For the first time will be from Dubai the Gulf region controlled by TUI Cruises has announced from the winter season 2012/2013 with their magnificent ship my 2 “to travel to the Gulf region. Serves as home port, from where trips to Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Bahrain, Dubai, a city where tourists can experience a variety of impressions. Mein Schiff 2 “is the sister ship of my ship 1” and is baptized on 14 May 2011 cruise Center on the Grasbrook in Hamburg in Hamburg. TUI Cruises the ship Celebrity Mercury, which was built in 1997 on the Meyer Werft GmbH in papenburg, Germany, takes over late February in Baltimore and then let rebuilt in Bremerhaven in the Lloyd shipyard for 50 million euros. The ship receives the same signup as the first good feel ship and will have over 956 cabins. The spa and fitness area will be enlarged and the dining areas are adapted to the all inclusive concept recently introduced. The already booked nine-day maiden voyage begins on May 15, 2011 and leads to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, France and Belgium.
By November 4, 2012, until 24 March 2013 TUI offers 20 one-week and two Trans-Arabian cruises. One of the two rides will result in the October/November 2012 from the Mediterranean to Dubai and the other tour going to March/April 2013 from there back to the Mediterranean. At the week-long cruises, the ship reached the port of Dubai in the morning of the sixth day, so that tourists will have another whole day this vibrant metropolis to check. Many luxury hotels, beautiful beaches, shopping malls and traditional markets invite. TUI will be the fourth provider beginning cruises from Dubai and thus according to Hamad bin Mejren, a Managing Director of the Department of tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the rise of Dubai as a cruise destination to promote. For this reason, thinking the city of Dubai, through an extension of the cruise ship terminal. At the moment, up to three ships can be recorded at the same time.
In the future, this number should be increased to five ships. The total number of ships that have set up in Dubai, has greatly increased in recent years. in 2008, there were 82 ships with 182.023 passengers. in 2010, there were already 103 ships with 390.255 passengers on board and for this year, extrapolating with 120 ships and 450,000 passengers. Many cruise ship tourists extend their stay with a week-long vacation on the beaches of Dubai’s and take time to explore this stunning city.