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TUI Cruises Christens Mein Schiff 5 in Germany

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Amy Coyne Bredeson | July 17, 2016

TUI Cruises Christens Mein Schiff 5 in Germany

Photo via TUI Cruises 

TUI Cruises put on a big celebration Friday night for the christening of its new cruise ship, Mein Schiff 5, Seatrade Cruise News reported. 

Popular German singer and songwriter Lena Meyer-Landrut performed her hit song “Satellite” for about 1,800 passengers and 300 guests aboard the ship that was located just off Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany, according to the cruise media site. The event was streamed live onto LED screens set up at the beach.

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Acrobats Lukas Irmler and “Les Oiseaux du paradis” (The Birds of Paradise) performed for the crowd as well, Seatrade reported. There was also a fireworks display and the traditional smashing of a Champagne bottle against the hull of the ship.

The 99,000-ton, 2,500-passenger ship cost an estimated $625 million to build, Cruise Industry News reported. 

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Mein Schiff 5 will sail around the Baltic Sea and to Norway this summer, and then head to the Caribbean for winter, Cruise Industry said.


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