Posts Tagged ‘splendour of the seas’

Tui Discovery To Homeport In Southampton

August 4, 2017

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Thomson Cruises’ ship ‘Tui Discovery’ will homeport in Southampton, for the first time next year as part of its 2018 programme.

The 35,000-tonne ship is ex-Royal Caribbean’s ‘Splendour of the Seas’, built in 1996. She carries 2,000 passengers and will homeport at Southampton form September 2018, operating four new itineraries – Fantastic Fjords, Baltic Treasures, European Experience and Seeking the Northern Lights.

More details of the itineraries will be available on the Thomson web site in due course.

Talk Of Newbuilds For Thomson

TUI Group’s Chief Executive Friedrich Joussen has said Thomson Cruises may be the next cruise expansion project for the travel company, which also operates Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and TUI Cruises.

Joussen said that Thomson has older ships, and that they were looking at moving to the “TUI model” – which could include building new ships for Thomson.

TUI Cruises, aimed at the German market, started with two ex-Celebrity ships before building new ships.

Thomson Choose ted.

Thomson Cruises announced that UK-based ‘The Entertainment Department’ (ted) will be providing all entertainment on board TUI Explorer and the yet-to-be-named addition, currently sailing as Mein Schiff 2, for the German market.

With a specially-created modern package of entertainment shows and attractions, the ted offering will be ready for launch on board TUI Explorer (currently Mein Schiff 1) from May 2018, providing a balanced mix of contemporary entertainment designed to suit customers of all ages.

The content includes original theatre shows, light entertainment, musicians and children’s concepts, all of which embrace the latest technologies such as virtual reality and interactive screens.

(Thomson)

Malcolm says: You can see a slide-show of TUI discovery in her former guise of RCI’s ‘Splendour Of The Seas’: HERE

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