speaking examples:

  • Shows in the theatre
  • The safety drill, safety announcemetnts and other important announcements will be in English as well

  • Information material and travel documents before the cruise in English

  • German speaking examples: Shows in the theatre

  • All entertainment programmes

  • General announcements

  • Drink menus

  • Kids-Club

  • Food labelling in the Anckelmannsplatz-Buffet- Restaurant

For your convinience:

  • All digital signage on-board systems and way findings

  • TV System

  • Help with the check-in procedure

  • Our English speaking representative on board will be there to assist you

  • Your daily programme will be translated by our tour leader and brought to your cabin

Ultra All Inclusive + Orange Travel Group additional Ultra All-Inclusive benefits

Ultra All Inclusive

This Orange Travel Group Ultra All-Inclusive Logo

Means that the following are included in the TUI Cruises Premium Alles Inklusive-concept

  • Most Meals
  • Most of the drinks
  • Nespresso Machine in every cabin
  • Free entrance to Sauna, Gym & Sport facilities
  • All port taxes and gratuities

+ Orange Travel Group All-Inclusive Benefits

  • 5 Shore excursions in English
  • English speaking representative

The TUI Cruises Premium Alles Inklusive concept

Most Restaurants

A selection of restaurants to choose from, offering a huge variety of deliciouscuisine-alwaysfreshly cooked and mouth watering. Some restaurants are excluded from the Premium Alles Inklusive-concept.

Most of the Drinks "

Including a comprehensive list of Spirits. Beer, Table Wine, most of the spirits, whiskies,juices,softdrinksandcoffee specialities. The list of drinks that are included in the price is never- ending and available even outside the restaurant hours.

Nespresso Machine

The comfort of a Nespresso coffee machine in every cabin (1 capsule per personperdayincludedintheprice).In every cabin one can also find a caraffe of water that can be filled up regularly and free of charge at the water stations present in every corridor.

Sport, Sauna & SPA

Various sports and health offerings as well as the entry to the SPA & Meer Wellness and Sauna area and a modern gym are already included.

All Port Taxes & Gratuities

No extra charges. Once on board you do not have to pay any gratuities.

+ Orange Travel Group additional Ultra All-Inclusive benefits

5 Shore Excursions Included

All the 5 excursions are carried out by experienced licensed local guides and are the only official excursions in English. These excursions are part of your cruise package and you do not have to pay extra. Refer to pages at the end of the brochure. Excursions cannot be changed into TUI Cruises excursions

English Speaking Representative

An English speaking representative shall be on board throughout the whole cruise, providing daily cruise programmes in English and answering queries at appointed times of the day. She/He will also assist you during the 5 shore excursions. An introductory meeting will be held on the first day of your cruise.

Restaurants & Bistros

Ultra All Inclusive

There are 8 restaurants on board Mein Schiff 2 – 5 are included in Ultra All- Inclusive system and 3 are Speciality restaurants where everything is at extra charge.

Restaurants & Bistros included in the price:

  • Antantik – Klassic
  • Anckelmannsplatz Buffet
  • Cliff 24 – Grill
  • GOSCH Sylt
  • La Vela – Bistro

Speciality Restaurants (at a charge, even drinks):

  • Richards Fine Dining
  • Surf & Turf Steakhouse
  • Blaue Welt Sushi Bar

Restaurants & Bistros included in the price

Those included in the price are Atlantic offering classical culinary variety,

Anckelmannsplatz buffet with fresh food and an endless list of items always prepared for you, Cliff 24- Grill for those who have cravings between meals or early in the morning, German GOSCH Sylt for the seafood loving passengers (some items are at a charge) and La Vela Bistro boasting with selection of freshly made pasta and pizzas (breakfast can be taken there as well).

So plan your meals for a whole week, prepare your taste buds and get ready for an unforgettable culinary experience with great service on board!

