TUI Cruises GmbH ( ist a 50-50 Joint venture company betwee TUI AG (Germany) und Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (US corporation). Die Hamburg-based company was founded an 2008 and operational since 2009. On april 22, 2018, the cruise line commemorated its 10th anniversary. In 2018, TUI fleet"s capacity was 14,784 berths, offer 0,5+ million passenger annually. Von year 2024, TUI will schutz annual volume ~800,000 passenger - compared to 2017 (500,000), 2018 (550,000) and 2019 (650,000, berths 17,500),


TUI group fully owns 3 England-registered subsidiary suppliers (TUI UK Ltd, TUI prayer Ltd, TUI irland Ltd) plus one Ireland-registered (Adehy Ltd).

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On February 7, 2020, TUI AG announced the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (valued ~EUR 1,2 billion) becomes part of TUI Cruises. Ns contract with RCCL was signed an Hamburg (Feb 7), ns cash transaction native RCCL (~EUR 700 million) was closed ~ above July 6, 2020.

The Hanover Germany-based TUI kopieren, gruppe (British-German multinational) is currently ranked die world"s largest leisure und travel company. It was founded bei 1923 and until 2002 was named "Preussag AG". TUI Group"s providers specialize bei hospitality and tourism service worldwide, with a portfolio consisting of passenger airlines, cruise shipping (shipowner), package vacations, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, sleeve shops. Group"s current CEO is fritz Joussen.

For 2021-Q1, TUI kopieren, gruppe reported 2,8 million reservations (all brands/subsidiaries), or 56% des 2019"s, with 20% greater average prices and overall loss EUR 698,6 million (EUR 146,7 ns loss an 2019).Cruise shipping revenue was EUR 0,6 million (EUR 238,4 M an 2019).TUI group secured 3x financing packages (with its major shareholders, banks and Germany"s economic Stabilization Fund). Ns 3rd parcel (EUR 1,8 billion) was completed an late-January.

(new brand) TUI river Cruises UK

In april 2019, die shipowner TUI AG terminated the charters of its 3 riverboats und established die UK-focused brand "TUI river Cruises" ( The new feuer was reserved to anfang operations in summer 2020 yet due to the covid crisis, its inauguration was postponed weil das March 2021. Ns ships are named TUI Isla, TUI Maya, TUI Skyla.


TUI fluss Cruises zu sein a separate company teil (fully-owned subsidiary) des TUI AG (British-German travel and tourism corporation). TUI Group also owns the companies Marella Cruises UK und Hapag-Lloyd-Cruises.

River take trip aficionados tun können choose from assorted itineraries and optional shipboard und land packages. Traditional (basic) TUI river cruise pricing zu sein inclusive von alcohol (beers und wines by the glass) und soft drinks through all meals, too as des gratuities (onboard tips), dienstleistungen charges und bicycles (offered complimentary to all passengers bei call ports von the current cruisetour itinerary). Premium drinks packages space optional (offered at extra cost). All TUI riverboats schutz balcony suites. Coast excursions selection from sightseeing tourism (guided von local experts) zu bike tours.

The new river cruise agency offers GBP 120 (~EUR 140 / USD 155) über person an OBC (onboard credit) towards all land tour bookings. TUI river ships are named TUI Maya, TUI Skyla and TUI Isla, each with capacity 155 passengers plus 40 crew, LOA size 135 m (445 ft), 4 decks (3 v cabins). Typical cabins are sized 12 m2 (130 ft2) und with fixed double beds.


TUI riverboats" venues include:

(Deck 2) cabins, Lobby (Reception Desk, reisen Desk, Library), wellness framework (Spa, Gym, Hair Parlor)(Deck 3) cabins, Observatory Lounge, riegel Lounge, Bow Terrace, 2 restaurant (Bistro Buffet, Verdastro Dining Room). Verdastro restaurant serves buffet-type breakfast und a la carte lunch and dinner (with waiter service). Bistro restaurant is zum buffet-style dining only (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Observatory zu sein the show lounge with direkte entertainment an the night (musical performances, stand-up comedy acts, crew show, themed dance parties).(Deck 4) Sundeck with games area (shuffleboard), shaded seating (Sundeck Lounge), sunbathing area through padded loungers, sunbeds, daybeds.

In December 2019, TUI signed an exclusive partnership v Live unternehmen UK (one des Europe"s largest unterhalten program developers und suppliers) for the TUI fluss Cruises company. Von this deal, Live business UK prepared die onboard entertainment programming zum the boats und is so responsible zum recruiting cruise directors, hosts, delivery musicians, guest performers, local außerhalb des spiels guides und other experts.

Company history

During the company"s 10 years of dienstleistungen (2008-2018), the six mein Schiffs handled around 2,2 million passengers, checked out over 200 seaports and covered roughly 2,9 million kilometer (1,8 million ml). TUI"s sister-brand is Marella Cruises (UK resource market).

