Nautica & Mein Schiff 3 Southampton Debut
Mein Schiff 3 was the latest new TUI newbuild to grace us with her presence on the 21st September 2017.  We weren't getting them in order for some reason. Mein Schiff 4 came in 2015 with Mein Schiff 5 a year later.  Managed by sister brand Celebrity Cruises, Mein Schiff 3 was the first of six, being 99,526grt and debuted in June 2014.  I had seen her twelve days previously on the 9th September as part of the Hamburg Cruise Days.  Nautica was also in, arriving after 5am with Mein Schiff 3 ninety minutes later.  Due to awaiting a long overdue operation, I didn't go down for the arrivals.  We went down for the 5pm departure of Nautica.  We could hear announcement chimes which were like the Ropers doorbell in George and Mildred!  The rain had stopped, sun was shining but brooding sky developing when she finally moved half an hour late.  We went home and I got Mein Schiff 3 from the house after she sailed at 8pm.
To see the photos of Mein Schiff 3 in Hamburg, click here.

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