For that Special Evening On Board (speciality restaurants)

Richards Fine Dining

It’s the place where quality meets class – no matter if you are indulging in a 6-course meal with specially selected wines for every dish or opt for A La Carte menu – your evening will be the one to remember!

Professional staff together with award winning chef will make sure that you will not leave disappointed. A choice of carefully selected wines to accompany your meal will surprise even the most demanding sommelier.

Surf & Turf Steakhouse

Enjoy this special evening whilst watching your steak being cooked. Meat lovers will be spoilt for a choice here – whether is it a T-bone, rib eye, sirloin or fillet mignon – all will be cooked to your liking. Specialities of the house are sirloin steak and lobster tail.

If you are celebrating birthday or any other special occasion with a group – private dining which fits up to 30 people can be reserved for you.

BlaueWeltBar Sushi

Can’t live without sushi? Then book your evening at this sushi bar – here you will find a great selection of freshly prepared sushi, maki, sashimi and nigiri together with Japanese soups and small Japanese appetizers all to be washed down with Japanese beer, sake, plum wine, bamboo liquor or speciality tea.

True Asian experience!

Bars & Lounges

Ultra All Inclusive

With more than 10 bars and lounges to choose from you will surely find the place where you prefer to sip your first espresso of the day or latte in the afternoon or a sophisticated cocktail before your evening meal.

Modern, comfortable, spectacular and trendy – each with its own character.

List of drinks is never ending and what is more that most of them are already included in the price.

Cheers!

The Premium All-Inclusive includes:

  • Water:
  • Mein Schiff® Mineral Water (Still, Sparkling)
  • Teas & coffees:
  • Espresso, Cappuccino, English Tea, Darjeeling Tea
  • Soft Drinks:
  • Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta
  • Standard Wine:
  • White, Red, Rosé
  • Beers:
  • Heineken, Beck’s
  • Cocktails:
  • Pina Colada, Mojito, White Russian, Dolce Vita
  • Spirits:
  • Johnnie Walker, Red Label, Ballantine’s, Smirnoff, Averna, Campari, Aperol, Absolut Blue, Bailey’s, Malibu, Cointreau, Hennessy

Spa & Meer Original Thalasso

Ultra All Inclusive

Take a break & relax

Spa & Meer centre is the area of pure relaxation at sea – choose from various spa treatments, massages or facials.

Relax in this unique thalassotherapy centre and discover revitalizing effect of pure sea water on your skin.

Spa professionals use beauty products from La Mer, which are particularly rich in Sea Silt extract, Algae agents and minerals and Barbor, which was awarded the best spa brand in 2013, to ensure the best results. Let yourself be pampered!

Well-Being

A modern holiday on the ocean with a sense of well-being: that is what TUI Cruises strives for, which is why all their ships are fully equipped to provide the most relaxing holiday ever:

  • 25m Swimming Pool.
  • Outdoor Sports area.
  • Outdoor Jogging Track.
  • Indoor Gym.
  • Finnish Sauna with Sea View.
  • Sauna with herbs.
  • Salt Sauna.
  • Foot Baths.
  • Herbal Steam.
  • Special Showers (eg Extra Large Rain Showers).
  • Relaxation rooms.
  • Fog zone.
  • Ice Fountain.
  • Massage Rooms.

Cabins

Ultra All Inclusive

Feel like at home

Feel like at home and discover the world. Chose a cabin which suites best your needs and budget – various categories are offered for Inside, Outside or Balcony cabins.

All cabins on Mein Schiff are modern and spacious with a safe, air-conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, flat screen TV, bathrobes and for that extra comfort a Nespresso machine with 1 coffee capsule per person per day.

