Mein Schiff Review

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Mein Schiff 1 - a German "feel good ship" - all inclusive concept with homing style

Review for Europe Cruise on Mein Schiff
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2020

Right now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic there isn't much of a choice. I live in Dusseldorf, Germany. Started cruising in 2013 and just celebrating my 50th cruise. The well-known cruise line AIDA failed due to lack of permission of its registry country Italy and Corona positive crew members. It seemed that TUI Cruises was doing better.

The planned itinerary - from Hamburg (Mein Schiff 2) and Kiel (Mein Schiff 1) towards the Norwegian Fjords needed to be changed, because Norway did not open its fjords in time. Therefore the cruise went to Stockholm / Sweden and Turku / Finland, with no opportunity for shore excursions.

The cruise is part of the restart-programme after the complete shutdown. The ship is designed to carry up to 2,894 passengers, only 730 were on board. Sometimes it was like a "ghost ship", you could walk from stern to bow without seeing another person. All facilities were open, and social distancing was easy. Germany love to swim, the new Mein Schiff fleet has 25 meter pools (80 feet long.

Cabin Review

The state room was big enough, had a double bed which could be converted into two singles, which we did. Lighting, TV, desk, curtain, balcony, doors, bathroom, lockers, drawers, electric outlets, everything was the way you might expect from a modern curise ship. There was one outlet at one bedside, which I found a bit old-fashioned, because sitting in bed and playing with a smartphone or tablet computer is common today. Anyway, we had a really good time in this room!

Port Reviews


Checkin In was very easy. Due to the very low number of passengers there was only a small crowd of people in the terminal. We have been temperature-checked, everything was a high sanitary standards and fine, we came on board within a few minutes. Best check in ever!

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