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MV Mein Schiff 3 – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9641730

MV Mein Schiff 3

© Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters (Kerkira Corfu, Greece, 05/06/2015)

Steel twin screw “Blue Motion Class” motor vessel built in 2014 by STX Finland Oy Turku (Meyer Turku), Turku, Finland (Yard No 1383) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for TUI Cruises, Hamburg, Germany

Technical Data

  • Length: 20 m (overall) 272.80 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 42.20 m  (Extreme)
  • Depth: 11.20 m
  • Draught: 8.25 m (Summer)
  • Tonnage: 99526 gross/63078 net/7900t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä diesel 8L46F – 8 cylinder & 2 x Wärtsilä diesel 12V46- 12 Cylinder diesels
  • Propulsion electric power unit: 2 x AAB AMZ 1600ZB12 LSB
  • Power: 45200 kW/HP
  • Speed: 21.7 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 12
  • Capacity: 2506 passengers
  • Call Sign: 9HA3062
  • MMSI Number: 229090000
  • IMO Number: 9641730
  • Port of Registry: Valletta/Malta 🇲🇹 
  • Sister Ships: Mein Schiff 4 (1384), Mein Schiff 5 (1389), Mein Schiff 6 (1390)

Current AIS Location

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September 27th 2011: Ordered.

December 12th 2011: Keel struck.

November 8th 2012: Launched.

© Aleksi Lindström

 © Aleksi Lindström (Turku Yard, 20/04/2014)

April 22nd 2014 – May 26th 2014: Trials.

May 22nd 2014: Delivered to TUI Cruises GmbH, Valletta, Malta. Management: Celebrity Cruises Inc.

May 24th 2014: Left Turku for Kiel.

June 12th 2014: Christened by pop singer Helene Fischer at the Cruise Centre in HafenCity Hamburg.

June 13th 2014: Maiden cruise from Hamburg via Le Havre – La Coruna – Porto – Lisbon – Cadiz to Palma De Mallorca.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster  © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 09/09/2018)


© Frank Behrends (Bremerhaven, 07/08/2020)

April 26th 2022: Called at Dover.

April 24th 2023: Called at Dover.

© Dover Strait Shipping / Fotoflite

© Dover Strait Shipping / Fotoflite

October 10th 2023: Called at Dover.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Frank Behrends, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Dover Strait Shipping / Fotoflite , Aleksi Lindström, Marcus S, TUI Cruises and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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