Chose a cabin which suites your needs

Balcony Cabin
  • Cabin:17m2
  • Balcony: 5m2
  • Decks:8 & 9
  • Max: 3 people
Outside Cabin
  • Cabin: 17m2
  • Decks:4,5,8 & 9
  • Max: 4 people
Inside Cabin
  • Cabin: 16m2
  • Decks: 4,5,8,9,10&11
  • Max:4 people

*Cabins may differ from the ones shown in the pictures

Orange Travel Group Excursions

Ultra All Inclusive

5 Shore Excursions Included - (Valid Until 31st Jul 2016)

All the 5 excursions are carried out by experienced licensed local guides and are the only official excursions in English.

These excursions are part of your cruise package and you do not have to pay extra.

Excursions cannot be changed into TUI Cruises excursions.

Notes

  • Land visits include the assistance of a local expert English speaking guide and road transportation. These excursions are organised by Orange Travel Group and are the only official excursions apart from the excursions organised by TUI Cruises (which are in German only). Only buses of Orange Travel Group and TUI Cruises have the authority to enter the port area and park close to the ship, and in the unlikely event that coaches are delayed on the return, the ship will be informed and action will be taken accordingly.
  • Excursions never include entrance fees.
  • During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long queues. We recommend that you dress light clothes (and appropriate clothes if visiting places of worship), wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sun-glasses and bring bottled water.
  • Stress level rangesfrom 1 to 5 with 1 being the least stressful excursion and 5 the most stressful one.
  • Duration of sightseeing is approximate and includes the bus travelling time.
  • It is important to always be punctual and follow the instructions of the English speaking representative
  • Buses cannot wait and late passengers have to make their own way to the ship.

Pearls of the Adriatic

The Walled City of Dubrovnik & the Island of Lokrum Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

After lunch we have a short 15-minute drive from the port of Dubrovnik to the Old Town where we have a 1-hour guided tour of the city, a city of unique beauty and harmony, spread out on the stone rocks and cliffs descending into the embrace of the sea and the waves. The main street is known as the Stradun and many of the city’s attractions are right here, including several monasteries, and the elegant 16th century Venetian Gothic Sponza Palace, once the city’s Custom House and notable for its fine courtyard columns and elaborate stone carvings. Dubrovnik’s famed symbol of freedom, a carved figure of an armoured knight, adorns the Orlando Column in a nearby square. After the walking tour you can either have free time for souvenir shopping or take the boat to Lokrum Island (boat and entr. fee to the island not incl ca. Euro 10). Today the island is a Special Reserve of Forest Vegetation under the strict protection of UNESCO. You can wander around the island (no cars are on this island) discover the monastery complex, Charlotte’s Well or the Gardens of Maximillian, chose to have a coffee at the open-air cafeteria or just go for refreshing swim on the rocky beaches. Our bus will return from Dubrovnik to the ship at 18.00 hours.

Walled city of Budva & Unesco Town of Kotor Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

On our way to Budva we have a stop near the unique little island town of Sveti Stefan, connected to the shore by a causeway and crammed full of terracotta-roofed stone dwellings. Gazing down on Sveti Stefan provides the biggest ‘wow’ moment on the entire coast but taking a photo is all we can do, as this tiny island is now the luxurious Aman resort, off limits to all but paying guests. We continue to Budva which is a vibrant coastal city with a modern flair. The old city of Budva is a small labyrinth of narrow lanes and we walk close to the Citadela, an ancient castle and the most significant fortification building of the Montenegrin Coast. Enjoy some free time discovering what this town has to offer: from a lively promenade filled with colourful coffee places and restaurants to old town filled with charming and tasteful souvenir shops. Back in Kotor, follow your guide on a walking tour of the city which boasts of Venetians architectural influences and is surrounded by an impressive, well preserved city wall protected by UNESCO. Once in Kotor you will soon see why the town was deemed a World Heritage Site as it offers its visitors a remarkably well preserved town centre with important buildings such as the cathedral of Sveti Tripun. Savour the beautiful atmosphere of this true gem of town before returning back by tender boat to our ship.

