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New Mein Schiff cruise ship set to dock at Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The island of Cozumel is getting ready to receive a first-time ship as Germany’s Mein Schiff 6 heads toward the island.

Owned by TUI Cruises, the Mein Shciff is a Germany-based joint venture of the German Tourist company TUI AG and the American cruise operator, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. TUI started operations in 2009 with a concept for German-speaking vacationers who opt for premium experience, custom-tailored for German tastes.

The massive cruise ship is expected to make port at Punta Langosta on November 15. At full capacity, the 15 deck ship with 1,267 cabins has a maximum capacity of 27,000 passengers plus 1,000 crew members.

The Mein Schiff 6, whose flag state is Malta, was constructed in 2017 at a cost of $625 million USD. The ship measures 968 feet long (295 meters) by 115 feet wide (35 meters) and comes in at 99,800 gross tonnage.

The massive cruise ship is part of Royal Caribbean, a company that has been cruising to the island of Cozumel for several years.

The Mein Schiff is scheduled to arrive with 27 other liners during the period of November 13 to 19 dropping off a combined estimated total of 91,898 passengers. This particular stop for passengers is part of a 14 night, 15 day cruise package.