The last time the TUI Group funnel logo was seen on Merseyside was almost three years ago when the THOMSON CELEBRATION spent three days at the West Langton Cruise Terminal on the infamous "Cruise To Nowhere".
On Saturday September 17, MEIN SCHIFF 2 (ex MERCURY, CELEBRITY MERCURY) made her maiden call at Liverpool as part of her Round Britain Cruise 2011 Itinerary operated from Hamburg call at: South Queensferry, Invergordon, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, St, Peter Port, Southampton and back to Hamburg,
MEIN SCHIFF 2 was constructed by Meyer Werft of Papenburg for Royal Caribbean Cruises subsidiary Celebrity Cruises in 1997 as MERCURY later renamed CELEBRITY MERCURY. She has a gross tonnage of 77,713grt and a length of 866ft, a beam of 105ft 6ins and a draft of 25.5ft. Speed is 21 knots and she can carry 1,886 passengers.