Gastouri & Corfu Twn Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

We depart from the pier and take a scenic drive on Corfu, passing through the picturesque town of Gastouri featuring traditional houses and is also home of the famous Archillion Palace once occupied by Sissy. The Princess used the villa as a summer retreat until her assassination in 1898 while in Geneva. Her assassination has later inspired a film in 1955 starring the famous actress Romy Schneider. The bus then takes us to Corfu Town where you can join the English-speaking guide for an enjoyable walk through the old narrow alleys of the island’s capital. Over the centuries the town had many foreign influences. You will experience a taste of an Italian atmosphere on a Greek island. During our tour, the following sites can be viewed : we shall see the Old Fortress, the Durrell Gardens, the Esplanade, one of the largest squares in Europe and the elegant Liston. We proceed to see the Venetian Well in Cambiello and the Town Hall built in carved stone from Sinia. Finally we visit the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Spyridon, patron saint and protector of the island. You will enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before we return to our ship for lunch.

The Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Kanoni & Mouse Island Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

From the port of Corfu it is a scenic 45-minute drive to Paleokastritsa, also known as “Corfu’s Capri” and one of the most beautiful resorts on the island with fine beaches, wooded hills and crystal-clear sheltered bays pierced by black rocks. According to mythology, Ulysses was shipwrecked here and arrived at this bay, where he met Nausica. Here you will visit Paleokastritsa’s venerable monastery, founded in 1226, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere created by shady archways and lovely gardens. Afterwards we proceed to Kanoni, site of the old cannons and the magnificent view across the bay to the Nunnery of Vlaherna and Mouse Island. This is probably the most photographed place in Corfu. We shall stop long enough to give you the chance to either walk down the steep hill to reach Vlaherna which is the small flat island completely occupied by a small 12th century monastery. Alternatively you can visit one of the beautiful cafes overlooking Mouse Island and the spectacular runway strip protruding in the sea. We return to our ship in time for dinner.

Fascinating Cavtat & Konvale Valley Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

In the morning we have a scenic drive though the most southern part of Croatia flanked on one side by the sea and on the other side by the border to Bosnia-Hercegovina. We have a short photo-stop high above Dubrovnik where we have a birds-eye view of this wonderful city. We continue inland to the fertile Konavle Valley and have a look at the Old Mill next to the cascading waters of the Ljuta River. From there we proceed to the enchanting seaside resort of Cavtat, once a prosperous Greek and Roman colony. It is now more relaxed and quite charming making it a preferred destination for the area’s many yachtsmen. You can almost feel time slow down as you wander the seaside promenade and quiet streets on your own. Enjoy a coffee in one of the splendid seaside bars, take a photo of the pretty bay or do some souvenir shopping. A picturesque drive along the coastal road takes us back to the port of Dubrovnik in time for lunch on the ship.

Katakolon & Olympia Duration: ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3

Bonus - Free Transfer to Olympia (No Guide)

Greece& Turkey

Mykonos Island Tour
Duration : ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3


After disembarking (the ship might be on anchor, in which case we have to use tender boats to get ashore) we have a half day excursion to see a bit more of this beautiful island. It is after all the most famous Greek island and is established as the cosmopolitan centre of Cyclades. Arriving at the harbour of Mykonos we are welcomed by a row of windmills which stand guard looking out to the open sea. These windmills together with the pelicans are the symbols that signify Mykonos Island. Enjoy the drive over the little hills passing brilliant white sugar–cube buildings with splashes of colour from their bright blue shutters and beautiful flowers. We drive past some of the most wonderful beaches including Ornis Beach and Aghios Ioannis Beach, where ‘Shirley Valentine’ was filmed, before turning inland to visit Ano Mera, the most populated village on Mykonos. Ano Mera is not as crowded as other parts of Mykonos during summer and has a long religious history, since the 18th century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani and the ruin of the 12th century Monastery of Paleokastro are to be found here. We shall have a short stop near the quaint central square for you to enjoy the traditional Mykonos atmosphere whilst looking at the little stalls selling fresh products and excellent local cheeses. We return via Kalafatis beach and St. John’s Bay to Mykonos Town. The guide will walk with you to the famous windmills and from there take you through the maze of narrow streets, filled with numerous souvenir shops, little bars and tavernas. Some free time for souvenir shopping before the bus takes us back to our ship.

