July 22, 2021 - Norway lovers and TUI fans can breathe easy: From August 22nd, Mein Schiff 1 will start sailing towards Norway. Destinations are the Norwegian fjords, the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen or the capital Oslo. The only downer: all adults on board - guests and crew - must be fully vaccinated. A test is compulsory for children aged four and over.
Norway is opening up to cruise ships again. The requirement of the state of Norway for the opening is that all adults on board have a vaccination protection. Crew members are not exempt from this rule. TUI Cruises emphasize that the health concept is being relaxed. Self-service at the buffet is permitted again, as is unrestricted use of the sauna. A wide range of entertainment is offered to guests in the theaters, bars and on the pool deck. Individual excursions ashore are permitted, as are organized excursions from the on-board program. The shipping company emphasizes that if necessary or due to official requirements, the concept can be flexibly adapted to current conditions.
to the overview of the Norway and Nordland offers
Mein Schiff 1 in the port of Klaipeda
The following health requirements apply on board
A rapid antigen test must be carried out for all guests before arrival and before departure.
The obligation to wear a mask is given where a distance of 1,50 meters cannot be maintained indoors. This applies e.g. for the elevators.
The trips, including the crew, are limited to a maximum of 2.000 people.
Oslo - the new opera house
Six out of seven ships in the Mein Schiff fleet were reactivated from the mandatory break. The trips do not lead exclusively to the north. TUI ships are also on the move in the Mediterranean: Mein Schiff 2 undertakes ten-day trips through the western Mediterranean from / to Palma de Mallorca. Mein Schiff 4 calls at selected French ports. Mein Schiff 5 tours from / to Crete through the Greek islands. Mein Schiff 6 starts from Kiel on its journeys through the Baltic Sea. The ports of destination for these voyages include Stockholm and Gothenburg. Mein Schiff 3 starts at the end of July from / to Bremerhaven. On all of these trips, the restriction applies that shore excursions are only permitted in small groups as part of shore excursions arranged by TUI Cruises. Individual shore leave is currently only feasible in Greece.