TUI Mein Schiff Cruises is a nice cruise line, but not for everyone.
I had the pleasure of participating in a historic event. The July 24 2020 cruise aboard the Mein Schiff 2 was the first large ship cruise after the coronavirus lockdown in the world. Here I must admit that the TUI did a great job with the new safety measures. Muster Drill was conducted in small groups, the crew checked the temperature regularly. Passengers and crew were wearing masks and paying attention to keep an appropriate distance at all times. Hand sanitizers and temperature scanners were everywhere throughout the ship. I felt much safer aboard than in public places on land.
Mein Schiff 2 is new and fresh. The decor is pretty nice, although it's a rather simple Scandinavian style. The ship has many nice places to admire the views, a very large swimming pool ( as for a ship) and a very wide Spa and Fitness offer.The atmosphere was very calm and relaxed, there was plenty of space everywhere, especially since there were only about 1,200 passengers out of a possible 3,000 passengers on board due to the virus and capacity limitation. Nevertheless, I think that even with normal occupancy, Mein Schiff ships have a good space-passenger ratio and are never overcrowded.
The cabin was one of the best things about this cruise. This Übersee suite was very large and spacious. It was elegant and the bathroom was one of the best I have ever had at sea. There was also a great big balcony, even with an own hammock. There was also plenty of storage space which is often a problem on cruise ships. I also appreciate some small details that made the cabin really luxurious, such as a coffee machine, comfortable bathrobe and slippers, blankets for the balcony, private binoculars, two umbrellas, and a tablet for intelligent control of lights, temperature etc.