Catania
Duration : ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3


On our way to Budva we have a stop near the unique little island town of Sveti Stefan, connected to the shore by a causeway and crammed full of terracotta-roofed stone dwellings. Gazing down on Sveti Stefan provides the biggest ‘wow’ moment on the entire coast but taking a photo is all we can do, as this tiny island is now the luxurious Aman resort, off limits to all but paying guests. We continue to Budva which is a vibrant coastal city with a modern flair. The old city of Budva is a small labyrinth of narrow lanes and we walk close to the Citadela, an ancient castle and the most significant fortification building of the Montenegrin Coast. Enjoy some free time discovering what this town has to offer: from a lively promenade filled with colourful coffee places and restaurants to old town filled with charming and tasteful souvenir shops. Back in Kotor, follow your guide on a walking tour of the city which boasts of Venetians architectural influences and is surrounded by an impressive, well preserved city wall protected by UNESCO. Once in Kotor you will soon see why the town was deemed a World Heritage Site as it offers its visitors a remarkably well preserved town centre with important buildings such as the cathedral of Sveti Tripun. Savour the beautiful atmosphere of this true gem of town before returning back by tender boat to our ship.

Bodrum Town & the Castle of St. Peter
Duration : ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3


We depart from the port on a panoramic city tour of Bodrum Town. We pass near the Carian Princess Hall, a last reminder of the Hecatomnid dynasty until the city fell to the Macedonian armies of Alexander the Great. We go past Myndos Gate and proceed via the King Mausoleum to the Gumbet windmill landscape where we stop for photos. Our next stop will be at the ancient theatre of Halicarnassus (built in the late second century B.C) where the seating capacity was once 10,000 people. We then continue to St. Peter’s castle, a place in Bodrum that no visitor to this great city should miss. It overlooks the harbour and the international marina and was constructed by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century during the crusades of the middle ages. After a short explanation by the guide you will be given the option to visit the interior of the castle of St. Peter together with your guide (entrance fee not included – to be paid on the spot) or to go shopping at the nearby market. We shall meet again at the same spot and the bus will take us back to our ship for lunch.

Athens City Tour
Duration : ca. 5.0 h - Stress level 3


We depart early from Piraeus harbour to reach Athens after short drive. On the way we see some of the stadiums which were built for the summer Olympics in 2004 and Microlimano, a beautiful little cove in Piraeus amous for its speciality restaurants. Upon arrival in Athens the bus will take us to a view-point from where we can have a look at the Acropolis, one of the wonders of the ancient world and the guide will give you a short introduction into Greek mythology and culture. We continue with a panoramic tour by bus showing you the major sights of Athens such as the Syntagma Square, the law courts, the Greek parliament, Hadrian’s Arch and the Old Olympic Stadium. We shall stop at the Plaka district, a most vividly colourful neighbourhood in the old town of Athens. This area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, speciality stores and numerous taverns and restaurants. Some free time for souvenir shopping will be allowed. We return for lunch to our ship.

Taormina
Duration : ca. 4.0 h - Stress level 2


In the afternoon board your bus to drive along the eastern coast of Sicily passing through spectacular scenery, with the coast on the right and Mount Etna on the left until reaching the Taormina bus terminal. Our local guides will walk with you to the upper gate from where you can explore this enchanting town with its medieval character and its many souvenir shop lined streets and trattorias. Its natural drama is enhanced by the bold backdrop of Mt. Etna. Your walk takes you down narrow lanes passing the Palazzo Corvaia reaching Piazza IX Aprile from where you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the coastline beneath.

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