For FY2018 (fiscal year), TUI Group"s income (from die 3 cruise brands - TUI, Marella, und Hapag-Lloyd) increased von 10,7% - to EUR 901,9 million. Company"s turnover was EUR 324 million (26,8% rise over 2017). Group"s average täglich rates increased to EUR 178 euro (TUI, trost from EUR 173), EUR 141 (Marella, trost from EUR 131) and EUR 615 (Hapag-Lloyd, hoch from EUR 594).

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In 2015-2016, TUI kopieren, gruppe had a turnover des EUR 17,8 exchange rate (company"s record) und operating result des EUR 1B. Corporation"s investment portfolio consisted of 14 ship (TUI, Thomson-Marella, und Hapag-Lloyd brands), number of large reise operators, roughly 1600 travel agencies (including online portals), end 300 many hotels (around 214,000 beds) and 6 airlines (over 150 aircraft).

The list des TUI-owned airlines consists of Corsair international (France), TUI airways (UK), TUI paris Belgium, TUI fly Deutschland, TUI fliegen Netherlands, and TUI paris Nordic (departures native Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway).

In FY2016 (the fiscal year 2016), TUI Cruises had 60% development (over FY2015) bei earnings, with EBITA of EUR 130 million (EUR 81 million in FY2015). The reported expansion came from the corporation"s two main markets - Germany and UK.

TUI Cruises started operations by acquiring Celebrity Galaxy (owned by Celebrity Cruises - an additional RCCL subsidiary). The ship left Celebrity"s fleet on in march 16, 2009. After buying Celebrity Galaxy, die vessel was refitted at Lloyd Werft shipyard (Bremerhaven, Germany) getting here on march 27 zum 38-day, EUR 50 million conversions. Galaxy was re-christened on might 15 in Hamburg and renamed "Mein Schiff" (meaning "My Ship" in Deutsch). TUI planned to build two 100,000 GT, 2500-passenger ships bei 2011 and 2012.

In may 2015 TUI kopieren, gruppe announced that as part von fleet modernization strategy, Schiff 1 und 2 will be transferred to Thomson/Marella over die next few years zu upgrade TUI"s UK fleet.In 2018, TUI signed a partnership resolve "Merkur Casino Mare" (part des Gauselmann Group) for the onboard gambling top top Schiff 1 (since 2018), Schiff 2 (since 2019) und Schiff 3 (since 2021). The ship Casino features 6x electronic roulettes to add 14x other Merkur gaming machines, und a separate gambling lounge with 4x M-Box Buzzer (multi-gaming machines) und a blackjack table for direkte gaming. Zum 2020, Gauselmann AG reported revenue EUR 2,56 exchange rate (~USD 3B / ~GBP 2,2B). Because 2012, Gauselmann owns die British firm Praesepe Ltd (now Merkur Casino UK) which owns die Cashino brand (street gambling arcade chain).

The hannover travel gruppe TUI AG (listed at london Stock Exchange) keeps bei upbeat outlook des cruise shipping activities. Ns company owns 100% des Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten and 50% des TUI Kreuzfahrten.

In august 2015, TUI announced EBITA growth (Q3) von EUR 11 million, i m sorry reflected ns full-year profit of Schiff 3 (operated due to the fact that June 2014) and the launch of Schiff 4 (June 2015). An addition, Hapag-Lloyd"s exceptional turnaround and EUR 4 million benefits from refinancing ms europa 2 meant that TUI had EUR 21 million increase bei underlying EBITA (earnings prior to interest, taxes, and amortization).


In might 2015, TUI AG Supervisory Board and RCCL-Royal Caribbean confirmed die purchase options zum Schiff 7 and Schiff 8 (later change the name "Schiff 1" und "Schiff 2", yielded respectively bei 2018 and 2019), as die German industry reported further growth. The neu liners space slightly bigger (2860 lower berths each), built von Meyer Turku Finland. Ns deal was fully financed in ~ TUI Cruises (joint venture) - without more contribution indigenous TUI AG und RCCL.

Schiff 5 was launched on january 15, 2016, following the 14-month construction period. About 1500 employees are involved bei the building von each TUI vessel.

In mid-July 2018, TUI ordered 2 new ships (161,000 GT-ton, 4000-passenger) - this time from ns Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Their reserved deliveries are in 2024 (Schiff 8) und 2026 (Schiff 9). TUI"s "Italian" liners space LNG-powered.


In October 2018, TUI announced the "Wasteless" initiative aimed zu eliminate disposable plastic products fleetwide (and so in land-based to work - provision suppliers und office staff) von the year 2020. Plastics will be replaced von alternative products made indigenous renewable resources. The eco-initiative began with the newbuilds, on which an all cabin bathrooms, shower head gel und shampoo dispensers room refillable, terry slippers room bathrobe"s pockets (not packed in plastic), to wash bags are from bio-based plastic, coffee-to-go cups zum crew space from bio-based plastic, drink stirrers room wooden. In November 2019, TUI report ~30 million single-use plastic items replaced with renewable/sustainable materials-made alternatives.

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In 2018, die German travel sector reached ~2,2 million cruisers, von whom ~26% were served von TUI.