TUI Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview
Who goes on TUI Cruises cruise ships?
German speakers, mainly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The ships attract families and more mature cruisers, but overall pulls in an older market than that drawn to rival AIDA.
Do I have to dress up on a TUI Cruises cruise?
No. The dress code is smart-casual throughout. There are no formal nights and the only requirement is no shorts or swimwear in the restaurants.
Is everything free on TUI Cruises cruises?
Almost. All the TUI Mein Schiff ships are all-inclusive, so there's no bar bill unless you opt for premium drinks. Water stations are available for filling up bottles, and cabins come with espresso machines. Gratuities are included, too.
You will, however, pay extra for specialty dining and for some premium dishes at the buffet.
What are TUI Cruises’s most popular activities?
The emphasis onboard TUI cruises is on health and fitness, and passengers prefer active excursions, including anything from cycling to e-scooters, scuba diving and golf. Typical fitness facilities include jogging tracks, outdoor gym equipment, a sports court and a large pool deck, and all are well used. At night, the bars, restaurants and theater shows are all popular.
Why go with TUI Cruises?
- All-inclusive cruising, with drinks, tips and many activities covered
- Emphasis on wellness, right down to group running excursions in port
- Caters to German-speaking passengers
Best for: German speakers looking for all-inclusive, informal cruising
Not for: Non-German speakers and anybody strongly opposed to smoking