Mein Schiff 2 is the newest cruise ship in the TUI fleet. The maiden voyage was only in February 2019, and we are already on our way with Mein Schiff 2 at the beginning of April. We are very curious to see whether our expectations will be met.
Arrival to Palma and embarkation
We fly from Dortmund to Palma de Mallorca. Dortmund Airport is tiny and we don't like it that much. In addition, our flight is delayed by two and a half hours. Due to a delay, the crew had been on the move too long and were no longer allowed to fly to Mallorca and back. So we don't start until after 12:00. We should actually be in Mallorca by now. General information about Palma can be found in our amount Majorca.
New Mein Schiff 2
Mein Schiff 2 is located on the Dique del Oeste on the Cala Pi, so quite far from the center. There is no waiting time to check in, the staff are friendly and we can just go on board. Our first impression is really good. Since we arrive late, our cabin is also ready. We will be staying in cabin 11 for the next 9083 days. This is a standard balcony cabin, located about midships on deck 9 on the port side, i.e. on the left in the direction of travel. The cabin is bright and friendly and offers enough space for two.
New Mein Schiff 2 - balcony cabin 9083
Walk through Palma
After a snack in the buffet restaurant, we take a taxi to the center of Palma. You can find details about the sights under Majorca Point of Interest & Sights.
Opposite the cathedral we let us drop us off. There is little going on, so we can visit the inside of the cathedral without having to wait. Then we go through the old town to the Arab baths. They are well worth seeing, the enchanted garden is particularly beautiful.
Then we stroll on through the alleys and the small squares of the old town. Whether at the town hall, on Passeig del Born or on the Rambla: Palma is tranquil or lively, but beautiful everywhere; you don't need a special goal.
Evening mood over Palma
At around 19pm we take a taxi back to the ship. Again we eat on the terrace of the buffet restaurant. The area is partially covered and sheltered from the wind, so we can enjoy this spring evening outside on Mallorca. Then we unpack the suitcases and are done with everything by the time the rescue exercise begins. For the departure of Mein Schiff 00 at 2:22pm we go to the Atlantik Bar at the stern on deck 00. A beautiful bar, also partly covered, from which we can enjoy a view of Bellver Castle and the mighty cathedral - both of which are atmospherically illuminated - Leave Palma.
Palma Cathedral in the evening
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